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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Although France might not be the country you’d associate with traditional heavy metal – well, at least not the very first choice of yours – Existance might change the way you think! This young and very promising heavy metal band, fronted by the [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Leave Your Mark is a solid attempt by the LA-based band Stars In Stereo to do just that – and they succeed. Good riffs, flowing melodies, and superb vocals highlight the sophomore release by this female-fronted quartet. Pulling inspiration from real [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Gor of new Victory Record’s band Erimha. An enthusiastic and kind lad, the two discussed the band’s sound, music videos, latest album, and what’s to come. This is a band not [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux sat down to chat with Ryan Neff of Miss May I, during the San Bernardino date of the 2014 Mayhem Festival. Braving the sweltering heat and chaos that was this absolutely fantastic metal shenanigans, Ryan and [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — July 5th, 2014 at San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, CA. — The most anticipated metal extravaganza in North America hit California this past weekend- the opening date of the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. A festival [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Denver-based hard rockers Red Tide Rising delivered a new studio album – their third overall – earlier this year. The album is appropriately titled The Rising, and with it the band hopes to make the jump from regional act to the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Have you, melodic rock aficionados, managed to cool off after the late 2013 release of Frédéric Slama’s AOR project, The Secrets Of LA…? The apparently restless French musician and producer doesn’t let his listeners for this, as just a few [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — July 2nd, 2014 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg — Soulfly are currently on tour Europe and the U.K. They recently opened for Rob Zombie at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly was on [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — July 2nd, 2014 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg — Rob Zombie tour itinerary as he tours through to Europe recently stopped at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly was on hand at [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — KISS 40: Retrospective Offers Cuts From Every Kiss Album Released Kiss is a lot like America. Flashy, brash, in-your-face, resilient, versatile, incredibly successful and when it comes right down to it, lots of fun. Kiss has made a living being the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — From Kerrang! and Metal Hammer to Classic Rock and Fireworks, Night By Night are gaining enthusiastic reviews from every rock-oriented media outlet. With their unique, ‘80s-AOR-meets-contemporary-rock sound, this UK-based melodic rock act is on [...]
The Hardrock Haven staff is taking a nostalgic trip back to the ’80s, taking aim at those Hard Rock and Metal albums that made us fans of the genre(s). Whether it was the angst-driven anthems or the overly decadent lifestyle, the ’80s defined a music era that was hammered into our [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — In 2012, Norwegian melodic rockers Valerie (an all-male band, despite what the name would lead you to believe) released their eponymous debut with the stated goal of being “1987 in 2012” and they succeeded remarkably well. It is now two years later [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Is progressive rock long gone, or can we talk now about the genre returning to its glory? While it’s maybe a bit too early to nod for the latter, we have no other way than to deny the former – especially with bands such as Perfect Beings on [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — With his newest book Let It Rock: The Making of Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet hitting the shelves just recently, Neil Daniels doesn’t have any intention of putting his pen down and resting on his laurels. Although busy working on his next [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Swedish power metal battalion Sabaton is back with a new album, their seventh overall, titled Heroes. It’s the band’s first studio release since the lineup change that brought guitarists Chris Rorland and Thobbe Englund and drummer [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German heavy metal icon Udo Dirkschneider and his band U.D.O. are back with a new live offering, titled Steelhammer – Live From Moscow. Long time U.D.O. fans can be forgiven if their initial reaction to this set is “again?” or [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Should someone walk up to you and say, “If Laney’s Legion appears on any Top Ten lists at the end of the year, I’ll eat my shorts,” go ahead and take the bet, because when December rolls around, you’ll enjoy watching them chow down on their [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Finnish masters of melancholy Insomnium are back with a new studio album, their sixth overall, titled Shadows of the Dying Sun. The band, which initially emerged as the Finnish answer to Dark Tranquillity, has really come into their own [...]
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