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by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — The book which became an instant classic when first published in 2006 now comes out in a new edition with a global distribution deal. Fans of Debra Devi’s 176-page compilation of blues terms, catchphrases, and expressions include not only [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — New Jersey thrash pioneers Overkill are currently destroying North America with their German brothers-in-arms Kreator and Californian upstarts Warbringer as part of the Legends of Thrash tour. Never a band to rest on their laurels, Overkill have [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — November 7th, 2013 at the Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA. — They’re back… Davey Suicide, hometown Hollywood heroes, are back to the Sunset Strip for yet another show. Taking the scene by storm and having a wildly successful year (minus a [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux spent some time with Ash, Nikki, and Anthony of Hollywood band New Years Day, chatting about their Whisky a Go Go show, the formation of the band, and what’s to come. ::: Listen to the interview ::: Your browser does not [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Metal Church is not one of those bands you’d call “political,” at least not outright. But if you go back to songs like “Deafening Hypocrisy,” “Ivory Towers,” “More Than Your Master,” and even existential songs like “Blinded by [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Columnist — Forward: Anabel Dflux hung out backstage with Jill Janus of Huntress, talking about her past, her future, and the band itself. Touring in support of their second album Starbound Beast Huntress is currently out on the road with Lamb of God, Killswitch [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Dario Lorina has been turning heads on the guitar aficionado circuits for years. First as an awkward, but technically brilliant teenage virtuoso with amateur clips on YouTube, then (at 16) as the late Jani Lane’s underage axeman, and now as the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Punk princess Avril Lavigne returns to the scene with her fifth self-titled studio release. The album finds Avril collaborating with Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger. The self-titled release features the edge punk vibe along with heart tugging ballads that [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — November 9th, 2013 at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, CA. — Hollywood band New Years Day, although Anaheim locals, rocked the Whisky a Go Go on November 9th, opening for Stolen Babies and Otep. Fronted by gorgeous, bad ass Ash Costello, [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — October 25, 2013 at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium Alter Bridge return to Europe for a sixteen-date tour that began in October and wraps up in November. The upcoming tour marks the band’s first time back in Europe since November 2011. [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — November 7th, 2013 at the Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, CA. — One of the hottest new bands to hit the Hollywood scene, In White Noise played their debut show at the Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip on November 7th. Opening for William Control, [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — From Adelaide, Australia the hard-rocking young three-piece band known as Tracer have released their second full-length album titled El Pistolero. Produced by Kevin Shirley who has worked with Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair and [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Legendary metal pioneers Sepultura have recently released a new record entitled The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart on Nuclear Blast. The album is produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and is one of the foursome’s most [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — There are becoming more and more 80s’ influenced hard rock bands entering the scene as of late; a resurgence of one of the best decades that there has ever been. However a lot of these bands fail to bring something new to the table, but that cannot be said [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Welcome to the new era of blues guitar. Since Sister Rosetta Tharpe we haven’t had a female guitarist of Joanne Shaw Taylor’s spirit and drive, and since SRV we haven’t had a blues player with such a gift for improvisation. As the saying [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Fans of Richie Blackmore who relish his return to his Neo-classical hard rock roots may not find a future Rainbow album on the horizon. But you can leave it to Eagle Rock Entertainment to dig up classic concert footage of Rainbow. Black Masquerade features [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — Three Decades of Metal Mayhem: It’s Friday night and it’s mayhem in the studio. Metal Mayhem, that is. About a half hour north of New York City in the city of New Rochelle, NY, there is a well-known and respected AM radio station called WVOX. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Andrzej Citowicz, the Polish guitarist Hardrock Haven readers should already be quite familiar with, is striking back again – this time, with a bit of Christmas spirit. A smart move, it seems – with holiday season soon to come, even the most [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — When you think of Ireland and Britain, you often envision green pastures, mountains, lakes, rivers, castles, pubs, the people (Celtic, Anglo-Saxons, Norseman and others), mythology, fables and more than several thousand years of history. Additionally, over [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Here is one of the best releases of 2013: an old obscure record by a little-known metal band with some even more obscure bonus tracks featuring Cliff Burton. The band is Trauma – one of Bay Area thrash pioneers of the early 80s, and Scratch and [...]
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