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by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Video Interview with the Atomic Clock: Gene Hoglan In the world of heavy metal drumming, Gene Hoglan is a legend. Known as “The Atomic Clock,” Gene’s been in about every metal band on the planet. Recently he’s found a home [...]
by Sara J. McCarthy – Senior Photojournalist — February 17, 2013 at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. — Notes from the photo pit: This was my first time seeing Three Days Grace with Matt Walsh from My Darkest Days as lead vocalist and he did a great job, but it wasn’t [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Biff Byford of Saxon checks in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the upcoming March release of Sacrifice. After 30 years, Saxon remains one of the heavy metal thunder weights of the British metal invasion. Sacrifice unleashes the powerful fury of the early [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Shot Down? Get Up is the EP which will be released by the Polish guitarist Andrzej Citowicz (whom the Hardrock Haven readers had a chance to know via the interview posted a few months ago) on March 1. A self-sufficient and persistent musician, [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Raven Lord is the latest “super-group” to hit the scene. The band was founded in 2011 by Csaba Zvekan of Killing Machine. Zvekan built up the band with fellow musicians who have all made their mark in the hard rock and metal community. The lineup [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Hardrock Haven is proud to present an exclusive interview with drummer Phil Varone of Saigon Kick regarding the reunion of Saigon Kick. Phil recently relocated to Las Vegas. That’s where Hardrock Haven’s Deb Rao caught up with. The first [...]
by Sara J. McCarthy – Senior Photojournalist — February 22, 2013 at Peabody’s in Cleveland, Ohio — Candlebox is out touring to celebrate the 20th anniversary release of their debut album. Besides the music, one highlight of the concert happened when the band stopped the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — This may be instrumental guitar music, but it grabs and transports you swifter than most top bands with a hot singer. Not your stereotypical six-string noodler who’d exhaust you before he makes his point, Lafuente focuses on describing the world [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Mothership is a ‘70s hard rock-influenced, blues-based, heavy rock band. The band’s self-titled debut release is a 45-minute journey back in time with a focus on the bass, drums and guitar, along with the vocals. Mothership is a three-piece outfit, [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Buckcherry has been known as one of America’s best rock ‘n’ roll bands since they re-emerged in 2006 with a new lineup and a strip club favorite called “Crazy Bitch.” Since then, the band never looked back, and subsequent albums [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — There seems to be no rest for a success story in the melodic rock world, and that certainly is true for Lionville. A year after the release of the band’s debut album, Lionville has just issued the second full-length studio effort by the [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist — Vocalist Joey Belladonna fronted New York City Thrash Metal giants Anthrax during the band’s finest years. Between 1984 and 1992, Anthrax released some of the finest Thrash albums ever made and broke musical barriers when touring and recording [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Columnist — Here’s another lost gem from the thrash metal vaults that has been brought back to life by Divebomb Records. Midas Touch was a thrash metal band from Sweden that was active in the second half of the 1980s. Despite the fact that their [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — Warning! Listening to this album in its entirety may lead to severe neck injuries due to copious amounts of head banging. You have been warned. Biff Byford and the Boys are Back! Thirty-four years after the release of their self-titled debut, Saxon is about [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Are you looking for something to shake your speakers and rattle the windows? This latest album from melodic hard rockers Shakra has you covered. While the band may have better entries in its lengthy discography, this one is still pretty good and [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — February 9, 2013 at Vampd in Las Vegas, NV Once again Vampd in Las Vegas proved the place to be as new super-group Something Unto Nothing or (S.U.N.) opened for the Frank Hannon Band. This was the perfect bill as both bands inspire that ’70s vibe [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — February 8, 2013 at Vinyl in Las Vegas, NV — Vegas is alive and well, as new cutting edge bands Nonpoint, Candlelight Red and Digital Summer stormed into the new room at the Hard Rock called Vinyl. This venue has great acoustics and possibly my new [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor / Senior Photojournalist — If you’ve heard of the San Francisco (by way of Pennsylvania) heavy metal band Slough Feg, you probably seen the word “cult” used to describe them. That’s a fair description, seeing as how the band has been active since [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Video Interview Interview with Liv Jagrell & Dave Sundberg of Sister Sin Swedish “old-school metal” disciples Sister Sin recently rolled through Columbus, OH as part of their tour supporting German vocal legend Doro Pesch. Sister Sin is [...]
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