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Biography — Franco Cerchiari It was Quiet Riot’s Metal Health that did it for me. Ever since those pounding drums and melodic guitar hooks found their way to my ear drums, it was all over, and I knew music would be a massive part of my life. So while a career as a firefighter/paramedic, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — With the release of Queen’s A Night At The Odeon – Hammersmith 1975, the band celebrates its 40th anniversary of the group’s first-ever TV appearance that, for years, has been available as a bootleg. The concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon [...]
Iconic Lineup to Headline COACHELLA Music & Arts Festival in April in Indio, CA Upholding a three-decade tradition of breaking ground, creating trends, and forever changing the face of rock ‘n’ roll, Guns N’ Roses announce the most significant and anxiously awaited musical event of this [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the [...]
by Chris A. – Sr. Photojournalist — Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister — 1945 – 2015 “Death is an inevitability, isn’t it? You become more aware of that when you get to my age. I don’t worry about it. I’m ready for it. When I go, I want to go doing [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux caught up with all four the core members of Metal superpower – Metal Allegiance: Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), David Ellefson (Megadeth), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). The unique ensemble chatted [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Recent years brought abundance of Melodic Rock/AOR bands and projects – almost to the point of losing track among the vast number of them. One of the projects which might not ring a bell yet but are still a real treat for the genre’s [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Whatever seemed to be swept away by a giant grunge wave twenty years ago, now is back in all its bombastic, melodic glory. Recent years brought a huge number of new bands trying to emulate, at their best, the ‘80s Glam/Hair Metal or Melodic [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — U.S.-based Heavy/Power Metal band Reverence returned this year with their second full-length album, titled Gods of War. The band, which features vocalist Todd Michael Hall (Riot V, Jack Starr’s Burning Star), guitarists Bryan Holland (ex-Tokyo [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — After wowing fans and critics (including this one) with last year’s Evil Tongues EP, South Carolina-based Progressive Metal band Everthrone is back with a new album, their first proper full-length release, titled The Dawning. Everthrone maintains [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — After a series of well-received demo releases, Detroit-based Heavy/Power Metal band Wulfhook finally unleashed their full-length debut album this year. It’s titled The Impaler, and as the fierce metallic beast on the cover suggests, it’s a monster [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Thunderhead follows up its 2013 release of ’75 with Thunderhead 2010. The new album is a compilation of music originally written in the ‘70s, some new songs and four songs recorded live at the Rock ‘n’ Bowl in New Orleans July 31, 2010. Original [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Tears Of Silence is the fourth release from the multinational European quartet know as Imperia. Crossing genre boudaries, Imperia’s latest should prove a popular choice for fans of the Gothic, Operatic, and Orchestral Metal as well as mainstream metal. [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — At long last the Copenhagen-based modern rock act Forever Still has readied their full length debut album – and Tied Down was definitely worth the wait! Their debut fully lives up to the promise shown in their 3 EP releases, so fans of the band will not be [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Hold High the Flame is the debut album from North Carolina-based Traditional Heavy Metal band Final Sign, which was put together by October 31 guitarist Brian “Hellstorm” Williams and features Livesay/Line of Fire vocalist Shawn Pelata. The two had [...]
by Joe Mis – Sr. Columnist — Things must be pretty bleak and depressing in the world of the U.K.’s Bad Pollyanna. The Alternative/Gothic quarter has put the finishing touches on their second album, entitled The Broken Toys – an apt name since the lyrics tend to focus on the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Another year, another U.D.O. live set, right? Well, it seems that way at least, what with three separate live packages in the past four years. Navy Metal Night is the latest, and if nothing else you have to give U.D.O. and the AFM label credit for [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — Melodic rockers Voodoo Circle help close out 2015 on a high note with Whisky Fingers, their fourth studio album. The band is, of course, the brainchild of Silent Force/Primal Fear guitarist Alexander Beyrodt and features an all-star lineup that [...]
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