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DESTROYER debut gets re-issue and first time ever on CD, with bonus tracks. Heaven and Hell Records continue to bring you re-issues U.S. metal cult classics, this time New Pennsylvania three piece wrecking crew Destroyer’s debut ‘Optimum D.S.I from 1988. A classic U.S. metal release of [...]
The Workhorse III, Clawhammer PR and Hardrock Haven is giving a lucky winner a copy of The Workhorse III’s Closer to Relevance latest CD. Philadelphia power trio The WORKHORSE III will self-release their third album Closer to Relevance on December 9. Too Rock for Metal and too Metal for Rock? [...]
After bombarding social media for the last six months with pictures of scary and sexy clowns, Shredguy Records is set to release the album Clownhammer on September 24th. Clownhammer is a brutal, yet melodic heavy metal album that features virtuoso guitar player Sean Baker. The album’s nine tracks [...]
British melodic hard rock giants TEN to release ‘Battlefield’ with all the TEN songs from their Rocktopia Records period – including all the Japanese bonus tracks and exclusive EP tracks – onto one Limited Edition double CD release (500 copies only) with an exclusive cover by [...]
by Justin Gaines – Sr. Columnist — German Power Metal band Orden Ogan, arguably the most exciting band in power metal at the moment, has officially raised the bar on what a live release can be. The Book of Ogan is the band’s first-ever live release, and it is, in a word, massive. [...]
Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the [...]
by Joe Dolan – Guest Columnist — Back on April 5th, the multi-instrumentalist Bihlman Brothers, Jeff Jabo (Guitar) and Scot Little (Drums) appeared on stage at the Guitar Center Music Expo in Long Beach, CA with Kings X front man and bassist dUg Pinnick to introduce their new project [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — The Sixxis are an American hard rock trio whose influences are stated to include Zeppelin, Muse and System Of A Down. It is a rather strange and diverse list, which is why this self-titled release is hard to fathom. The Georgia natives know how to play the [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist — Hardrock Haven news flash! Geoff Tate and George Lynch had a musical love child, and its name is Coldspell. Obviously, this is an oversimplification of Coldspell’s sound, but you get the gist. If you’re not yet familiar with the pride of Kiruna, [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Asking Alexandria are one of the UK’s premiere metal acts, and on third album From Death To Destiny, they up the ante with more of their trademark metalcore, as well as incorporating some hard rock to their ever maturing CV. Vocalist Danny Worsnop has had [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist/News Editor — German power metal band Powerwolf is back with a new album, their fifth, titled Preachers of the Night. The band’s previous album – 2011’s excellent Blood of the Saints – was a major breakthrough for Powerwolf, and with Preachers [...]
by Jonathan – Senior Columnist — Although this is a review for Manowar The Lord Of Steel Live (EP), before continuing with the review of what is, it’s important to understand what was. In other words, how did Manowar get to where they are today? Not in biographical terms but in [...]
by Joe Mis – Senior Columnist — Sabinas Rex is a massive, New York based rock opera project masterminded by Vlado Kormos. If an album could be rated solely on packaging this one would get perfect scores everywhere – but in this case the content comes pretty darn close to matching the [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — Every so often a band comes along that, whilst having a strong cult following, appear to be rather unknown in the great wide rock world. One Less Reason is one of those bands, and after hearing their powerful and emotive music, you wonder how they slipped [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist — In melodic rock circles, disrespecting James Christian will earn you five knuckles right in the kisser and deservedly so—the man is a singing legend, a vocal god. So it is with the utmost respect that his latest solo album must be dubbed a moderate [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — After two successful EP’s, Furiosity is Monster Truck’s first full length album, packed with hard southern rock fused with some delicious blues guitar rhythms. Vocalist and bassist Jon Harvey has a strong and dominating voice, which is on show straight [...]
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