Hot off the Press


by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — Driven not by killer ambition, but by a sense of refuge his instrument gives him, John 5 remains one of the most industrious guitarists to have ever played heavy metal. “I’m always working,” he told me the first time I interviewed him back in [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Not even a year after their album Albion saw the light of day, gaining rave reviews all across the globe, the British Melodic Rock giants Ten are back with the new pirate-flavored release Isla De Muerta and – which is even more surprising [...]
by Justin DelPrince – Columnist — Twenty-eight years after recording their only live album, Saints Will Conquer, at the Agora Ballroom in Cleveland, Ohio, Armored Saint came back to the same iconic venue, this time in support of their new record Win Hands Down. Singer John Bush sat down [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — After three years of silence, the Italian Hard Rock outfit Beverly Killz returned with their sophomore full-length. However, a few things about Kingdom could have raised quite a few eyebrows. It turned out to be a self-made album, released [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Things just don’t disappear indeed – it is so indeed, if you look upon music genres. It’s been more than thirty year now s after the powerful sound of ‘70s Heavy Metal was blended with the raw vibe to Punk Rock into a bulging, [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Swedish/Canadian/American melodic Death Metal masters Arch Enemy made a stop in Columbus, Ohio at the inaugural Metal show of Cap City Concerts LLC at the Northland Performing Arts Center as part of the War Eternal world tour in conjunction with the [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Chris Musser band From Ashes to New is currently on tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, and In This Moment. Musser discusses the upcoming release of the bands new studio album, Day One, the group’s influences and the band’s relatively [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Toxic Holocaust frontman Joel Grind had a drink with Hardrock Haven at Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio and discussed his recent switch from guitar to bass, his work as a producer, the status of a follow-up to 2013’s Chemistry of Consciousness, [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior journalist Anabel DFlux chatted with Dominic St. Charles, of the band URN, about their brand new album Epiphany (their first studio album in nearly six years!), their tour adventures, and what fans can expect next! Hardrock Haven: Hi [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with musician Caleb Bingham to chat about his band Ascension, what happened between him and Five Finger Death Punch, and what fans can expect next! Anabel: Hi! How are you? Thank you for talking [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — The Edge of Paradise is a female-fronter Metal band from Los Angeles, CA. Currently the band has released the full length studio album Immortal Waltz produced by the legendary Michael Wagener (Dokken, KEEL, King’s X, Megadeth). With the release of the [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist — After 13 years of absence from the U.S. music scene, guitar guru Marty Friedman returns to native soil to tour his latest album. Chart-breaker Inferno released by Prosthetic Records a year ago became not only the most acclaimed record of [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — It’s been a long way from his first recordings made at the tender age of 17 to his independently released second solo album Multiverse Collision. Hardrock Haven caught up with the Florida-based shredder Steve Kaynan to discuss his new album, [...]
by Marija Brettle – Senior Columnist — Growing up in the West Orange house where legendary songwriters Carole King and Gerry Goffin lived, young Ray Andersen knew early on that music would be his life’s work. While living on the street that inspired King to write the Monkees’ hit, [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist — Five years ago Melodic Hard Rock aficionados were awed by their second album One Ticket To Paradise; now after five long years of keeping their fingers crossed they can finally breathe a sigh of relief. 2015 has one of the finest [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Jim Louvau and Andy Gerold of There Is No Us, at a local bar in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trio chatted about the concept behind this new music endeavor, the debut live show with Letlive, and the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — Even while he was the frontman of the massively successful band Pantera, Phil Anselmo was always staying busy with offshoot musical projects like Southern Isolation and Viking Crown. Some of those side projects (Down and Superjoint Ritual) ended up [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist — Andy the Kid is one talented lad, from playing with Wayne Static, to We Are The Riot, and this passionate individual is excited to take on his newest endeavor … a solo project. Senior Journalist Anabel DFlux sat down to chat with Andy [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher — Sean Baker of The Sean Baker Orchestra has just released Game On!! on Shredguy Records. Baker’s third solo CD to date, moves away from just a purely instrumental shred album and brings in vocalists, Jeff Martin of Racer X and Ronni Monroe of Metal [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist — It seems that no modern rock band receives more hype and praise than Rival Sons. All of that attention is not only valid, but it’s been earned since their 2009 inception by doing things the old fashioned way: putting out great records and [...]
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