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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 [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – Australian Metal-core bruisers Feed Her To The Sharks are on the verge of international stardom. After signing with the mighty Victory Records last year, Feed Her To The Sharks have just released their first album with the label- their third overall in [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – German vocal powerhouse Udo Dirkschneider recently released a new studio with his longtime solo band U.D.O. entitled Decadent. Dirkschneider took some time to speak with Hardrock Haven about the new record and whatever else came to mind. In the [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – I wrote in the album review for Rise that every so often you come across a band or album (by mistake) that takes you by surprise. That was the case when I discovered Living Scars, a relatively unknown Christian Hard Rock band from a little place called [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – Military history enthusiasts that happen to be Metal-heads had their prayers answered when the band Sabaton formed in 1999. These hard-driving Swedes recount tales of bravery and valor in every performance. Recently, while supporting their most [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – Once a spandex-clad frontman of the glam rock disciples Wig Wam, performing under the moniker of Glam and now a frontman of a super-group Ammunition – Age Sten Nilsen is undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary singers to ever emerge from [...]
by Steve Patrick – Senior Columnist – In the latter half of 2014, ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein destroyed venues across the country while touring in support of his latest album Abominator. The record was the first release from Doyle’s new eponymous solo outfit [...]
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