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by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Bob Dee and his band Petro should be kept on radar by all modern melodic rock fans – an all-in-one guide to their output, the retrospective album Burning Rain having finally seen the light of day. It was a good occasion for Hardrock Haven to catch up [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – After four years of hiatus, Acacia Avenue is back! The project’s mastermind, Danish axeman Torben Enevoldsen, continues his exploration of melodic rock genre, this time with the likes of Rob Moratti (ex-Saga, Final Frontier) and Steve Newman (Newman) on [...]
by Marija Brettle - Columnist – The Robin 2, Concert Venue in Wolverhampton, April 23. 2014 – After almost two decades, former Whitesnake and outstanding rock guitarist Adrian Vandenberg is finally back in music with the brand new band Vandenberg’s MoonKings and self-titled debut [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – In recent years, we could observe the huge development of the ‘female fronted’ rock subgenre – from the alternative rock and such acts as Halestorm to the symphonic metal represented by Nightwish or Within Temptation, to name just the few. One of the [...]
by Chris A. - Senior Photojournalist – Miss May I have grown from a local Troy, Ohio band to a legitimate national metal act sharing the stage with artists like Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch and more. With a new album, epic production by legendary metal producer Terry Date and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Five years after their critically acclaimed debut Pale Sister Of Light saw the light of day, Free Spirit return with their sophomore effort, entitled All The Shadows Of Darkened Lights. Two singles off the album – “Living Tattoo” and “Hysteria” [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – It’s hard to think of any better news for the classic AOR/melodic rock fans than one of the most acclaimed bands back, geared up and ready to go! It’s Alien fans in particular who can’t really complain – their favorite band not only reunited in [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – MACH22 is here to rock! hailed as “Zeppelin meets Kravitz,” the bands sound is steeped in classic rock influences and captures that classic feel with a modern rock edge. Bassist Jaron Gulino, picked up his father’s bass guitar at the age of 15 and has not [...]
by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – German hard rock legends Accept have completed the follow-up to 2012′s Stalingrad record and will be releasing their new album Blind Rage on July 18 via Nuclear Blast. Founding member and guitarist Wolf Hoffman recently talked with Hardrock Haven [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – There is a new band on the horizon getting ready to invade the music industry. Rubicon Cross, comprised of Firehouse singer C.J. Snare, guitarist Chris Green (Pride/Furyon) bassist Simon Farmery, drummer Robert Behnke and guitarist Jeff Lerman is gearing up for [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Three Lions are a band which all AOR/Melodic Rock fans should definitely keep on their radar. The English power-trio (featuring members of Dare and Ten) has just released a stellar self-titled album and in less than two weeks from now they’re gonna rock [...]
by Craig Newman - Columnist – Norwegian symphonic rock group SAVN have just released a new, eleven-track self-titled studio album. The band was founded by The Sins Of Thy Beloved members Stig Johansen and Anders Thue. Stig Johansen asked Carmen Elise Espenæs to write some songs which morphed [...]
by Derric Miller - Managing Editor – Edguy vocalist Tobias Sammet checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss their new album, Space Police: Defenders of the Crown; exactly what their Baba Yaga song is all about; upcoming world tour plans that don’t include the U.S. … yet; why they [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Two years after the album Firebirth marked the start of a new chapter in Gotthard’s history after the tragic death of the band’s lead singer Steve Lee in 2010, the Swiss hard rock act is back with its follow-up, Bang. The album — preceded by a catchy [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Senior Photojournalist – Raziel Quiroz (aka Raziel Dead) is a tattoo artist in Mexico City. He is best known for his artwork done within the hard rock and metal community which includes working with John 5 who is famous for performing and recording with Rob Zombies and [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – It’s time to dig deep into your record collection and broaden it a little bit – there’s a new album to put next to the late ‘80s-era classics Babylon A.D. and Nothing Sacred. Fourteen years after their most recent full length studio album American [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Mother Road, an international band founded by the German guitarist Chris Lyne and the American singer Keith Slack (“with a little help of their friends” – Alessandro Del Vecchio, Zacky Tsoukas and Frank Binke) is soon going to release their first [...]
by Nikiforos Skoumas - Columnist – The band Positive Touch seems to come out of nowhere and released an album that rivals the best of Work of Art, White Widdow and Houston. Keyboardist and songwriter Jens Rüttgeroth talks with Hardrock Haven and introduces the world to Positive Touch … [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Hellion is back with a new line-up and album. Singer Ann Boleyn has a great rock and roll resume. She was one of the first women to appear on MTV and VH-1 back in the day. Also, Hellion was one of the first metal bands to perform in Russia at Monsters of Rock. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – Back with their newest album Back For More, the Swedish Baltimoore are not to look back over their shoulder anymore. In spite of their Scandi AOR origin, now the group sounds as contemporary and heavy as never before! And yet, the band’s frontman, singer [...]
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