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by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Finally released is the debut album by the premiere Greek sleaze metal group, Cyanide 4, Everyday is a Masquerade issued by Perris Records. It has been well over a year since the release of their EP Mental Erosion Critical and a good few enthusiasts of [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – November 17, 2012 at Den Atelier in Luxemburg – Dave Weiner, currently on tour with Steve Vai in Europe, was recently given the opportunity to open for Vai. His most recent album, A Collection of Short Stories: Vol. 1, was released in 2012. [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournlist – “Gypsyhawk is four metal dudes playing rock and roll and bringing the party every time they get on stage,” states guitarist Andrew Packer. Formed from the ash and debris of rock bands lost, Gypsyhawk is a collaboration of metal heads who [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – Before Megadeth’s recent show in Columbus, November 20 at the L.C. Pavilion, Hardrock Haven’s Chris A. had the opportunity to run a few questions by David Ellefson, Megadeth bass player. Friendly, insightful and a great performer, David [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – It seems like only yesterday the Christian rock world was stunned by the news that Lacey Sturm, the distinctive voiced front-woman for Flyleaf, was flying the coop. Even as fans collapsed into mourning and lamentations, they began to ponder if the [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Whether you look at the States, South America, Japan or Europe, Kiss never had a problem selling out arenas; especially now that the European market gets to enjoy a major tour every couple of years by the iconic group, it is hard to counter-argue that [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Has it really been 20 years? By now, we all know the story of Dave Mustaine’s exile from Metallica. After four albums, Mustaine had established Megadeth among his peers as a premier speed-thrash-metal band, featuring high-caliber musicians, backed by [...]
Academy Events and the DHP in association with The Agency Group are pleased to announce Europe’s “Bag of Bones UK Tour 2012”. Hot off the heels of last year’s Balls N’ Banners UK Tour and sold out concert at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Sweden’s biggest hard rock band [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – It would be fair to say that by 2012 Avenue of Allies records have established themselves as a reliable source of first class melodic rock music; perhaps lacking somewhat in terms of frequency when compared to the leading label of the genres such as, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – German heavy metal queen Doro Pesch is back with her 12th studio album Raise Your Fist. It has been three years since her previous album Fear No Evil which celebrated the front-woman’s 25 years in the music industry. Raise Your Fist also marks a [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Lucid Fly is not a new band, but it is probably a new name to most. The Florida-based trio has been kicking around the music scene since 2001 and is at long last preparing to release a full-length CD. For those who are into the darker, more Gothic side of [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – With the 70th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’ birthday round the corner, Eagle Records delivers arguably the most relevant tribute release one could have hoped for: Gary Moore plays Hendrix! It is the work of rock’s ultimate icon recreated by Irish [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Those into melodic rock/AOR would probably agree that the past five years have been a very exiting and rewarding period in the life of any fan of the genre; and surprises never cease. Hailing from France, Chasing Violets are the new force in female [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Columnist – Houston natives and one of the pioneers of what was 80s power metal, Helstar are celebrating 30 years of power metal with their new CD/DVD release: 30 Years of Hel, a collection of 18 of their greatest songs, all live and fans will appreciate every beat. The [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – November 9, 2012 at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati, OH – Blues rock veteran Joe Bonamassa is on tour to promote the release of his newest studio album Driving Towards the Daylight (2011). Chris A. captured Bonamassa live at the Taft Theater [...]
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