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Interviews

Interviews with your favorite hard rock and metal musicians, artists or bands.

by Craig Newman - Columnist – Norwegian symphonic rock group SAVN have just released a new, eleven-track self-titled studio album. The band was founded by The Sins Of Thy Beloved members Stig Johansen and Anders Thue. Stig Johansen asked Carmen Elise Espenæs to write some songs which morphed [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their new album, Space Police: Defenders of the Crown; exactly what their Baba Yaga song is all about; upcoming world tour plans that don’t include the U.S. … yet; why they [...]
by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – When the members of Thin Lizzy decided in late 2012 to not record a new album under the Lizzy name, Black Star Riders were born. May of 2013 saw the release of Black Star Riders’ debut album All Hell Breaks Loose on Nuclear Blast Records. All Hell [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Two years after the album Firebirth marked the start of a new chapter in Gotthard’s history after the tragic death of the band’s lead singer Steve Lee in 2010, the Swiss hard rock act is back with its follow-up, Bang. The album — preceded by a catchy [...]
by Anabel DFlux - Senior Photojournalist – HRH photojournalist Anabel DFlux chatted with Diminished 7 frontman Alex Crescioni in his studio the other day, picking his brain about their upcoming album The Regal Chapters, the Bar Sinister show on May 31st, and the band’s touring plans. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Five years ago they promised they’ll rock us to hell and back again – and as it seems, the Greek/American band Outloud doesn’t waste their breath! One of the best representatives of the younger generation in melodic rock return with a new album [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Senior Photojournalist – Raziel Quiroz (aka Raziel Dead) is a tattoo artist in Mexico City. He is best known for his artwork done within the hard rock and metal community which includes working with John 5 who is famous for performing and recording with Rob Zombies and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – It’s time to dig deep into your record collection and broaden it a little bit – there’s a new album to put next to the late ‘80s-era classics Babylon A.D. and Nothing Sacred. Fourteen years after their most recent full length studio album American [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – Anabel DFlux got to have dinner with these rockers over at the infamous Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Boulevard to chat about their band: Six Days Til’ Sunday. New name but certainly not new to the scene, musicians Starlin Cross, Malice, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Mother Road, an international band founded by the German guitarist Chris Lyne and the American singer Keith Slack (“with a little help of their friends” – Alessandro Del Vecchio, Zacky Tsoukas and Frank Binke) is soon going to release their first [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – The band Positive Touch seems to come out of nowhere and released an album that rivals the best of Work of Art, White Widdow and Houston. Keyboardist and songwriter Jens Rüttgeroth talks with Hardrock Haven and introduces the world to Positive Touch … [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Hellion is back with a new line-up and album. Singer Ann Boleyn has a great rock and roll resume. She was one of the first women to appear on MTV and VH-1 back in the day. Also, Hellion was one of the first metal bands to perform in Russia at Monsters of Rock. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Back with their newest album Back For More, the Swedish Baltimoore are not to look back over their shoulder anymore. In spite of their Scandi AOR origin, now the group sounds as contemporary and heavy as never before! And yet, the band’s frontman, singer [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Sevendust is kicking off their acoustic tour “An Evening With Sevendust” on April 1 in Athens, Georgia. The band will make a special stop in Las Vegas at Vinyl on April 12. Sevendust will also release acoustic album Time Travelers & Bonfires on April [...]
by Marija Brettle - Columnist – With their debut album, Don’t Come Easy, the American melodic rockers Tyketto took everybody by surprise in 1991. After that two more albums followed, but with the onset of Grunge the band faded out quietly. However in 2004, Tyketto reformed for a reunion [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Almost forty years after having been formed in Solothurn, Switzerland, Krokus’ career came full circle as the Swiss rock heroes returned to their hometown in August 2013 to play a memorable gig at the House Of Rust. This last sold-out show was what they [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – Anabel DFlux sat down and get to know the masterminds behind rock band Farewell, My Love, before their show at the Whisky a Go Go this past Saturday (03-22-14). With discussions ranging between their musical philosophies to puppies, we’ve got [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Every blue moon a band comes around and captures the attention of the music industry. KXM features guitar virtuoso George Lynch. Ray Luzier from Korn on drums and Dug Pinnick from Kings X on vocals is that band. Raw, fragile, and captivating is what describes [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Thirty six years after their debut record Kingdom of Madness hit the shelves and having released eighteen albums in total, Magnum – one of the finest melodic rock acts in the entire genre – returns with their latest effort Escape From The Shadow [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Not Just Tits in a Corset: Celebrating Women In Metal is a newly released photo-journalistic book by Jill Hughes Kirtland. It features in-depth interviews with the likes of Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Betsy Bitch, Roxy Petrucci, Angela Gossow, Sharon den Adel, [...]
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