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by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — Georgia’s own alternative band, Lullwater, is set to release their debut self-titled album on Sept. 17. The album, recorded at London Bridge Studios, was done totally on tape which lends itself to a quality production. The raw and full sound [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Face It is the latest release from melodic metal’s own one-man-band, Phil Vincent. Phil is out once again to prove that one man CAN do it all – and he succeeds. This is newest in a large and ever-growing discography that includes not only his solo [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Naming your band after a popular Pantera song takes balls and arrogance, and after hearing Snakebite, it’s plain to see that UK rockers The Goddamn Electric have plenty of both and its fully justified. Their energetic rock includes elements of southern [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Fair Warning is one of the “big” names in the melodic hard rock world and as such, there is a tendency to excuse shortcomings for which other bands would be blasted. Well, if you’re inclined to indulge in that tendency, prepare to have lots of [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Nine years after Ryan McCombs gave up vocal duties with Soil to later join Drowning Pool, he returns home to pick up where he left off on 2004’s Redefine with new release Whole. Original members Adam Zadel (guitar) and Tim King (bass) are the only other [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — August 9, 2013 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass. — I made my annual trip back home to Boston to visit family and friends last Friday. Also, to cover the concert featuring Vince Neil, Dokken, LA Guns, and Steelheart in Brockton, Mass. at [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — Hardrock Haven news flash! Geoff Tate and George Lynch had a musical love child, and its name is Coldspell. Obviously, this is an oversimplification of Coldspell’s sound, but you get the gist. If you’re not yet familiar with the pride of Kiruna, [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Asking Alexandria are one of the UK’s premiere metal acts, and on third album From Death To Destiny, they up the ante with more of their trademark metalcore, as well as incorporating some hard rock to their ever maturing CV. Vocalist Danny Worsnop has had [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German power metal band Powerwolf is back with a new album, their fifth, titled Preachers of the Night. The band’s previous album – 2011’s excellent Blood of the Saints – was a major breakthrough for Powerwolf, and with Preachers [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — AUGUST 6, 2013 at TOAD’S PLACE in NEW HAVEN, CT. — Ted Nugent’s show at Toad’s Place on August 6th was met with protestors beginning around 5pm. Nugent has never been one to back down from his right to free speech and bear arms and [...]
by Kevin Stefanik – Guest Photojournalist — August 4, 2013 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. — The RUSH Clockwork Angels Tour took over the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Aug. 4. Entering the charts at #1 in their native Canada and #2 in the U.S., Clockwork Angels has spawned [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Age Of Days’ music contains something for everyone. From catchy hard rock bursting with energy to slower delicate ballads, here is a band that is finally gaining the recognition they deserve. Their latest release Radioactivity is their first album since [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — August 6, 2013 at ALokerse Feesten in Lokeren, Belgium — Hardrock Haven’s Elsie Roymans caught up with Alice Cooper in Lokeren, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo gallery. Enjoy! Current lineup: Alice Cooper – vocals, guitar, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Ancient Egyptian-themed death metallers Nile recently toured the US to commemorate their 20th anniversary together as a band and also to support of their most recent record, 2012’s At The Gate Of Sethu. As part of the tour, Nile performed a show at [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Do you remember in the late ‘90s when the clubs in NYC roared with alterative bands formed from the punk era heyday? Eve To Adam is a product of the CBGB’s music scene. The band released their first album in 2001. Eve To Adam has been garnering their [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Ask the guys from The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show what their live performance is like and you’ll get answers like “lots sleeping on stage,” “crappy music” and “frontal nudity.” To say these guys have a sense [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist — August 1-3, 2013 on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, CA. — The Dreaming Hollywood rock stars The Dreaming took over the Whisky a Go Go on August 3rd during one of the city’s most infamous festivals: Sunset Strip Music Festival. With a packed [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Sabinas Rex is a massive, New York based rock opera project masterminded by Vlado Kormos. If an album could be rated solely on packaging this one would get perfect scores everywhere – but in this case the content comes pretty darn close to matching the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — After 30 years in the music business ex-Savatage member Jon Oliva has released his first solo CD entitled, Raise The Curtain. The album reflects another side of Oliva that is very personal and heartfelt. Jon also reveals details surrounding his solo Story [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Just off the road with Valiant Thorr and Ramming speed, and just before Gypsyhawk heads back out on the road–across the US and Canada–with Trollfest and Alestorm, Gypsyhawk guitarist Erik Kluiber checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk [...]
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