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

by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Indianapolis retro metallers Sacred Leather recently treated Columbus, OH to the first date of their “Sado-Massacre Tour.” The aptly titled band is one big visual and audio reference to everything that made Metal in the 80’s awesome: [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — American audiences are about to get an opportunity to see one of Rock’s defining voices in the live setting when vocal powerhouse Joe Lynn Turner embarks on his upcoming North American tour. Turner is, of course, best known for his time fronting [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Sr. Columnist — Twenty or more years of stage tenure under their belt, many bands tend to look back more often than to look forward, desperately hanging on to their “classic” repertoire in an attempt to recapture some of their past glory. However, the Polish [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — New York thrash legends Anthrax is having a great 2017 so far. For starters, the band recently released a gorgeous, limited-edition 7-inch box set of For All Kings filled with custom artwork. Anthrax is also currently out on their Killthrax tour [...]
by Anabel DFlux — Senior Photojournalist — Senior journalist Anabel DFlux had a delightful conversation with Edenbridge’s very own Lanvall. The band has recently released a new music video for its single “The Moment Is Now,” and the two discussed the single’s [...]
by Steve Patrick — Senior Columnist — Thrash stalwarts Overkill have been delivering the goods for 37 years now at this point. The Jersey outfit, led by original members vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni, recently added to their impeccable resume by [...]
by Anabel DFlux — Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux met up with Punk Rock Barbie on Sunset Boulevard the other day, and had the grand pleasure of capturing the musicians with her camera and exchanging a few interesting words with them about their music, their [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — Kelly Ogden, lead singer and bassist for The Dollyrots checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about their new tour; touring with the whole family which has a new addition in Daisy Moon; the new album Whiplash Splash; going the indy route and using [...]
by Christophe Pauly — Sr. Photojournalist — Ignea is a Female Fronted Ukrainian Oriental Metal band. Originally known as Parallax the group changed its name prior to releasing its debut EP Sputnik back in 2013. Since then the group has gone on to release a couple of singles [...]
by Derric Miller — Managing Editor — Ron Keel, aka The Metal Cowboy, checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about his new solo band The Ron Keel Band; what the fans can expect from the live shows and if a new studio album is in the works; how he sings better than ever when some of his [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — After an incredible photo shoot in the gorgeous Santa Monica mountains in California, senior journalist Anabel DFlux interviewed Melodic Metal band Valkyrium. A very peaceful, quiet, foggy day- there could not have been a better day to spend with [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Whether you look at his time in The Replacements or his 18 years holding down the low end of Guns N’ Roses, Tommy Stinson has had such an amazing career that it probably seems like anything could happen. Following his departure from GNR in 2016, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — Infamous Norweigan Black Metal pioneers Mayhem recently recorded a new live version of their classic first full-length album, 1994’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas. To support the live album and accompanying DVD, Mayhem are currently touring North [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor — Jack Russell checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about the band’s brand new release He Saw It Comin’; the specific meaning behind songs like the title composition, “Spy vs. Spy,” “Anything for You,” [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Sr. Photojournalist — Senior journalist Anabel DFlux met up with this local theatrical metal, industrial, electronic, rock and roll act from Southern California. Our Frankenstein is a project that encompasses the metaphorical meaning of the infamous Frankenstein story [...]
by Steve Patrick – Sr. Columnist — There is an old adage that all good things must come to an end. At almost 5 decades into his career, Udo Dirkschneider has made the bold decision that he will soon stop performing the songs of the Accept catalog. As a way of saying goodbye to these [...]
by Christopher Willow – Columnist — Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan recently toured Eastern Europe performing the songs of Deep Purple. Backed by from the Don Airey Band and an orchestra with Stephen Bentley-Klein conducting, Gillan was also joined by his daughter Grace Gillan. Gillan [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Weapons of Anew, a new band made up of veteran Rockers from Spread Eagle and HavocHate have been building momentum in 2016 releasing the single and video for the song “Killshot.” In 2017 they start off with an opening slot touring with Alter [...]
by Franco Cerchiari – Sr. Columnist — Throughout the tumultuous 1960s rightly so celebrated and legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, James Brown, Country Joe MacDonald, Janice Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pete Seeger, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Bob Dylan took a long [...]
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