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by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — March 7th, 2014 at House of Blues Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA. — The Finnish are coming- and fans love it! Love metal band HIM played to a sold-out House of Blues on Friday night, and the show was a spectacle to say the least. With a [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — February 24th, 2014 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT. — Touring in support of Confessions, their newest release; Buckcherry’s stop in Hartford CT was a huge success! Josh Todd led the band of rockers to the stage in front of a sea [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Katharsis is the latest release from Finish sextet Shear. Despite a history reaching back to 2001, Katharsis is only the band’s second full length release. They dropped their debut Breaking The Stillness in 2012, and an EP (In Solitude) in 2009 – [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — In spite of their almost 50-year existence as a band (launched by the guitarist Rudolf Schenker as early as in 1965) and 40 years of recognition as a hard rock giant, the German group Scorpions somehow escaped the early/middle-‘90s MTV Unplugged [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — From the ashes of the late 1970s and 1980s heavy metal, a new generation of musicians emerges now to pick up almost exactly where their heroes – Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Dio – left off. Scream Maker, a band founded in 2010 in [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — London’s Savage Messiah returns with its fourth studio album, The Fateful Dark, which will be released in Europe March 10 and in the United States on March 18. The album follows up the band’s 2012 release Plague of Conscience and continues the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Pardon the pun, but you don’t need a crystal ball to know what this album will sound like. Now on their seventh release, this Swiss melodic metal band has a firmly established, easily identifiable style. Simply put, you know a Crystal Ball album when [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — February 22th, 2014 at House of Blues Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA. — The Finnish took over the House of Blues Hollywood on Saturday night, February 22nd. With six albums under their belt, melodic death metal band Omnium Gatherum put [...]
by Chris Baird – Photojournalist — January 30th, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, N.C.– The Queens of the Stone Age Rule the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium The mighty Queens of the Stone Age emerged from the Palm Desert of California in the late 90’s and have proved [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The second wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series is here, and unlike the first wave, which focused on bands from decades past, this wave puts the spotlight on new bands whose demos or self-released material didn’t get the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — February 21st, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — It is hard to believe that it has been four years since the untimely death of the legendary Ronnie James Dio on May 16, 2010. The iconic singer inspired so many people. It is so inspiring that the [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — February 23th, 2014 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg — Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with Saxon at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Enjoy the photo gallery from the concert. LIVE! | SAXON Concert [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Royal Bliss has spent the last 16 years writing, recording and touring. Over the course of those years, the band has released eight studio albums, faced adversity and has continued to do what they love to do. The band’s latest release titled Chasing the [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Change Of Time is the upcoming release from Greek power-metallers Secret Illusion. It is the quintet’s second full length album, and simply put – it is a good one. Melodic power metal is sometimes difficult to achieve smoothly, but the boys in [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — February 20th, 2014 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg — Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with Long Distance Calling at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Enjoy the photo gallery from the concert. LIVE! [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — Almost two years after the surprising German chart success of Hold On, Liberty!, The Intersphere return with a brand new studio album. And instead of relying on formulas or formats, the band have relied completely on their hands an hearts. [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German power metal masters Primal Fear are back with a new studio album, their tenth overall, titled Delivering the Black. It’s the band’s second album to feature the Scheepers/Sinner/Beyrodt/Karlsson/Black lineup, and you can tell [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — February 15th, 2014 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA. — Skeletonwitch gave metal fans exactly what they were craving at the Wiltern Theater on February 15, 2014. Opening for Amon Amarth on the Deciever of the Gods tour, this band [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — It’s been seven long years since we last heard from (mostly) German power metal band Silent Force. The band gave every indication that 2007’s Walk the Earth was their farewell album, so fans were shocked when Silent Force announced [...]
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