Powerplay


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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Issue 182
Dave Mustaine raves about his new crew members and gives us an insight into the creation of furiously fantastic latest offering, ‘Dystopia’. One of our favourite supergroups, Voodoo Circle, return with their scorching, hard rocking fourth album. We also talk to another two top flight collectives, Winery Dogs and Phantasma, plus Steelheart main man Miljenko Matijevic gives us a rare and in depth interview. Also in conversation this month are Status Quo, The Temperance Movement, Khymera,

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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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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

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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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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

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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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