Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hard Rock Hideout

If you’re a hard rock fan (and if you’re reading this site, you must be), then there’s a small spot on the web that you should definitely check out. The site is Hard Rock Hideout, Rob Rockitt’s little page about all the latest happenings in hard rock and heavy metal.

Updated almost three times daily, Hard Rock Hideout has classic album reviews of heavy rocking bands that I either forgot about, or never heard of. There’s also plenty of brand new CD reviews too, usually posting the day before the disc arrives in stores. His reviews avoid all the corporate magazine style of writing and tell it like it is, just as if you were telling a friend whether you should buy a particular disc.

Keeping a finger on the pulse of the hard rock community, Hard Rock Hideout gathers information from all over the web to keep us posted. It’s one of the sites that I read daily and it’s worth the visit. When a band is giving away a free download, HRH is the first site to post it. Thanks to HRH I was able to get a free copy of Jetboy, stream the new Hinder CD before purchase, determine that I had to own the new Nickleback disc, and pick up links to other free discs or singles.

A monthly, new release calendar is kept, telling what is out, what’s coming out, and what keeps changing release date-wise. Concert reviews are posted as well, and HRH gives one of the most detailed concert reviews there is. Telling the story from beginning to end, posting pictures, setlists, and personal videos of the show, you get the real experience of having been there, and it definitely helps determine whether you should attend.

A sidebar listing of all the bands covered on the site is a neat little tool. Clicking on one of the bands brings up a link of band related posts, in case you want to read a lot about one in particular. A lot of the band logos are also included, which is just an enjoyable extra.

If you’re looking for comprehensive concert reviews, CD reviews, or the latest news in hard rock happenings, be sure to check out the Hard Rock Hideout. It’s worth the visit and a few clicks. You may wind up being there a lot longer than originally anticipated.

Visit the site here: http://www.hardrockhideout.com/

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3 comments:

Wasted Rock Ranger said...

Thank you, I write album reviews, Fresh Blood, and conduct a lot of the interviews on HRH so I may be a little prejudice in my opinion of HRH when I say it is one of the best rock websites on the internet, but this post helps me realize I am not so prejudice after all.

Ryo Vie said...

You are not biased at all. Hard Rock Hideout was the first Rock Blog I discovered and I still think it's one of the best! Congrats on your work there.

Hard Rock Hideout said...

Thank you very much for the kind words about Hard Rock Hideout. I have worked countless hours
trying to make sure we the best content available for the fans.

I think we offer a good balance of old and new rock. I can't think of another place on the web that does exatly what we do.

Comments like yours make it all worth it. Thank You!!