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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 [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — The Sixxis are an American hard rock trio whose influences are stated to include Zeppelin, Muse and System Of A Down. It is a rather strange and diverse list, which is why this self-titled release is hard to fathom. The Georgia natives know how to play the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — October 2, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — Heavy metal band Saxon is currently on tour and made a special stop in Las Vegas at Vamp’d on Oct. 2. It has been two years since the band performed in Vegas and metal fans were in for non-stop [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — October 4, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. — Every blue moon a super group comes along to grab the attention of the music industry. On Oct. 4 at Vamp’d music fans witnessed the birth of The Winery Dogs featuring Billy Sheehan, Richie [...]
by Emma Jenkins – Columnist — October 5, 2013 at The Rock City in Nottingham, U.K. — Tonight’s opening act was Aussie relocated to L.A. Laura Wilde, a feisty female singer with surfer chick good looks. She very quickly got the support of the crowd with her enthusiasm and solid [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist — It has been a good three years since the release of the remarkable melodic rock debut of all-star band W.E.T. (the musical combination of Work of Art, Eclispe and Talisman). While the original concept brought together a member from each of the bands [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Aramis Records revisits Richie Scarlet’s 2012 I Plead The Fifth by re-releasing the studio effort on vinyl. The LP has been pressed on 180g red vinyl and is a limited-edition run of 500 copies. The album contains the same track listing and is being [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — Oct 2, 2013 at Den Atelier, Luxembourg in Luxembourg — Baroness 2013 Tour returns to Europe, U.K. and Australia. Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught the band live at Den Atelier in Luxembourg… check out his awesome photos of [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — October 2, 2013 at Henderson Pavillon in Henderson, NV. — Poison front man and reality television star Bret Michaels rocked Henderson Pavilion on Oct. 2. The outdoor arena has perfect acoustics and was an awesome venue for the ‘80s star to perform [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 at TOAD’S PLACE in NEW HAVEN, CT. — California’s own DevilDriver was met by a packed club eagerly awaiting their arrival. Touring in support of their newest release Winter Kills, the band’s sixth album was released [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — October 5, 2013 at Rock City, Nottingham UK — In support of their recently released third studio album Spirit, Finland’s new heroes Reckless Love hit the UK for a series of shows full of fun and high octane glam metal. Support act Laura Wilde started [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel Dflux had a chat with Michael Valentine, bassist for hard rock band Love and Death. They talked about tours, music, and inspirations. HRH: What has been your favorite tour thus far, and why? Valentine: 5 weeks in Europe with Korn, They [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — At this point we’re well into a new wave of old school heavy rock/stoner metal/doom metal/(insert your favorite term here) bands. It seems like legions of bearded heavy rockers are emerging from all corners of the globe to take up the [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist — October 3, 2013 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA The new power trio The Winery Dogs starts their first U.S. show at Southern California. The Winery Dogs are labeled as a “super group,” which is valid and could be misleading because it could be a [...]
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