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by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — In 2012, Norwegian melodic rockers Valerie (an all-male band, despite what the name would lead you to believe) released their eponymous debut with the stated goal of being “1987 in 2012” and they succeeded remarkably well. It is now two years later [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Is progressive rock long gone, or can we talk now about the genre returning to its glory? While it’s maybe a bit too early to nod for the latter, we have no other way than to deny the former – especially with bands such as Perfect Beings on [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — With his newest book Let It Rock: The Making of Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet hitting the shelves just recently, Neil Daniels doesn’t have any intention of putting his pen down and resting on his laurels. Although busy working on his next [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Swedish power metal battalion Sabaton is back with a new album, their seventh overall, titled Heroes. It’s the band’s first studio release since the lineup change that brought guitarists Chris Rorland and Thobbe Englund and drummer [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German heavy metal icon Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O. are back with a new live offering, titled Steelhammer – Live From Moscow. Long time U.D.O. fans can be forgiven if their initial reaction to this set is “again?” or [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Should someone walk up to you and say, “If Laney’s Legion appears on any Top Ten lists at the end of the year, I’ll eat my shorts,” go ahead and take the bet, because when December rolls around, you’ll enjoy watching them chow down on their [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Finnish masters of melancholy Insomnium are back with a new studio album, their sixth overall, titled Shadows of the Dying Sun. The band, which initially emerged as the Finnish answer to Dark Tranquillity, has really come into their own [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Two years after the release of the original album, The Veer Union have re-packaged their third record, fully remastering the 10 tracks that made the first cut, and adding three new numbers. The album is just as good as before, and with the [...]
To celebrate the company’s 120th anniversary, Gibson has unveiled a set of new guitar models. The new models include two new Les Pauls in the form of the Light Flame Top and the Traditional Flame Top, a pair of Flying Vs, an SG and an Explorer. In the sprit of Gibson’s philosophy, these [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — With enthusiastic reviews from the renowned UK music magazines – from Kerrang! and Classic Rock to Fireworks – and names such as Voodoo Six or Sisters of Mercy featured in résumé of the respective band members, Night By Night are a band you [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German power metal band Sinbreed is back after a four-year absence with their second album, titled Shadows. The band, of course, features a pair of Blind Guardian members (guitarist Marcus Siepen and drummer Frederik Ehmke) as well as [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Nowadays it seems that Ted Nugent gets more attention for what he does off the concert stage, whether it be hunting or debating politics. Thankfully, the Motor City Madman has returned with evidence of what he does best with the upcoming release of [...]
by Chris Baird – Photojournalist — June 25th, 2014 at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh N.C. — Connecticut’s Dead By Wednesday is currently out on tour supporting Shadows Fall. Hardrock Haven’s Chris Baird caught up with the band at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh N.C. LIVE! | [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux caught with Alexx Calise, a Los Angeles transplant making a name for herself with music. They chatted about her amazing TV show opportunities, her infamous song “Cry,” and what’s coming up next for this talented [...]
by Chris Baird – Photojournalist — June 25th, 2014 at Southland Ballroom in Raleigh N.C. — Shadows Fall are currently on tour headlining dates from June through July. Supporting Shadows Fall are Connecticut’s own Dead By Wednesday. Hardrock Haven’s Chris Baird caught up [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — June 21st, 2014 at Backstage Bar and Billiards in Las Vegas, NV. — Devour The Day made a special stop at Backstage Bar and Billiards in the heart of Fremont Street Experience. Backstage Bar is a new venue that has popped up in the area. The club is [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Tothem is one of the latest entries into the now crowded Gothic Metal scene in Italy. Formed back in 2003, the band misfired and broke up after releasing their self-titled EP. The quintet reformed in 2010, with only vocalist Roslen and guitarist Black [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Dark, creative artist mastermind and renowned Dawn of Ashes drummer, Ritual Aesthetic is a unique new project about to take the metal wold by storm. Anabel DFlux had the opportunity to chat with Ritual Aesthetic’s mastermind Sean Von [...]
by Joe Dolan – Guest Columnist — Continuing the epic struggle of a hard rock legacy during a time of one hit wonders and the stage escapades of artists like Miley Cyrus proves the strength of well written and well performed rock music, especially when that music is Stuart Smith’s [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — June 21st, 2014 at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, CA. — Los Angeles natives Six Days Til Sunday held the Whisky a Go Go hostage to their rock ‘n’ roll endeavors this past Saturday night. Playing songs off of their album [...]
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