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Planet Rock Issue 20

Planet Rock is the magazine where Rock Lives! From Motörhead to Pink Floyd, stopping at The Magpie Salute along the way, it brings you the very best in rock music past and present. See it! Feel it! Hear it! Live it!

United Kingdom
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in deze editie

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FaLL to your knees and repent if you please! As track one, side one on Unleashed In The East, Exciter was my introduction to Judas Priest. I’m listening to it again now as I type this. What. A. Song. Those double bass drums! Those guitars! Rob Halford’s scream on the final lyric… This, friends, is Heavy Metal in its purest form, and nobody does it better. It’s a huge honour to welcome Priest to the cover of PR20 for a world exclusive celebration of the Metal Gods’ 50th anniversary: we hope you enjoy the epic oral history laid out here, and fire up our ultimate Priest playlist while reading it. The world has taken some frightening turns since we began work on this issue, so forgive us if there’s a certain…

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this month’s leather law-breakers include…

Brian Hickey grew up in Boyle in Ireland, avidly reading Sounds magazine and listening to Tommy Vance. Moving to England to be a nurse enabled him to realise so many dreams, seeing so many bands and making great mates. He reviews Winter’s End on page 120. Borja Bonafuente Gonzalo is a figurative painter, illustrator, record designer and Beatlemaniac. This Spanish music-lover lives only to find rare vinyl records to add to his collection. In the meantime he spends his time painting. His illustration of Tyler Bryant is on page 73. Ethem Onur Bilgiç, a multi-award winning artist, works in his studio in Istanbul, producing illustrations for publishing houses worldwide. His animated short film Salkim Sögüt (Weeping Willow) won awards in several film festivals. His illustration of Ozzy Osbourne is on page 100. Kurt…

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home invasion

MASSIVE WAGONS will release their fifth album, House Of Noise, on July 17 through Earache Records. The follow-up to 2018’s Full Nelson, it’s “the absolute best of us to date,” says frontman Baz Mills. “We have given it everything we could,” the singer insists. “We’ve been able to go at it all guns blazing. Colin Richardson and Chris Clancy, who together produced the album, grafted their asses off for us. We are so stoked for the release.” Asked about his expectations for what is one of the most hotly anticipated British rock albums of 2020, Mills offers a thoughtful, community-minded response. “I hope the album will bring joy to people and unite them through these tough times,” he says simply. “Here’s to the best fans in the world, this album is for you.” Pre-orders…

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kelv hellrazer 1965-2020

A REGULAR contributor to Kerrang!, co-founder of Metal Forces magazine, and more recently the boss at AOR Boulevard Records, Hellrazer can take credit for introducing UK audiences to Hollywood glam bands such as Guns N’Roses, Poison, Warrant and more. Hyams became a ‘face’ on the London rock scene when he started working at legendary Soho record shop Shades in the mid-’80s. All at Planet Rock extend our sympathies to his family and friends.…

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10 things we learned from heavy

1 Maynard Keenan, frontman with arty US prog-metallers Tool, once participated in a Native American peyote ritual, describing the hallucinogenic experience in their song Third Eye. Trippy. 2 Heavy author Dan Franklin suggests UK extreme metal band Cradle Of Filth’s music is “part of a gothic tradition of transgressive lust” stretching back to Christabel by 18th-century poet and Rush’s favourite bard, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 3 The cartoon skull on the cover of US thrashers Stormtroopers Of Death’s 1985 LP Speak English Or Die was partly based on Drill Instructor Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s brutal Vietnam War flick Full Metal Jacket. 4 Pantera’s alpha male vocalist Phil Anselmo has named heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson as his inspiration, for being the living embodiment of German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s Superman. 5 Franklin believes Ronnie Dio’s shadowy wizard…

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in brief

Metallica have launched ‘Metallica Mondays’, a new concert-streaming series, to help ease Coronavirus-related woes. The gigs will be streaming via the band’s YouTube and Facebook pages. Deep Purple will release their 21st studio album on June 12 via earMUSIC. Recorded with Bob Ezrin, the band say that Whoosh! is “putting the Deep back in Purple”. Nine Inch Nails have made two new albums free to download via their website. Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts are described by Trent Reznor as “two different records for two different mindsets”. Rush’s Permanent Waves album is to get a deluxe 40th anniversary reissue. Featuring previously unreleased 1980 live recordings from London, Manchester and St. Louis, the set is due on May 29, via UMC/Mercury/Anthem.…