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by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – It would be safe to assume that a good part of the international community dreamed of this day during the past decade, the day when Van Halen would put out a new studio album. Well A Different Kind of Truth is indeed that and a hell of a fiery record. For [...]
by Steve Beebee Guest Staff Writer – The most important thing to know about The Trial – this remarkable, squalling, sneering, despairing riot of art rock – is that this is the proto-Warrior Soul. The place, for Kory Clarke, that it all truly began. By the time Warrior Soul started [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 13, 2012 at The Underworld, London, U.K. Think of the late 19th century French libertines, but this time clad in leather and animal print, and using music as their weapon of choice instead of literature. That doesn’t mean, however, that our heroes [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – El Dorado Hotel marks the triumphant return of one of the most captivating voices of modern rock, Lana Lane. After a four-year break from the music scene, Lane has released an incredible album that proves to the world that “the queen of symphonic rock” hasn’t [...]
by Trevor Portz Staff Writer – Anyone drawn to the darker side of metal undoubtedly cites Venom as a major influence, or at the very least, recognizes the importance they played in the development of extreme metal. While Cronos remains the sole original member flying the still-waving Venom [...]
by Kathy Kindred Staff Writer – In January, Eagle Rock Entertainment/Eagle Vision released a two-part documentary, Queen: Days of Our Lives, which was produced by two lifelong Queen fans and collaborators, Simon Lupton and Rhys Thomas, and directed by Matt Casey. The legendary rock band asked [...]
by Cynthia Jo Staff Writer – Originally hailing from the glorious land of Dubai and now residing in Toronto, the newly sought after band Nephelium has taken the ordinary grinding slashing guitars of heavily impacted death metal to deliver an ear shattering and mind blowing first full-length [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 11, 2012 at Brixton Academy, London, U.K. There couldn’t have been a greater difference between the finely wrought, multi-layered sound of Mastodon’s latest album and the way they sounded on the London date of their current tour. While most [...]
by Marija Brettle Staff Writer – January 23, 2012 at Demontford Hall in Leicester, U.K. Thin Lizzy- led by three members of the classic line-up; guitarist Scott Gorham, drummer Brian Downey and keyboardist Darren Wharton, as well as the singer and guitarist Ricky Warwick, bassist Marco [...]
Biography Maria Brettle I’ve been truly blessed and fortunate enough to get involved in the media and music industry at a very young age. So, how did I “roll” into the magic world of rock? It all started with rock’s mighty forces: Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Joan Jett, who later [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – You know all those Chuck Norris factoids on the ‘Net? For example, “Chuck Norris doesn’t fold paper airplanes, he folds airplanes into paper,” or “The boogeyman checks his closet at night for Chuck Norris.” This pop culture phenomenon paints [...]
by Marija Brettle Staff Writer – January 23, 2012 @ De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK Darren Wharton was a young keyboard player in a Manchester nightclub, when he auditioned for Thin Lizzy. By the time he was 18 he was recording with Thin Lizzy at Good Earth Studios in London, where the band [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Released in September 2011 after decades in the Hendrix family vault, the material on this 4-disk live box set is another compelling testimony to the ultimate guitar hero’s genius. Tapes of three shows the Jimi Hendrix Experience played in October 1968 at [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – California-based rock band Venrez is currently making waves in the music industry opening for Fuel this month. Hardrock Haven caught up with lead singer Steven Berez, who is currently known just as Venrez these days. Venrez has distinctive ’70s influenced sound [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – I had the utmost pleasure in speaking with one of the greatest and most recognizable drummers on the planet Joey Jordison. Providing the beats that helped push Slipknot to super-stardom Jordison certainly has a lot to be proud of! With only a few minutes [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – One of the most anticipated bands to play on this year’s Soundwave Festival line-up is none other than Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society. Having last toured Australia in September 2006 fans have been eagerly awaiting the bands return and with them will [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – New York Hardcore Punk rockers Biohazard is back with their ninth studio album Reborn in Defiance, one of the bands finest albums and the last to feature Evan Seinfeld. Now armed with a brand new member in Scott Roberts and that no compromising attitude [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Still riding high on the wave of their forth studio album What Separates Me From You, American rockers A Day to Remember are set to return to Australia this month to take part in the upcoming Soundwave Festival alongside Thursday, System of a Down, [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – While we’re waiting patiently for a new studio album from German melodic rock masters Fair Warning, the band has served up a hefty 2-disc greatest hits package titled Best and More. There have been a couple of Fair Warning collections already (Early Warnings [...]
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