Daily Archives: June 6, 2013


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Meat Loaf, Rick Wakeman, Sex Postols, Glenn Hughes, Evergrey, John Wetton, Royal Hunt, Y&T, Katatonia, Mike Vescera, Arjen Lucassen, Theory Of A Deadman, Rebellion, AntiProduct, The Monolith Deathcult, Laika Dog REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Pandora’s Hit Picks, Dinosaur Rock. LIVE REVIEWS Him, Whitesnake, Gary […]

Issue 46


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Type O Negative, Zakk Wylde, Nikki Sixx, Sepultura, Styx, Biohazard, Devin Townsend, XYZ, The Wildhearts, Saliva, Area 54, doubleDrive, Gurd, V-Punk, Finch REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Pandora’s Hit Picks, Multimedia Madness, Dinosaur Rock. POWER FILES CHAPTER 17 Gathering, doubleDrive, Mars Electric, Area 54, Passenger, […]

Issue 45


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES In Flames/Passenger, Whitesnake, Minsistry, Opeth, Max Cavalera, Arch Enemy, Therapy?, FM, Godsmack, Dark Throne, Bowling For Soup, Stone Sour, Shasows Fall, Dream Evil, Madder Mortem, A.C.T, Rapture. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Pandora’s Hit Picks, Dinosaur Rock. LIVE REVIEWS Monsters Of Rock USA, Anthrax, Linkin […]

Issue 44



INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Iced Earth, Joey Tempest, Helloween, Sum 41, Thunder, Overkill, Air Supply, Oleander, The Kovenant, Hundred Reasons, 40ft Ringo, OSI, Kittie, plus Awards results and Monsters Of Rock competition. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Pandora’s Hit Picks, Dinosaur Rock. LIVE REVIEWS Toto, Def Leppard, Saxon, Satyricon, […]

Issue 43


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Lost Horizon, Ritchie Blackmore, Anthrax, Disturbed, Toto, Buckethead, REO Speedwagon, Kansas, InMe, Children Of Bodom, Jim Jidhed, Spunge, Default. POWER FILES – CHAPTER 16 Lost Horizon, Dream Evil, 40 Ft Ringo, Kick, Levellers, Rapture, Kingpin, Jim Jidhed, Children Of Bodom, $ign Of 4, Razorwire, A.C.T, Range#Eleven, New […]

Issue 42


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Stratovarius in Finland, Doro road report, Journey, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Lynn Turner, Levellers, Mudvayne, Mostly Autumn, Amon Amarth, DragonForce, Power Quest, Awards 2002 voting. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Multimedia Madness, Pandora’s Hot Picks, Dinosaur Rock. LIVE REVIEWS Monsters Of Rock, Lacuna Coil, Sentenced, Bruce Springsteen, Blaze, […]

Issue 41



INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Sinner, Foreigner, Venom, Threshold, Bad Company, Spiritual Beggars, Kreator, Steel Prophet, Kataklysm, Arabesque, Dio road report, Powerplayers’ Top 20 albums of 2002, and our survey: How Metal Are You? REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Multimedia Madness, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock. LIVE REVIEWS Motorhead, Anthrax, Hughes-Turner Project, Bowling […]

Issue 40


  INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Lacuna Coil, Sebastian Bach, Heart, Murderdolls, Incubus, Cannibal Corpse, Spocks Beard, Meshuggah, Phil Lewis, Theory Of A Deadman, and ‘at home with Rockbitch’. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Multimedia Madness, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Top 200 Albums – the final 20, MP3 Power Bytes. COMPETITIONS Roadrunner […]

Issue 39


  INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Def Leppard, Slayer, Gary Moore, Doro, Yngwie Malmsteen, Immortal, Crown Of Thorns, Hatebreed, Elegy, Dream Evil, Enchant, Thunderstone. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Top 200 Albums , Ozbits, The Dio Diary. LIVE REVIEWS Wacken Open Air, Bulldog Bash, Jean Beauvoir, Air Supply, […]

Issue 38



INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Blind Guardian, Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult, UFO, Wildhearts, Otep, Nashville Pussy, Primordial, Million, Sinch, Without Face, Fony, Twelve Point Head REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, Ozbits, The Dio Diary. COMPETITIONS Win Dio tickets, signed merchandise, a meet & greet with […]

Issue 37


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES W.A.S.P., Jerry Cantrell, Scorpions, Opeth, Engine, St James, Harem Scarem, Overkill, Skindred, Nuclear Assault, Sugarcoma, Mushroomhead, Angela Gossow, Top 200 Albums of All Time. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, Ozbits, MP3 Power Bytes. LIVE REVIEWS Dave Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, […]

Issue 36


Issue 35 is now SOLD OUT INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Halford, Soulfly, Hardline, Soil, Ty Tabor, Hammerfall, Snakes In Paradise, The Jelly Jam, Katrina Chester, Tommy Denander, Top 200 Albums of All Time. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, Ozbits. LIVE REVIEWS Garbage, Metal Meltdown 4, […]

