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by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Banging Death’s Drums Dan Johnson is one of the hottest up-and-coming hard rock/metal drummers on the scene today. For proof, you need look no further than the fact that Brian “Head” Welch (ex-Korn) selected him to bang the skins for his band [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — March 17, 2013 at Magasin 4 in Brussels, Belgium — Long Distance Calling is on the road once again to promote the release of his newest studio album, The Flood Inside. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with the European tour in [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist — Fresh from celebrating their 30th anniversary with a massive live CD/DVD set and extensive touring (including their first ever US appearance), Danish melodic metal heroes Pretty Maids are back with a new studio album, titled [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Layers of knowledge – not only of music, but of life – are distilled into this unhurried album so naturally, Clapton’s finesse now seems completely innate, not acquired. At times it sounds as if you are listening to a collective popular music [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — March 19, 2013 at Rockhal in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxemburg — Blues rock veteran Joe Bonamassa is on the road once again to promote the release of his newest studio album, Dust Bowl. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with the [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — Danger Angel have just put out their second album Revolutia. Coached by Jeff Scott Soto, Danger Angel delivered a record that stands toe-to-toe with JSS, Eclipse and WET. We contacted founding guitarist Ethan Snow and front-man M.T. to find out how it [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — There are some movie soundtracks and song that will stick with you forever, and the second you hear them, it takes you back to when you watched the movie. Although Fastway with Trick or Treat was the rare time when the soundtrack annihilated the [...]
by Marc C. – Columnist — At a time when it seems like every band and their mother is releasing an album of covers, tributes and the like it becomes harder and harder to distinguish one from the other. However, Adrenaline Mob has found a way to separate themselves and that’s no [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — It seems that Peter Frampton is rock ‘n’ roll’s version of Sisyphus, forever cursed to relive live shows he did 35 years ago. Thankfully, despite having lost his trademark golden mane, Frampton’s performances have only improved over time. The new [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — From Sweden, Denied’s roots go back to 2003, when Andreas Carlsson founded the band. It’s taken a decade for the lineup to be solidified and an official album to be released. Signing a recording contract with U.S. label Sliptrick Records in the Fall of [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — MARCH 16, 2013, WEBSTER THEATER, HARTFORD, CT — Fans and musicians alike were waiting for this night at the Webster. Swedish metal band, Soilwork and Jeff Loomis, guitar virtuoso formerly of Nevermore were joined by Blackguard, Bonded by [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist — Here’s another independently-released album that snuck by us in 2012 but has been getting plenty of repeated listens in 2013. Book I is the debut album from The Great Gamble, a progressive metal band out of Scranton, PA, who, like [...]
It’s smart to update your Internet security program every year or two. Of course, this means every year or two, we have to decide which Internet security suite will serve us best and will be reasonably priced. If it’s time for you to get up-to-date Internet security, there are some things you [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Atlanta-based rock/metal band Royal Thunder recently came through Columbus, OH on March 1st as part of their tour with Ancient VVisdom as support. The Relapse Records recording artists’ sound can be described as ominous Sabbath-esque riffs wedded with [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — Releasing a first class AOR album each year is nothing to be taken lightly, and that is exactly what guitarist Andy Rock and Wild Rose have been up to for the past three years. We contacted Andy Rock to find out first hand what is the drive behind Wild [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — The band may hail from the land of pizza, pasta, and Pisa (as in, the Leaning Tower of), but their name summons up images of sleazy Sunset Strip glam-metal circa 1989. And there certainly are some glam-sleaze elements supplementing Beverly Killz’ [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist — Swedish heavy rockers Mustasch are back with a new studio album, their sixth overall, titled Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven. The album has actually been out for about a year overseas, but it’s finally getting a proper US release [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — A collection of Ratt’s first five albums not only sums up the spirit of the Eighties, but also reminds us how much originality and sheer musical brilliance never received proper recognition from the industry. Ratt may have been multi-million [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist — It’s been five years since Swiss melodic hard rockers Charing Cross’s debut album We Are…Charing Cross, one of the more promising debuts in the European melodic hard rock scene in recent years. The band is finally back with a [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — One of the most remarkable success stories in modern metal, Bullet For My Valentine, hit the music stores once again with their fourth all-original studio album Temper Temper. Temper Temper features the established line up of lead singer, guitarist [...]
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