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by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — This month kicks off a North American tour for Japan’s top doom metal band, Church of Misery. On select dates, the tour will feature bands Bloody Hammers, Against the Grain, Saviours, and Wizard Rifle as well. Bloody Hammers and Against the Grain will [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Sweeney and Voss are back! Their “pakk” again comprises a good few of the most respectable names in hard rock and metal – this time the list includes the likes of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Johnny Gioeli (Axel Rudi Pell, Hardline), Doogie [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — San Diego based band Benedictum is gearing up for their fourth studio release Obey on Frontiers Records in North America on Dec. 3. Benedictum was first discovered by Dio guitarist Craig Goldy. He later referred the band to Jeff Pilson who produced their [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — German power metal legends Helloween recently completed a fall tour of North America in support of their latest album Straight Out of Hell. Hardrock Haven was fortunate enough to speak with founding member and guitar extraordinaire Michael Weikath at the [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Start @ One is the last release from Killer Dwarfs. The legendary Canadian band has reformed to support the release of this “lost” studio album. Start @ One was originally recorded in ’93 with producer/engineer Fred Duvall and featured the same lineup [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — During the heyday of thrash metal in L.A., one band that gained a lot of attention was Heretic. In the ‘80s Heretic performed with many great metal bands including Overkill and Metallica. To celebrate a new surge of fans getting back into the thrash [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Once again, Billy Sherwood of Yes fame has assembled a group of some of the biggest names in progressive rock under the moniker of The Prog Collective. The contributors include John Wetton (Asia), Alan Parsons, Chris Squire (Yes), Rick Wakeman, Nik Turner [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Sooner or later there was bound to be a band that looked at Rhapsody and Hammerfall and said “yeah, we can be even cheesier than that.” That time has come, and the band to deliver the next level of over the top fantasy-based power [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — October 26, 2013 at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT. — Huntress opened the night with vengeance. Their debut album, Spell Eater, hit the shelves in April of 2012 followed by Zenith in June of 2013; they performed at The Rockstar Energy [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield and CSN fame teams up with fellow classic rock vet Barry Goldberg and young guitar gun Kenny Wayne Shepherd to refresh some vintage oldies and to concoct some originals. If the cover doesn’t tip you off, then [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Female fronted pop punk and rock bands have always existed, but it seems that since Paramore exploded onto the scene nearly ten years ago now, this formula for success has produced an overpopulated sub-genre that is sometimes lacking in diversity. The Nearly [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist — October 26, 2013 at the Bodega Venue, Nottingham — Influenced by the 70’s classic rock ‘retro era’, South Wales rock outfit BUFFALO SUMMER could well be the next in, to give audiences good old fashioned rock attitude. Thanks to their lethal [...]
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 [...]
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