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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Long-running German Power Metal band Iron Savior has been quite productive this year. It’s only been a year since they released their last studio album (the most excellent Rise of the Hero), but they’ve delivered two new releases that are [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — It’s been more than a decade since we last saw a new studio album from Enertia, one of the more overlooked bands to emerge from the American Progressive/Power Metal scene in the mid ‘90s. The New York-based band is finally back with their fourth [...]
by Justin DelPrince – Columnist — Twenty-eight years after recording their only live album, Saints Will Conquer, at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio, Armored Saint came back to the same iconic venue, this time in support of their new record Win Hands Down. Singer John Bush sat down [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Native New Yorker Madame Mayhem brought all her NYC attitude and swagger into the studio when she laid down the vocal tracks for her latest album, Now You Know. A veritable melting pot of genres and styles (just like NYC), Now You Know leaves nothing on [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Has there ever been a “hype band” that was actually worth the critical buzz and who continued to live up to that hype over the course of three (and a half) albums? At this point it’s safe to say that Ghost is the real deal; a “next big [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — It’s been nearly a decade since we last heard from Street Talk, the Swedish AOR band featuring Goran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Brazen Abbott). Street Talk was arguably the best band in the modern era at crafting pure, Toto-inspired AOR songs. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Apparently set to remain the most prolific – and also the busiest – band in the Melodic Hard Rock universe, Ten returns with a new EP only a few months after the release of their full-length Isla De Muerta. Equipped with quite a few [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — After three years of silence, the Italian Hard Rock outfit Beverly Killz returned with their sophomore full-length. However, a few things about Kingdom could have raised quite a few eyebrows. It turned out to be a self-made album, released [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Things just don’t disappear indeed – it is so indeed, if you look upon music genres. It’s been more than thirty year now s after the powerful sound of ‘70s Heavy Metal was blended with the raw vibe to Punk Rock into a bulging, [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux stopped by Another Century Record’s headquarters to meet up with rock band XO Stereo. Alongside a press-only acoustic set, the musical trio chatted with Anabel about their upcoming debut EP “The [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Swedish/Canadian/American melodic Death Metal masters Arch Enemy made a stop in Columbus, Ohio at the inaugural Metal show of Cap City Concerts LLC at the Northland Performing Arts Center as part of the War Eternal world tour in conjunction with the [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — OK, so everyone knows the story of why Geoff Tate is no longer part of Queensryche, and everyone knows that he had to give up the band name, therefore shooting for Operation: Mindcrime, named after one of the best concept albums ever to be released in [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — AmpliTube, a guitar and bass amp and effects modeling software, offers guitarists and bassists virtual guitar amps and cabinets that create and customize their sound on PCs or MACs. AmpliTube can be downloaded and installed for free and features a few free [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Chris Musser band From Ashes to New is currently on tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, and In This Moment. Musser discusses the upcoming release of the bands new studio album, Day One, the group’s influences and the band’s relatively [...]
NWoBHM cult act SAVAGE, will release their brand new studio album “7”, on October 9, 2015, via Minus 2 Zebra Records (distributed by Plastic Head). The double disc release will include complete live album titled “Live N Lethal” on second disc. SAVAGE, once credited for [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Toxic Holocaust frontman Joel Grind had a drink with Hardrock Haven at Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio and discussed his recent switch from guitar to bass, his work as a producer, the status of a follow-up to 2013’s Chemistry of Consciousness, [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — It’s been six long years since Babylon, W.A.S.P.’s last studio release, in part due to Blackie Lawless’ visits to hospital for reconstructive shoulder surgery and then later a broken leg. Continuing with the biblical themed album titles, [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Melodic Metalcore band Blinding Sunrise, to chat about their upcoming album This World Won’t Listen. Hardrock Haven: Hi there! Thank you so much for talking with me. I hear you have an [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — When a thrash veteran starts chasing trends after 30 years of plugging away as a niche act, you realize that a show biz career is indeed an unpredictable journey. Singer Dave Padden’s recent departure must have prompted band leader Jeff Waters [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster, the self-described “instrumental Progressive, Metal, Alternative Rock Band” from London, have completed work on their third self-released album entitled Wires/Dream\Wires. This latest release follows in the footsteps of [...]
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