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Biography Chris A. Chris A is a writer, photographer, guitar player, businessman and retired USAF Security Police Master Sergeant. Chris served 20 years in the USAF on assignments that took him from the corn fields of Indiana to the halls of the Pentagon. A rock ‘n’ roll and metal fan [...]
Biography Mark Allen Mark Allen has a job as a Federal Correctional Officer in order to pay his ridiculously oversized mortgage, but his real passion, the thing that gets his juices flowing like a ravenous Rottweiler eyeing a raw rib-eye, is creative writing. Action novels, horror screenplays, [...]
Biography Jonna Ambur Jonna “Jaye” Ambur comes from Connecticut and was raised in a home that was always surrounded by music and creativity. Her mother, a music major; father, a photographer. Her genes were predisposed to Live Concert Photography. Since she was 15 years old her genre of choice [...]
Biography Marissa Ann Marissa, a New York City-based music photographer, became attached to the camera in January 2013 when a friend’s Rock/Fusion band needed emergency photos for its set at a big venue. Marissa is an avid concert-goer and a local Metal/Hard Rock scene supporter. Her zeal for [...]
Biography Chris Baird Chris is a long time heavy metal enthusiast. Going to school in the 70′s and 80′s he had an opportunity to enjoy all the early days of British Metal and lived the Hair Metal experience. He is still very engaged in music by blending two great passions, photography [...]
Biography Alex Barbieri Ever since Alex’s older sister played him an Ozzy Osbourne tape for the first time at age 12, he has been hooked on hard rock and heavy metal. Alex has been the singer/frontman of numerous bands. He is the founding member of Streets, and his lead vocals are featured on the [...]
Biography Maria Brettle I’ve been truly blessed and fortunate enough to get involved in the media and music industry at a very young age. So, how did I “roll” into the magic world of rock? It all started with rock’s mighty forces: Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Joan Jett, who later [...]
Biography Marc “My story begins in the womb way back in the early ’60s and culminates to today where drumming is still one of the most important factors of my existence” Prior to becoming a father in 1997 I lived & breathed drums! From elementary through high school it was [...]
Biography Jenn Carbaugh Hello music lovers of the world! I grew up in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and have had music and writing pumped through my veins since I’ve been able to walk. I grew up in a house that was smothered by Kiss, The Ramones, and Three Dog Night, who all still maintain their [...]
Biography Zane Cash Zane Cash was born and raised in the “Hanging City,” also known as Fort Smith, Ark., on Jan. 24, 1985. He has pursued his love for photography, music and radio DJing for the last 10 years. It all started when Cash, at age 16, took the 7 to midnight DJ spot on KREU 92.3. [...]
Biography Anabel Dflux “I’m Anabel Dflux, a self-taught photographer in California. Photography is my passion, a dream I turned into a reality. In 2009 I started my own photographic service on a whim and a wish, and I now own Deliquesce-Flux Photography. I’ve been a fan of rock and [...]
Biography Justin Gaines So what is a clean-cut corporate type doing writing about hard rock and heavy metal anyway? I’ve never been in a band, and never even had long hair. Still, the one constant in my life since I first heard Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” at the tender age of 11 has [...]
Biography Marcel Groeneveld Marcel “Mars” Groeneveld was infected with the rock virus in the mid-’80s and hails from the Netherlands, home of the Van Halen Brothers, Golden Earring and Vandenberg. Groeneveld works as a claims and insurance manager for a trucking company to make a living, [...]
Biography Ron & Don Higgins Ron & Don are passionate music lovers who got hooked on hard rock over 30 years ago when they purchased their first album (the best live album of all time in their not so humble opinion), the incredible Alive II by the legendary rockers KISS. They still have it [...]
Biography Cynthia Jo Born and raised in the music capital of the world, Los Angeles, California, Cynthia Jo has always had a vision and passion for music, especially rock and roll. At the young age of twelve, she began promoting local bands and became intrigued and very passionate in describing [...]
Biography Matt Karpe I live in the UK only 30 minutes from Cambridge and its world famous university. I work as a security officer by day and a music writer by night. I was introduced to the amazing world of rock ‘n’ roll as the nu-metal explosion began, with Limp Bizkit, Korn and Papa Roach [...]
Biography John Kindred First thing first, thanks for taking the time and stopping by and checking out the site. Hopefully we are providing you, the reader, with a balanced perspective on the “genre” of rock, which for us includes classic rock, hard rock, metal of the progressive, power [...]
Biography Kathy Kindred If you don’t know already, I’m John’s wife, and I co-own Hardrock Haven. I also serve as the Editor in Chief and the PR Manager for HRH. On occasion, I also write CD/DVD/Concert reviews and shoot concert photos. I absolutely love music. I believe music soothes and [...]
Biography Sara McCarthy In my everyday life, I work in a hospital in order to keep our two teenage daughters in makeup and hairspray as well as supply our small zoo of two Rottweilers and four cats with plenty of toys! My husband and I also are very involved in our local girls’ softball league; [...]
Biography – Kent McIntire I am photographer based the Metro Detroit area. At the age of 18 I became a mobile DJ where my passion for music became apparent. While in college and many years after, I was an on-air personality at the FM rock station in Sioux Falls, SD playing new and classic rock [...]
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