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archive interviews 2012

by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – After 20 years of band history, the original band members Thom Blunier (guitar), Thomas Muster (guitar), and Roger Tanner (drums), but also the band’s two young guns, Dominik Pfister (bass) and most particularly singer John Prakesh, have grown [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly recently caught up The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord. Soord talked with Pauly the history of the band as well as his inlfuences and the their latest album All the Wars. Hardrock Haven: First, The Pineapple Thief [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly recently caught up with prog-rocker Neal Morse. Morse was kind enough to talk with Pauly about his current and past projects. Hardrock Haven: My first question is about your creativity. I listened to your music [...]
by Marija Brettle - Columnist – At the Musician, Leicester, November 27, 2012 Back in the late 80’s, Danish singer and songwriter Mike Tramp, was one of the most recognizable figures in the world of rock music. He was best known for his work with hard rock bands White Lion and later Freak [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournlist – “Gypsyhawk is four metal dudes playing rock and roll and bringing the party every time they get on stage,” states guitarist Andrew Packer. Formed from the ash and debris of rock bands lost, Gypsyhawk is a collaboration of metal heads who just [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – Before Megadeth’s recent show in Columbus, November 20 at the L.C. Pavilion, Hardrock Haven’s Chris A. had the opportunity to run a few questions by David Ellefson, Megadeth bass player. Friendly, insightful and a great performer, David talks [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Hailing from the city of Santos, Shadowside is comprised of singer Dani Nolden, guitarist Raphael Mattos, bassist Fabio Carito, and drummer Fabio Buitividas. The band has made quite the impact on Brazilian fans. Lead singer Dani Nolden is destined to become one [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Authors Steven Rosen and Andrew Klein have recently released their 400-page tribute to the late Randy Rhoads. Together they have delivered the most comprehensive historical look into the world of Randy Rhoads from the beginning to the end. Randy Rhoads features [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Although the main stage for the Scandinavian melodic rock acts has been always Sweden, also Norway has produced a significant number of them. Among them from the municipality of Strange in Hedmark county Norway, the classic rock band Return. Fronted by a [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – In tribute to of one of the greatest singers in Metal, Ronnie James Dio, the Dio Disciples are taking the metal scene by storm on their current U.S. Tour. As The Very Beast Of Dio Vol 2 rises high in the Charts, world renowned drummer Simon Wright checks in [...]
by Caitlin Hardee - Guest Columnist – We were upstairs in the Berliner club Cassiopeia, and it was the last stop of a lengthy European tour for Stinking Lizaveta. The band lounged on torn beige vinyl sofas. Dim red light suffused the room and gleamed off disco balls suspended from industrial [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Few bands can say they have sustained 30 years in the music business. But Texas band Helstar stands loud and proud with the release of 30 Years Of Hel on AFM Records. Singer James Rivera checks in with Hardrock Haven to discuss the release of 30 Years Of Hel [...]
by Steve Patrick - Columnist – Often referred to as the Metal Queen, Doro Pesch has reached her legendary status through a combination of innate musical talent and an insatiable work-ethic. The German vocal powerhouse rose to fame in 1984 as the frontwoman of Warlock, but has had greater [...]
by Marija Brettle - Columnist – He is often called one of the most charismatic characters in rock, the last true great front-man of Rock ’n’ Roll to walk the stage. Warrior Soul front-man Kory Clarke is also an artist in his own right who is often misunderstood. He is one man revolution, [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Earlier this year Hardrock Haven introduced their readers to an up and coming band that hailed from Pennsylvania called Candlelight Red. It has been a whirlwind year for the band. Candlelight Red recently wrapped up the Uproar Festival and has unleashed their [...]
by Cameron Edney - Guest Columnist – Aussie Extreme Metaller’s Blood Duster are back on the touring scene, currently hitting Australia as part of the Bastardfest line-up featuring an array of Australian bands from various sub-genres of metal. Having formed in 1991 Blood Duster are one [...]
by Joe Mis - Columnist – Soulspell is the Brazilian metal opera project created by drummer Heleno Vale, and the “cast” has recently released their third full length album entitled Hollow’s Gathering. Once again, Soulspell uses an number of well know vocalists as characters in the story, [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – One band that helped define the metal genre is DOKKEN. The band has recently released their latest CD BROKEN BONES on Frontiers Records. In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven, DOKKEN guitar virtuoso JON LEVIN has checked in with Hardrock Haven to [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Former Yngwie Malsteem singer Mark Boals recently caught up with Hardrock Haven to discuss his vocal work on the current DOKKEN CD BROKEN BONES. In this Exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven Mark discusses what it was like working with Dokken frontman Don [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Hardrock Haven was chosen to participate in a Teleprint Conference with iconic recording artist Alanis Morissette. Alanis recently released a new album entitled Havoc And Bright Lights. Her first single “Guardian” is a beautiful crafted song that [...]
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