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by Steve Patrick - Columnist – The 3rd annual Carnival of Madness tour featuring New Medicine, Cavo, Evanescence and Halestorm recently blew through Columbus, OH on August 1st. The two that put the “Hale” in “Halestorm,” frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her drummer brother [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Underneath the armor of crusty death metal clichés which have long lost their initial meaning and value, there is tearing emotion and true human sorrow seeping through conventions on Gojira’s new release. After 4 albums under its belt, the band is [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – The list of successful Aussie rock bands is a long one. There’s AC/DC, there’s INXS, there’s…uh…um…well, okay, maybe the list isn’t that long after all. But there’s a decent chance that in the not too distant future you will be able to add [...]
by Sara McCarthy - Senior Photojournalist – July 29, 2012 at New York State Fairgrounds Infield in Syracuse, N.Y. Every year at the end of July Galaxy Communications’ modern rock radio station Krock, hosts the largest concert of the season in Syracuse, NY. What started out seventeen years [...]
by Craig Newman - Photographer – August 3, 2012 at Pacific Amphitheater Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, CA On a warm night at the Pacific Amphitheater at Orange County Fair Grounds, Cinderella and Sebastian Bach rocked the party! Cinderella performed songs from their debut album and Long [...]
by Erik Tweedy - Columnist – It seems every 3-4 months the country of Sweden gives all of us melodic rock fans another band to tune into. This time around it is the band Wigelius, named after the brothers Anders and Erik Wigelius. Not the type of band name that rolls off the tongue easily, [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – Any conversation on the subject of reformed bands that have lost none of their creativity should head straight for Asia. Asia, the British melodic rock group founded by former Yes members Steve Howe and Geoff Downes, set the foreground for ‘80s melodic [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – July 7, 2012 at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV Fremont Street Experience is bringing back the ’80s this summer featuring some of the greatest acts to top the Billboard Charts during the heyday of rock and metal. One band whose music is [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Exclusive Video Interview with Overkill’s Bobby Blitz Ellsworth at the Columbus, OH stop of the 2012 Killfest Tour, presented by Columbus Events [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – The Stormspell label may be best known for their high quality collections of rare and previously unavailable thrash metal, but every once in a while they’ll come up with a real gem from the melodic hard rock era. They did it a few years back with their [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Built on the bedrock of contagious riffs, tight grooves, and raunchy guitar leads, Frank Hannon’s new solo record upholds the all familiar hard rock truisms with commendable conviction. Few virtuosos of Hannon’s calibre are interested these days in [...]
by Justin Gaines - Senior Columnist – Are we in the middle of a revival of the classic “power/thrash” sound? In the last couple of years we’ve seen killer albums from bands like Helstar and Vicious Rumors, the return of Sanctuary after a decades-long absence, a whole new breed of bands [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – In the 1980s, in the world of rock ’n roll dominated inherently by guys, Femme Fatale was one of only a few female-fronted bands that came into the spotlight. Although the band, like many others hard rock acts of the ‘80s, has become swept away under [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – To learn a hard way how it feels to grow up in the Communist/early post-Communist country such as the 1980s/early 1990s Poland, but with a heart soaked with the American hard rock music… to dream big and to leave those dreams behind only to have them [...]
by Alex Barbieri - Columnist – Thom Gimbel. You may not be familiar with the name, but he’s played in two of the world’s biggest rock bands: Aerosmith and Foreigner. Currently, Gimbel is crossing the country on Foreigner’s summer 2012 tour promoting their new live CD, Alive & [...]
by Mark Allen - Senior Columnist – 3 Pill Morning have hit the modern rock scene, not with the intention of revolutionizing the genre, but providing another high quality addition to its sometimes stagnant pantheon. Some have dubbed this style of music “fast food rock ‘n roll,” and while [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Apart from having to do with how the industry works, there is perhaps an additional reason why Kiko Loureiro likes to release his solo albums in the summer. Their sprawling, transparent melodies, dancing grooves, and easy-going vibe make these [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – There’s nothing more edifying than a young band with old school roots and passion towards guitar music in the postmodern world of digital, techno and Generation Z. The spirit lives on, it seems! Out of the ashes of the 1980s hair metal, here comes [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – July 20, 2012 at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, the Netherlands Opening the European leg of this year’s G3 in Amsterdam, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Steve Morse have managed to sell out the 5500 capacity Heineken Music Hall, Holland’s best [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Hot on the heels of his departure from Jorn, Tore St Moren gives Hardrock Haven the inside scoop on his leaving the band and his future plans. Hardrock Haven: Tore thanks for taking time out for Hardrock Haven. Tore St Moren: Thank you – the pleasure is all [...]
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