OUT NOW! GOLDEN GODS ANNIVERSARY ISSUE, PLUS FREE CD AND KEYRING!
You came, you voted, and together, we conquered. The tenth METAL HAMMER GOLDEN GODS AWARDS were the biggest, bestest and most metallest yet, and as anyone who was there can testify, it’s set a hell of a standard for years to come.
In our huge GOLDEN GODS SPECIAL, we take you through all the performances, all the awards and all the backstage debauchery, featuring exclusive interviews with all the winners – including MACHINE HEAD, ANTHRAX, GHOST, MASTODON, BILL BAILEY, VINNIE PAUL, FEAR FACTORY, DEVIN TOWNSEND and more – and our play-by-play guide to one of the maddest, drunkenest nights of the year!
Also with the new issue, we’re giving away a FREE CD featuring 15 prime slices of heavy fucking riffage, including tracks from GOJIRA, BARONESS, KREATOR, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, FEAR FACTORY, IHSAHN and 3 INCHES OF BLOOD among others, and a freakin’ sweet FREE GHOST KEYRING!
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough kickass freebies, Tesco editions of the new issue – which includes our massive, stupidly epic DOWNLOAD 2012 REVIEW – will feature a free copy of the new album from rising British metallers Heart Of A Coward! How’d you like them apples?!
Also in the new issue, we celebrate IRON MAIDEN officially being better than every British band ever (and Adele), and we talk to PANTERA and HELLYEAH icon Vinnie Paul on the eve of the release of the excellent new HellYeah album and discover why the band feel they’ve finally discovered their identity for album number three.
In one of the biggest Masterclasses ever, we face off SLAYER icon Kerry King against EVILE guitar maestro Ol Drake and witness the ridiculously talented duo chat all things fast, furious and heavy, and, with a twinge of sadness, look back at the incredible legacy of ROADRUNNER RECORDS, rating their greatest moments and the incredible influence they’ve had on heavy metal over the past two decades and beyond.
2012 is overseeing some of the most exciting young bands in the business put out some incredible material, and as well as an awesome chat with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE on the controversial circumstances surrounding the writing of their second album, we also discover why rising Brits BURY TOMORROW are determined to save metalcore, and why the incredible WHILE SHE SLEEPS are about to blow up with one of the best albums of 2012. If you’ve heard This Is The Six, you know that the Sheffield mob are onto something very fucking special indeed, and as ever, Metal Hammer is on the frontline to find out what’s up.
Plus, NACHTMYSTIUM explain why they’re embracing their gnarly roots to maintain their status as one of black metal’s modern heroes, AMON AMARTH frontman and general man-mountain Johan Hegg demands we don’t forget our history, former members of Black Sabbath and Pantera collide in ace new supergroup KILL DEVIL HILL, and CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth explains the connection between a bush and some thrash metal as he takes us on his personal musical voyage. Chances are you haven’t guessed the connection, FYI.
The brilliant BARONESS have taken one of the most surprising musical turns of 2012 with massive double-album Yellow & Green, and we sit down with the Georgian riffsters to find out exactly why.
There’s also ace fresh flesh in the form of SISTER, BURNING LOVE, HEART OF A COWARD, ILL and OF MICE AND MEN, some welcome returns with JETTBLACK, VIKING SKULL, MISS MAY I and DELAIN, more reviews including GOJIRA, SLAYER, LIMP BIZKIT, AXEWOUND and JUDAS PRIEST and a gloom and doom-packed edition of Subterranea courtesy of CANDLEMASS, OLD MAN GLOOM, NILE, BEHEMOTH and AURA NOIR!
That, boys and girls, is essential shit right there. The new issue of Metal Hammer: heavy enough to brain a mammoth.