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by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Dianne van Giersbergen from Xandria recently talked with Hardrock Haven’s Senior Photojournalist Anabel Dflux prior to their concert at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. on September 29, 2014… ::: Listen to the interview ::: Your [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Henrik Klingenberg and Pasi Kauppinen of Sonata Arctica recently talked with Hardrock Haven’s Senior Photojournalist Anabel Dflux prior to their concert at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. on September 29, 2014… ::: Listen to the [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — September 29, 2014 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. — Symphonic metal act Xandria is currently embarked on their first US tour! Opening for Delain and Sonata Arctica, Xandria transported the audience to a whole new world during [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — September 29, 2014 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. — Finnish metal band Sonata Arctica dominated Hollywood this past Monday night! Putting on a brilliant performance full of excitement and vigor, fans were absolutely thrilled. [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — September 29, 2014 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. — Dutch symphonic band Delain played with Xandria and Sonata Arctica at the House of Blues Hollywood this past Monday! Bringing a rock and roll flair to the genre, each member of [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — September 26th, 2014 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT. — Thrash metal legends, Overkill, call New Jersey home, but on Friday night, Connecticut was family. One of the most awaited shows of the season and it was worth every last sweat [...]
The 2000s see the Hard Rock and Metal genres at a crossroads. While modern Metal continues to push to the extremes, a resurgent interest in the sounds of the ’70s and ’80s has produced new bands with an old swagger. Whether it’s the pompous credo of Glam or Sleaze Metal or the rebirth [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Shaman’s Harvest’s fifth studio album, their first since 2009, finds the band ready to cement their position amongst the best in the U.S. hard rock scene. Smokin’ Hearts… is the Shaman’s debut release for Mascot Records and after a tumultuous [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — The Norwegian singer (Leaves’ Eyes and ex-Theater of Tragedy) recorded her fifth solo album and took time to talk briefly about her new album on Napalm Records while doing shows with The Sirens. Kristine’s Gothic music influences include Anneke van [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — American hard rockers Tango Down are back with a new album, their fourth overall, titled Charming Devil. The band made a major splash with their previous album (2012’s Identity Crisis), thanks in large part to the addition of David Reece [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Overloaded is the latest release by Italian bass master Alberto Rigoni. In a departure from his older releases, Rigoni has moved his music in a much more progressive and heavier direction without neglecting the core melodies that have always filled his [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — You don’t really have to be a staunch Maiden follower with Eddie the Head’s lovely face smiling from every t-shirt in your closet to know what this book is all about. One quick look at the front and back cover should be enough to get it. [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux sat down back stage with Sharon den Adel from Dutch symphonic band Within Temptation at the beautiful Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. The conversation between the two explored Sharon’s childhood, [...]
Ep2 Always on the Run, Dirty White Boots — Lenny Kravitz is back with his 10th studio album titled Strut. Strut was released on his own label, Roxie Records, and features 12 new songs. Soundcheck caught up with Kravitz in Miami for an exclusive interview and live performance. Episode 2 of [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — September 26th, 2014 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. — The last time Within Temptation performed across North America was seven years ago and last year Amaranthe headlined their first North America tour. Tonight was the second show of their North [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — The wait is finally over. This Fall if you were looking for an album that explodes with huge guitar riffs and explosive vocals than World On Fire featuring Slash and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will ignite your world. This is the third album by [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Swiss melodic rock kings Gotthard are back with a new studio album, their eleventh overall, titled Bang!. It’s the second album since the unfortunate death of founding vocalist Steve Lee, whose shadow still looms large over the band. [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 2008, Are You Ready to Rock was the third album from Swedish melodic rockers Eclipse. In recent years Eclipse, which features singer/guitarist Erik Martensson (also with W.E.T.) – has become one of the brightest [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Ronny Lee is a name that might not have been a trademark in the world of rock and perhaps is not so widely known. This status quo, however, may be just about to change as his debut album Original Retro comes out this year – the seasoned [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Midnight Rising is the fourth progressive metal release from the trio that calls themselves Oceans of Night. This Scott Mosher led project blends melodic progressive rock with heavy metal, and delivers it with a bit of theatrical flair. Oceans of Night is [...]
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