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by Mark Allen Staff Writer – With riffs large enough to rattle a cruise ship and more hooks than a fishing derby, Anchored could very well be the next big thing in modern hard rock. Not because they’re particularly fresh or innovative or bring anything new to the game, but for exact [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Residual Alcatraz is the debut album from North Carolina-based traditional/doom metallers Dogbane, the latest band signed to Heaven and Hell Records. Like most bands in the Heaven and Hell stable, Dogbane’s sound is firmly rooted in the old school, but their [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – The appropriately-titled Volume 1 is the debut album from Australian hard rockers Strange Karma. The Sydney-based band is one of a host of new bands that takes its cues from the classic ‘70s rock sound, but unlike a lot of their peers, Strange Karma has the [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – Easily one of the most highly anticipated power metal releases of 2011 (or 2012, depending on the release schedule in your part of the world), Unbreakable is the ninth studio album from German power metal veterans Primal Fear. In the past few years – [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer – In the Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille, food critic Anton Ego said, “There are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.” [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Seether’s Stewart Talks Touring Australia, Fans and latest album. Forming in South Africa in 1999 and spending most of their time these days in the United States, post-Grunge rockers Seether just get better as time goes on! In a year filled with [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer – We have been down this road before; bands paying homage to the past, attempting to recreate and recapture the essence of an era long gone by. Spanish hard rock act 77 is another one of those groups that pull influences from the ’70s-era Bon Scott-led [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – In February American Metallers The Dillinger Escape Plan will once again return to Australia to take part in the Soundwave Festival’s. No stranger to touring Australia and our summer Festivals, Dillinger Escape Plan will certainly be one of the bands on [...]
by Mark Allen Staff Writer – There is a lot to like, little to loathe, and a certain amount of ambivalence generated on this latest album from this Finnish band. The modern sleaze-rock fuse they ignite fails to yield the monstrous explosion hoped for, but it definitely throws off some solid [...]
by Justin Gaines Staff Writer – The Wreckage is the latest offering from up-and-coming modern rock band Candlelight Red. The band, which hails from central Pennsylvania, has enjoyed a measure of success lately. They’ve toured with bands like Egypt Central and Rev Theory, opened for KISS, [...]
Biography Alexandra Mrozowska Born in Poland in 1991 I was growing in the world of hip-hop, techno and digital downloads. How come I have found myself in love with rock ‘n roll in such inappropriate time and place? Heaven only knows, it seems! I have spent my earliest childhood years hanging [...]
Biography Elsie Roymans Elsie is a freelance concert photographer, secretary, animal & music lover. After being active as a model, she became a photographer herself. Since she was a teenager she was into rock and metal music, and went to several gigs. So she took the challenge to start concert [...]
A Tribute to Jani Lane by Deb Rao Staff Writer Jani Lane former lead vocalist for the multi-platinum rock band Warrant passed away on August 11, 2011. Hardrock Haven would like to offer their condolences to Jani’s family and former band mates in Warrant. At this time, we would like to revisit [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer Ronnie James Dio was, and will remain, one of the most powerful and emotional singers in rock history. His legacy lives on in the vast collection of songs he recorded, and in the loving memories of those lucky enough to meet the man personally. May 16, 2011 marks one [...]
A Tribute to Daniel MacMaster by John Kindred Staff Writer Daniel MacMaster (July 11, 1968 — March 3, 2008) Daniel MacMaster, born in Barre, Ontarion, Cananda, in 1968, tasted success in the late ’80s as the vocalist for Jason Bonham’s band Bonham. Bonham released two albums: The [...]
by Cynthia Gomez Staff Writer Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer & Anthrax : The Big 4 or The Big Fail? Metalhead’s would do anything to see the biggest of thrash/metal bands play the same stage– pay $116 for the ticket, drive a total of 6 hours when gas prices average $4.15 a gallon, walk [...]
Tribute to Scott Columbus of Manowar by John Kindred Staff Writer Scott Columbus (November 10, 1956 — April 4, 2011) Former drummer for the Heavy Metal band Manowar, Scott Columbus, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2011. Columbus, a native of Fair Haven, lived in Syracuse, New York. Columbus joined [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer Classic Albums Revisited: Blue Murder John Sykes (Tygers of Pan Tang, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Sykes), the man behind the successful Whitesnake self-titled CD, which was an enormous international success, selling more than six million copies in the U.S. [...]
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