Issue 179

Issue 179

The cigarettes and JD Coke may be gone, but Lemmy’s lust for life and love of performing hasn’t, as the seemingly immortal metal legend reveals. Geoff Tate tells us all about his new band Operation: Mindcrime and offers his take on the implosion of Queensryche. Vince and Nikki talk to us about the definitely absolutely very last Motley Crue tour ever …

Issue 178

Issue 178

We expected big things from the latest Lamb Of God album, the first since Randy Blythe’s prison term, and the Virginian metallers have exceeded those expectations with brilliant new offering ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang’. Dani Filth waxes lyrical about the state of the world, Paul Dianno tells us how excited he is to be writing and recording new songs again with his fantastic new band, Architects Of Chaoz, and

Issue 177

Issue 177

Rapidly rising to the top of the power metal pile, German riff masters Powerwolf prove that they are ‘Blessed & Possessed’. Symyphony X blast us into the ‘Underworld’, while Joe Satiani hits us with a ‘Shockwave Supernova’ and we take a stunning ride with Virgin Steel on their first new album in five years, ‘Nocturnes Of Hellfire & Damnation’. Also this month we

Issue 176

Issue 176

Roll up, roll up, it’s festival time again. We talk to Kiss about their headlining Download Festival appearance this month. We also bring you our annual festival preview to help you choose from all of those must-see events. Helloween prove why they are still the kings of the power metal genre that they invented on new album ‘My God-Given Right’. Hard working Mark Tremonti strikes gold again with his second solo outing, Luca Turilli shows why his version of Rhapsy is the one that you should be listening to, Paradise Lost evoke memories of their early highlights on their newbie, Leprous wow us once gain …

Issue 175

Issue 175

David Coverdale reveals why he decided to revisit his Purple era. Kamelot start knocking on Nightwish’s door with fantastic symphonic new album ‘Haven’. The other big news this month is the return of Geordie legends Raven. There are also interviews with Korpiklaani, Serpentine, Deez Nuts, The Tangent, Dan Patlansky and Fyre

Issue 174

Issue 174

Nightwish’s first album with Floor Jansen on vocals and it’s every bit the majestic, cinematic classic that we were hoping for. In a wonderfully varied issue we bring you interviews with Michael Schenker, FM, Apocalyptica, Bumblefoot, Venom, The Answer, Robert Tepper, Kiske/Somerville, Von Hertzen Brothers, Like A Storm, Wolfpakk, We Are Harlot, Knock Out Kaine, Furyon, and Windsor Drive, plus

Issue 173

Issue 173

Lzzy Hale indulges our need for info about Halestorm’s such anticipated third album, ‘Into The Wild Life’. This issue is crammed with big name interviews. We talk to Klaus Meine about the new Scorpions album, sit down with Joey Tempest from Europe, and chat to Steve Lukather about Toto’s first new album in almost a decade. There are also interviews with Thunder, UFO, Neal Morse,

Issue 172

Issue 172

Doug Aldritch, Deen Castronovo and Jack Blades… All in the same band. Seems like a dream come true, and their album sounds like it too. Welcome to the world of Revolution Saints. Kings of fantasy metal Blind Guardian lead a trio of power metal features this month, which also includes Orden Ogan and new supergroup Serious Black. Amongst the other top name interviews are Papa Roach, UDO, Black Star Riders and Blackberry Smoke …