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by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — “If the sum of all my days could be measured by the mile, I’d be a wealthy man and say it was all worthwhile.” Ron Keel wrote those lyrics in the song “I Gave It All To You” and they are the equivalent of a summary of his autobiography Even [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — After 2013’s live release Live – From Chaos to Eternity, Rhapsody of Fire are back with their eagerly awaited new studio album, Dark Wings of Steel. Adding to the anticipation of this new release is the curiosity surrounding how they would proceed [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Founded on the southern edge of Finland in 2008, Battle Beast represents everything that makes metal amazing – swift solos, immense choruses, and shrill screams. Nitte Valo, who was the band’s initial beloved front woman, is no more. This album is now [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — The Fiction Maze is the fourth studio album for Swedish power metal band, Persuader. This album is thought to be a combination of their other creations but with a more aggressive side. It has been over seven years since the band last released a studio [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist — The fourth vintage band to be spotlighted by Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series (which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old), is Weapons, a thrash metal unit out of Maine (of all places) that was active in the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — January 19, 2014 at Pearl Theater at the Palms in Las Vegas, NV. As winter rears its ugly head in much of the United States, many music and football fans took the trip to Las Vegas to celebrate the long Martin Luther King Holiday weekend. Sport fans and [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist — The fifth and final band in the first wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series, which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old, is Los Angeles-based progressive thrashers Ministers of Anger. The band, which was [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — If love for ‘80s Christian metal flows through your veins, then you no doubt greeted news of Bloodgood’s resurrection with happiness, enthusiasm, and perhaps even a grateful prayer to the God they serve. But surely trepidation existed as well, as [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — Hasse Fröberg from The Flower Kings talks about the new album, the past tour with Neal Morse, his project and the next tour … Hardrock Haven: Thank you very much for this interview! It’s a real honor for me as a long time fan and I [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Poland based band Crystal Viper is gearing up for the release of Possession Jan. 21 via AFM Records. Singer Marta Gabriel has checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the release. HRH: Marta, welcome to Hardrock Haven. Let’s discuss your upcoming [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — After a nine-year hiatus, Ring Of Fire featuring former Yngwie Malsteem singer Mark Boals is gearing up for their fourth release entitled, Battle Of Leningrad via Frontiers Records on in North America on Jan. 28. Battle Of Leningrad is a true story of the [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Guitarist and composer Adrian Galysh returned in 2013 with a new solo album, his fourth overall, titled Tone Poet. This time around Galysh is joined by vocalist Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Royal Hunt, Ring of Fire), bassist Phillip Bynoe [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — “Radio, Radio … Play that song … Take me back to when I was young” appears in the first track of Overland’s new release, Epic – and it captures the spirit of the album perfectly. Considering the musical longevity of Steve Overland, [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — January 15 2014 at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. — Rock band Escape the Fate kick some major butt at The Wiltern Theatre, on the corner of Wilshire and Western. The Wiltern is an old theatre, accommodating some of the world’s [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Budgie, Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, ZZ Top, Rush, Motörhead all led the way to Satriani’s famous G3 project. A “power trio” formula always has been extensively used by bands that go for instrumental performance and musicianship rather [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — January 9, 2013 at Las Vegas Country Saloon in Las Vegas, NV. — Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock kicked off their North American tour in Las Vegas on February 9th at the Las Vegas Country Saloon. The tour is in support of Bridge The Gap. The Las [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Hydra is the upcoming release from European symphonic rockers Within Temptation – and it very well could be their strongest release to date. Smoothly firing on all cylinders with the support of a number of well-known guests, Within Temptation is [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Italy’s Steve Saluto has just released his latest 4 song EP titled 12. Saluto picked up the guitar at age 15 and began learning Jazz before hearing Eddie Van Halen’s solo on Michael Jackson’s song “Beat It.” From there he quickly took to the rock [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Fans of monster rock act Lordi may be familiar with Naked Idol, the hard rock band featuring ex-Lordi bassist Magnum. For those new to either of these bands, Naked Idol are another fine addition to the prolific Finnish music scene, and although they [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Crystal Viper, led by vocalist Marta Gabriel, is gearing up for the release of Possession via AFM Records on Jan. 21. The band was formed in 2003 and hails from Poland. Crystal Viper has a huge heavy metal arena sound. Marta Gabriel’s vocals are a cross [...]
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