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by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — After having the audience introduced to their classic heavy metal sound with their EP We Are Not The Same, this year Scream Maker returns with the full length album Livin In The Past. The cover artwork was designed by Rosław Szaybo (a Polish artist [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — Norwegian symphonic rock group SAVN have just released a new, eleven-track album of fresh music and this album rocks! It has the right blend of hard and soft energy to keep your body moving. The band is founded by The Sins Of Thy Beloved members Stig [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Much hubbub abounds about the fact that Johnny Depp blessed this album with his stamp of approval. Problem is, Depp also claimed The Lone Ranger was a good movie. Well, he got one out of two right. Live Fast Die Loud is a good album. It never crosses [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Do you feel like having a trip down the U.S. South, cruising from one smoky joint to another, where the whiskey flows and the rich bluesy tones fill the air? If you do, Moonshine’s eponymous debut album might be just what you were looking for. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Nostalgic trips down memory lane (or organizing one’s old memorabilia) can turn out to be surprisingly fruitful sometimes. Especially if you’re a singer of a once successful ‘80s hard rock act, who happens to find a twenty-year-old reel [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — April 18th, 2014 at Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. — Eccentric and passionate band Vigilant Playground played at the Whisky a Go Go on Friday, April 18th. Opening for The Dreaming, Vigilant Playground was a lovely companion band [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — April 18th, 2014 at Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. — One of the best known L.A. based bands, The Dreaming, stole the night at the Whisky a Go Go on April 18th. A band made up of well-known members of previous musical acts, The [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — April 18th, 2014 at Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. — BlackBox13 is a hard rock band that hails from Las Vegas, Nevada. Opening for The Dreaming at the Whisky a Go Go on April 18th, BlackBox13 played a rocking set for all of the [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — April 9th, 2014 at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium — Promoting their upcoming studio album Bang!, Gotthard performed at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium. Enjoy the photos captured by Hardrock Haven photojournalist Elsie Roymans from that [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their new album, Space Police: Defenders of the Crown; exactly what their Baba Yaga song is all about; upcoming world tour plans that don’t include the U.S. … yet; why [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Who else but Edguy could write a song about Baba Yaga, cover a Falco hit and make it flow with the other songs on the album, or turn a tiger more METAL, merely by adding in a “Y?” That’s right—no other band in the universe! Thankfully, Edguy [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — April 12th, 2014 at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium — Halestorm is currently out on the road on their European tour in support of their most recent studio album The Strange Case Of …. Band Members: Lzzy Hale – Vocals, Guitar Arejay – [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — When the members of Thin Lizzy decided in late 2012 to not record a new album under the Lizzy name, Black Star Riders were born. May of 2013 saw the release of Black Star Riders’ debut album All Hell Breaks Loose on Nuclear Blast Records. All [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — For the so-called European power metal, the motherland traditionally was nowhere else but Germany – think Helloween, Gamma Ray, Blind Guardian and other “pioneer fathers” of the genre (influenced by Scorpions and Accept, needless to say). In [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Captain Black Beard seems to “have it all,” a fancy band name, a team of solid musicians, the renowned producers to work with, a critically acclaimed debut album … The only task they have to face now with their sophomore effort entitled Before [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — If a regular member of a currently existing band goes solo, there are two possible explanations to such a move. As it often happens, there are some personal tensions within a band and most likely it’s going to split up faster than one can say its [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — April 17th, 2014 at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium — FOREIGNER, one of the biggest rock bands of all time, are internationally renowned for creating some of the most iconic songs in rock music. Responsible for some of rock’s and roll’s most [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Two years after the album Firebirth marked the start of a new chapter in Gotthard’s history after the tragic death of the band’s lead singer Steve Lee in 2010, the Swiss hard rock act is back with its follow-up, Bang. The album — preceded by a [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Gone are the thrashier days of Teramaze? Yes and no. The Australian act, labeled not-so-precisely as “melodic thrash,” returns with their new release Esoteric Symbolism. Two years after their previous, critically acclaimed Anhedonia album saw the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — L.A. rock band Steel Panther return to the mix with their latest release All You Can Eat. The ‘80s were a time of excessive partying and groupies. Steel Panther have the tongue in cheek humorous lyrics down to a science. The band is currently on tour in [...]
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