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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — At this point we’re well into a new wave of old school heavy rock/stoner metal/doom metal/(insert your favorite term here) bands. It seems like legions of bearded heavy rockers are emerging from all corners of the globe to take up the [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — October 3, 2013 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA The new power trio The Winery Dogs starts their first U.S. show at Southern California. The Winery Dogs are labeled as a “super group,” which is valid and could be misleading because it could be a [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — October 4, 2013 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA Saxon formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire named as Son of A Bitch. They changed their name to Saxon and being influential during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal they had huge success in the [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Rise Above This is the latest EP release from New Jersey’s New Day Dawn, and the group not only brings it with tons of Jersey sass and attitude, but a good deal of raw musical talent as well. Despite considering themselves to be “alternative rock”, [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Hot on the heels of Teenage Casket Company’s new release, Still Standing, lead singer/guitarist Rob Wylde checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about why they are still standing; new changes to the band; how his real life experiences [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Here’s one that slipped by us at the tail end of 2012 and deserves another look. In Death’s Shadow is the debut full-length from Melbourne-based heavy metal band Knightmare. Despite having a name that’s as overused as it is cheesy, [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Tigertailz is back—well, sorta; this is hardly an all-original lineup—with a brand new EP that, against all odds, isn’t a rock ‘n’ roll train wreck. In fact, prepare to be shocked by just how good this is. Any fan of big, loud, anthemic, [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux had the opportunity to talk to Queen V- a rockin’ artist with an exceptional talent. They chatted about her Los Angeles stay, The Decade of Queen V, and her musical experiences. HRH: Hello! Thank you so much for answering my [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Zakk Wylde struck it double lucky when Ozzy hired him back in 1987. Not only was it one of the most prolific, best-paid gigs in rock, but the man whom Wylde to this day calls “Boss” was utterly unboastful, never letting himself or his musicians [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — It’s been a few years—ok almost seven—but Teenage Casket Company (TCC) is back with a new studio album called Still Standing. For their career, these musicians have found a way to meld Punk attitude with Hard Rock melodies and make a hybrid [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — The Way I Am is the third album release from the LA-based alternative/progressive rock act Starfire. Founded and fronted by vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist and songwriter Dairenn Lombard, Starfire’s mission is to bring large-scale production and [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — As of late, reunions for bands have been pretty popular. This is true for different locations, including Denmark. Jackal will be re-releasing Cry of the Jackal with five bonus tracks. The band is musically walking down the same path that they did in ’80s [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Having made a name for herself and won accolades in the blues and classic rock circles, Joanne Shaw Taylor now seeks to expand her identity with a stunning third album. Part of it is growing up, part – the innate draw of any true artist toward [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux sat down with goth-metal band Diminished 7 in the studio to talk about the band’s future plans, their upcoming Austin concert, and life as Hollywood rockers. Band: Alex Crescioni – Vocals William Liermann – Drums [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — V is the fifth studio release from melodic metal rockers Legion. Despite being fronted by the seemingly boundless energy of Phil Vincent, Legion truly showcases the songwriting skills and massive guitar chops of Vince O’Regan. Edgy melodic metal is the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Korn is gearing up for their eleventh studio release The Paradigm Shift on October 8th. The CD marks the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch. The Paradigm Shift is full of catchy melodies infused with the infectious vocals of Jonathan Davis. In [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — JULY 21-22, 2013 in Clisson, France — DOWN’s press conference at this year’s Hellfest, which was held June 21-23 in Clisson, France. Band: Phil Anselmo – vocals, guitar (1991–present) Pepper Keenan – guitar (1991–present) [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — September 8th 2013 at Theatre Sébastopol in Lille, France — Steve Vai Story of Light Europe 2013 Tour Set List: 1. Racing the World 2. Velorum 3. Building the Church 4. Tender Surrender 5. Gravity Storm 6. Dave Weiner solo 7. Weeping China [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux had the opportunity to talk to DARKC3LL’s very own Jesse Dracman, an Australian metal band that has caused quite the buzz. Anabel talked to Jesse about the new album Dark Verses, due to be released on September 2th, as well [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Columnist — Starting his career in the early 90s as one of Mike Varney’s protégés, Michael Lee Firkins nevertheless managed to avoid participating in the chops game of the time. Composition, insight, and expression of spontaneous feeling always meant more to him [...]
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