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by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — In Detroit, Steve Black is a household name and his voice is heard by the masses every week on the air at WRIF and when he hosts his syndicated radio-talk show “The Chop Shop”. Now, Steve Black, the long-haired, smooth-voice radio jock is now [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — January 26, 2014 at Bogarts in Cincinnati, Ohio — Corey Taylor loves Cincinnati, after all, “Bogarts” was one of the first gigs Stone Sour ever played. Taylor and Stone Sour, (minus Jim Root, on hiatus apparently working on Slipknot [...]
by Bryan J. Kilmore – Senior Columnist — Shapist is a relatively new and young progressive metal-core band from St. Louis. The band released its first demo in 2012 titled We Speak Volumes and in 2013 released the single “Samsara,” which featured Garrison Lee of ERRA. Recently [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Backstab Burial is a young, but very determined band that hails from the U.K. With a brand new song released by BlankTV, Backstab Burial is ready to take over the world. Anabel DFlux had the pleasure of chatting with the British lads, [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — The Dutch five piece act calling themselves RENTAP has given itself some pretty big shoes to fill. Apparently, RENTAP translates from ancient Malaysian as “Shaker Of The World” – a title given to a warrior ahead of his time. After putting out [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — It’s such a rare thing to come across a musical project that can truly be called original, but that’s exactly what can be said of Joe Bonamassa’s latest Blu-ray/DVD releases. The entire project is called Tour de Force – Live in London and [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Blues-rock, rockabilly, country, and even touches of gospel boil with such heat in this pressure cooker of styles, the lid is about to fly off. Twenty-five year-old Canadian vixen Colleen Rennison not only gives the band its name (No Sinner is [...]
by Chris Baird – Photojournalist — January 22, 2014 at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, North Carolina — With just one glance of the members of In This Moment or the Butcher Babies, it would be easily understood why the name of this current tour is the 2014 HellPop Tour II. The New [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist — Jacob Bunton and Lonny Paul step away from Adler to release their latest record with Lynam, which brings eighteen minutes of unrelenting and emphatic hard rock in the form of Halfway To Hell. “Rise Up” is a stomping opener with delicious guitar [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — After all these years, Ron Keel (KEEL, Steeler, Fair Game, IronHorse, Saber Tiger, etc.) finally has what he considers to be a true solo album, and he called it Metal Cowboy. Although an extensive list of musicians played on the album, the main [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — “If the sum of all my days could be measured by the mile, I’d be a wealthy man and say it was all worthwhile.” Ron Keel wrote those lyrics in the song “I Gave It All To You” and they are the equivalent of a summary of his autobiography Even [...]
by Ron Higgins – Columnist — After 2013’s live release Live – From Chaos to Eternity, Rhapsody of Fire are back with their eagerly awaited new studio album, Dark Wings of Steel. Adding to the anticipation of this new release is the curiosity surrounding how they would proceed [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Founded on the southern edge of Finland in 2008, Battle Beast represents everything that makes metal amazing – swift solos, immense choruses, and shrill screams. Nitte Valo, who was the band’s initial beloved front woman, is no more. This album is now [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — The Fiction Maze is the fourth studio album for Swedish power metal band, Persuader. This album is thought to be a combination of their other creations but with a more aggressive side. It has been over seven years since the band last released a studio [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist — The fourth vintage band to be spotlighted by Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series (which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old), is Weapons, a thrash metal unit out of Maine (of all places) that was active in the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — January 19, 2014 at Pearl Theater at the Palms in Las Vegas, NV. As winter rears its ugly head in much of the United States, many music and football fans took the trip to Las Vegas to celebrate the long Martin Luther King Holiday weekend. Sport fans and [...]
by Justin Gaines – News Editor/Senior Columnist — The fifth and final band in the first wave of Divebomb Records’ new Bootcamp series, which focuses on overlooked and forgotten demos, both new and old, is Los Angeles-based progressive thrashers Ministers of Anger. The band, which was [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — If love for ‘80s Christian metal flows through your veins, then you no doubt greeted news of Bloodgood’s resurrection with happiness, enthusiasm, and perhaps even a grateful prayer to the God they serve. But surely trepidation existed as well, as [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — Hasse Fröberg from The Flower Kings talks about the new album, the past tour with Neal Morse, his project and the next tour … Hardrock Haven: Thank you very much for this interview! It’s a real honor for me as a long time fan and I [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Poland based band Crystal Viper is gearing up for the release of Possession Jan. 21 via AFM Records. Singer Marta Gabriel has checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the release. HRH: Marta, welcome to Hardrock Haven. Let’s discuss your upcoming [...]
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