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by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — “Device” the new project by Disturbed front-man David Draiman is making waves in the heavy metal world. Selected as the 2013 “Best New Talent” Draiman’s taken the act on the road where his touring band is comprised of [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — May 11, 2013 at Bar Sinister in Hollywood, CA — Brainchild of Kristof Bathory, Dawn of Ashes formed in 2001 and has since been a prevalent force in the heavy music scene. The band’s sound is derived from a unique combination of genre elements, [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — If you’re weary of modern hard rock that is so blatantly mainstream that every song is designed around ear-candy hooks and radio-ready choruses, then you’ll want to avoid this new Age of Days (formerly Age of Daze) album. But if you can’t get [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — Currently based in Toronto, ON, Canada, The Rabid Whole (also known by the acronym TRW) is a band that plays a mixture of rock, industrial, electronica, and alternative music. Vocalist and guitarist Andreas Weiss talks with Hardrock Haven’s [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Just listen to the opening scream from Sean Peck (Cage) on Death Dealer’s ode to themselves “Death Dealer” from their new album War Master and explain to someone how he isn’t one of the biggest names in metal? He’s the next generation Rob [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist — APRIL 13, 2013 INTERVIEW AT THE METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY IN LEEDS, U.K. In late 2008, four Californian retro rockers decided to be a band and called themselves, Rival Sons. From the start their mission was to bring back the real, honest and soulful sound [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Here’s a surprise: front-runners of highbrow math metal suddenly put their rational calculations on the backburner to release an album of remarkable emotional depth. The second record by prog metal trio Abnormal Thought Patterns (and their first [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — MAY 3, 2013 at MOHEGAN SUN ARENA in UNCASVILLE, CT. Shinedown is from Jacksonville Florida. Producing hit albums since 2003, Brent Smith (vocals), Eric Bass (bass/piano), Zach Myers (guitar) and Barry Kerch (drums), rocked the Mohegan Sun Arena. [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Danish metal outfit Volbeat recently toured North America alongside support bands Spoken and Danko Jones in conjunction with the release of their latest studio album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. The record is the first to feature to feature the [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Columnist — Slayer is officially over. The founding member and guitarist of the thrash-metal band, Jeff Hanneman, passed away last Thursday May 2, 2013 of liver failure at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 49-years-old. About two years ago, the guitarist [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — The metal world recently experienced a major loss with the death of Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman. Hanneman died Thursday, May 2 of liver failure. He was only 49. A spider bite was said to play a crucial role in his death. He was born in Oakland, Calif. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — APRIL 27, 2013 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV. — Book Of Doom Acoustic Tour Black Label Society front-man Zakk Wylde recently made a special appearance on his Book Of Doom Tour at Vinyl in Las Vegas. The tour is in conjunction with the release of his [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — APRIL 28, 2013 at TOAD’S PLACE in NEW HAVEN, CT. — When someone mentions The Dillinger Escape Plan, the general response is, “Those guys are nuts!” The show at Toad’s Place was no different. From the moment DEP took to the stage, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — After months of speculation, controversy and sheer hype, we finally have the new album from Swedish band Ghost – or Ghost B.C. as they’re calling themselves in the U.S. Ghost, of course, made a huge splash with their 2011 debut Opus [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — Thorsten Koehne, founding guitarist of Eden’s Curse is about to unleash their fourth studio album. Thorsten has also played the guitars on the highly acclaimed latest Hardline album Danger Zone having already left strong impressions in the AOR world [...]
by Emma Jenkins – Guest Columnist — April 26, 2013 at Rock City in Nottingham, U.K. JettBlack kicked off its co-headlining set to thunderous applause. These guys have built a loyal following, and, after having watched their set, I can see why. The band was tight. JettBlack took to the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — There are plenty of people out there who think Skid Row should have come to a screeching halt when Sebastian Bach stopped doing the rattlesnake shake and left the band. And based on the subpar caliber of Thickskin and Revolutions Per Minute (both [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The ‘80s were just drawing to a close when Long Island-based power/thrashers Dead On unleashed their self-titled debut album. The thrash metal scene was in full sway at the time, and while Dead On brought plenty of speed to the table, [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — The Dutch symphonic metal band Delain will be shortly releasing Interlude, a CD and DVD combo package, as a tribute and “thank you” for their fans and supporters. Rather than approaching this as a “best of” or live CD, Delain has produced a [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Vocal powerhouse Sebastian Bach recently released his first-ever solo live package with the 2CD/DVD set entitled ABachalypse Now. The live outing documents a tumultuous time in Bach’s solo career since it represents shows featuring virtuoso guitarist [...]
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