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by Alex Barbieri – Columnist — Return of the Emperor: An Interview with Richie Scarlet One of the things Hardrock Haven prides itself on is letting you know about bands and artists you should know about, but who may not be on your radar. They may not be on the charts or [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist — Edge Of Attack are newcomers to the metal scene, but they have already generated a lot of buzz. The five piece from Alberta, Canada recently released two singles from their forthcoming self-titled album. That opened the door to do pre-shows for giants such [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Columnist — Riverside is progressive rock band from Warsaw, Poland that was founded in 2001 by friends Mariusz Duda, Piotr Grudziński, Piotr Kozieradzki and Jacek Melnicki. The band is best described as a blend of atmospheric rock and metal elements. Christophe [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Ask anyone familiar with Static Fiction what the band sounds like and the answer will almost always be, “They sound like Green Day.” Fair enough, but the answer is as incomplete as an Oreo cookie with no cream in the middle. Because the answer [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Italy’s Netherfall has recently released a self-titled debut album. This Milan-based four piece metal act for some odd reason the band is labeled as “alternative metal,” but they are far from it, tending to sound more like straight up hard rock [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist — Gallows Drummer Lee Barratt Talks On Tour Craziness, Recording and Soundwave Festivals Since forming in 2005 British Punk Rockers Gallows have certainly had their share of highs and lows, from being dropped from record labels and member changes to [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — As Eagle Rock Entertainment wrapped up 2012 and moves forward into 2013, it continues to drop classic concerts on DVD and Blu-ray. This time around, the nostalgic Stray Cats get some time in the spotlight with the release of Live At Montreux 1981. Guitarist [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Torpedohead is a three-piece melodic-punk-rock outfit that hails from Hessen, Germany. The band features vocalist and guitarist Sven Spacebrain, bassist Hardy Wildheart and drummer Zasch Zasch. Touring throughout Germany and Europe for the last few years, [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist — When you think of the heavy metal scene in Poland, chances are death metal titans Behemoth and Vader are the first bands that come to mind. It’s probably not the kind of scene you’d expect to find a heavy/thrash hybrid band, but [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — The single greatest chorus in 2012 was written and released at the end of the year, and it’s from Miss Crazy’s song “Hail Bruce Lee.” Even the line before the chorus, “No one tells me what to do — not even me!” is addictive in its [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist — Zak Stevens and Company are back with their sixth studio album, Seasons Will Fall, and it is well worth the wait. The highly anticipated album is set for release on Jan. 25, via earMUSIC/Edel. Seasons Will Fall offers 12 tracks that will please longtime [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist — Dave Kilminster is no stranger to progressive music fans. He is best known as the touring guitarist for Roger Waters on The Wall – Live tour and with Keith Emerson. Recently, Kilminster performed with Waters at the Hurricane Sandy relief concert, [...]
by Sherry Thomas – Columnist — Scelerata is a Heavy Metal band that formed in Brazil more than 10 years ago. The band had a great history, including many shows, major tours and two albums released worldwide. However, the band is a relative newcomer to the North American Heavy Metal [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — Legacy of Life is the debut album from drummer J.K. Impera’s self-titled band. Impera is a no-nonsense, no-keyboard, rock band with an impressive pedigree of musicians who have played with a veritable Who’s Who of rock. As would be expected from a group [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist — The Plague of a New Age: While She Sleeps guitarist Sean Long Talks Soundwave, ‘This is the Six’ and Awards! Having formed in Sheffield in 2006 while she sleeps quickly gained a large following and by 2010 the band were playing UK’s Sonisphere [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — While 2012 found the members of Porcupine Tree scattered and working on other various projects, the band chose to close out the year with the release of Octane Twisted. This double-CD release contains two live shows; one recorded in Chicago, and the other [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Photojournalist — DECEMBER 28, 2012, MOHEGAN SUN/WOLF DEN, UNCASVILLE, CT — The Wolf Den is the venue inside the Mohegan Sun Casino. It’s general admission to a free show, but the club only holds about 300 people. That didn’t stop thousands from standing in [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Hailing from the land of pizza and pasta, Naughty Whisper whip up a fairly tasty concoction of hard rock, metal, Goth, and sleaze that is topped off with impeccable modern production. It’s not going to blow your mind or anything like that, but it’s [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Asylum Pyre is “the place where you burn the fools” according to the band. Heavy and heady stuff HAS to follow such a declaration. The European act is doing their very best to make that a fact. Asylum Pyre may be a new name for fans of female fronted [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Neo-Star Nova Z is the colorful moniker of multi-instrumentalist Brian Waymire, and he’s just released his latest CD entitled Omega Factor. Basically this is a five song EP, but Brian has added instrumental versions of some songs, plus a number of [...]
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