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by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Exclusive Eric Bass of Shinedown Previews Carnival of Madness Tour One of the hottest tours of the summer, The Carnival Of Madness Tour is currently underway. The tour features Shinedown, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Skillet, and We As Human. Hardrock [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Fans of Nevermore and Matt Barlow era Iced Earth can rejoice in the news that Ashes of Ares, the new supergroup made up of Barlow, ex-Iced Earth bassist Freddie Vidales, and former Nevermore drummer Van Williams, will be releasing their eponymous debut [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Savannah, Georgia-based metal band Baroness made their return to the stage in 2013 following a horrific bus crash last year near Bath, England. Recently, as part of the second leg of their US tour returning to the stage, Baroness came through Columbus, OH [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – Age Of Days’ music contains something for everyone. From catchy hard rock bursting with energy to slower delicate ballads, here is a band that is finally gaining the recognition they deserve. Their latest release Radioactivity is their first album since [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Ancient Egyptian-themed death metallers Nile recently toured the US to commemorate their 20th anniversary together as a band and also to support of their most recent record, 2012’s At The Gate Of Sethu. As part of the tour, Nile performed a show at [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – Ask the guys from The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show what their live performance is like and you’ll get answers like “lots sleeping on stage,” “crappy music” and “frontal nudity.” To say these guys have a sense [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – After 30 years in the music business ex-Savatage member Jon Oliva has released his first solo CD entitled, Raise The Curtain. The album reflects another side of Oliva that is very personal and heartfelt. Jon also reveals details surrounding his solo Story [...]
by Derric Miller – Managing Editor – Just off the road with Valiant Thorr and Ramming speed, and just before Gypsyhawk heads back out on the road–across the US and Canada–with Trollfest and Alestorm, Gypsyhawk guitarist Erik Kluiber checked in with Hardrock Haven to talk [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – Over the course of thirty years, Philip H. Anselmo has made an undeniable mark on the face of metal music. Anselmo’s influence is most easily seen in his genre-defining work as the frontman for Pantera, but his explosive performances delivering the [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – We As Human is gearing up for the Carnival Of Madness Tour slated to kick off on August 11th in Asbury Park, NJ. The tour will make a special stop in Bristow, VA on August 21st and conclude in Las Vegas on September 15th. The Carnival Of Madness Tour [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – One of the hottest concert bills of the summer The Carnival Of Madness Tour is slated to kick off on August 11th in Asbury Park, NJ and ends in Las Vegas on September 15th. The line-up includes Shinedown, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Skillet, and We As [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – It’s not every day that half of The Greatest Band in the World pays a visit to your hometown. That rare occurrence happened to this intrepid journalist recently when Kyle Gass of Tenacious D played a solo gig with his side project, the Kyle Gass Band, at [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – Metal Warriors Amon Amarth Talk Mayhem, Deceiver of the Gods & More In June Swedish Melodic Death metallers Amon Amarth delivered their ninth studio album Deceiver of the Gods. The band’s latest offering was met with fantastic reviews around [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – New band The Winery Dogs comprised of veteran musicians Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy have just released their self-titled debut album. The band is currently selling out shows in Japan and gearing up for a tour in South America, and the [...]
by Steve Patrick – Columnist – So, Zakk Wylde and Jason Bonham walk into a gay bar. No, this isn’t a set-up for a joke, but rather one of Wylde’s entertaining stories that all of his interviews are filled with. Taking a moment out of his busy schedule during 2013’s [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – Singer guitarist Laura Wilde is currently taking the music world by storm. The Australian singer is currently on the road with Ted Nugent and has been nominated by Vegas Rocks magazine for best new female artist. Laura will also be performing at the Vegas [...]
by Matt Karpe – Columnist – Digital Summer is an extraordinary band. Not only do they make highly energetic and infectious hard rock, but away from the stage and recording studio, all the members work full time jobs to pay the bills. The band itself, who have released three studio [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – New Supergroup Cheap Thrill featuring Cinderella duo Eric Brittingham and Jeff Labar, drummer Troy Patrick Farrell and singer Brandon Gibbs is gearing up for their Las Vegas Debut July 12 at Vamp’d. Drummer Troy Patrick Farrell unveils exclusive [...]
by Deb Rao – Senior Columnist – LA rock band Venrez are gearing up for their release of American Illusion on July 30. The band has released a video directed by Natalie Bible called “Unforeseen.” Lead singer Steven Berez better known, as Ven is huge on writing lyrics that [...]
by John Kindred – Publisher – Instrumental shredder Tom Kopyto recently released his 2nd studio album Resurrection on Shredguy Records. The album comes 13 years after his first, YTK, which featured Michael Angelo Batio as executive producer. 13 years seems to a long time between albums, [...]
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