Issue 35



INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Dio, Motorhead, Manowar, Blaze, Phil Anselmo, U.D.O., Two Fires, Gilby Clarke, Echobrain, Cornerstone, Lockup, Harlan Cage, Layne Staley, Killswitch Engage, Mushroom River Band, Top 200 Albums of All Time. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, Ozbits, The Dio Diary. LIVE REVIEWS Mike […]

Issue 34


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Nickelback, Kiss, Dream Theater, P.O.D, Sebastian Bach, Bonfire, Iced Earth, Slipknot, Falconer, Incubus, Medication, Corporate Avenger, Gravity Kills, Ill Nino, Top 200 Albums of All Time. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, Ozbits, The Dio Diary, Bloodstock. LIVE REVIEWS Iron Maiden, Nickelback, […]

Issue 33


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Primal Fear, Mike Tramp, Running Wild, Bruce Kulick, King Diamond, Vanden Plas, Paul Gilbert, Axxis, Arch Enemy, Anyone, Revolver, Five Pointe 0, Girls On Top, Awards 2001. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, Ozbits. LIVE REVIEWS Linkin Park, Dream Theater, Alien Ant […]

Issue 32



INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Zakk Wylde, Sum 41, Graham Bonnet, Adema, Firehouse, Magnum, Kreator, Kittie, DC Cooper, Clutch, Evergrey, Takara, Pennywise. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, MP3 Power Bytes, Ozbits, The Dio Diary – new column from one of metal’s legendary heroes. LIVE REVIEWS Judas […]

Issue 31


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Sevendust, Him, Angra, Drowning Pool, Ratt, Billy Sheehan, Masters Of Reality, All the Pretty Horses, Gentorturers, Jag Panzer, Sack Trick, Bolt Thrower, Luca Turilli. REGULARS AOR Underground, Power Cuts, Stateside Cuts, Dinosaur Rock, Multimedia Madness, MP3 Power Bytes, Playlists – the Powerplay writers favourite albums of 2001, […]

Issue 30




Tour Diary: SPiT LiKE THiS & TIGERTAILZ, May 2011 (Part 2) Posted by LORD ZiON on May 23rd, 2011 Note: This tour diary was written for a feature on the website of awesome UK rock & metal mag, POWERPLAY. Wednesday 18th May 2011: 02 Academy2, Sheffield It’s lucky I keep […]

Lord Zion’s Tour Blog: Part 2


LORD ZiON’s Tour Diary: SPiT LiKE THiS & TIGERTAILZ, May 2011 (Part 1) by LORD ZiON on May 15th, 2011 When I was asked by Powerplay Magazine if I would write a Tour Diary to accompany the “On Tour With” feature they were doing on us, I couldn’t say no. […]

Lord Zion’s Tour Blog Part 1


We shared freshly made hot donuts with Voodoo Six. We had lollipops with Sean Hughes. We had a slight accident with our photographer not realising that disposable barbques come in a box made from cardboard until after she lit it! What did you do?

Sonisphere 2012



Bloodstock, full of metal, mayhem and this year, mud. We were rained on, we drank too much jager and GWAR’s Hitler came on our photographer’s face when she was shooting from the pit. All in all everything a British metal festival should be. Were you there with your trousers down? […]

Bloodstock 2010


So a very delighted Matt Spall is travelling with one of his favourite bands for our new “On Tour With…” section, today his journey started with the delights of public transport to join Tom Englund and the guys. Armed with his AAA pass and staying on the tour bus Matt […]

On Tour With… Evergrey


When a rock guitarist does a solo album, it generally falls into one of three camps. First there are the shredders, those who want to try and get as many notes as is (in)humanly possible into every minute of music. Then there are the experimentalists, those who want to use […]

Ed Dampier



A Day With a Hack, An Evening With Anvil As soon as UK tour dates in support of Anvil’s new album, “Juggernaut of Justice” were announced, I behaved exactly like fanboy that I am and bugged our esteemed editor to let me be the Powerplay writer to cover them this […]

Anvil


All of us will be fans of a band who we think should have been huge but for one reason or another never really made an impact.This is despite releasing records and putting on live shows that were far superior to the more successful bands of the time. Whether it […]

Black ‘N Blue


If you ever prodded a black-gloved finger into the murky world of the UK goth scene during the mid-nineties, chances are you’ll already know the name 13 Candles. Their sinister music and vampiric aesthetic was an acknowledged influence on a fledging Cradle Of Filth, while their albums on Nightbreed and […]

13 Candles



Tell us about how the band got together… Aeon of Horus was started in mid-2006 by our drummer, Ben Hocking. The driving force behind the band’s formation was a desiretochallenge ourselves as musicians, both creatively and technically. We had each played in a number of bands prior to Aeon of […]

Aeon of Horus


It is fair to say that the UK has been resting on its laurels and relying on past glories for too long. This Fair Isle may be lauded by many as the birthplace of prog or at the very least one of the galloping frontrunners thanks to bands like Pink […]

Haken


Rising Korean Extreme Metal with a British Flavour – Ross Baker Hailing from Busan, South Korea and featuring a Canadian on drums and a British-born vocalist of Polish and Jamaican descent, Fatalfear’s slamming melodic death metal has a truly international flavour. It’s one thing to come up as an underground […]

Fatalfear