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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 [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — What better way to spend Columbus Day weekend than at Vamp’d for the CD release party of The Underground Rebels with special opening guest Todd Kerns on Oct. 13? It is no wonder that Las Vegas is becoming the entertainment capital of the world with the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — October 12, 2013 at The Palms in Las Vegas, NV. — Korn is currently on tour in support of their latest release The Paradigm Shift. The band made a special stop at The Palms in Las Vegas on Oct. 12. Korn hit the stage with a vengeance at 10 p.m. for [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Siren’s Cry is the latest band to make their way into the now crowded symphonic power metal scene with their debut full length album entitled Scattered Horizons. The Austrian band’s music is a melding of symphonic, progressive, and power metal, and [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — Feedback following the recent Melodic Rock Fest 3 Festival (MRF3) has been positive and enthusiastic. The general consensus is that MRF3 was an incredible weekend of music, friendship, and bonding between the musicians who played, and the fans who [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Once again a strong Canadian Wind is blowing – this time it is a reunited Harem Scarem delivering a solid and complete re-recording of their classic 1993 album Mood Swings. With a fresh and clean sound plus three new tracks, Mood Swings II should [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Smashing down genre barriers like a berserk bull blowing through a sheet of balsa wood, Texas-based metal act Downfall 2012 return with the aptly-titled Issue Two, the 2nd installment in their series of Every Man For Himself EPs. As before, the trio [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Sacramento four-piece Restrayned play a combination of hard rock and melodic metal, which works well in some instances, but in others it lacks the muscle to make any serious waves in a genre containing many more accomplished acts. Sacramento’s favorite sons [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Italian five-piece Voodoo Highway add their name to an ever expanding list of classic hard rock artists, with their sophomore album Showdown. The thing is, this genre has been played to death by Brits and Americans alike, yet with Voodoo Highway, they have [...]
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