Powerplay Magazine Issue 197
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for… Kiss land in the UK in May to blow our eager little British rock socks off. “I’ve got to spit fire, wear eight inch platform heels and fifty pounds of armour, fly through the air and risk my life […]

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Powerplay Issue 196
  INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We sit down with Roger Glover to talk about Deep Purple’s brilliant new album ‘InFinite’. Nathan James gives us the inside track on Inglorious’ beautifully classic rock sophomore outing, Arjen Lucassen geeks it up on new album ‘The Source’, and Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett goes […]

Issue 196


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Thirty-five years into the band’s career and Night Ranger are still leading the line for melodic hard rock. The title of their twelfth album, ‘Don’t Let Up’, says it all. Swedish wonder boys Eclipse hit the melodic sweet spot again with latest offering ‘Monumentum’, Danko Jones channel […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 194
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Avenged Sevenfold shocked the world with the unannounced release of their surprisingly progressive seventh album, ‘The Stage’. We met up with Matt, Zacky and Syn to find out more. Thunder take the rock rule book and ‘Rip It Up’, plus Michael Kiske tells us about the new […]

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Powerplay Magazine Issue 193
  INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “Pussy, man, that’s all there is to talk about,” says Michael Starr in our interview with raunchy tongue-in-cheek glamsters Steel Panther. Ice Hockey, football and raucous rock music… it’s all part of life on the road with Monster Truck. Former Ratt front man and famed large lunch […]

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Powerplay magazine cover issue 192
The Voice Of Rock, Glenn Hughes, is buzzing with excitement. The Answer surprise us with a sharp change in direction, Pretty Maids storm into pole position with fantastic new album ‘Kingmaker’ and Hammerfall stir our souls with their latest batch of battle anthems.

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Powerplay Issue 191
INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Every once in a while a special band record’s a truly remarkable album. With latest offering ‘The Last Hero’, Alter Bridge might just have delivered the perfect rock album. Myles Kennedy tells us how they did it. A record to rival their seminal ‘Don’t Come Easy’ debut, […]

Issue 191


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We didn’t think that Epica could top their fantastic ‘The Quantum Enigma’ album, but they’ve done that and then some with incredible new offering ‘The Holographic Principle’. Simone Simons tells us how the band achieved the seemingly impossible. A decade since she parted company with Nighwish, Tarja’s […]

Issue 190


INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Pushing up the daisies, the dead ones, new band members John Corabi and Doug Aldrich share their thoughts on life in the ‘collective’ that is The Dead Daisies and rave about latest album ‘Make Some Noise’, a “fun, no-frills, kick-ass rock and roll record.” Sabaton delight us […]

Issue 189



INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Hot on the heels of releasing his amazing ‘Desperation Blues’ album, global phenomenon Joe Bonamassa will wow UK audiences this month on his British Blues Explosion tour. First lady of metal Doro celebrates her 30th anniversary, Denner/Shermann hit us between the eyes with their debut full-length, Breaking […]

Issue 188


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 […]

Issue 187


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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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 […]

Issue 185


  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 […]

Issue 184


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 […]

Issue 183



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,

Issue 182


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,

Issue 181


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 ...

Issue 180



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 ...

Issue 179


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

Issue 178


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

Issue 177



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 ...

Issue 176


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

Issue 175


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

Issue 174



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,

Issue 173


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.

Issue 171



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

Issue 170


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,

Issue 169


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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