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by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – There are a lot of “should have made it” stories from the 1980s, but one that really stands out is the American melodic rock band Axe. If you remember them at all, it’s probably from their one hit – 1982’s “Rock n’ Roll Party in the Streets.” [...]
by Trevor Portz Staff Writer – Good ol’ Cannibal Corpse, perhaps the only death metal band that, according to Scott Ian, could be considered “classic” enough to be shown on VH1’s That Metal Show. Through vocalist and guitarist changes, Bob Dole-fronted criticism, continuous banning in [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer – Underride is a modern sounding hard rock band from Seattle with a decidedly anarchic ‘80s-style attitude and outlook. Rev, Underride’s lead singer and ringleader, recently spoke to Hardrock Haven about the band’s new album, Distorted Nation, their current [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – The Relapse Records reissue campaign for Death continues with their latest release Vivus! This two-CD affair comprises two live concert performances that originally were released separately in 2001, Live In L.A (Death & Raw) and Live In Eindhoven on Nuclear [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Somewhere between prog-rock, instrumental guitar rock and the barefaced theatricality of a Broadway musical, the record at hand is a curious mixture of safe, time-tested styles unified by a pathos-laden melancholy mood, although occasional up-beat tracks such [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Swedish outfit Grand Design shook the melodic rock world in 2009 through the release of their debut album Time Elevation. At the time a good part of the press labeled their approach as ‘Def-Leppard on steroids’ which, in retrospect, proves a fair [...]
by David Cox Guest Writer – February 23, 2012 at THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO, UK Until the other night I hadn’t previously been to a SED Records UK gig at The Intrepid Fox, however I recently heard great things about their monthly live nights and thought it was about time that I attended. This [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Andy Parker of UFO is No Bone Rider Eddie Trunk can end his hunger strike. British rock legends UFO have just released their most recent album Seven Deadly. On the record, UFO demonstrates that they still possess the heaviness and quality songwriting that has [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Knight Fury, not sure what it means, or what it is meant to symbolize, but it is a pretty rocking band name one has to admit. Time to Rock is Knight Fury’s debut album, bound to establish them as a prime force in melodic/power metal. And that is not a big [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – What do you get when you take former members of UFO and MSG and throw them in a blender? Well, they call themselves X-UFO. The group comprises Laurence Archer, Danny Peyronel, Clive Edwards and Rocky Newton. Self-described as an “… alternate version of UFO [...]
by Joe Mis Staff Writer – Neverworld’s End marks the welcome return of Germany’s Xandria to the symphonic metal scene, and the debut of their new dynamic lead vocalist Manuela Kraller. Together since the early 2000s, Xandria has developed a significant following courtesy of a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – February 22, 2012 at The Underworld in London, UK Currently in Europe road-testing his new self-titled album, the guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine is proving yet again that his solo records remain his most exciting work. After keeping busy touring as a member of [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – Swedish Christian neoclassical metal group Golden Resurrection are back with their second album Man With a Mission a follow up to Glory to My King of 2010. Golden Resurrection was put together by renowned Christian metal vocalist Christian Liljegren [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas Staff Writer – If you are into pompous melodic rock/AOR built on ambitious arrangements and performed to perfection then you probably have come across the Swedish-American group called Grand Illusion. Prince of Paupers is the brand new fifth studio album by the AOR [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Roasted And Ready To Rock With Zakk Wylde! Growing up a fan of Heavy Metal pioneers such as Judas Priest, Slayer and Ozzy Osbourne, it was always about the music as much as it was the controversy that surrounded these bands. When it came to Ozzy Osbourne [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Pioneering all-female hard rock/heavy metal band (and New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans) Girlschool delivered an unexpected release late last year in the form of Hit and Run Revisited. As you probably guessed from the title, Girlschool is marking the [...]
Biography Steve Patrick Steve Patrick lives and breathes music. His parents got him started with their Alice Cooper and Uriah Heep records, but Steve’s interest in rock music truly took off after seeing his first concert: AC/DC. He has a BA in Anthropology, but also considers himself to be [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Devin Townsend is one of the most intriguing men in metal music and he’s back in Australia this week to take part in the Soundwave Festival. Best known as the front-man for Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend has continued to push musical boundaries [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – Aussies from Down Under strike again! This time, thrash metal reigns supreme in the guise of Head In A Jar. Hailing from Sydney, the quartet has been on a quest since their first gig in the spring of 2011 to put their own twist on their beloved thrash metal. [...]
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