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by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Live albums rarely carry the weight and impact that they once did. Nowadays it seems that a live album is only produced and distributed as a way to tide fans over in between studio recordings. However, every once and a while a live album will come [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Steve Coyne Conspiracy arrives with the debut album Feelings of Euphoria via Shredguy Records. Guitarist Steve Coyne is joined by fellow guitarist Jimi Bell; bassists Chris McCarvill, Steve Buskowe and Rob Liptrot; drummers BJ Zampa, Tom Swift and Ralph [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Multi-instrumentalist and composer Walter Monsanto has released his full-length solo album titled The Master Key. Hailing from Guatemala, Monsanto has been making a name for himself throughout the region, opening for international live acts, such as Michael [...]
by Justin Gaines – Senior Columnist — Guitarist and composer Adrian Galysh returned in 2013 with a new solo album, his fourth overall, titled Tone Poet. This time around Galysh is joined by vocalist Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Royal Hunt, Ring of Fire), bassist Phillip Bynoe [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist — Andrzej Citowicz, the Polish guitarist Hardrock Haven readers should already be quite familiar with, is striking back again – this time, with a bit of Christmas spirit. A smart move, it seems – with holiday season soon to come, even the most [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist — The first impression you get upon hearing Mark Claytor is “Wow, that guy can sure play a guitar,” and that impression becomes confirmation after hearing Uprising. Thirteen instrumental songs stretched over forty minutes show the skill Claytor has when his [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — The gnawing question of what songwriting direction the ultimate guitar hero has been busy devising for himself for 7 years – while not releasing any new studio material – has finally been answered. Steve Vai’s spanking new, lavishly [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer — Spectacular improvisation as spirited and as eloquent as Satriani’s studio material – if nothing else – makes this live release worth checking out. And not only by the guitar heads for whom this double CD is mandatory. This is also an album for those who [...]