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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Although most of us are familiar with the Teutonic thrash metal term describing the particularity of the German thrash metal scene, its counterpart related to heavy metal genre should be in equal use. There is, and always was, something [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — What can be say about this – or actually, any – book on ZZ Top…? Well, one certain thing is that it’s neither The Dirt nor a story about The Rolling Stones and you won’t find many shocking vignettes about notorious sexual stunts, [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Singer Ronny Munroe of Metal Church recently released his third solo album entitled Electric Wake. It is one of his strongest albums to date, as the singer keeps metal alive with his amazingly strong vocals and strong lyrical content. Ronny Munroe [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Swedish traditional heavy metal band Portrait is back with a new album, their third overall and second for Metal Blade, titled Crossroads. Portrait’s previous album (2011’s Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae) was a big breakthrough for [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Over the years there have been a handful of Dio tribute albums, but it’s always fun to hear new ones. Between the late, great heavy metal icon’s work with Black Sabbath, Rainbow and his solo band, there are so many great and [...]
by Joe Dolan – Guest Columnist — August 2, 2014 at at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA. — On a muggy Aug. 2, 2014, packed venue saw and listened to Bay Area rockers Tesla perform their 90-minute show of their headline 2014 Simplicity tour. The show started at 9 p.m. with no [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — The departures of band members often end up shaking the foundations of the group, but can also result in some fruitful additions to the line-up further on. One of the bands apparently strengthened with the significant personal changes within the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — A long, long time ago… that’s how a fairy tale about the Swedish band which never joined the first league of fame dominated by their peers Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi, but which certainly had their share of success back in the ‘80s, should [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — With their 2009 debut Time Elevation and 2011 Idolizer, Grand Design made quite a buzz among melodic rock fans, having crafted what is perhaps the best Def Leppard albums that Joe Eliott and his gang never really recorded. And although this year saw [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Photographer Anabel DFlux spent the day at a beautiful photo studio in California with the lovely Grog of Die So Fluid. Afterwards, the two sat down to talk about Grog’s move to Los Angeles from England, the upcoming US release of The [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Five years after their splendid debut hit the stores, outshining perhaps all albums their heroes Def Leppard made since 1992 Adrenalize, the Swedish act Grand Design returns with what is their third album to date – Thrill Of The Night. It was a [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — July 31, 2014 at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater in Bonner Springs, Kan. — Settling in for a long day of music festivities, the Vans Warped Tour made a stop in Bonner Springs, Kan. Vans Warped Tour is celebrating 20 years as the U.S. longest-running [...]
by Chris Baird – Photographer — July 24th, 2014 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. — Zach Wylde’s Black Label Society is currently on the road in support of their latest LP Catacombs of the Black Vatican. Tour dates kicked off in Cincinnati, Ohio at the famed Bogart’s [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — The last time Hardrock Haven interviewed Jeff LaBar, he had no plans of a solo album. Now three years have flashed by and what do you know – LaBar’s first ever solo release titled One For The Road is about to hit the stores. In our previously [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — X-Drive is another star-studded, rock-oriented project worth taking a look at. Founded by Oregon-based guitarist and songwriter Jeremy Brunner, it’s comprised of Midline/Cure For The Fall drummer Fred Fischer and bassist James Lomenzo, well-known [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — July 26th, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — It is not very often that you get to see two legendary drummers perform on the same stage. On July 26 Vamp’d presented an evening of Drum Wars featuring two legendary brothers and drummers Vinny and [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — The wait is over. The Rock and Roll Pride of Maryland, Kix, is gearing up for release of Rock Your Face Off via Loud And Proud Records on Aug. 5. It has been two decades since the band has released new music. Kix take their high-energy bluesy metal rock [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — July 22nd, 2014 at Country Club Saloon in Las Vegas, NV. — One of the busiest bands in music, Saving Abel, played a special show in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Country Saloon on Tuesday July 22. Hardrock Haven was the first to introduce to the [...]
After reminiscing about the top Hard Rock and Metal albums from the ’80s, the Hardrock Haven staff decided we shouldn’t stop there. We now turn our attention to the ’90s. Again, taking aim at the top Hard Rock and Metal albums of that decade. With the deafening roar of Grunge’s [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Clint Boge rose to fame as the vocalist for The Butterfly Effect, an Australian progressive hard rock outfit that quickly became one of the biggest bands down under at the start of the new millennium. After three albums he departed TBE and became the [...]
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