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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – August 12, 2012 at The Studio in Webster Hall in New York City, NY Touring in support of their breakthrough new album L’Enfant Sauvage Gojira have made a last-moment decision to add a second show while in NYC in August after selling out the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Crashdiet are bringing the vengeance and aggressiveness back with their recent tour of the U.S. Crashdiet made a special return engagement to rocks premier club Vampd in Vegas, It was a great turnout for a Thursday night. The band has a definite cult [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven, Warrant guitarist Erik Turner talks about the release of Warrants new wine I Saw Red – Autographed Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon. HRH: Erik, tell us what attracted you to become interested in wine [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – September 8, 2012 at the Uproar Festival in Indianapolis, IN The 2012 version of the Uproar Festival is currently winding its way around North America with headliners Godsmack and Shinedown reaping the majority of the media reviews. Sharing the [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – George Lynch talks about the Lynch Mob EP, Sound Mountain Sessions, the new video for the song “Slow Drag,” upcoming projects and more … Craig Newman: Regarding the new EP why release it and why recorded at Sound Mountain studios? George [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Texas and progressive metal – an unlikely pairing – but like chocolate and peanut butter these two great tastes go great together. Ethereal Architect is a four-piece technical progressive metal band from Austin, Texas, and they have recently released a solid [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The gnawing question of what songwriting direction the ultimate guitar hero has been busy devising for himself for 7 years – while not releasing any new studio material – has finally been answered. Steve Vai’s spanking new, lavishly [...]
by Sara J. McCarthy – Senior Photojournalist – Saturday August 25, 2012 held at the New York State Fair Grandstand in Syracuse, NY The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival made its sixth stop at the New York State Fair Grandstand in Syracuse, NY.The Rockstar Energy Drink [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist – London-based BRUTAI is four piece thrash metal band. Formed in 2007, they have crafted a sound which incorporates many different sub-genres of metal, whilst remaining mainstream, modern and accessible. Thrash Death, Melodic and Classical styles can all be [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Riding a tsunami of hype comes Bleed & Scream, the latest release from Swedish melodic rockers Eclipse. Visit music forums and read early reviews and you will find both customers and critics stumbling over themselves to heap praise on this album [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Germany has blessed the world with a bevy of Hard Rock/Heavy Metal bands, from the legendary Scorpions, to the born-again Accept, to the slightly less heralded but immeasurably talented Bonfire — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it [...]
by Chris A. – Photojournalist – As the volume on this disc’s opening cut, “Levitation” slowly and almost menacingly rises; the intensity level goes off the scale. It’s a perfect opening song. It sucks you into the vibe and the buildup is awesome. That’s typical of [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Columnist – Time and time again, there always will be that band that angst teenage girls will be able to relate to — whether that is Joan Jett, Lita Ford or Chrissie Hynde. When In This Moment’s debut album Beautiful Tragedy came out in 2007, the world was presented [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist – Nine is the latest release from prog-metal masters Circus Maximus and all fans of good prog metal and/or kick-in-the-teeth hard rock need to add this to their music library ASAP. The name no doubt came from the fact that there are basically nine songs on the [...]
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