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by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Maryland quartet Silvertung are a refreshing addition to the Hard Rock and Alt. Metal genre, and with independently released Devil’s In the Details, they prove to be more than just the average rock band. After a very short intro, there are eleven [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — California-based progressive power metal band Shadowkiller made their debut in 2013 with the Stormspell release Slaves of Egypt. The band, which features vocalist/guitarist Joe Liszt (Rocka Rollas), play a heavier, more complex brand of [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The third vintage band to be spotlighted by Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series (which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old), is Long Island NY-based Firstrike (not to be confused with Firstryke or any of the [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Rock On The Range is quickly becoming a legend in the world of big-time rock music festivals. In May 2014, nearly 100,000 people will pass through the turnstiles to attend this stellar music festival. Hosted in Columbus, Ohio, Rock On The Range [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — It is intriguing that in a year that witnessed the release of two divisive Queensryche creations under divergent incarnations, the most Queensryche-sounding album of 2013 has been issued by resurrected white-metal band Sacred Warrior, who have returned [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — 2013 was a pretty solid year for Rock ‘n’ Roll. As the year comes to a close, Rock ‘n’ Roll photographers are starting to post their “Best of” photos from the year. With that in mind, here is one of the best [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Cage the Gods came to the fore at the end of 2013 with their debut EP Favourite Sin. There was a great blend of hard rock which was in places sleazy and raucous and then in other parts more radio friendly and stripped down. Favourite Sin was a [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Instrumental guitarist and composer Alan Williamson is back with his latest studio album. This time around, Williamson pays homage to the 2004 EP that started it all for him by re-recording and re-releasing Another Kind of World. This new release has been [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Hardcore Superstar, the godfathers of the Swedish sleaze rock scene returned earlier this year with a new album, their ninth overall, titled C’Mon Take On Me. In the nearly 15 years since the band debuted, a whole wave of party rocking [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Canadian rock band Varga returns to the rock scene with their latest release Enter The Metal. The band reformed in 2011. Enter The Metal was produced by Julius Butty. Varga has a sound that is kind of a mix of Anvil meets Fear Factory. Enter The Metal has [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — The South Wales band, Sonic Temple, has added to their discography. Their second album is titled The Nature of Time, and it proves that the talented duo can continue to crank out good hard rock. This album seems to pick up where the first album left off. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Canadian metal band Varga has just released their new CD Enter The Metal. Vocalist and bassist Joe Varga has checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss Enter The Metal. HRH: Joe, tell us about Enter The Metal. How does it differ from your previous [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The power metal band Armory was founded in 2001 by Chad Fisher (guitars) and Joe Kurland (guitars/drums). The band’s first album The Dawn of Enlightenment was released in 2004 and subsequently re-recorded and re-released in 2007. After six years, the band [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The bearded German stoner rock/doom metal/heavy rock power trio Kadavar quickly followed-up their 2012 self-titled debut EP with the full-length Abra Kadavar, which was released earlier this year. Kadavar, which can be described as the [...]
by Alex Smith Barbieri – Senior Columnist — Can you believe it been 30 years since Bon Jovi’s first album came out? Yup—their legendary debut with the megahit “Runaway” was released on January 21, 1984. It’s an interesting study in success to look back at Jon and company’s [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Dear Sanity is the debut offering from melodic hard rock newcomers LaValle. Led by guitarist Eddie LaValle and featuring bassist Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse), vocalist Carsten “Lizard” Schulz (Evidence One) and drummer Ramy Ali [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The folks at Nuclear Blast have been on a roll lately, signing retro rock bands left and right, from Kadavar to Graveyard to Orchid. The latest addition to their roster is Austin-based Scorpion Child, who delivered their self-titled [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — The Belfast-based quartet known as Ajenda have just released a strong debut CD entitled Unrecognizable. Fans of female-fronted rock will truly enjoy the vocal butt-kicking they’ll receive from lead singer Jen, and all fans of melodic rock will [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — December 20, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — After being away from the music scene nearly 20 years, guitar virtuoso Jake E. Lee returned to his hometown of Las Vegas to perform to a packed venue at Vamp’d on December 20th with his new [...]
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