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by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – German heavy-melodic-metal legends Rage are back with their brand new album 21, that’s how many studio works they have put out since their formation in 1985. One has to hand it to Rage, they have been through the various twists and turns of the music [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – This German band has coined a catchy tag for their style of music: ProMeRo, which stands for Progressive Metal-Rock. It’s a memorable descriptor designed to announce their presence as a hybrid band that incorporate several different genres into their sound [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Though not quite a household name of the Greek rock/metal scene, singer George Gakis has been active since the early ‘90s serving such styles as bluesy hard rock and melodic rock. In recent years he has supported, and in many occasions has provided, a [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Halfway to Heartache is the third full-length album from Finnish melodic rockers Human Temple. The band, which features vocalist Janne Hurme (something of a solo star in Finland) has a dynamic, polished melodic rock sound not too far removed from bands like [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – Crawling Out of the Mudd: An Interview with Jimmy Allen of Against All Will Fans of that modern, post-grunge sound may instantly recognize Jimmy Allen’s name, but for the uninitiated, he is an original member of the band Puddle of Mudd, the award-winning genius [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Heaven & Hell Records went deep into the vaults for the sixth entry in their Lost Relics reissue series. North Carolina’s Overlorde (now operating under the Overlorde SR moniker) was active from the early part of the 1980’s, releasing just one demo – [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Hysterica, Sweden’s self-proclaimed “girls made of heavy metal,” are back with their second full-length album, titled The Art of Metal. The all-girl traditional metal band may have garnered attention by being, well, an all-girl traditional metal band, but [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – The Voice of Rock: 2007 Revisted Hardrock Haven interviews “The Voice of Rock” the great Glenn Hughes … Glenn Hughes credentials range from being a band member of groups such as Trapeze, Deep Purple, Hughes/Thrall, Black Sabbath, Hughes Turner [...]
by Elsie Roymans Staff Writer – February 29, 2012 at Rockhal in Luxembourg, Belguim When it comes to progressive metal bands, they don’t come much bigger than Dream Theater. The band’s 25-year career has garnered more than 10 million worldwide album sales. Tonight, they were at [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Already counting album number two are Switzerland’s Sahara Rain with their brand new release simply titled Eternity. Sahara Rain’s debut Sand in Your Eyes was released in 2009, bridging to front a melodic hard rock combo directly influenced by Gotthard [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – There are a lot of “should have made it” stories from the 1980s, but one that really stands out is the American melodic rock band Axe. If you remember them at all, it’s probably from their one hit – 1982’s “Rock n’ Roll Party in the Streets.” [...]
by Trevor Portz Staff Writer – Good ol’ Cannibal Corpse, perhaps the only death metal band that, according to Scott Ian, could be considered “classic” enough to be shown on VH1’s That Metal Show. Through vocalist and guitarist changes, Bob Dole-fronted criticism, continuous banning in [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer – Underride is a modern sounding hard rock band from Seattle with a decidedly anarchic ‘80s-style attitude and outlook. Rev, Underride’s lead singer and ringleader, recently spoke to Hardrock Haven about the band’s new album, Distorted Nation, their current [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – The Relapse Records reissue campaign for Death continues with their latest release Vivus! This two-CD affair comprises two live concert performances that originally were released separately in 2001, Live In L.A (Death & Raw) and Live In Eindhoven on Nuclear [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Somewhere between prog-rock, instrumental guitar rock and the barefaced theatricality of a Broadway musical, the record at hand is a curious mixture of safe, time-tested styles unified by a pathos-laden melancholy mood, although occasional up-beat tracks such [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Swedish outfit Grand Design shook the melodic rock world in 2009 through the release of their debut album Time Elevation. At the time a good part of the press labeled their approach as ‘Def-Leppard on steroids’ which, in retrospect, proves a fair [...]
by David Cox Guest Writer – February 23, 2012 at THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO, UK Until the other night I hadn’t previously been to a SED Records UK gig at The Intrepid Fox, however I recently heard great things about their monthly live nights and thought it was about time that I attended. This [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Andy Parker of UFO is No Bone Rider Eddie Trunk can end his hunger strike. British rock legends UFO have just released their most recent album Seven Deadly. On the record, UFO demonstrates that they still possess the heaviness and quality songwriting that has [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Knight Fury, not sure what it means, or what it is meant to symbolize, but it is a pretty rocking band name one has to admit. Time to Rock is Knight Fury’s debut album, bound to establish them as a prime force in melodic/power metal. And that is not a big [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – What do you get when you take former members of UFO and MSG and throw them in a blender? Well, they call themselves X-UFO. The group comprises Laurence Archer, Danny Peyronel, Clive Edwards and Rocky Newton. Self-described as an “… alternate version of UFO [...]
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