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by Ron Higgins – Columnist – Warning! Listening to this album in its entirety may lead to severe neck injuries due to copious amounts of head banging. You have been warned. Biff Byford and the Boys are Back! Thirty-four years after the release of their self-titled debut, Saxon is about [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Are you looking for something to shake your speakers and rattle the windows? This latest album from melodic hard rockers Shakra has you covered. While the band may have better entries in its lengthy discography, this one is still pretty good and [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – February 9, 2013 at Vampd in Las Vegas, NV Once again Vampd in Las Vegas proved the place to be as new super-group Something Unto Nothing or (S.U.N.) opened for the Frank Hannon Band. This was the perfect bill as both bands inspire that ’70s vibe [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – February 8, 2013 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV – Vegas is alive and well, as new cutting edge bands Nonpoint, Candlelight Red and Digital Summer stormed into the new room at the Hard Rock called Vinyl. This venue has great acoustics and possibly my new [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Photojournalist – If you’ve heard of the San Francisco (by way of Pennsylvania) heavy metal band Slough Feg, you probably seen the word “cult” used to describe them. That’s a fair description, seeing as how the band has been active since [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Video Interview Interview with Liv Jagrell & Dave Sundberg of Sister Sin Swedish “old-school metal” disciples Sister Sin recently rolled through Columbus, OH as part of their tour supporting German vocal legend Doro Pesch. Sister Sin is [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven recently caught up with Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth in Las Vegas. In this exclusive interview Bobby discusses the Dark Roots of Thrash Tour, Overkill’s latest release the Electric Age and for the first time discusses Hurricane [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – December 15, 2012 at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA – Genre: Darkwave, synthpop, electronica Band: Wil Francis – lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizers, programming Studio & touring members Nick Wiggins – bass, backing [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – After Two Decades of Ghoulish Success Wednesday 13 Presents The Dixie Dead Ghouls and fiends it’s time to once again scream as shock rocker Wednesday 13 gears up to unleash The Dixie Dead unto the world. Hailing from North Carolina, Wednesday 13 [...]
Our staff of columnists and photojournalists look back and share highlights from their time working with Hardrock Haven. Alice Cooper and Chris A. Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist: As a Senior Photojournalist for www.hardrockhaven.net I’ve had access to amazing incredible events, like [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – December 5, 2012 at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA – Motionless in White headlining the Infamous Tour Motionless in White is an American metal-core band from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Formed in 2005, the group is known for its dark [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Columnist – About a Girl: Interview with Emily Brout of The Indecent Hardrock Haven loves to celebrate classic hard rockers, but we also feel it’s our duty to inform you of new bands you should know about. So, get a pen and write this down: The Indecent, an [...]
In the music industry, “drop scripts” are promotional segments in which an artist endorses a radio station or a website. We have gathered “drop scripts” that have been created in audio and video format by various musicians over the years for Hardrock Haven. Many musicians [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – English punk rockers Sharks will be heading to Australia in a few weeks time, taking part in the sold-out Soundwave festivals which also features Gallows, The offspring, Blink 182 and Slayer to name just a few. Forming in 2007 within twelve months [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist – Briefly known as Assassin, Minnesota based heavy/speed metal band Deadly Assassin was active in the mid ‘80s, delivering high-speed heavy metal with high-pitched vocals and a Christian message. The band released a 10 song demo [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist – Inner Silence is the debut release from the Munich-based “female-fronted diversified metal band” Envinya. While that description tends to lead one to think of gothic style metal with a female vocalist and some growled male vocals, Envinya is that and [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The intro of the opening track makes you double-check you are listening to Hammerfall, not to Motely Crue’s “Shout at the Devil”. But seconds later there is no mistaking these power metal troopers for anyone else in the biz. Recorded at an [...]
Thanks to our own group of passionate staff columnists and photojournalists at Hardrock Haven who turn their love for music into written word and visual imagery. We present a collection of pictures of the Hardrock Haven staff taken with celebrity rockers as well as a few bonus pics of staff members [...]
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