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by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — You know that scene in the first Star Wars movie when Obi-Wan Kenobi says “now that’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time?” That’s the scene that immediately comes to mind upon finding out that Wicked Maraya is still alive and [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Sr. Photojournalist — April 16, 2016 at De Pul in Uden, Netherlands — The Iron Maidens, the world’s only female tribute to the legendary Iron Maiden, are currently on tour in Europe. The band recently stopped at De Pul, a concert venue in Uden in the [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Senior Photojournalist — April 8, 2016 at Musikmesse (Music Messe) in Frankfurt, Germany — The Dead Daisies performed as the “SPECIAL GUEST” to Musikmesse Frankfurt, Europe’s biggest Music Trade Show. Performing on the Center Stage of the fairgrounds every [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Deftones have always made consistent albums throughout their career. From the early days where they were labeled amongst the front-runners of the Nu-Metal genre, to the utter genius of White Pony where experimental-ism showed that the Sacramento [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Right on schedule, British Melodic/Pomp Rock legends Magnum are back with a new studio album. It’s titled Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies, and is their 18th studio release (19th if you count that acoustic album they did way back when). [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — They grow up so fast! What once started out as a fledgling one day event has now ballooned into the must-see 3 day confluence of all things Rock ‘n Roll. Rock On The Range, the nation’s preeminent rock festival, is hitting double digits [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Senior Photojournalist — April 8, 2016 at Musikmesse (Music Messe) in Frankfurt, Germany — Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing. Musikmesse (Music Messe) 2016 Photo Gallery [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Swedish Heavy/Power Metal band Bloodbound released their first-ever live offering this year. It’s called One Night of Blood – Live at Masters of Rock MMXV, and in keeping with the AFM label’s other live releases this is no ordinary live [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — After unleashing their epic masterpiece Tales of the Sands in 2011, Tunisian Progressive/Power Metal band Myrath made fans wait nearly five long years for a follow-up. Myrath’s new album, their fourth overall, is titled Legacy, and needless to say [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — New Jersey’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene in the ‘80s was best known for bands like Cinderella, Skid Row and TT Quick. Working that same circuit, albeit without the same national attention, was Pierce, a band formed by guitar wizard (and [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — It’s been eight years, but Indiana-based Heavy/Power Metal band Zephaniah is finally back with a follow-up to their 2008 debut Stories From the Book of Metal. Their new album is titled Reforged, and right away you can tell how much the band has [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Columnist — Fans of Ride The Sky, Psychework, Nocturnal Rites, Armory, Masterplan, the excellent Silverlane and Sky of Rage are going to want to jump all over this one, for this is one damn fine slice of Power Metal. Determined to show the listener that the music [...]
Lullwater headed out with Candlebox this week for a coast to coast run. The confirmed appearances include: 4/9/16 – Tyler, TX – Click’s 4/10/16 – Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom 4/12/16 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center Spirit Garden 4/13/16 – Tucson, AZ – [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Photo taken At Mates Rehearsal in North Hollywood on 09/01/15. Resurrection Kings interview part 1 Known from playing alongside Ronnie James Dio and also, from bands like Giuffria and Budgie, Craig Goldy returns under the Resurrection Kings [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Resurrection Kings interview part 2 One of the busiest musicians and producers on Earth in one, Alessandro Del Vecchio’s had a lot to do with the recent self-titled album by the super-group Resurrection Kings. Hardrock Haven caught up with him [...]
The most anticipated music event of the millennium is set! Guns N’ Roses will play their FIRST live gig of 2016 on the hallowed ground where they started, The Troubadour, TONIGHT, Friday, April 1. Doors at 10pm! Limited tickets are available for purchase beginning at 12pm PT at Gibson Brands on [...]
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