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by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — MAY 31, 2013 AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE, PORT CHESTER, NY — It was still 90 degrees outside as New York area rock fans hung out and queued up outside of the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The marquee above the doors read BILLY IDOL … SOLD [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Ancestral Energy is the second full-length album from Artizan, one of the more exciting bands to emerge from the American power metal scene in recent years. The Florida-based band once again enlisted the services of Jim Morris at the [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Kaledon, an Italian symphonic power metal ensemble, has released their seventh album called Altor: The King’s Blacksmith. The main praiseworthy aspect of this album is the band’s ability to create a saga and provide listeners with storytelling. The [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — A photo album, a documentary film, and an audio memoir in one, the recently published digital book by the legendary photographer Neal Preston is a treasure trove of surprises not only for neophytes, but for seasoned Led Zeppelin fans too. Preston [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — It’s only been a year since Norwegian super-vocalist Jorn Lande’s last studio album (2012’s Bring Heavy Rock to the Land), but we’ve already seen a symphonic re-recordings album (Symphonic) and now a brand new studio offering. [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — A Sound of Thunder has released Time’s Arrow, and this album proves to be, if possible, a fun heavy metal soundtrack. It is compelling and doesn’t have weak moments. Nina Osequeda is a powerhouse vocalist and gives women musicians a promising lead [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — If you long ago bid a less-than-fond farewell to radio-ready modern hard rock, then Farewell 2 Fear (F2F) is not the band to bring you back into the fold. Because just as McDonald’s has never bothered to reinvent the Big Mac because it tastes good [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Jason Odaniel had a vision in his head for his band “Social 66” and for years he created the band but worked essentially alone. Now, teamed up with his musical kindred spirits, ODaniel has a touring band and a new album that rocks hard. [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — Interview with Uli Jon Roth @ Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium on may 27th 2013 Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly talks with Uli Jon Roth prior to his live performance at the Spirit of 66 venue in Belgium. Roth talks about the Scorpions, the [...]
by Zane Cash – Photojournalist — Rocklahoma 2013 promised to be the biggest Memorial Day party around and that was an understatement! The three-day festival kicked off on Friday, May 24 in beautiful Pryor, Okla. with near perfect weather and people from all over the country who were [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Photojournalist — May 27, 2013 at Spirit of 66 in Verviers, Belgium — Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly caught up the Uli Jon Roth on his European tour in Verviers, Belgium and captured this spectacular photo gallery. Enjoy! Uli Jon Roth Concert Photo [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — May 25, 2013 at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas, NV. What better way to kick off Memorial Day weekend than in Vegas with the free concert series that kicked off at Fremont Street Experience? The concert on Memorial Day weekend featured a special [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — Originally released in 1990, God’s Gift was the second album from UK-based thrash metal band Toranaga. The two years since their Peaceville debut Bastard Ballads found the band signed to a major label (Chrysalis) and poised to take [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Attention Hedras Ramos is receiving this month as the guitarist on Sir Christopher Lee’s freshly released album sparks an interest in Guatemalan player’s solo work. It turns out that while awfully young, Ramos already has three solo CDs under [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Symphonic metal and Scandinavia go together like chocolate and peanut butter, thus the newest release from Finland’s Amberian Dawn should not come as a surprise. As one would expect from a band releasing their fifth studio album, the music on the [...]
by Gary Dean Ash – Columnist — May 14, 2013 at Knuckleheads in Kansas City, MO. Tom Keifer took the stage at Knuckleheads, a venue off the beaten path in Kansas City, Mo., that is near the railroad tracks and is reminiscent of Cinderella’s third album Heartbreak Station. Keifer’s [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist — Meroe has released their third album, Sick Society, and is already working on their next one. This heavy rock band originates from Munich and has a very ’80s style with catchy hooks and riffs that are decades old. Their sound is simple in terms of the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — It takes guts and a certain kind of resourcefulness to compose for horror films. They say tapping into the dark side always comes back to haunt you, but for true explorers an opportunity to learn more about human nature is stronger than fear. Not [...]
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