Yearly Archives: 2016


Powerplay Magazine Issue 193
  INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “Pussy, man, that’s all there is to talk about,” says Michael Starr in our interview with raunchy tongue-in-cheek glamsters Steel Panther. Ice Hockey, football and raucous rock music… it’s all part of life on the road with Monster Truck. Former Ratt front man and famed large lunch […]

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Powerplay magazine cover issue 192
The Voice Of Rock, Glenn Hughes, is buzzing with excitement. The Answer surprise us with a sharp change in direction, Pretty Maids storm into pole position with fantastic new album ‘Kingmaker’ and Hammerfall stir our souls with their latest batch of battle anthems.

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Powerplay Issue 191
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Every once in a while a special band record’s a truly remarkable album. With latest offering ‘The Last Hero’, Alter Bridge might just have delivered the perfect rock album. Myles Kennedy tells us how they did it. A record to rival their seminal ‘Don’t Come Easy’ debut, […]

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Issue 190
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We didn’t think that Epica could top their fantastic ‘The Quantum Enigma’ album, but they’ve done that and then some with incredible new offering ‘The Holographic Principle’. Simone Simons tells us how the band achieved the seemingly impossible. A decade since she parted company with Nighwish, Tarja’s […]

Issue 190


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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Pushing up the daisies, the dead ones, new band members John Corabi and Doug Aldrich share their thoughts on life in the ‘collective’ that is The Dead Daisies and rave about latest album ‘Make Some Noise’, a “fun, no-frills, kick-ass rock and roll record.” Sabaton delight us […]

Issue 189


issue188
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Hot on the heels of releasing his amazing ‘Desperation Blues’ album, global phenomenon Joe Bonamassa will wow UK audiences this month on his British Blues Explosion tour. First lady of metal Doro celebrates her 30th anniversary, Denner/Shermann hit us between the eyes with their debut full-length, Breaking […]

Issue 188



issue 187
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES John Rzeznik shares his positive vibes about the wonderful new Goo Goo Dolls album, ‘Boxes’. We bring you our usual in-depth round-up of the best of the festival action this summer and boyond, plus we celebrate the 20th anniversary of AFM Records. We talk to Dan Reed […]

Issue 187


issue186
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Daz Fafara talks about Devildriver’s fantastic new album and offers his advice on the best way to deal with your fans when they camp out on your front lawn just to try and meet you. We talk to guitar legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd about the sophomore album […]

Issue 186


Issue 185
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Never short on words, Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider talks about the upcoming final tour for the band, as well as their warts ‘n’ all documentary DVD, and he explains how none of it would have been possible without the championing efforts of Lemmy. Blaze Bayley brings us […]

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issue 184
  INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Hot on the heels of their headlining performances on the Carnival Of Madness tour, we catch up with Black Stone Cherry to discuss their rambunctious new album, ‘Kentucky’. Victor Smolski strikes out from Rage with his own new band, Almanac. Circus Maximus coax us with their […]

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Issue 183 Monster Truck
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We drive around London with Jeremy Widerman from Monster Truck in… you guessed it… a monster truck! Avantasia lead the charge this month with their stupendously fantastic new offering, former Dio members Vivian Campbell, Vinny Appice and Jimmy Bain reunite with a metalicious album under the Last […]

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Devilskin
Devilskin, a phenomenon in their native New Zealand, release the new single Start A Revolution on February 26th to celebrate their first ever UK tour. The anthemic Start A Revolution from their debut album We Rise is a “call to arms, a wake up call that it’s not too late to do something to change your world.“ With the song’s strong message warning people against complacency, the abstract video touches upon pathos, desperation and fear.

DEVILSKIN NEW SINGLE START A REVOLUTION & DEBUT UK HEADLINE ...




Black Dahlia
The Black Dahlia Murder will kick off their European tour with Benighted at The Haunt in Brighton on January 14, 2015. The Black Dahlia Murder and Benighted will also be joining forces with Abbath and Primordial at O2 Forum Kentish Town on Saturday 23rd January 2016! Original Underworld tickets will remain valid for the O2 Forum show!

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER tour kicks off in the UK ...


Hey Hello
Hey!Hello! unveil the video for their new single Automatic Love, a pure unadulterated volume driven rock’ n’roll anthem. Indulge now in this no holds barred taste of what it's like to witness Hey!Hello! live. “The video is a deliberately stark introduction of the new line up, complete with new vocalist Hollis. We didn't want anything flash, and preferred to let the music be the main focus. It's raw, it's loud and sounds like the weekend.

Hey! Hello! Unveil new video Automatic Love