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Interviews

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

by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Luke Sheafer of Me Like Bees, an Indie Rock band out of Joplin, Missouri. The two had a delightful phone chat about the band’s music, The Ides, and what fans can expect next from these [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — There’s hardly more original way for a Rock band to debut than to record a cover version of… an EDM hit. But with their eagerly awaited, full length album Reach Out To Rock, the Swedish quartet Reach proved there’s much more to them than [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Dutch Symphonic Metal band Delain completed a successful US tour late last year alongside Xandria and Sonata Arctica. Delain was out on the road supporting their most recent studio effort, The Human Contradiction. Frontwoman and primary lyricist [...]
by Marissa Ann – Photojournalist — Rock band Crowd The Airwaves held their EP album release at Mercury Lounge in New York City Sunday, March 22, 2015 and also celebrating their one year anniversary as a band. As one of the very few all female Rock bands in the NYC Hard Rock and Heavy [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — James McCurley of Vertica talks about the band, their latest album The Haunted South and more … Hardrock Haven: First, I’d like to know how Vertica was born? Did you know each other from the beginning? James McCurley: Vertica [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — The Wild Beyond has a unique sound that is a cross between Prog and Heavy with a touch of Jazz-fusion. The band recently released their debut album on vinyl entitled Wake Up. Hardrock Haven recently caught up with singer Max Hodes regarding the album [...]
by Zane Cash – Photojournalist — Hardrock Haven’s Zane Cash spoke with Richie Cavalera, frontman of the metal band Incite and son of metal icon Max Cavalera (ex-Sepultura, Soulfly, Killer be Killed, ex Nailbomb, Cavalera Conspiracy) about their newest album Up in Hell, getting [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Summer 2015 sees the return of The Darkness with their fourth album Last of Our Kind – due out June 1st. Produced by guitarist Dan Hawkins, the album boasts new track, “Barbarian” (http://smarturl.it/barbarianvid), described by frontman Justin [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — Prior to his recent concert performance Boerderij, in Zoetermeer (Holland), Neal Morse took time to talk with Hardrock Haven’s Christophe Pauly. During the interview Morse talks about his latest solo album The Grand Experiment. The [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — For the fans of ‘80s melodic hard rock – the aficionados of German band Bonfire in particular – 2015 started with a big surprise. It’s been only a few days into the new year when it was announced that Bonfire’s lead singer Claus [...]
by Justin DelPrince – Columnist — Over twenty years have passed since Melodic Death Metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity, from Gothenburg, Sweden, released their debut album, Skydancer. Fast forward to 2015 and the band is busier than ever, having visited six continents for in support of [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — John 5 is so much more than just Rob Zombie’s guitar player for the last decade. The guitar wizard is also a prolific session player and songwriter that has worked with artists as varied as David Lee Roth, k.d. Lang, Rob Halford, Lynyrd [...]
by Justin DelPrince – Columnist — Joining Dark Tranquillity on their recent North American tour is fellow Melodic Death Metal band Insomnium, from Finland, whose sixth album, Shadows of a Dying Sun, was released in 2014. Hardrock Haven had the opportunity to speak with bassist/vocalist [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Ignoring conventional wisdom of big record labels, Rob Castoria plays the game by his own rules. Realities, which gave birth to Thrash and now have become a distant memory for many A-listers of Heavy Metal, never have stopped fueling his work. This [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Canadian Symphonic Metal songstress Leah McHenry has put the finishing touches on Kings & Queens – her second full-length studio release. Leah blends elements of Celtic, World Music, and Progressive Metal influences into European-style Symphonic [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — Drummer Troy Patrick Farrell is currently out on the road toruing wuth Gilby Clarke. Deb Rao caught up with Farrel prior to Clarke’s performance at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. HRH: Troy, welcome to Hardrock Haven, it’s been awhile! You will be [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux met up with fashion designer Lindsay Hearts at her studio, adorned with edgy decor and pieces from the new collection on display. The two chatted about the various musicians that have commissioned clothing [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist — It has been 29 years since Southern California rock band Ruthless has released a new album. That is all about to change with their latest release They Rise. The band is ready to pick up where they left off. They say timing is everything. Ruthless is [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Journalist Anabel DFlux met up with September Mourning at their rehearsal space to chat about the band’s music, visual characteristics, the conjunction between the upcoming debut album and the accompanying graphic novel, and much more. [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist — Jacky Bastek is a finger-style guitarist and composer from Frankfurt, Germany. In 2014 she played her first live shows and started to share her music online getting a positive response right away. Her entry to the ‘Lowden young [...]
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