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by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Long running German progressive metal band Vanden Plas is back with a new album, their seventh full-length release, titled Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld – Path 1. Once again the band, which has impressively maintained the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — After releasing a critically acclaimed debut album From Both Sides in 2007 – an interesting country/rock crossover, which featured a stellar take on Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead Or Alive” – the Aussie-based American singer Jac Dalton returns, [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Troy Patrick Farrell of Cheap Thrill discusses upcoming Las Vegas show at Vamp’d on March 15. Cheap Thrill is comprised of Troy Patrick Farrell on drums, Cinderella members Jeff Labar. Eric Brittingham, and Brandon Gibbs on vocals. HRH: Troy, thank [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist — March 4th, 2014 at KOKO in London, U.K. — I have seen Uriah Heep on stage many times before, but after seeing their live masterful performance at London’s Koko one-off show, all I can think and say is; they are just one of those bands who put [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Editorial Commentary — I was driving around recently, listening to Saxon (a fairly regular occurrence), when the title track to their 1981 album Denim and Leather came on. It’s one of those signature metal anthems with a [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Saving Abel have returned to the music scene with new singer Scotty Austin. The band is currently on tour promoting their new single “Love Like Suicide.” Hardrock Haven would like to introduce to you new singer Scotty Austin, a southern gentleman, [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Hardrock Haven is always discovering the next cutting edge band making waves in the music industry. KXM is that next band, featuring ex-Dokken virtuoso George Lynch, Korn drummer Ray Luzier and Dug Pinnick from Kings X. KXM embraces all of these [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — The Birmingham-based Magnum belongs in the particular league of privileged bands, after the last few decades they’re a band who does not need to prove anything anymore, and simply live up to their well-deserved reputation. For the audience enamored [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — March 7th, 2014 at House of Blues Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA. — The Finnish are coming- and fans love it! Love metal band HIM played to a sold-out House of Blues on Friday night, and the show was a spectacle to say the least. With a [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — February 24th, 2014 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT. — Touring in support of Confessions, their newest release; Buckcherry’s stop in Hartford CT was a huge success! Josh Todd led the band of rockers to the stage in front of a sea [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Katharsis is the latest release from Finish sextet Shear. Despite a history reaching back to 2001, Katharsis is only the band’s second full length release. They dropped their debut Breaking The Stillness in 2012, and an EP (In Solitude) in 2009 – [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — In spite of their almost 50-year existence as a band (launched by the guitarist Rudolf Schenker as early as in 1965) and 40 years of recognition as a hard rock giant, the German group Scorpions somehow escaped the early/middle-‘90s MTV Unplugged [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — From the ashes of the late 1970s and 1980s heavy metal, a new generation of musicians emerges now to pick up almost exactly where their heroes – Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Dio – left off. Scream Maker, a band founded in 2010 in [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — London’s Savage Messiah returns with its fourth studio album, The Fateful Dark, which will be released in Europe March 10 and in the United States on March 18. The album follows up the band’s 2012 release Plague of Conscience and continues the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Pardon the pun, but you don’t need a crystal ball to know what this album will sound like. Now on their seventh release, this Swiss melodic metal band has a firmly established, easily identifiable style. Simply put, you know a Crystal Ball album when [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — February 22th, 2014 at House of Blues Hollywood in West Hollywood, CA. — The Finnish took over the House of Blues Hollywood on Saturday night, February 22nd. With six albums under their belt, melodic death metal band Omnium Gatherum put [...]
by Chris Baird – Photojournalist — January 30th, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh, N.C.– The Queens of the Stone Age Rule the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium The mighty Queens of the Stone Age emerged from the Palm Desert of California in the late 90’s and have proved [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — The second wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series is here, and unlike the first wave, which focused on bands from decades past, this wave puts the spotlight on new bands whose demos or self-released material didn’t get the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — February 21st, 2014 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — It is hard to believe that it has been four years since the untimely death of the legendary Ronnie James Dio on May 16, 2010. The iconic singer inspired so many people. It is so inspiring that the [...]
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