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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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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issue 170
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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Issue 166
Chester Bennington talks about how Linkin Park have returned to their metal roots on new album 'The Hunting Party'. This issue's interviews pages are chocka with top quality acts: we talk to larger than life Yank Ted Nugent, German power metal maestros Grave Digger, prog masters Yes, and Swedish modern metallers Sonic Syndicate, along with Fozzy, Saliva, Theory Of A Deadman, Falconer, Flood Of Red, Eluvietie, Dead End Heroes and Night By Night. Plus Shaun Morgan ...

Issue 166

Now that the shock news of Angela Gossow’s departure from Arch Enemy has sunk in, we go straight to the source for an update on latest album ‘War Eternal’ from Michael Amott and Alissa White-Gluz. This issue’s top picks include interviews with Deathstars, Anathema, Rival Sons, Tesla, Night Ranger, and your new favourite band Pop Evil.

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Powerplay magazine Issue 164
look at the upcoming festival season and say, “Yes, I want to be a part of that!” From the big headline acts at UK festivals such as Download and Sonisphere, to the smaller events at home and the exciting fests on the continent and further afield, don’t book your festival tickets until you’ve read our guide to the summer’s action.

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Everyone’s favourite Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry return with the retro rockin’ “Magic Mountain”. This month we get down and dirty with Zakk Wylde, Scott Stapp

Issue 163

Being the guitarist for the Prince of Darkness and leading your own successful band would be more than enough for most guitarists, but not Gus G, who releases his star-studded and rather excellent solo debut album this month. Interviews with ...

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