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by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer – Underride is a modern sounding hard rock band from Seattle with a decidedly anarchic ‘80s-style attitude and outlook. Rev, Underride’s lead singer and ringleader, recently spoke to Hardrock Haven about the band’s new album, Distorted Nation, their current [...]
by Steve Patrick Staff Writer – Andy Parker of UFO is No Bone Rider Eddie Trunk can end his hunger strike. British rock legends UFO have just released their most recent album Seven Deadly. On the record, UFO demonstrates that they still possess the heaviness and quality songwriting that has [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Roasted And Ready To Rock With Zakk Wylde! Growing up a fan of Heavy Metal pioneers such as Judas Priest, Slayer and Ozzy Osbourne, it was always about the music as much as it was the controversy that surrounded these bands. When it came to Ozzy Osbourne [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Devin Townsend is one of the most intriguing men in metal music and he’s back in Australia this week to take part in the Soundwave Festival. Best known as the front-man for Strapping Young Lad, Devin Townsend has continued to push musical boundaries [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – The best things in rock happen when an artist – while being fiercely individual – still relies on a long-established tradition. The allure of the unexpected and the comfort of the familiar, the mixture of something fresh but at the same time [...]
by Marija Brettle Staff Writer – January 23, 2012 @ De Montfort Hall, Leicester, UK Darren Wharton was a young keyboard player in a Manchester nightclub, when he auditioned for Thin Lizzy. By the time he was 18 he was recording with Thin Lizzy at Good Earth Studios in London, where the band [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – California-based rock band Venrez is currently making waves in the music industry opening for Fuel this month. Hardrock Haven caught up with lead singer Steven Berez, who is currently known just as Venrez these days. Venrez has distinctive ’70s influenced sound [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – I had the utmost pleasure in speaking with one of the greatest and most recognizable drummers on the planet Joey Jordison. Providing the beats that helped push Slipknot to super-stardom Jordison certainly has a lot to be proud of! With only a few minutes [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – One of the most anticipated bands to play on this year’s Soundwave Festival line-up is none other than Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society. Having last toured Australia in September 2006 fans have been eagerly awaiting the bands return and with them will [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – New York Hardcore Punk rockers Biohazard is back with their ninth studio album Reborn in Defiance, one of the bands finest albums and the last to feature Evan Seinfeld. Now armed with a brand new member in Scott Roberts and that no compromising attitude [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Still riding high on the wave of their forth studio album What Separates Me From You, American rockers A Day to Remember are set to return to Australia this month to take part in the upcoming Soundwave Festival alongside Thursday, System of a Down, [...]
by Deb Rao Staff Writer – It is going to be a busy year for Keel. The band is getting ready to take it to the high seas on Feb. 25-28 for the Monsters of Rock Cruise. Keel recently finished a well-received trek to Europe. If that wasn’t enough, singer Ron Keel can be seen at the Gold [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – Paradise Lost’s Nick Holmes Talks Soundwave, Recording and Drinking! Nineties death/doom metallers Paradise Lost are about to embark on their first Australian tour in more than fifteen years. Hitting our shores later this month as part of the traveling [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Teenage Casket Company lead singer Rob Wylde checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their brand new single/video for the track “Without You,” released on Valentine’s Day 2012; their upcoming EP; their “best of” compilation [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer – No Expectations, Just Possibilities: An Interview with Former Anvil Bassist, Glenn Five Bassist Glenn Gyorffy (a.k.a. Glenn Five or G5), powered the Canadian metal power trio, Anvil, for 16 years. In late January 2012, news hit the rock press that G5 was [...]
by Cameron Edney Guest Staff Writer – 4ARM’s Danny Tomb Talks about the new album, touring and much more. Australian thrash metallers 4ARM have certainly done the hard yards to get to the point they’re at today! Based in Melbourne the band formed almost seven years ago and built up a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – Best known for being a member of the British prog-rock outfit Crippled Black Phoenix, Karl Demata has also recently been receiving acclaim as a solo artist following the release of his début album Cross the Mountain. The classic-rock-inspired record released [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Lillian Axe guitarist Steve Blaze checked in to talk about their upcoming studio release The Days Before Tomorrow; the journey of finding and recording with a new singer in Brian Jones; specific tracks like “Take the Bullet” and “Gather Up the [...]
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 [...]
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