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

by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – After a few years away from the limelight, 2014 has seen Framing Hanley return with a big bang. Their third record The Sum Of Who We Are was released back in April after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and with a busy touring schedule in place for [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Sound And Fury is gearing up for the rebirth of the band. Singer Luke Metcalf recently relocated to Los Angeles from Ontario, Canada. L.A. is where it all began for the band in 2004 when Sound And Fury opened for Vince Neil at the Key Club. Sound And Fury [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist – Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Michael Vampire of The Killing Lights, the Hollywood heart throb for many. They chatted about the band’s name, how the aesthetics have changed, and what’s coming up next! HRH: Hi! [...]
by Kent McIntire – Photojournalist – On Saturday, August 9, 2014 Nothing more performed at Dirt Fest 2014 in Birch Run, Michigan. Hardrock Haven Photojournalist Kent McIntire was on hand and hand a chance to sit down with Jonny Hawkins (Lead Vocals & Aux Drums) and Daniel Oliver [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – Sweden’s Amaranthe’s new album Massive Addictive will be released on Spinefarm Records on October 21 in the U.S. With a U.S. tour planned with Within Temptation, as well as headlining shows booked, the band is gearing up for a busy winter season. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Break out band of the summer The Dead Daisies are currently on tour in support of their latest EP entitled Face I Love. This Summer finds The Dead Daisies playing to the masses opening for Kiss/Dep Leppard throughout August. The band is comprised of Jon [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist – Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux chatted with brand new Victory Records band Meridian, covering their upcoming release, what it means to be young in the industry, and what’s coming up next for these young lads. MERIDIAN consists of [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – At the start of July, Seether released Isolate and Medicate, their sixth studio album. It is one of the strongest records the band have put out to date and is packed full of emotionally charged anthems that has become accustomed to the post-grunge [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – Vinnie Paul former Pantera and current Hellyeah drummer talks about their new album Blood on Blood, the new lineup, a little bit about Dimebag and gets fans up to date with the band … Chris: My first question is about Blood for Blood [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – This year saw the release of a unique album Love Is Magic – the compilation of selected ballad-esque highlights of Michael Bormann’s career so far. And yet, it’s much more to him than this. Fans of this talented and very busy German [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Singer Ronny Munroe of Metal Church recently released his third solo album entitled Electric Wake. It is one of his strongest albums to date, as the singer keeps metal alive with his amazingly strong vocals and strong lyrical content. Ronny Munroe [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist – Photographer Anabel DFlux spent the day at a beautiful photo studio in California with the lovely Grog of Die So Fluid. Afterwards, the two sat down to talk about Grog’s move to Los Angeles from England, the upcoming US release of The [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Five years after their splendid debut hit the stores, outshining perhaps all albums their heroes Def Leppard made since 1992 Adrenalize, the Swedish act Grand Design returns with what is their third album to date – Thrill Of The Night. It was a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The last time Hardrock Haven interviewed Jeff LaBar, he had no plans of a solo album. Now three years have flashed by and what do you know – LaBar’s first ever solo release titled One For The Road is about to hit the stores. In our previously [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – The wait is over. The Rock and Roll Pride of Maryland, Kix, is gearing up for release of Rock Your Face Off via Loud And Proud Records on Aug. 5. It has been two decades since the band has released new music. Kix take their high-energy bluesy metal rock [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – Clint Boge rose to fame as the vocalist for The Butterfly Effect, an Australian progressive hard rock outfit that quickly became one of the biggest bands down under at the start of the new millennium. After three albums he departed TBE and became the [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Miss Behaviour is certainly a band every AOR/melodic hard rock fan should have kept on their radar since quite a few years. A reminder of this fact is the Swedish act’s newest release Double Agent which Hardrock Haven caught up with the guitarist [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – Drummer Marco Minnemann, currently touring with Joe Satriani, checked in with Hardrock Haven and discussed his new solo album EEPS. Chris: Hi, Marco! Thanks for this interview about your new album. Marco: Thank YOU! Chris: First, could you [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Gregory Lynn Hall is a name that all hard rock and melodic rock fans should be familiar with – from his Sunset Strip days and his tenure in Rat Sally back in the ‘80s to the contemporary AOR act 101 South he fronts. This year, however, marks a [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – Guitarist and entrepreneur Andy Alt recently talked with Hardrock Haven about his music career, working with Steve Vai and gives advice on the music business. CP: I’d like to talk first about your career. Could you tell our Readers [...]
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