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

by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — The members of Shaman’s Harvest are no strangers to the Rock on the Range stage. In 2010, the band played the festival for the first time in support of their album Shine. Now 5 years have passed and the band has made their triumphant return to [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — On Saturday May 16th, the new supergroup known as Saint Asonia played their first show in front of a live audience at the Rock on the Range music festival in Columbus, OH. Not too shabby for a first gig. Saint Asonia is made up of vocalist Adam [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — 2014 in Sabaton’s camp was a real trial of fire. After having introduced the new line-up to their audience with their live album Swedish Empire Live, they convinced the disbelievers with a full length studio effort Heroes. A year later, the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience tent is a staple at every major rock festival in the U.S. and is a must-visit location for any musician or music fan. The Crazy Dave’s Music Experience powered by Musicians Institute is a free, traveling [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior journalist Anabel DFlux caught up via phone with industrial musician Justin Symbol, on his way to the first date of the Punishment Tour with William Control. The self-proclaimed “King of Negativity,” Justin Symbol is a rising [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Atlanta’s own Royal Thunder are shattering expectations with their new album Crooked Doors which is the follow up to 2012’s magnum opus CVI. The band has been through a lot in the last 3 years and it shows on this record. Anyone familiar [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Impellitteri return to the mix with Venom on Frontiers. The album is full of heavy metal guitar shredding and huge vocals that encompass a huge arena sound. Vocalist Rob Rock discusses the launching of Venom. HRH: Rob, thank you for checking in with [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior journalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Sabaton bassist Pär Sundström, to talk about the band’s upcoming tours, their album Heroes, and how much they love the audience. ::: Listen to the Interview ::: Your browser does not support [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Hardrock Haven is always on the lookout for breakout bands. They say timing is everything and the timing is definitely right for LA Rock band Kicking Harold. The band has been paying their dues for the past 20 years in the City Of Angels, but with the [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Ricky Phillips has been a rockstar almost his entire adult life. He was in “The Babys”, he worked with Ted Nugent, he was a member of Bad English and now he’s a member of 80s rock icons “Styx.” Ricky Phillips is a bass guitarist who [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — When you catch up for a bit of interrogation with someone who still remains the untouchable master of songwriting and storytelling, you can be sure you’re going to get all things covered – including the smallest of details! That’s why [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Columnist — Damien and Jennifer of the band Dust in Mind Strasbourg in France, open up and discuss the bands beginnings as well as their new studio EP titled Never Look Back to be released in May. Hardrock Haven: Hi Damien and Jennifer. Thanks for this [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Finnish symphonic metal legends Nightwish are currently bringing the music from their recently released album Endless Forms Most Beautiful to the live stage in North America along with support from Sabaton and Delain. The subject matter of [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — They’re sensational, they’re talented, they’re fresh blood. And yes – they’re “hotter than a bullet”… The Melodic Hard Rock act Reload released their debut album, aptly entitled Hotter Than A Bullet, just a few months ago but [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Anabel DFlux had the opportunity to prod the brain of The Sixxis singer, Vladdy Iskhakov, about their upcoming tour with Ministry, how the music has progressed, and their album Hollow Shrine. Hardrock Haven: Hey there! Thank you for answering [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — O’Sheckys Live Bar & Restaurant in Columbus, OH recently played host to legends of the Sunset Strip rock scene. Cap City Concerts LLC proudly presented L.A. Guns in all their sleazy glory to hundreds of their fans looking to have a good [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Having been a child of the 80’s, I first came to know Michael Des Barres as the villainous Murdoc that always kept Richard Dean Anderson’s MacGyver on his toes. Then as time went on I came to also appreciate Des Barres’ musical [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist — Steve “Zetro” Sousa has been singing Heavy Metal for decades. As an early member of the iconic bay-area thrash metal band Exodus he’s experienced the good times and the bad. He’s left the band on a couple occasions but returned to [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Hardrock Haven’s Anabel DFlux met with Apocalyptica drummer Mikko Sirén, on a sunny California morning. With a clear blue sky and a most relaxed setting, the two conversed about a variety of subjects brought up by the upcoming release of [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — German power metal legends Blind Guardian have recently released their tenth studio record, Beyond the Red Mirror. The album is a continuation of the story from the band’s 1995 record Imaginations from the Other Side. Frontman Hansi Kürsch [...]
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