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by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — A summer in London resembles one big never-ending music festival: several A-listers playing on the same night at different venues, not to mention B-listers, C-listers, various up-and-comers, chancers, and charlatans. And just the way a festival [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — October 25, 2013 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV. — It has been five months since metal lost one of its guitar heroes Jeff Hanneman of Slayer on May 2. It was very heartwarming to hear that one of the greatest bands in metal Slayer announce that they [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — This polished combination of smooth jazz, pop, rock, and fusion should be at the top of this year’s compulsory viewing of each guitar nerd on the planet. And I’m talking about rockers especially, because if you’re a rock fan looking for a [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Well that old cliché’ does not ring true in this case. As music fans worldwide can now enjoy the performance of Def Leppard live at The Joint forever. It seems the going trend these days for ‘80s bands to take up [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — October 19, 2013 at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT. — Bullet For My Valentine is touring the states and tonight they were playing in Connecticut. A general admission show in the Dome led to a very personal performance of a few thousand [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — October 18, 2013 at House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. — Opening for a sold out GWAR show, Whitechapel came onto the stage in a dark and brooding fashion- with dim lighting and a heavy riff. Members: Phil Bozeman – Vocals Ben Savage [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — October 19, 2013 at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT. — Embarking on the north American tour with Death Angel, Battlecross, and many more, Diamond Plate opened at the world famous Whisky a Go Go on Saturday, October 19th. These Chicago [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Being a Christian metal band, Stryper undoubtedly eschews lying, so when they claim No More Hell To Pay is their best album ever, you want to believe they aren’t selling you a barrel of bullshit. Luckily, opinions are subjective, so any statement [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Ohio-based Skeletonwitch are about to release their latest blackened thrash masterpiece entitled Serpents Unleashed on October 29th. Serpents Unleashed is the band’s fifth full-length record and the fourth for Prosthetic Records. The stunning cover [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — October 18, 2013 at House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. — One of the most uniquely characterized and memorable bands to hit the face of the music scene barged its way into the House of Blues Hollywood on October 18th, 2013. Satirical metal [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — The First’s second album Take Courage is sure to send this rock quintet into the big league. Hailing from the small UK market town of Wisbech on the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border, The First follow in the footsteps of Deaf Havana and Mallory Knox to [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — October 25, 2013 at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium — Alter Bridge is currently on on tour in Europe with Halestorm. Hardrock Haven’s Elsie Roymans caught their recent performance at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium… check out [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — If the Heaven & Hell Records roster can be said to have a type, it’s probably a hybrid of thrash and power metal sounds with a strong ‘80s influence. Bands like Ancient Creation, Seventh Calling and Core Device all fit that [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — October 22, 2013 at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA. — One of the most iconic bands of this day and age found their way to Los Angeles on October 22nd. Supporting the release of their newest album Burials (that happened to have been [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist — If the essential ingredients in all great rock ‘n’ roll are anger, energy, intensity and belief, then Manchester’s four-piece Obsessive Compulsive have them all in abundance. Formed at the end of 2003, this fiery four-piece; Giz (guitars), Dani [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — October 12, 2013 at Best Buy Theater in New York City, NY. — Two words … SOLD OUT! Playing small clubs in support of their newest release The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1, Five Finger Death Punch sold out [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — Described as a “fictional horror story where each song communicates a portion of the overall narrative,” Noctum’s Final Sacrifice, offers clear, solid vocals, rippin’ guitar solos and creative riffs supported by a rhythm section that [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux sat down to chat with Chicago natives Diamond Plate during their recent show at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood on October 19th. They covered various topics such as the new album Pulse, what it was like [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish have certainly had a tumultuous past year starting with dismissing their vocalist Anette Olzon in October of 2012 while on tour with Kamelot in North America. Despite the absence of Olzon, Nightwish soldiered on [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — Farraday is a Greek-based melodic rock duo who has just put out its debut album Shades of Love on AOR Heaven records. In short what the melodic rock fan needs to know is that Farraday is doing AOR really old-school. Yes it is melodic, yes it is [...]
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