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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — The Polish band Turbo has deservedly achieved its cult status among rock and metal fans of their homeland. Founded in 1980, it laid the ground for Polish heavy metal with their first Maiden-esque album Dorosle Dzieci, released in 1982. Later on, they [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Not Just Tits in a Corset: Celebrating Women In Metal is a newly released photo-journalistic book by Jill Hughes Kirtland. It features in-depth interviews with the likes of Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Betsy Bitch, Roxy Petrucci, Angela Gossow, Sharon den [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Firehouse guitarist Bill Leverty checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about the band’s upcoming tour dates, including the Monsters of Rock Cruise; playing live in the “YouTube” generation; his solo albums and side project Flood the Engine; [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Long running Danish melodic metal band Pretty Maids has been on a hot streak lately. Since 2010 they’ve released two amazing new studio albums (2010’s Pandemonium and 2013’s Motherland), a killer live CD/DVD set (2012’s It Comes [...]
by Alex Smith Barbieri – Senior Columnist — At Home and on the Road Royal Bliss of Salt Lake City, UT is a band you should know about and check out. To help you get to know them better, Hardrock Haven caught up with guitarist Taylor Richards at home while taking a brief break from the [...]
by Kent McIntire – Photojournalist — March 7th, 2014 at Peppermill Concert Hall in West Wendover, NV. — While in Las Vegas for other reasons, I was fortunate to take in a show on March 7, 2014 in West Wendover, NV which include the classic rockers of FOGHAT and Blue Oyster Cult. [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — It’s been four years since we lost one of the most memorable voices of metal history to a battle with stomach cancer. Friends and musicians, who continue to have the upmost respect for Ronnie James Dio, have gathered together for a tribute album [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Long running German progressive metal band Vanden Plas is back with a new album, their seventh full-length release, titled Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld – Path 1. Once again the band, which has impressively maintained the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — After releasing a critically acclaimed debut album From Both Sides in 2007 – an interesting country/rock crossover, which featured a stellar take on Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead Or Alive” – the Aussie-based American singer Jac Dalton returns, [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Troy Patrick Farrell of Cheap Thrill discusses upcoming Las Vegas show at Vamp’d on March 15. Cheap Thrill is comprised of Troy Patrick Farrell on drums, Cinderella members Jeff Labar. Eric Brittingham, and Brandon Gibbs on vocals. HRH: Troy, thank [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist — March 4th, 2014 at KOKO in London, U.K. — I have seen Uriah Heep on stage many times before, but after seeing their live masterful performance at London’s Koko one-off show, all I can think and say is; they are just one of those bands who put [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Editorial Commentary — I was driving around recently, listening to Saxon (a fairly regular occurrence), when the title track to their 1981 album Denim and Leather came on. It’s one of those signature metal anthems with a [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Saving Abel have returned to the music scene with new singer Scotty Austin. The band is currently on tour promoting their new single “Love Like Suicide.” Hardrock Haven would like to introduce to you new singer Scotty Austin, a southern gentleman, [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Hardrock Haven is always discovering the next cutting edge band making waves in the music industry. KXM is that next band, featuring ex-Dokken virtuoso George Lynch, Korn drummer Ray Luzier and Dug Pinnick from Kings X. KXM embraces all of these [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — The Birmingham-based Magnum belongs in the particular league of privileged bands, after the last few decades they’re a band who does not need to prove anything anymore, and simply live up to their well-deserved reputation. For the audience enamored [...]
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 [...]
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