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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 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 [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Classic Albums Revisited – New Orleans based Lillian Axe was founded by guitarist Steve Blaze. Originally the group performed for their enjoyment but the local music scene helped to propel the interest of music labels. The band — comprised of [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Timewarp is Christian Muenzner’s first solo studio album. For the uninitiated, Muenzner is known in the death metal communities having worked with the bands like Necrophagist, Defeated Sanity and Obscura and Spawn of Obsession. Having appeared on seven [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – There was a time when the likes of White Lion, Poison and Warrant all ruled the airwaves. Their success spawned a throng of copycat bands, some pretty good, but most not so much. With the current retro vibe pushing for the return of the metallic hairspray, [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – It’s been five years since the last Witchcraft album (2007’s The Alchemist) was released, and in that time the Swedish traditional/doom metal band more or less broke up, reformed with new members and switched record labels. Now signed to Nuclear [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – Italian power/folk metal band Elvenking hasn’t had a very good track record lately. Their 2008 album Two Tragedy Poets (and a Caravan of Weird Figures) was a mostly acoustic detour, and 2010’s Red Silent Tides was completely mediocre and about as far [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – Hailing from Puerto Rico, traditional/power metal band Sacred Guardian makes their debut this year with this self-titled full-length release. While you can’t always judge a book by its cover, any time you see an album cover with a fire-breathing dragon [...]
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