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by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Here is one of the best releases of 2013: an old obscure record by a little-known metal band with some even more obscure bonus tracks featuring Cliff Burton. The band is Trauma – one of Bay Area thrash pioneers of the early 80s, and Scratch and [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — You might not be familiar with the band Edge of Paradise yet, but if their new EP is any indication then they will be making a major splash in the melodic metal arena very soon. Perfect Shade of Black is a five song follow up to Mask, the band’s 2011 [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — If you’re a fan of female-fronted modern hard rock, then hearing a band described as “Halestorm meets Evanescence” probably makes you drool like an insane asylum inmate jacked up on Thorazine. That’s the sound the Jessica Prouty Band (JPB) is [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux caught up with Davey again to inquire about his newest ventures as a band. ::: Listen to the interview ::: Your browser does not support this audio [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — These days when rock is losing its Dionysian steam and ditches its earnest romanticism, other genres lure in those looking for some back-to-the-basics essentials. The Stimulators may not aim at cutting-edge experimentation, but the way they warm [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — November 2, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — On any given night there are numerous musical choices to celebrate the weekend. One surefire hit is to take in a concert at Las Vegas premier concert venue Vamp’d. On Nov. 2 the club featured [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — This month kicks off a North American tour for Japan’s top doom metal band, Church of Misery. On select dates, the tour will feature bands Bloody Hammers, Against the Grain, Saviours, and Wizard Rifle as well. Bloody Hammers and Against the Grain will [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Sweeney and Voss are back! Their “pakk” again comprises a good few of the most respectable names in hard rock and metal – this time the list includes the likes of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell, Hardline), Doogie [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — San Diego based band Benedictum is gearing up for their fourth studio release Obey on Frontiers Records in North America on Dec. 3. Benedictum was first discovered by Dio guitarist Craig Goldy. He later referred the band to Jeff Pilson who produced their [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — German power metal legends Helloween recently completed a fall tour of North America in support of their latest album Straight Out of Hell. Hardrock Haven was fortunate enough to speak with founding member and guitar extraordinaire Michael Weikath at the [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Start @ One is the last release from Killer Dwarfs. The legendary Canadian band has reformed to support the release of this “lost” studio album. Start @ One was originally recorded in ’93 with producer/engineer Fred Duvall and featured the same lineup [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — During the heyday of thrash metal in L.A., one band that gained a lot of attention was Heretic. In the ‘80s Heretic performed with many great metal bands including Overkill and Metallica. To celebrate a new surge of fans getting back into the thrash [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Once again, Billy Sherwood of Yes fame has assembled a group of some of the biggest names in progressive rock under the moniker of The Prog Collective. The contributors include John Wetton (Asia), Alan Parsons, Chris Squire (Yes), Rick Wakeman, Nik Turner [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Sooner or later there was bound to be a band that looked at Rhapsody and Hammerfall and said “yeah, we can be even cheesier than that.” That time has come, and the band to deliver the next level of over the top fantasy-based power [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — October 26, 2013 at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT. — Huntress opened the night with vengeance. Their debut album, Spell Eater, hit the shelves in April of 2012 followed by Zenith in June of 2013; they performed at The Rockstar Energy [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and CSN fame teams up with fellow classic rock vet Barry Goldberg and young guitar gun Kenny Wayne Shepherd to refresh some vintage oldies and to concoct some originals. If the cover doesn’t tip you off, then [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Female fronted pop punk and rock bands have always existed, but it seems that since Paramore exploded onto the scene nearly ten years ago now, this formula for success has produced an overpopulated sub-genre that is sometimes lacking in diversity. The Nearly [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist — October 26, 2013 at the Bodega Venue, Nottingham — Influenced by the 70’s classic rock ‘retro era’, South Wales rock outfit BUFFALO SUMMER could well be the next in, to give audiences good old fashioned rock attitude. Thanks to their lethal [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — A summer in London resembles one big never-ending music festival: several A-listers playing on the same night at different venues, not to mention B-listers, C-listers, various up-and-comers, chancers, and charlatans. And just the way a festival [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — October 25, 2013 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. — It has been five months since metal lost one of its guitar heroes Jeff Hanneman of Slayer on May 2. It was very heartwarming to hear that one of the greatest bands in metal Slayer announce that they [...]
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