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by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Hailing from the heart of NASCAR country (Charlotte, North Carolina) is the five-piece alternative rock, metal band known as Another Lost Year. They had released their debut album, Better Days, in late 2012, and have spent much of their time touring with [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — In a word … SICK!! Wretched is back with their third studio album since 2009 titled Son of Perdition. The melodic death metal band from North Carolina has put out yet another quality production under the Victory Records label. Many don’t [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Blue October are one of the most passionate, talented and dedicated bands in the world today. Their back catalog has always contained splendid diversity, with tracks of alternative rock, hard rock, electronica, acoustic and piano ballads. However all of this [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Savannah, Georgia-based metal band Baroness made their return to the stage in 2013 following a horrific bus crash last year near Bath, England. Recently, as part of the second leg of their US tour returning to the stage, Baroness came through Columbus, OH [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — Georgia’s own alternative band, Lullwater, is set to release their debut self-titled album on Sept. 17. The album, recorded at London Bridge Studios, was done totally on tape which lends itself to a quality production. The raw and full sound [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Face It is the latest release from melodic metal’s own one-man-band, Phil Vincent. Phil is out once again to prove that one man CAN do it all – and he succeeds. This is newest in a large and ever-growing discography that includes not only his solo [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Naming your band after a popular Pantera song takes balls and arrogance, and after hearing Snakebite, it’s plain to see that UK rockers The Goddamn Electric have plenty of both and its fully justified. Their energetic rock includes elements of southern [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — Fair Warning is one of the “big” names in the melodic hard rock world and as such, there is a tendency to excuse shortcomings for which other bands would be blasted. Well, if you’re inclined to indulge in that tendency, prepare to have lots of [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Nine years after Ryan McCombs gave up vocal duties with Soil to later join Drowning Pool, he returns home to pick up where he left off on 2004’s Redefine with new release Whole. Original members Adam Zadel (guitar) and Tim King (bass) are the only other [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — August 9, 2013 at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, Mass. — I made my annual trip back home to Boston to visit family and friends last Friday. Also, to cover the concert featuring Vince Neil, Dokken, LA Guns, and Steelheart in Brockton, Mass. at [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — Hardrock Haven news flash! Geoff Tate and George Lynch had a musical love child, and its name is Coldspell. Obviously, this is an oversimplification of Coldspell’s sound, but you get the gist. If you’re not yet familiar with the pride of Kiruna, [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Asking Alexandria are one of the UK’s premiere metal acts, and on third album From Death To Destiny, they up the ante with more of their trademark metalcore, as well as incorporating some hard rock to their ever maturing CV. Vocalist Danny Worsnop has had [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German power metal band Powerwolf is back with a new album, their fifth, titled Preachers of the Night. The band’s previous album – 2011’s excellent Blood of the Saints – was a major breakthrough for Powerwolf, and with Preachers [...]
by Jonathan – Senior Columnist — Although this is a review for Manowar The Lord Of Steel Live (EP), before continuing with the review of what is, it’s important to understand what was. In other words, how did Manowar get to where they are today? Not in biographical terms but in [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist — AUGUST 6, 2013 at TOAD’S PLACE in NEW HAVEN, CT. — Ted Nugent’s show at Toad’s Place on August 6th was met with protestors beginning around 5pm. Nugent has never been one to back down from his right to free speech and bear arms and [...]
by Kevin Stefanik – Guest Photojournalist — August 4, 2013 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. — The RUSH Clockwork Angels Tour took over the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Aug. 4. Entering the charts at #1 in their native Canada and #2 in the U.S., Clockwork Angels has spawned [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Age Of Days’ music contains something for everyone. From catchy hard rock bursting with energy to slower delicate ballads, here is a band that is finally gaining the recognition they deserve. Their latest release Radioactivity is their first album since [...]
by Elsie Roymans – Photojournalist — August 6, 2013 at ALokerse Feesten in Lokeren, Belgium — Hardrock Haven’s Elsie Roymans caught up with Alice Cooper in Lokeren, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo gallery. Enjoy! Current lineup: Alice Cooper – vocals, guitar, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist — Ancient Egyptian-themed death metallers Nile recently toured the US to commemorate their 20th anniversary together as a band and also to support of their most recent record, 2012’s At The Gate Of Sethu. As part of the tour, Nile performed a show at [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Do you remember in the late ‘90s when the clubs in NYC roared with alterative bands formed from the punk era heyday? Eve To Adam is a product of the CBGB’s music scene. The band released their first album in 2001. Eve To Adam has been garnering their [...]
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