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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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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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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

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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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Featuring no less than four guest vocalists, including the surprise choice of rapper Xzibit, Within Temptation’s sixth album “Hydra” sees this much loved band continuing to evolve. Beautiful front woman Sharon den Adel tells us

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Want to be a Panhead? Find out why you should in our exclusive chat with John Cooper from American Christian rock band Skillet. In our bumper Christmas issue, there are interviews with ...

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Welcome to the crazy world of Ted Nugent. He says, “I’m not looking for meaningful judgment from people who haven’t the faintest idea of who I am.

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Going straight in at the number one slot in the UK album charts, there’s no wonder that everyone is talking about the new Avenged Sevefold album. Front man M Shadows tell us why it’s such a landmark release ...

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Finnish glamsters Reckless Love paint the world in day-glow colours on their third album of catchy pop metal, “Preachers Of The Night”. Featuring surprising Sabbath like grooves, Whitfield Crane talks about the new Ugly Kid Joe album. We also chat to Floor Jansen about the new ReVamp album and the likelihood of her Nightwish tenure becoming permanent, plus there are interviews with Devildriver, Harem Scarem

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Featuring elements of Helloween, Gamma Ray, Accept and Children Of Bodom in their sound, Romanian Euro metallers Powerwolf rip our throats out with a grin on their furry canine faces on latest album “Preachers Of The Night”. Victor Smolski talks about the fantastic Lingua Mortis Orchestra album, plus we catch up with former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted about his new self-titled band,

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Five Finger Death Punch mix it up with the first part of a twin album release that seems them adding new styles to their rampant modern metal formula. Vikings Amon Amarth return with their ninth album of death metal mayhem. Todd La Torre breathes fresh new life into Queensryche, whose latest album is a startling return to form. We chat to Ritchie and Candice about the new Blackmore's Night release ...

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES “…it’s not about getting air-lifted in a f**king chopper and acting like we’re better than you are. We’re from the same place; there is no community that stands between us. I was homeless, my mom was a maid, I grew up on food stamps. I’m a success […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Goo Goo Dolls take centre stage this month with the chilled and polished mainstream pop rock on their delightful new album, “Magnetic”. We talk to Alice In Chains, who return with a cool new offering, plus we travel to Finland to catch up with ex-Stratovarius maestro Timo […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talks about the band’s spanking new album, which the record label are hoping to sell more than a million copies of. As you might have noticed, we talk to Amaranthe, who adorn our special extra cover this month, plus we catch up with Oli […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Wednesday 13 talks about new album “Dixie Dead” and says, “If I am in the movie at all, I will probably just be an extra that gets shot in the head!” of his upcoming movie directorial debut. We catch up with supergroup Voodoo Circle, Finnish power metal […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Happy happy Helloween! “It doesn’t matter how old you are, it doesn’t matter how many albums you’ve done, because suddenly there’s a priority with the new one.It’s like being back twenty years: your tank is refilled completely, your energy is there again and you’re ready to go […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES  Describing his music as ‘wrongly beautiful’, HIM singer Ville Valo announces that the band, will be playing at Download festival next year. We catch up with radio rockers Hinder and Mickey Thomas from pop rockers Starship joins us for lunch. We talk to Destruction, AOR, Dante Fox, […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES  Corey Taylor tells us about Stone Sour’s fourth album, the first part of a sweeping double-disc concept. Geoff Tate tells us about life after Queensryche, we talk to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Country Communion, Rick Springfield, Chris Daughtry, Mob Rules, The Sword, I Killed The Prom Queen, Trail […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES  From drugs and alcohol abuse, to struggling relationships, Jacoby Shaddix shares his darkest moments, as reflected on new album “The Connection”. We get up close with Jyrki from The 69 Eyes, plus we chat to Devin Townsend about his amazing new album, Skunk Anansie return with a new disc, […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Classic rockers Rival Sons come of age with third full-length release “Head Down”, our album of the month. Vinnie Paul tells us about Hellyeah’s surpisingly hard-hitting new album, plus we join Kamelot in Germany for a preview of their first album with new vocalist Tommy Karevic and […]

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INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Maria Brink takes centre stage again this month when she talks to us about In This Moment’s latest release, “Blood”. We talk to Testament about their latest release, Powerplay album of the month “Dark Roots Of Earth”. And we chat to Ugly Kid Joe, back together after […]

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