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by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – October 26, 2012 The Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom – Six years between tours and sixteen years between albums is enough for a whole generation of fans to start forgetting that peculiar scent of bombast mixed with frailty Dead Can [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – These guys have been called the godfathers of the Swedish Sleaze Metal Movement. Newer acts like Crazy Lixx and Hardcore Superstar may be resurrecting that sleazy ‘80s hard rock sound, but Nasty Idols were actually THERE during the ‘80s. They [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – In tribute to of one of the greatest singers in Metal, Ronnie James Dio, the Dio Disciples are taking the metal scene by storm on their current U.S. Tour. As The Very Beast Of Dio Vol 2 rises high in the Charts, world renowned drummer Simon Wright checks [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Dark Rising is the debut release from Portugal’s EnChanTya. The band bills itself as Progressive Goth Metal, and that seems to be an apt term. Their music is definitely a blend of the two genres -plus a little death metal – and thanks to the powerhouse [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – It is rare for an artist’s influences to be so obviously transparent but at the same time to be absorbed so organically into personal style to create an instantly recognizable identity. This is the case of Gretchen Menn – an up-and-coming new [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – After The Dollyrots third studio album, A Little Messed Up, things seemingly got a little messed up. Drummer Chris Black left the band, and they decided to forgo releasing another album on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. Instead, the uber-grounded [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Walking Papers being referred to in the press as a “supergroup” says little about the past record of each member of this newly formed Seattle quartet. But a lot about today’s tawdry catch-phrase rock journalism where honorable titles (such [...]
by Caitlin Hardee – Guest Columnist – We were upstairs in the Berliner club Cassiopeia, and it was the last stop of a lengthy European tour for Stinking Lizaveta. The band lounged on torn beige vinyl sofas. Dim red light suffused the room and gleamed off disco balls suspended from [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Few bands can say they have sustained 30 years in the music business. But Texas band Helstar stands loud and proud with the release of 30 Years Of Hel on AFM Records. Singer James Rivera checks in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the release of 30 Years Of [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Often referred to as the Metal Queen, Doro Pesch has reached her legendary status through a combination of innate musical talent and an insatiable work-ethic. The German vocal powerhouse rose to fame in 1984 as the frontwoman of Warlock, but has had [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Candice Night’s style – which is a total unity of her artistic devices and her ultimate purpose – connects the diversity of genres on her debut solo release into a self-aware, confident, undivided whole. Unlike the songs of Blackmore’s [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Ten returns with their 10th studio album titled Heresy And Creed. Singer and songwriter Gary Hughes pulls in new members to the Ten family and follows up last year’s Stormwarning with a heavier album. Hughes, John Halliwell and Steve Mckenna welcome new [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor – The San Francisco Bay Area metal scene in the mid to late 1980s is obviously famous for its thrash metal bands, but there was also a smaller, but still dedicated, scene devoted to Hollywood-style “hair metal.” Rattleshake was one of the lesser known [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Live From Mohegan Sun is the first official live album released by Staind. The CD was recorded in November 2011 at the Mohgan Sun Casino in Montville, Conn. The experience also was captured on film and subsequently has been released on DVD and Blu-ray by [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – When I Sing is the triumphant solo release from German-born singer/songwriter Cathrine Jauer. Better known as the vocalist and bassist for the rock-pop band First Child, Jauer has come into her own as a solo artist and delivers a nicely done, upbeat album that [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – 2012 has been an eventful year for Jason Becker. A documentary film about him is premiering all over the world, Carvin’s custom shop has just released a tribute Jason Becker guitar, and now he has a new album out which is a collection of his [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – The Chicago-based Heavy Metal group Vision’s latest studio effort Hope & Fear is a follow-up to their 2009 effort, The Other Side of Grey. The band features Nefarious on vocals, Sean P. Gahgan on guitars and keyboards, bassist Azrael and drummer Alex [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Venturing to widen his ever-expanding musical horizons even further, Paul Gilbert on his new solo release is stepping outside of his stylistic comfort zone with trademark diligence. Apart from surprising his fans with unexpected jazz fusion [...]
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