Worship Them: Ghost Take Over Metal Hammer’s New Issue!
Metal occultists GHOST haunt the cover of the brand new issue of Metal Hammer! We dig deep to find the amazing truth behind one of the most unique and mysterious metal bands of the last twenty years, speaking to both master preacher Papa Emeritus I and A Nameless Ghoul (though we weren’t sure which one) to bring you one of the most fascinating – and terrifying – features of the year. And, you can even pledge allegiance to their most Satanic of causes with your own FREE GHOST MITRE (that’s the pointy hat thing) free only with the new issue!
Plus, we have an amazing FREE IRON MAIDEN BONUS MAG detailing their incredible Final Frontier world tour and the making of brilliant new live DVD, En Vivo! Featuring exclusive photos and comments from those on the frontline of the tour itself, it’s a 24-page heavy metal mini-Maiden Bible. Seriously.
Also in the new issue, legendary heavy metal icon KING DIAMOND talks us through the incredible ordeal he had to go through undergoing heart surgery that could have not only finished his career, but taken his life.
We also get an exclusive interview with a reborn KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – reunited with Jesse Leach and ready to tackle what might just be the biggest challenge of their career as they prepare to unleash their brand new album – and MINISTRY being a comeback of their own, as we find out why the mad prince of industrial Al Jourgensen has decided to resurrect his iconic crew for another round.
Also in our explosive new issue, Canadian ragers CANCER BATS explain what the hell they were playing at when they decided to play six London gigs in one day, Dutch symphonic metal masters EPICA talk us through their new album, death metal gods CANNIBAL CORPSE explain their unlikely longevity and Max Cavalera opens up on what caused him to create the most brutal, harrowing SOULFLY album yet.
What happens when you mash together IRON MAIDEN and SIKTH? PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION, that’s what! We sit down with both Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and SiKth frontman Mikee Goodman to work out what brought two such unlikely allies together – and why their new album Awoken Broken is bloody brilliant!
And speaking of bloody brilliant, how about the party-hard ethos and maddening revival of ANDREW WK, who has perhaps made one of the most unlikely comebacks of all time as he prepares to invade the UK for one of the most anticipated tours of the year. We get the skinny with the man himself and find out what the fuck is going on, and why people need to Party Hard more now than ever.
Plus, mighty tech metal metal groovesters MESHUGGAH explain what powered their amazing new album and debate their role in the rise of djent, SKELETONWITCH frontman Chance Garnette gets his tatts out for the ladies and TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy describes what happened when his mum, Pantera’s ‘Cowboys From Hell’ and his car (almost literally) collided. It’s as ridiculous as it sounds
And speaking of ridiculous, we were on board the outrageously fun 70,000 TONS OF METAL CRUISE, sharing the high seas with the likes of NIGHTWISH, ALESTORM, MY DYING BRIDE and many more for one of the most ridiculous festivals in history!
Not only that, but gnarly punked-up underground heroes BLACK BREATH demolish this month’s Subterranea, joined by NWOBHM legends ANGEL WITCH, who tell us the story behind their long-awaited new album, and SHINING frontman Niklas Kvarforth, who is back and ready to destroy once again.
There’s also reviews of the new IRON MAIDEN DVD, plus new efforts from MESHUGGAH, VAN HALEN and OVERKILL, as well as live reviews from TOOL, LAMB OF GOD and THIN LIZZY!
Oh, and we meet Playboy personalities-turned heavy metal stars BUTCHER BABIES – featuring studs, nipple tape and lots and lots of blood. You haven’t seen anything quite like this.