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by Alex Smith-Barbieri – Senior Columnist – Livio Gravini is a singer’s singer; classically trained, but with all the whisky-throat and she-left-me heartache that makes listening to Robert Plant, Paul Rogers, David Coverdale and other greats so visceral. When Livio sings, you don’t [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Hookers & Blow, the band featuring Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi celebrated its 10th Anniversary September 5th at The Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood and September 6th at Count’s Vamped in Las [...]
by Kent McIntire – Columnist – Murder FM is a deep, dark, hard hitting rock band that will leave you wanting more. A lot of the same is said about a lot of bands. However, after speaking with Murder FM front man, Norman Matthew, it’s perfectly clear he wants Murder FM to be the [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Teenage Casket Company lead singer Rob Wylde checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk about a side project he had a few years ago called Sins of America; the release of Sins of America’s Demos for the Deranged; what it was like to live in the States; [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – Swedish ‘Death Glam’ band Deathstars have recently released their fourth studio album in the form of The Perfect Cult, a broodingly dark yet deliciously melodic record. I caught up with enigmatic front-man Andreas “Whiplasher Bernadotte” Bergh [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas – Columnist – David A. Saylor is an artist who consistently comes up with authentic first-class AOR songs regardless of the context. Strength of One is his third studio album, one that flows so naturally while re-introducing many of the genre’s archetypal values. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – It might have been eliminated by the flannel-shirt clad, continuously depressed grungers, ridiculed and laughed at by the ‘serious’ metalheads and dismissed as the cheesiest genre of all by the omnipotent music critics. But now, Steel [...]
by Matt Karpe – Senior Columnist – After a few years away from the limelight, 2014 has seen Framing Hanley return with a big bang. Their third record The Sum Of Who We Are was released back in April after a successful Kickstarter campaign, and with a busy touring schedule in place for [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Sound And Fury is gearing up for the rebirth of the band. Singer Luke Metcalf recently relocated to Los Angeles from Ontario, Canada. L.A. is where it all began for the band in 2004 when Sound And Fury opened for Vince Neil at the Key Club. Sound And Fury [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist – Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux caught up with Michael Vampire of The Killing Lights, the Hollywood heart throb for many. They chatted about the band’s name, how the aesthetics have changed, and what’s coming up next! HRH: Hi! [...]
by Kent McIntire – Photojournalist – On Saturday, August 9, 2014 Nothing more performed at Dirt Fest 2014 in Birch Run, Michigan. Hardrock Haven Photojournalist Kent McIntire was on hand and hand a chance to sit down with Jonny Hawkins (Lead Vocals & Aux Drums) and Daniel Oliver [...]
by Craig Newman – Columnist – Sweden’s Amaranthe’s new album Massive Addictive will be released on Spinefarm Records on October 21 in the U.S. With a U.S. tour planned with Within Temptation, as well as headlining shows booked, the band is gearing up for a busy winter season. [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Break out band of the summer The Dead Daisies are currently on tour in support of their latest EP entitled Face I Love. This Summer finds The Dead Daisies playing to the masses opening for Kiss/Dep Leppard throughout August. The band is comprised of Jon [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist – Senior photojournalist Anabel DFlux chatted with brand new Victory Records band Meridian, covering their upcoming release, what it means to be young in the industry, and what’s coming up next for these young lads. MERIDIAN consists of [...]
by Christophe Pauly – Senior Photojournalist – Vinnie Paul former Pantera and current Hellyeah drummer talks about their new album Blood on Blood, the new lineup, a little bit about Dimebag and gets fans up to date with the band … Chris: My first question is about Blood for Blood [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Senior Columnist – This year saw the release of a unique album Love Is Magic – the compilation of selected ballad-esque highlights of Michael Bormann’s career so far. And yet, it’s much more to him than this. Fans of this talented and very busy German [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Singer Ronny Munroe of Metal Church recently released his third solo album entitled Electric Wake. It is one of his strongest albums to date, as the singer keeps metal alive with his amazingly strong vocals and strong lyrical content. Ronny Munroe [...]
by Anabel DFlux – Senior Photojournalist – Photographer Anabel DFlux spent the day at a beautiful photo studio in California with the lovely Grog of Die So Fluid. Afterwards, the two sat down to talk about Grog’s move to Los Angeles from England, the upcoming US release of The [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska – Columnist – Five years after their splendid debut hit the stores, outshining perhaps all albums their heroes Def Leppard made since 1992 Adrenalize, the Swedish act Grand Design returns with what is their third album to date – Thrill Of The Night. It was a [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – The last time Hardrock Haven interviewed Jeff LaBar, he had no plans of a solo album. Now three years have flashed by and what do you know – LaBar’s first ever solo release titled One For The Road is about to hit the stores. In our previously [...]
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