New Issue Of Metal Hammer – On Sale Now!
Mwahahaha! HIM’s thin dark duke, Ville Valo lets Hammer into his home. This is a METAL HAMMER WORLD EXCLUSIVE – this is the first time a magazine has been allowed to document his domain. 2010 Marks the 40th anniversary of the birth of heavy metal with the release of BLACK SABBATH’S ‘Black Sabbath’ album and we have a look at its creation and survival to become the most seminal metal work ever – speaking to all four members, GEEZER BUTLER, OZZY OSBOURNE, BILL WARD and TONY IOMMI. ROB ZOMBIE explains how getting a band together has been the secret to his success, as ‘Hellbilly Deluxe 2’ has proved.
Phew, what a decade it’s been! Heavy metal has returned after a dodgy decade to its previous form, blowing ear drums from Salford to Sao Paulo. Hammer runs through the albums of the decade! And no, Limp Bizkit isn’t in there. SOUNDGARDEN have returned and we tell the story of one of the most loved rock bands of the last 20 years. Dark lords DOMMIN have exploded onto the sunny LA scene and impressed a planet wanting goth rock for biker boys.
The death of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan from AVENGED SEVENFOLD has saddened the metal world, and here Hammer pays tribute along with the stars to a great drummer, friend and bandmate, with words from MIKE PORTNOY of DREAM THEATER, JASON BITTNER of SHADOWS FALL, BRANDAN SCHIEPPATI from BLEEDING THROUGH, MIKE WENGREN of DISTURBED and MATT TUCK from BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE.
We head out on the road with HATEBREED, MOTLEY CRUE’S Nikki Sixx bares his soul and we have DEVILDRIVER beaten up. Not literally. Seminal technical masters NEUROSIS get their ‘Through Silver In Blood’ album story told, we have a look at MESHUGGAH’s astounding back catalogue and educate y’all about HEATHEN.
Also in the mag: Incoming! featuring RISE TO REMAIN, HOLY GRAIL, SWORN AMOMGST and many more; and Subterranea featuring OV HELL, SIGH, SATYRICON, NILE, SWALLOW THE SUN and more.
AIRBOURNE, THEM CROOKED VULTURES, FINNTROLL and many more.
FOUR FREE GIFTS!
The Razor CD this month features wicked new tracks from the likes of DEVIN TOWNSEND, AIRBOURNE, HIM and an exclusive world first track from Ville Valo and CRADLE OF FILTH’S Dani Filth; the latter who reads the enigmatic poem from ‘Black Sabbath’s gatefold vinyl album while Ville creates a haunting soundscape with instruments older than your mum’s mum. It’s a Black Sabbath tribute track like nothing you’ve heard before.
The second free CD you get on this issue of Hammer is a RISE TO REMAIN EP – the hot new British talent whipping up a storm where ever they go.
The mag also features the amazing official IRON MAIDEN stickerbook with the first batch of stickers! Get collecting!
There’s also your chance to win two TRVIUM guitars and tickets to any of the UK shows!
METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE – ON SALE NOW!