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by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Three albums in, and the talented Tango Down are on their third singer in as many albums. The interesting evolution of the band is that on their debut, Take One, the music (then and now mostly written by guitarist Scott “Rif” Miller) owned a bit of a [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – The Darkness arrival in 2003 heralded the return of campy, if not pompous, tongue-in-cheek hard rock wrapped in a visage of decadence, while backed up with serious chops and playing ability. The band was glammed out and quite far out in left field when compared [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Liv Kristine, the dynamic solo artist and vocalist of the symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes, has just released her fourth solo album entitled Libertine to solid reviews. The Norwegian-born singer, while perhaps best known for her folk-metal work, is truly a [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Hell To Pay is an up-and-coming band from the U.K. Their latest EP release Time To Rise follows up the 2011 EP, So Far … So Good. Founded in 2010, the band has been generating quite a buzz in its home country. Winning 2010’s 106.1 Manchester Rock Radio’s [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Chris Robinson’s talent for emulating retro styles reaches its apogee on his new band’s fresh release. Aided and abetted by roots buff Neal Casal, here Robinson churns out impeccable forgeries of the Sixties R&B, country rock, soul-blues [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – The Protest are a Christian modern hard rock indie band that probably won’t be indie much longer thanks to their powerful drum lines, beefy power chords, crunchy production, and knack for catchy choruses. These guys steamroll you over with a furious wall [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Three Wise Monkeys is the new release from well-respected bass player, progressive rock composer and producer Alberto Rigoni. Perhaps better known for his work with the Italian band Twinspirits and the electro-pop duo Lady and THE BASS, Rigoni has built an all-start [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – For those who can’t get enough of Queen, Eagle Rock Entertainment delivers a two-disc DVD set of the band’s performance videos. Greatest Video Hits comprises more than three hours of Queen’s promotional videos from the 1970s and ‘80s, 33 videos in all. [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – There is nothing wrong with tapping into the mainstream 50-plus demographic as Richie Sambora is doing on his new solo release. After all, this kind of market has always been recession-proof. It’s just that the lyrics about “politicians feeding [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – September 14, 2012 at the Borderline in London, UK Kip Winger does those acoustic stripped-down shows once in a while in London – small club gigs where he appears armed with just his acoustic guitar and his voice. The latter is his most deadly [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Anyone familiar with the band Meldrum is most likely also aware of the untimely demise of the band’s namesake and founder, guitarist Michelle Meldrum. The driving force of the band unexpectedly past away from a cystic growth that restricted blood flow to her [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Recently the “Teutonic Terror Attack” tour invaded Columbus and Kreator frontman Mille Petrozza spoke with Hardrock Haven about the possibility of touring the US with some of Kreator’s German thrash peers, the stability of the band’s current lineup, [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – August 26, 2012 at the Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards After Party at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV One of the hardest working bands in Las Vegas, The Sin City Sinners performed at the Vegas Rocks Magazine Awards After Party at Vinyl on August 26th. The night was filled [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – No matter how many times it is pronounced dead, the American Power Metal scene continues to defy and occasionally puts out a strong contender. From out of the Big Apple comes the newest release from Gothic Knights – and their Reflections From The Other Side proves [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Monument performs balls-to-the-wall aggressive Traditional British metal that will rip out the cones in your speakers if you hit “Play” with the volume cranked. From the streets of East London, Peter Ellis, former White Wizzard vocalist, takes up the calling [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Steve Patrick conducted an interview with KILL DEVIL HILL’s Vinny Appice and Rex Brown on September 7 in Lancaster. The new band features legendary drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, KILL DEVIL HILL) alongside Rex Brown (PANTERA, [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – The Ride For Dime, an annual event started a few years ago in Dallas Texas to commemorate the life of iconic metal shredder “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott has added another “franchise” location. The Nashville chapter of the Ride For Dime kicks off its [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – Knock Out Kaine sport enough sonic muscularity and crunchy guitars to put a bruising on your ears. They may be young, but they have done their homework and studied the greats, so when you spin House of Sins, you will hear influences ranging from L.A. Guns to [...]
by Craig Newman - Columnist – Maragarita Monet who co-founded the band with guitarist Dave Bates during 2011 met when working on another music project. On their debut CD Mask, Edge Of Paradise unleash an aggressive, knockout punch of industrial heavy metal with other music veterans bassist, [...]
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