New Metal Hammer Magazine – On Sale Now!
AVENGED SEVENFOLD hit the the cover of Hammer, and inside they walk us through the tragedy of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan’s tragic death and how they persevered to make the album of their career. We also have a world first and Hammer exclusive as BLACK SABBATH/HEAVEN & HELL mainman and general inventor of heavy metal TONY IOMMI interviewing honorary metal head SIR CHRISTOPHER LEE about his belated entry to metal with his brilliant Charlemagne album.
We pay tribute to the iconic TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Pete Steele, who tragically passed away earlier this year, as we finally bring you an unpublished never-before-seen interview. And just as we were going to press, more tragic news reached us of Dio/Black Sabbath/Rainbow singer RONNIE JAMES DIO’s death – who we also pay tribute to in the issue.
We also bring you the indispensable Hammer guide to DOWNLOAD with all the bands – the newbies, the legends and the wildcards – as well as all the information you might need regarding camping, parking and taking children; a chat with CYPRESS HILL’S Sen Dog about their new album that features the likes of DARON MALAKIAN and TOM MORELLO; we get the low down from UK mentalists ROLO TOMASSI, hardcore stalwarts SICK OF IT ALL and hit the road in the US with Huddersfield thrashers EVILE.
AEROSMITH’S Joe Perry tells us his life story, we grill FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH in the Spanish Inquisition and tell you the story behind OPETH’S seminal Damnation and Deliverence albums. We also look back at FEAR FACTORY’S back catalogue and expose Accept for the awesomeness they really are! Check out the KAWASAKI GOLDEN GODS supplement with all the details of the awards ceremony to come including nominations, bands and past winners.
Hammer is also ludicrously proud to present A Tribute To AC/DC CD, featuring amazing covers from the likes of MUTINY WITHIN (covering Highway To Hell), SKINDRED (covering Back In Black), STEEL PANTHER (covering Whole Lotta Rosie), WOLF (covering Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap) MY RUIN (covering Have A Drink On Me), and many more. We also bring you six brand new tracks from a bunch of awesome new bands.
There are also two massive posters – BRING ME THE HORIZON and exclusive DOWN artwork, designed by the hand of PEPPER KEENAN! And the next set of IRON MAIDEN stickers and a few extra ones thrown in because we love you.