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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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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 ...

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Issue165
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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Issue163
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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Issue162
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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Issue161
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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Issue160
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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Issue159
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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Issue158
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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Issue157
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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Issue156
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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Issue155
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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