INTERVIEWS & FEATURES From her time with Richie Sambora and recording a platinum selling album to working with Michael Jackson, and new her new solo album, Orianthi shares the real story of ‘O’. We go all out with a massive nine-page fantasy bands feature, Doro shares her thoughts about the […]

Issue 235

This issue includes the Power Files Chapter 9. Download them here INTERVIEWS & FEATURES In spite of their lofty arena status in the UK, Kentucky country boys Black Stone Cherry remain humble, down to Earth and firmly rooted in reality. Their latest album ‘The Human Condition’ is pretty damn good, […]

Issue 234

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “It has been like a journey. And as we see it, we do not want this journey to reach the final destination and then stay there. But on the other hand, we have reached our favourite place and that is what is represented on ‘Manifest’,” says Elize […]

Issue 233

This issue includes The New Power Files Chapter 8. INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Deep Purple breeze back into our lives with a ‘Whoosh’. “The BBC would never play anyone like us,” says Roger Glover. “We were much too heavy. We just carried on regardless and it was all about the music, […]

Issue 232

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES ‘Metal Commando’s Primal Fear hit out with their thirteenth album. “As an artist, you don’t want to make the same album over and over, even if that’s what the fans want. It’s not what we want. We have a lot of influences, and it’s nice to change […]

Issue 231

Powerplay issue 230
Includes The New Power Files Chapter 7 INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “Swearing is big and swearing is clever. And we’ve leaned fully into that whole gimmick of saying rude words is great,” says Christopher Bowes about Alestorm’s latest fun-filled ride on the high seas, ‘Curse Of The Crystal Coconut’. After five […]

Issue 230

Powerplay 229
Sold Out INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We sit down with Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley to get the lowdown on the creation of the latest masterpiece from operatic symphonic metal masters Nightwish, a double album that features a set of original new songs on one disc and an entire symphony on […]

Issue 229

Powerplay issue 228
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES After two searing metallic releases H.E.A.T ease off the gas and return to their melodic rock roots with fiery new album ‘II’. We sit down with Zoltan Baothory to discuss the superb new Five Finger Death Punch album and his new role as mentor and manager to […]

Issue 228

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES It has been a long fourteen year wait but the third Demons & Wizards album ‘III’ finally arrives this month. We sat down with Hansi and Jon in Germany to discuss one of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year. In our first issue of the New […]

Issue 227

Powerplay issue 226
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “I certainly feel the new Tygers album is without doubt the finest Tygers music that I’ve been involved in, and I’ve been here for 41 years doing this!” says Robb Weir about superb latest offering ‘Ritual’. Promoting the appropriately named new album ‘Risen’, we talk to returning […]

Issue 226

Powerplay Issue 225
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES With a new producer on board and an analogue recording, ‘Boneshaker’, the lean and mean new album from Airbourne is perfectly named. Two decades in the making, Blind Guardian are finally releasing their incredible ‘Legacy Of The Dark Lands’ album under the name Twilight Orchestra. Also this month, Eclipse […]

Issue 225

Issue 224
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Always the bridesmaid but never the bride, we hope that latest album ‘Walk The Sky’ will finally elevate Alter Bridge to major festival headline status. Main man Mark Tremonti shared his thoughts on the album and what his band needs to do to top the bill at events […]

Issue 224

Powerplay 223
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The greatest gathering of rock talent on the planet has assembled once more for another instalment of Michael Schenker Fest. We talk to the man himself about the new album, the possibility of him working with Klause Meine and Phil Mogg again, and how soon we can expect […]

Issue 223

August issue important note
POWERPLAY AUGUST ISSUE – MISSING STORES Hey everybody As some of you will have already seen, a mistake by Menzies has led to a small number of WH Smith, McColls and independent stores not receiving their copies of Powerplay’s August issue. I am working with our distributor to resolve the […]


Powerplay magazine issue 222
Important note about this issue POWERPLAY AUGUST ISSUE – MISSING STORES Hey everybody As some of you will have already seen, a mistake by Menzies has led to a small number of WH Smith, McColls and independent stores not receiving their copies of Powerplay’s August issue. I am working with […]

