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by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — It would be fair to say that Jorn’s role in rock/metal is a rather an unusual one. Despite various high-profile collaborations that often found the singer fronting a band on a full-time basis, his solo works have drawn similar or greater attention [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — With some rather interesting percussion decisions, this Texan trio packs enough hard rock huff ‘n’ puff to blow your house down. Their approach almost sounds gimmicky on paper: take the powerful riffs of modern hard rock, splice it with the [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — The Mask Within is the much delayed but long anticipated release from Nick Hellfort – the solo project of Tokyo Blade’s dynamic front man, Nicolaj Ruhnow. Part melodic metal, part progressive metal, part old school hard rock, performed with power and [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — It has been almost three years since Tobias Sammet released his arguably most ambitious creation in rock, the simultaneously marketed ‘twin’ albums The Wicked Symphony and Angel of Babylon by Avantasia. Despite the outstanding all-star rock/metal [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — April 10, 2013 at Cirque Royal in Brussels, Belgium — Nicole Atkins is currently on tour opening for The EELS. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up with the European tour in Brussels, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — March 29, 2013 at Vamp’d IN Las Vegas, NV 20 years in the making and Saigon Kick are poised for the comeback tour of the year. They say timing is everything, by the looks of the sold out venue at Vamp’d in Vegas, that old cliché speaks [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Guitar legend George Lynch has certainly been keeping himself busy lately. Lynch has released a solo album, new Lynch Mob material, and the debut album from T&N all within the last few years. In addition to all this, there has been another project [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — APRIL 6, 2013, MOHEGAN SUN ARENA, UNCASVILLE, CT — The lights dimmed, the first notes of Green Day’s intro bellowed through the speakers, and the crowd noise was deafening. A packed arena was filled screaming fans who sang along with the [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist– You know that scene in the ‘79 Lucio Fulci film Zombie where one of the living dead slowly pulls a woman into a jagged wood splinter until it punctures and pops her eyeball? It’s an excruciatingly brutal scene to watch, especially if you have [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — A “Classy Bitch” is what Lzzy Hale had in mind with the design of her new Gibson USA Signature Model Explorer guitar. Hardrock Haven’s Chris A. shoots the breeze with Lzzy Hale about winning a Grammy, the band’s upcoming [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Space-rocking Lynch Mob oldies sound vividly intimate on this EP, managing to avoid the OTT pathos which usually infects most rock anthems when performed unplugged. Laid back but focused, the band projects a warm-hearted feel without [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — With their powerful production, huge hooks, kick-ass attitude, air guitar-igniting licks, and bigger-is-better backing vocals, De La Cruz dance so close to delectable awesomeness that you almost want to overlook the one flaw that knocks them down a few [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Veteran vocalist John Lawton (Uriah Heep, Lucifer’s Friend) has joined forces with the respected Bulgarian rock band Diana Express to release a high concept classic rock opera album entitled The Power Of Mind. Written by musician Milen Vrabevski, The [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — Cyanide 4 were arguably the first Greek sleaze band to give the audience the full package from the looks, to the songwriting, to the recordings, to the videos, to the artwork, they have it all. Cyanide 4 have opened shows for The Scorpions, W.A.S.P., [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — The big question with yet another posthumous Hendrix release is whether Jimi would have consented to it if he was still around. The brutal reality is that he isn’t around, and decisions are now in the hands of business people. Either way, parents [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — American guitarist, Ursin DeRoche, is endorsed by MusicMan guitars INTEX cable Ernie Ball strings and Eventide effects. Currently guitarist in the bands Jet Set Babylon and Daredevil Autopilot, DeRoche talks to Hardrock Haven about his career as a [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Eclectic Shred is the new release from guitar wizard James Williams. Don’t let the title fool you – Williams is no more a “shredder” than Yngwie Malmsteen or Joe Satriani. Like many of the great guitarists he is a true musician, and there is so [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — French guitar guru Christophe Godin continues on his cultural deconstruction mission with the trademark mixture of virtuosity and kooky humor. Most know Godin as the leader of the now legendary outfit Mörglbl – the most original, if not the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — March 22, 2013 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV For one night only the Las Vegas strip was turned into a Metal extravaganza with Bob Rocks at the Orleans Arena featuring Vince Neil, Night Ranger, Skid Row, Warrant, and Quiet Riot. The Strip may have its [...]
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