OUT NOW! Free Five Finger Death Punch CD, Free Posters, Plus FFDP, Trivium, Scar The Martyr, Down, Within Temptation, TRC, Protest The Hero
Our 250th issue has landed, and we’re pulling no punches, ladies and gentlemen! FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH return to the cover of Metal Hammer to help us celebrate 250 issues of heavy metal history, bringing with them an exclusive, free FFDP best-of featuring the biggest and best tracks from their monstrous career so far.
Plus, we chat to the metal behemoths themselves about their oft-misunderstood image, the epic conclusion to their Wrong Side Of Heaven… double-whammy and their seemingly unstoppable rise to becoming one of the biggest metal bands on the planet.
Also in your new issue, we’re packing two FREE POSTERS featuring the one and only RONNIE JAMES DIO and a special collage featuring all 250 covers of Metal Hammer! There’s some classics in there (and Puddle Of Mudd. What? It was a crazy time for all of us). Plus, this issue is also packing our huge, gatefold cover featuring all of the amazing #HornsUp photos sent in by you, our badass and brilliant readers! Did yours make it on? Grab the issue and find out…
We also head to the studio with OF MICE & MEN, sit down with SLIPKNOT legend Joey Jordison to find out the creative masterplan behind his new, star-studded supergroup, SCAR THE MARTYR, celebrate the career of ALICE IN CHAINS mastermind Jerry Cantrell, talk pop music with RED FANG (yes, really) and discover why TRIVIUM believe that, partly thanks to some help from a certain Disturbed frontman, they’re back to their very best.
Of course, we couldn’t celebrate 250 issues without taking a trip back down memory lane, recalling some of our greatest covers, most batshit Golden Gods memories and some of the more…erm…unusual interviews that have taken place at HammerTowers. As ever, the big names are still rolling in, too, as we chat to DOWN’s Pepper Keenan about the next EP and that Bloodstock announcement, talk to WITHIN TEMPTATION and TARJA TURUNEN about their immense collaboration, take a peek at the fucked-up world of MONSTER MAGNET’s Dave Wyndorf and save the world from a zombie apocalypse with London rap metal starlets TRC. Things got messy.
Plus, we get PHIL ANSELMO to lay the smackdown on wallies and their phones at gigs, high five PROTEST THE HERO for pulling off one of the most heartwarming crowd-funded album stories ever, trawl through MAX CAVALERA’s Discs Of Doom, discover the storied career of KATATONIA and go balls-out with BLACK SPIDERS.
All this plus Psychedelic brilliance from ORANSSI PAZUZU in this month’s Subterranea, reviews dedicated to MOTÖRHEAD, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, METALLICA and IHSAHN and action from HELL, BLACK SHAPES, BLESSTHEFALL, SKELETONWITCH and EXTINCTION AD? Massive doesn’t cover it.
It’s out right now, so order your copy immediately! Go!