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by Jon Ousey Guest Writer – June 28, 2012 at The Intrepid Fox in London, UK Hornet were back in town tonight at Soho’s legendary rock and metal bar, The Intrepid Fox and I couldn’t wait. Rock ‘n’ roll could have pretty much summed up the scene that night as probably seventy percent or [...]
by Craig Newman Guest Writer – Carlos Bates Cruz of STONEBREED, a Los Angeles based rock band with a southern taste, sat down with Craig Newman for a brief interview. Hardrock Haven: When was the band formed? Carlos Bates Cruz: Around September or October 2009. And first show was at [...]
by Chris A. Staff Photojournalist – July 2, 2012 at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, Ohio They are one of the most recognizable of the 80′s “hair bands” and last night in Cincinnati, Bret and the boys delivered the goods. Opening the show with “Look What The Cat [...]
by Chris A. Staff Photojournalist – June 26, 2012 at Riverbend Amphitheater in Cincinnati, Ohio Its been over 40 years and well over 6000 concerts for Ted Nugent as he continues his aural assault on rock n roll audiences all over the world. Currently on tour with classic rockers Styx and REO [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll dreams, it seems axiomatic that the fire of raw hunger belongs solely to the young. Granted, there are exceptions to the rule—rules always have exceptions—but are there any headbangers out there who would argue that Reload [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – The primary benefit of an album like Primal Rock Rebellion‘s Awoken Broken is that it allows an artist that currently performs in a timeless band, in this case Iron Maiden‘s Adrian Smith, to make music that is sonically quite different without alienating [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – The contrast of two sui generis voices – Chuck Billy’s fire-eating roar and Steve Souza’s gelastic snarl continue to stamp Dublin Death Patrol’s releases with an instantly recognisable sound. Having three guitarists proves to be not a trivial decision [...]
by Craig Newman Guest Writer – June 22, 2012 at the Staples Center at Los Angeles, CA For four decades the Scorpions have given us quality rock music with love, relationships, party and politics in their music and lyrics with respect. The band is currently on their two year farewell tour, Get [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – Former Rude Girl members Leather Leone and Sandy Sledge are finishing what they started with their new band Sledge Leather. The band has just released a new CD entitled Imagine Me Alive that incorporates all of the hard edge, dark tones, and driving rhythms of Rude [...]
by Ron Higgins Staff Writer – Riot Avenue is the third release from the impressive Swedish outfit Crazy Lixx. It’s their second release on Frontiers Records, following their sophomore album New Religion in 2010 (their debut album Loud Minority was independently released in 2007). Although [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – When none other than Blackie Lawless calls a band “kick ass” but then follows it up by calling them crazy, you can guarantee you’re not listening to music that has the Southern Baptist Convention seal of approval. Fatal Smile does indeed kick ass on this [...]
by John Kindred Publisher – While Tapestry of Souls is Chris Bickley’s first solo release he has been carving out an existence as a musician for several years now. He currently handles guitar duties in the blues-rock band Thunderhead and is the guitarist for Terri Lane’s band, working [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer Second album from this Christian metalcore act finds a new singer handling the microphone and also finds the band still refining their sound. To Speak of Wolves seem a little unsure whether they want to be an oldschool metalcore band, all fury and heaviness and rage and [...]
by Craig Newman Guest Writer – March 23, 2012 at the Canyon Club at Agoura Hills, CA Supporting MSG’s latest album Temple Of Rock brought about the reunion of Michael Schenker and Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group) for their first U.S. tour together in almost 20 years. The show was [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Reverence, metal’s latest band to emerge from the Motor City, Detroit that is, have released their debut album When Darkness Calls on Razor Ice Records. The group was founded in 2010 by Toyko Blade guitarist Bryan Holland and vocalist Todd Michael Hall, who [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – U.K. premiere Report: June 16, 2012, Sheffield, UK Few of us can imagine what it was like to be Jason Becker back in 1989 – a 20 year-old internationally acclaimed virtuoso about to start touring with David Lee Roth as his new guitarist. Even fewer can [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – It has been two years since the release of Days of Defiance and Greek-based melodic-power metallers Firewind are back with their seventh studio offering entitled Few Against Many. A couple word tours and quite a few side-projects intervening, Firewind are [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Chrysalis Records continues to revisit the past recorded works of UFO; this time around looking back to the “post-Schenker” albums. These five studio albums, along with live recordings, rare tracks, alternate takes, single edits comprise the five-CD set [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Italian power metal band Clairvoyants may have started out as an Iron Maiden cover band, but with their 2009 debut Word to the Wise they proved to the metal world just how powerful their own music was. Unfortunately, despite Word to the Wise being one of that [...]
by Craig Newman Guest Writer – April 20, 2012 at the Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA. San Francisco area based hard rock band Y&T rocked Southern California Friday night at the Canyon Club. Dave Meniketti the founder Vocalist and guitarist told the crowd that Black Tiger was released 30 [...]
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