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 […]

Issue 146

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 […]

Issue 145

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Featuring improvised drums, funky new Rush album “Clockwork Angels” is a revelation. Alex Lifeson shares the story of the album with Powerplay. We talk to rising Irish rockers Million Dollar Reload about their superb second album. And we chat to Luca Turilli about the first Rhapsody album […]

Issue 144

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Slash tells us all about his wonderfully retro sounding new album with Myles Kennedy, “Apocalyptic Love”. Gotthard return with a new singer and a fantastic new album. Plus we chat to Fear Factory, Richard Marx, Jorn, Delain, Driver, Gojira, Candlemass, Crystal Viper, Nico Tamburella, Headspace, End Of […]

Issue 143

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Ozzy six stringer Gus G tells us all about the fabulous new Firewind album. Plus you could win one of his practice amps in our fantastic competition. Metal kings Accept return with their scorching second album since reforming. Plus we catch up with Michael Schenker ahead if […]

Issue 142

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We get up close and personal with Halestorm’s lovely Lzzy Hale, who admits that she does have a crush on Corey Taylor. Shinedown talk to us about their seriously shiny new album. Plus we catch up with Helloween boys Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske about their new […]

Issue 141

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Rammstein are in town! Dante Bonutto reflects on fifteen years of crazy nights with the Berlin metal mob. We chat to Adrian Smith and Mikee Goodman, who join forces for cool new band Primal Rock Rebellion. Plus we have top interviews with Dimmu Borgir, Meshuggah, Cannibal Corpse, […]

Issue 140

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Italian gothic metallers Lacuna Coil grace our first front cover of 2012. We talk to singers Cristina Scabbia and Andrea Ferro about their new album, which sees them embracing their music roots whilst still retaining their more recent commercial edge. We join Epica in the Netherlands and […]

Issue 139

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES ‘American Capitalists’ Five Finger Death Punch take the metal world by storm. “We’re part of the first generation of bands so widely exposed through the Internet and no one knows how to deal with it,” says Zoltan Bathory. Danish symphonic rockers Royal Hunt reunite with original vocalist […]

Issue 138

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We bring you the first preview from Angel Studios of Powerplay favourites Nightwish’s spectacular new masterpiece “Imaginaerum”, plus lunatic rockers Steel Panther return with their highly anticipated second album and we have interview with Megadeth, Machine Head, Iced Earth, Wednesday 13, Reckless Love, Dead By April, Staind, […]

Issue 137

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Looking like a million dollars on the band’s new photos and sounding fantastic on the heavier, darker and more focussed self-titled new album, we talk to Amy Lee about  everything Evanescence. Plus Alice Cooper tells us about his amazing sequel to “Welcome To My Nightmare” and we […]

Issue 136

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Sammy Hagar talks to Powerplay about the new Chickenfoot album and shares a few thoughts about Van Halen. Anthrax return with a fantastic new album with Joey Belladonna at the mic. Plus we chat to: Dream Theater, Sebastian Bach, Yes, 3 Doors Down, Opeth, Arkona, Solitude Aeturnus, […]

Issue 135

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES We talk to Florida heavyweights Trivium, who have hit a home run with their fifth album, a return to their dark metalcore rootswith surprising touches of black metal. Plus we interview Thin Lizzy, Theory Of A Deadman, Richard Marx, George Lynch,Anvil, Airrace, Communic, Outloud, Iwrestledabearonce, Straight Line […]

Issue 134

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES Anders Friden talks to Powerplay about the surprisingly diverse new album from In Flames, “Sounds Of A Playground Fading”. We also talk to Andy Sneap about the fantastic Hell album and Joe Elliott about Def Leppard’s first ever live release, plus we join Edguy in Germany and […]

Issue 133

INTERVIEWS & FEATURES In one of his most frank interviews ever, Glenn Hughes shares the highs and lows of his incredible career and talks about his latest, and by his own admission greatest, new offering, the absolutely fantastic sophomore Black Country Communion album. Journey wow us with their hard rockin’ […]

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