Powerplay


Issue181
Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell talk about Def Leppard’s new self-titled album, a release so good that they claim it might just rival ‘Hysteria’. We chat to the ever colourful Benji Webb about Skindred’s riotous new album, Frank Shermann tells us about his new band with Michael Denner and reveals that a Mercyful Fate reunion is likely, plus there are interviews with Trivium, Devin Townsend, Vanden Plas, Avatarium, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall,

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powerplay magazine issue 180
Steve Harris talks about Iron Maiden's most ambitious record to date, the fantastic double-disc ‘Book Of Souls’ and says that it's unlikely to be their last. Brent Smith and Zach Myers talk about the spellbinding new album from Shinedown, undoubtedly the best melodic hard rock album of 2015, Black Lawless delves deep within himself to share his innermost thoughts about the religious-themed latest WASP outing and why he'll never play 'Animal' again live. We also interview Ugly Kid Joe ...

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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 ...

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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

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powerplay magazine 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

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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 ...

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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

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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

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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,

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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 ...

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Issue 171
Ahead of his appearance at Metal All Stars in London in December and Black Label Society’s February tour, Zakk Wylde chats with Powerplay. In a rare interview Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe talks to us about the new Emigrate album, plus Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson shares his excitement about being part of Metal All Stars, and Destruction main man Schmier tells about his new band The German Panzer. We name the Powerplay must have albums of 2014.

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Melody maestros Amaranthe hit the spot with their third album of pop metal goodness, 'Massive Addictive'. Now signed to major label Atlantic, Maria Brink tells us why In This Moment are bringing theatre back into metal music. Also in this issue we get the lowdown on all things monster from Mr Lordi, plus we talk to Devin Townsend about his fantastic new double album, and Joe Lynn Turner discusses his phenomenal new supegroup Rated X. Tomas

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issue 169
The little fun side project that turned into a worldwide phenomenon, Sixx:AM’s Nikki Sixx, DJ Ashba and James Michael tell us all about fantastic third album ‘Moden Vintage’. Evergrey may have been beaten out of the front cover slot this month by Sixx:AM, but their latest album rivals their best. As well as talking to our favourite Swedish prog metallers, this issue also features interviews with Mr Big, Threshold, Flying Colors, Kobra & The Lotus, Grand Design, Cannibal Corpse, Nonpoint,

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Issue 168
The man in the hat, Slash, tells us all about latest album 'World On Fire', a likely candidate for classic rock album of the year. Top interview picks this month include Judas Priest, Hammerfall and The Haunted, all of whom have returned to their classic sound on their latest releases. We also chat to American heavyweights Godsmack, prog maestro Neal Morse, and the legendary Corrosion Of Conformity, plus Audrey Horne ...

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 167
Former Kiss guitar god Ace Frehley gives us the lowdown on his hard rocking new album, ‘Space Invader’. If an interview with the Space Ace isn’t enough for you, then this month we also chat to Wolf Hoffman about Accept’s glorious new album, Sam and Herman talk about Dragonforce’s superlative latest offering, and to keep the metal bew boiling, we sit down with Michael Kiske and Dennis Ward to discuss all things Unisonic. Now there’s a band to keep your eye on! Plus there are interviews with Chicago, Opeth, Wolf, Alestorm ...

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