Issues


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



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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


Powerplay 206
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Erik Martensson tells us all about the long awaited third album from melodic rock supergroup WET. We join Dan Reed Network in the studio, Thunder roll out their new live album, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen unleashes his political wit, and we talk to Nightwish side-project Auri. Also this […]

Issue 206



INTERVIEWS & FEATURES The stars have aligned, literally, for Michael Schenker. His latest band, Michael Scehnker Fest, will release their incredible debut album in March. Featuring the vocal talents of Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley and Doogie White, it is a spectacular coming together of Schenker talent, past and […]

Issue 205


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES In a rare and frank interview, Poison’s Bret Michaels and Bobby Dall look back at the history of one of the most successful glam bands of all time. Victor Smolski tells us about the sophomore outing from post-Rage outfit Almanac, Geoff Tate shares his thoughts about the […]

Issue 204


Powerplay Issue 203
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES From Montreal to Toronto, via Ottawa and Quebec City, we endured long drives in a battered van, along with sleepless nights and delayed flights to trek across Canada with Blaze Bayley and his band. Vandenberg’s Moonkings return with their superb sophomore outing, Trivium revisit their metalcore roots, […]

Issue 203