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by Marija Brettle - Columnist – London-based BRUTAI is four piece thrash metal band. Formed in 2007, they have crafted a sound which incorporates many different sub-genres of metal, whilst remaining mainstream, modern and accessible. Thrash Death, Melodic and Classical styles can all be heard [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Jon Lord: 1941 – 2012 Jon Lord took you outside of the mundane, the familiar, and the clichéd. Where rock guitar in the 60′s was busy constructing and establishing the essential, basic paradigms of the genre, his keyboard gave it extra [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – U.K. premiere Report: June 16, 2012, Sheffield, UK Few of us can imagine what it was like to be Jason Becker back in 1989 – a 20 year-old internationally acclaimed virtuoso about to start touring with David Lee Roth as his new guitarist. Even fewer can [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – In Tribute | Jim Marshall: July 29, 1923 – April 5, 2012 Every rock ‘n’ roll fan who has been to a concert has seen his products. The large Marshall Amplifiers that festoon the stages of rock ‘n’ roll. From the walls of Marshalls used [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – If there is one thing technology has done for regular music fans over the last 10 years, it’s made them more independent. Or at least less subordinate to the labels, the music press, TV, and radio – the traditional bastions of control of almost all access [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Great White vs. Jack Russell — A Lesson in Character Assassination from The Guys Who Wrote “The Angel Song” By now, you are most likely aware that former Great White singer Jack Russell has completed a lineup for his version of Great White and is going on [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – For the past five days, the Caribbean has been under a musical siege of epic proportions in the form of the second 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. Forty-two Metal bands, representing an excellent cross-selection of metal genres, shared a luxury cruise liner with 2,000 [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer 70000 Tons of Metal Sailing aboard a 70,000-ton cruise ship, carrying 40 heavy metal bands and 2,000 fans in the Caribbean isn’t your typical holiday; in fact, it’s an adventure of epic proportions. In a nutshell, the 70,000 Tons of Metal experience is a [...]
by Chris Danielson Guest Writer – SED RECORDS TO SHOWCASE UP AND COMING ROCK BANDS: HORNET, DAMN DICE & WESTERN SAND; THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2012, AT THE THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO London based independent record label SED Records UK return once again with their free-entry rock nights at [...]
A Tribute to Jani Lane by Deb Rao Staff Writer Jani Lane former lead vocalist for the multi-platinum rock band Warrant passed away on August 11, 2011. Hardrock Haven would like to offer their condolences to Jani’s family and former band mates in Warrant. At this time, we would like to revisit [...]
by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer Ronnie James Dio was, and will remain, one of the most powerful and emotional singers in rock history. His legacy lives on in the vast collection of songs he recorded, and in the loving memories of those lucky enough to meet the man personally. May 16, 2011 marks one [...]
A Tribute to Daniel MacMaster by John Kindred Staff Writer Daniel MacMaster (July 11, 1968 — March 3, 2008) Daniel MacMaster, born in Barre, Ontarion, Cananda, in 1968, tasted success in the late ’80s as the vocalist for Jason Bonham’s band Bonham. Bonham released two albums: The [...]
by Cynthia Gomez Staff Writer Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer & Anthrax : The Big 4 or The Big Fail? Metalhead’s would do anything to see the biggest of thrash/metal bands play the same stage– pay $116 for the ticket, drive a total of 6 hours when gas prices average $4.15 a gallon, walk [...]
Tribute to Scott Columbus of Manowar by John Kindred Staff Writer Scott Columbus (November 10, 1956 — April 4, 2011) Former drummer for the Heavy Metal band Manowar, Scott Columbus, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2011. Columbus, a native of Fair Haven, lived in Syracuse, New York. Columbus joined [...]
by John Kindred Staff Writer Classic Albums Revisited: Blue Murder John Sykes (Tygers of Pan Tang, Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Sykes), the man behind the successful Whitesnake self-titled CD, which was an enormous international success, selling more than six million copies in the U.S. [...]
by Franco Cerchiari Staff Writer On Feb. 20, 2003, at 11:07 p.m., at The Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, in what should have been a night of association with friends, fist-pumping hard rock and a high that can only come from seeing one of your favorite bands live, quickly cascaded [...]
Twenty Years Ago: In Memory of Steve Clark by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer January 8, 2011 marks 20 years since the premature passing of Def Leppard guitarist, Steve Clark. This holiday season, raise a pint in honor of “Steamin’ Steve” and the musical legacy he left behind. To Def Leppard, [...]
In Tribute: Kevin DuBrow. by Alex Barbieri Staff Writer On Nov. 25, 2010, it will be three years since the sudden passing of Kevin DuBrow. May hard rock and metal fans everywhere raise a clenched-fist to the sky in honor of the unique and groundbreaking Quiet Riot singer. Born on Oct. 29, 1955, [...]
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