Issue 222

Powerplay Magazine 221
The New Powerfiles Chapter 3 of the new power files comes free with this issue (code in magazine). To download them, follow this link. INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Named after the legendary Hollywood Vampires Drinking Club that included Keith Moon, Mickey Dolenz and Ringo Starr among its celebrity members, Hollywood Vampires, featuring […]

Issue 221

Powerplay Magazine Issue 220
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES From their first ever gig at The Coventry in Queens to playing the most spectacular shows in the world at the biggest venues on the planet, Kiss have achieved the kind of legendary status that only a handful of bands ever reach. Their latest trot across the globe, […]

Issue 220

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Offering up the band’s best release since ‘1987’, David Coverdale talks about hard rocking new Whitesnake album ‘Flesh & Blood’, his relationship with Ritchie Blackmore and his recently installed bionic knees. With festival season approaching, we bring you our usual round-up of the summer’s action and this […]

Issue 219

Powerplay Issue 218
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Whether you love them for their humour, despise them for their crudity or simply don’t get them at all, Steel Panther will be on your musical radar. “Don’t judge us,” they plead in an interview that addresses the band’s utter lack of political correctness and shocking attitude […]

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Issue 217
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Third time lucky for the Todd La Torre fronted Queensryche? ‘The Verdict’ is the best we’ve heard from the band in two decades, but luck has nothing to do with it. This is Queenrsyche back to their world-beating best. The band hate being referred to as prog, […]

Issue 217

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES With a UK stadium tour announced for June, Bon Jovi guitarist Phil X talks about stepping into one of the biggest roles in rock. Following their previous concept release, Dream Theater hit us between the eyes with a new album of short and punchy prog metal, Inglorious […]

Issue 216

Issue 215
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES After five years without a new album, a break that almost saw the death of the much loved band, Dutch symphonic metal legends Within Temptation return with the pop-infused new album ‘Resist’. We catch up with rapidly rising rockers Bad Wolves, Johnny Gioeli tells us about his […]

Issue 215

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Buoyed by the runaway success of their cover of Simon And Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’, the latest album from Chicago metal heavyweights Disturbed truly deserves its title, ‘Evolution’. Claiming that it may well be his last ever recording, former Ozzy six-stringer Jake E Lee talks about […]

Issue 214

Powerplay magazine 213
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Legendary former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley shares some classic stories and tells us all about his latest solo album, ‘Spaceman’. Rising stars Bad Touch show us how to ‘Shake A Leg’, Nazareth talk to us about their new singer, new album and fiftieth anniversary box set, Floor […]

Issue 213

Powerplay Magazine Issue 212
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Solo album number four from the Guns N’ Roses axe-slinger, along with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, finds the band ‘Living The Dream’. Telling their ‘Untold Stories’, melodic rockers Airrace are back with a sonic boom. Anne Wilson talks about her new album, full of covers and […]

Issue 212

Powerplay Magazine Issue 211
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The ladies are rockin’ the roost at Powerplay this month when we catch up with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, Doro Pesch and Simone Simons from Epica. Always a man with lots to say, we speak to Dee Snider about his hard and heavy new solo album, plus Rich […]

Issue 211

Powerplay Magazine Issue 210
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We join Powerwolf in Germany where five journalists pick five different favourite songs from the band’s incredible new offering, ‘The Sacrament Of Sin’, showing its amazing diversity. By far their strongest album to date, we can’t wait for their album launch show at Masters Of Rock festival. […]

Issue 210

Powerplay Magazine 209
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES From alcohol problems and stand-in singers to record label lawsuits and accusations that they’re fake and sellouts, Five Finger Death Punch are living the rock star life. “I’ll worry when people stop talking shit about us. If it stops, so will we,” says Zoltan Bathory. With huge, […]

Issue 209

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES With headline acts Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N’ Roses and Avenged Sevenfold, Download leads the charge in this year’s festival race, but whether you’re wanting to stay home or travel overseas for your summer festival fixes, and whether you like big events or little independent ones, our festival […]

Issue 208

Powerplay Magazine Issue 207
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We sit down with legendary British metallers Judas Priest to find out all about flaming hot new album ‘Firepower’. The Dead Daisies lay waste to all in their path with third album ‘Burn It Down’, Blaze Bayley tells us how relieved he is to have finished the […]

Issue 207