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by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Motel Six might leave the light on for you, but Hotel Diablo will rock your socks off and make you want to bang your head, not lay it on a pillow. For those who don’t know, Hotel Diablo is a sort-of supergroup featuring members of WASP, Quiet Riot, [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist – Disclaimer: This record is being released as a CD/DVD combo (on Oct. 21 in Europe and Oct. 25 in the U.S.) but this review is just for the CD. It will also be released digitally with several bonus tracks. KIX have released their first live album in nearly 20 [...]
by Eric Nikolaev – Guest Columnist – October 10, 2012 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA Edge of Paradise live at the Majestic Ventura Theater was a great night for the band and its hungry metal fans. Edge Of Paradise is an upcoming heavy metal band with an industrial and [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist – September 20, 2012 at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands Flying Colors is an American super-group composed of Mike Portnoy, Dave LaRue, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse and Steve Morse. Set List: Blue Ocean Shoulda Coulda Woulda Love Is What [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Sept. 27, 2012 at the Beaumont Club in Kansas City, Mo. Nightwish’s Imaginaerum North American tour rolled through Kansas City on Sept. 27, with special guest Kamelot. Interestingly enough, only several days after the concert, vocalist Anette Olzon and [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – There is no doubt that the legacy of Ronnie James Dio will burn forever in the heart of metal fans all over the world. With that said, Niji Entertainment has released The Very Beast of Vol. 2, which is the follow-up to The Very Beast Of Dio and covers the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Humanitarianism and metal music are rarely closely associated (except for the glory of Hear ’n Aid, of course). However, in 2011 Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi, two metal legends, assembled a group of musicians under the moniker of WhoCares to raise money to [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – September 1, 2012 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV As Summer refuses to come to a close in Vegas, the very successful Rock Of Vegas Summer ’80s concert series at Fremont Street Experience wrapped up with a special performance by Dee [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – Crimes Against Humanity is the debut full-length release from Greensboro, NC thrash metal band Eugenic Death, who are one of a growing legion of new bands that are taking up the banner of old school, Bay Area style thrash in the new era. Slayer, [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – When it comes to the thrash metal scenes in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the Bay Area and German scenes tend to garner the most attention, and that’s only appropriate given how influential both scenes were. What is too often overlooked – [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist – The fourth installment in Stormspell Records’ Red, White and Heavy “arcane collector series” of previously unreleased demo recordings comes from New York thrash metal band Cold Steel. The band issued a handful of demos prior to their 1992 [...]
by Joe Mis – Columnist – Hollow’s Gathering is the latest release from the Brazilian metal opera project Soulspell created by drummer Heleno Vale. Once again, Soulspell uses an number of well know vocalists as characters in the story, and Hollow’s Gathering is a veritable “Who’s [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Former Yngwie Malsteem singer Mark Boals recently caught up with Hardrock Haven to discuss his vocal work on the current DOKKEN CD BROKEN BONES. In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven Mark discusses what it was like working with Dokken frontman [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven was chosen to participate in a Teleprint Conference with iconic recording artist Alanis Morissette. Alanis recently released a new album entitled Havoc And Bright Lights. Her first single “Guardian” is a beautiful crafted song [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – One of the top female singers to emerge in the ‘90s Alanis Morissette returns to the mix with her recently released album entitled Havoc And Bright Lights produced by Guy Sigworth and Joe Chiccarelli. The iconic singer first rose into the National [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Walter Trout’s career of the blues torch-bearer over the past 40 years included 32 albums as a solo artist, a band leader, as well as a member of Canned Heat, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and supporting musician to such luminaries as John Lee [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – For some hard rock aficionados, the thought of another corporate, cookie-cutter modern rock band is enough to make them grab the nearest axe and go on a murderous rampage that starts at the nearest Hot Topic and ends in a sea of soccer moms softly [...]
by Pietro Foresti – Columnist – Tracii Guns is a guitarist that has influenced hard rock since the early ’80s. Originally part of the first Guns ‘n Roses lineup with Axl Rose, he left the band early to be replaced by Slash. He then re-joined the band he initially founded, LA [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Three albums in, and the talented Tango Down are on their third singer in as many albums. The interesting evolution of the band is that on their debut, Take One, the music (then and now mostly written by guitarist Scott “Rif” Miller) owned a bit [...]
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