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by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Devour The Day featuring former members of Egypt Central, Joey “Chicago” Walser and Blake Allison, have released their debut album Time & Pressure on Fat Lady Music. Their first single “Good Man” Is currently heating up the [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – Kristof Bathory talks about their latest album Anathema, the band’s symbolism, and what fans should expect from Dawn of Ashes in the future. Hardrock Haven: Congratulations on your newest album, Anathema. How are the fans responding to it? [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – Currently based in Toronto, ON, Canada, The Rabid Whole (also known by the acronym TRW) is a band that plays a mixture of rock, industrial, electronica, and alternative music. Vocalist and guitarist Andreas Weiss talks with Hardrock Haven’s [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist – APRIL 13, 2013 INTERVIEW AT THE METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY IN LEEDS, U.K. In late 2008, four Californian retro rockers decided to be a band and called themselves, Rival Sons. From the start their mission was to bring back the real, honest and soulful sound [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Danish metal outfit Volbeat recently toured North America alongside support bands Spoken and Danko Jones in conjunction with the release of their latest studio album Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies. The record is the first to feature to feature the [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Thorsten Koehne, founding guitarist of Eden’s Curse is about to unleash their fourth studio album. Thorsten has also played the guitars on the highly acclaimed latest Hardline album Danger Zone having already left strong impressions in the AOR world [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Vocal powerhouse Sebastian Bach recently released his first-ever solo live package with the 2CD/DVD set entitled ABachalypse Now. The live outing documents a tumultuous time in Bach’s solo career since it represents shows featuring virtuoso guitarist [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – German metal legend Udo Dirkschneider recently visited Cleveland, OH as part of a brief North American tour in advance of the release of his upcoming new album with U.D.O. entitled Steelhammer which hits record stores in late May. The ex-Accept vocalist [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Tom Keifer Talks The Way Life Goes One of the most prolific songwriters to emerge from the ’80s genre, Tom Keifer is gearing up for his first solo release The Way Life Goes on April 30th via Merovee Records. The album is a tapestry of songs that [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Australian glam metallers De La Cruz have just released their debut album on Frontiers Records. With a solid international fan base, numerous popular promo-videos on YouTube and a remarkable EP all preceding their debut album Street Level, it becomes [...]
by Anabel Dflux – Photojournalist – Davey Suicide is an industrial rock band from Hollywood, California (or as they like to call it, Unholywood, Killafornia), whose visual image is just as gratifying as their message! Anabel Dflux had the chance to sit down and talk to Davey at the [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Keyboardist Niclas Olsson, the mastermind behind Swedish female-fronted AOR sensation Alyson Avenue, has returned with an all-male melodic rock proposition in the band Sapphire Eyes. As a band leader Niclas has recorded three albums with Alyson Avenue, [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – A “Classy Bitch” is what Lzzy Hale had in mind with the design of her new Gibson USA Signature Model Explorer guitar. Hardrock Haven’s Chris A. shoots the breeze with Lzzy Hale about winning a Grammy, the band’s upcoming [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Cyanide 4 were arguably the first Greek sleaze band to give the audience the full package from the looks, to the songwriting, to the recordings, to the videos, to the artwork, they have it all. Cyanide 4 have opened shows for The Scorpions, W.A.S.P., [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – American guitarist, Ursin DeRoche, is endorsed by MusicMan guitars INTEX cable Ernie Ball strings and Eventide effects. Currently guitarist in the bands Jet Set Babylon and Daredevil Autopilot, DeRoche talks to Hardrock Haven about his career as a [...]
by Mark Allen – Senior Columnist – Banging Death’s Drums Dan Johnson is one of the hottest up-and-coming hard rock/metal drummers on the scene today. For proof, you need look no further than the fact that Brian “Head” Welch (ex-Korn) selected him to bang the skins for his band [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Danger Angel have just put out their second album Revolutia. Coached by Jeff Scott Soto, Danger Angel delivered a record that stands toe-to-toe with JSS, Eclipse and WET. We contacted founding guitarist Ethan Snow and front-man M.T. to find out how it [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – From Sweden, Denied’s roots go back to 2003, when Andreas Carlsson founded the band. It’s taken a decade for the lineup to be solidified and an official album to be released. Signing a recording contract with U.S. label Sliptrick Records in the Fall of [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Atlanta-based rock/metal band Royal Thunder recently came through Columbus, OH on March 1st as part of their tour with Ancient VVisdom as support. The Relapse Records recording artists’ sound can be described as ominous Sabbath-esque riffs wedded with [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – Releasing a first class AOR album each year is nothing to be taken lightly, and that is exactly what guitarist Andy Rock and Wild Rose have been up to for the past three years. We contacted Andy Rock to find out first hand what is the drive behind Wild [...]
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