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by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – Thrash metal architects Slayer had an extremely tumultuous 2013 with the tragic loss of guitarist Jeff Hanneman and the dismissal of drummer Dave Lombardo. Somehow, the band soldiered on with Gary Holt (Exodus) on guitar and now Paul Bostaph (Testament, [...]
by Matt Karpe - Senior Columnist – Cage the Gods came to the fore at the end of 2013 with their debut EP Favourite Sin. There was a great blend of hard rock which was in places sleazy and raucous and then in other parts more radio friendly and stripped down. Favourite Sin was a promising [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Canadian metal band Varga has just released their new CD Enter The Metal. Vocalist and bassist Joe Varga has checked in with Hardrock Haven to discuss Enter The Metal. HRH: Joe, tell us about Enter The Metal. How does it differ from your previous releases? Joe: [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – One of the most innovative and powerful drummers Carmine Appice has a Rock ‘N’ Roll resume that any musician would be proud of. Carmine has worked with some of the top alumni in the music business. His powerhouse drumming has defined him as one of [...]
by Alex Smith-Barbieri - Senior Columnist – Tony Harnell is a member of a very exclusive club called “the best singers in rock.” Along with Steve Perry, Ann Wilson, and a few others, Harnell has proven time again on record and live that he is, indeed, one of the best singers in rock. [...]
by Alexandra Mrozowska - Columnist – One of the most anticipated hard rock albums of 2013 was Heaven & Earth’s new release. Dig definitely met expectations of those who awaited for a full-length band’s release since 2001’s Windows to the World and marked an important change within [...]
by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – Teutonic thrash standard bearers Kreator recently laid waste to North America as part of the Legends of Thrash tour alongside Overkill and Warbringer. 2013 also saw the release of Kreator’s latest live CD/DVD entitled Dying Alive. The CD/DVD [...]
by John Kindred - Publisher – Guitar virtuoso, Michael Abdow, currently on the road with Fates Warning, has just released his second instrumental solo album Life Symbolic on Shredguy Records. Hardrock Haven talks with Michael Abdow about his new album, his endorsement of Rick Hanes guitars, [...]
by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – Massachusetts metalcore forebearers Killswitch Engage are currently well into a tour of North America alongside Huntress and Lamb of God. Earlier this year, the band also released their latest studio album Disarm the Descent which features the triumphant [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – Angelica discusses he new album Thrive to released on Frontiers Records Sweden rock singer Angelica is gearing up for her release Thrive via Frontiers Records on December 3rd. Angelica has a powerhouse vocal style that will blow you away. Angelica demonstrates [...]
by Alissa Ordabai - Senior Columnist – Joe Duplantier: “We are not a rock’n’roll band. We don’t get on stage drunk and we are not here to party.” I am catching Gojira’s frontman Joe Duplantier in the middle of the band’s U.S. tour with Slayer which began last month and will run [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – Anabel Dflux had the opportunity to sit down and chat with William Francis of William Control about his inspirations, literary opinions, and upcoming album. ::: Listen to the interview ::: Your browser does not support this audio [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – Anabel Dflux had a moment to chat with Drew Willnough and Laurence Beveridge of British band Fearless Vampire Killers, and although pleasantly interested by their dapper accents, they got down to business and talked about the music, formation, and [...]
by Deb Rao - Senior Columnist – There is a new generation of female singers sweeping the nation. Benedictum featuring Veronica Freeman is gearing up for the release of Obey via Frontiers on Dec. 3 in North America. In this exclusive interview for Hardrock Haven, Veronica discusses the making [...]
by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – New Jersey thrash pioneers Overkill are currently destroying North America with their German brothers-in-arms Kreator and Californian upstarts Warbringer as part of the Legends of Thrash tour. Never a band to rest on their laurels, Overkill have also all [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Photojournalist – Anabel Dflux spent some time with Ash, Nikki, and Anthony of Hollywood band New Years Day, chatting about their Whisky a Go Go show, the formation of the band, and what’s to come. ::: Listen to the interview ::: Your browser does not support [...]
by Anabel Dflux - Senior Columnist – Forward: Anabel Dflux hung out backstage with Jill Janus of Huntress, talking about her past, her future, and the band itself. Touring in support of their second album Starbound Beast Huntress is currently out on the road with Lamb of God, Killswitch [...]
by Christophe Pauly - Photojournalist – From Adelaide, Australia the hard-rocking young three-piece band known as Tracer have released their second full-length album titled El Pistolero. Produced by Kevin Shirley who has worked with Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair and Cold [...]
by Steve Patrick - Senior Columnist – Legendary metal pioneers Sepultura have recently released a new record entitled The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart on Nuclear Blast. The album is produced by Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and is one of the foursome’s most brutal [...]
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