Metal Hammer UK

Metal Hammer UK September 2020

For over three decades, Metal Hammer has brought the biggest and the best in the world of metal each and every single month. From exclusive interviews with the biggest bands in our game to celebrating the rise of the new artists taking our genre into its next chapter, we represent heavy music in all its many forms, offering world class features, unbiased reviews and special looks inside the scenes no one else will talk about. Be it heavy metal, punk, hardcore, grunge, alternative, goth, industrial, djent or the stuff so bizarre it defies classification, you'll find it all here and backed by the best writers and photographers in our game. If you like heavy music on any level, welcome to your new favourite magazine.

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i was there

SAT ABOUT 50 feet away from James Hetfield, as he was stood in the middle of The Round in San Francisco’s brand-spanking-new Chase Center, sans his trusty ESP but flanked by a full orchestra, belting out Unforgiven III… It was an image, a moment and a night that I’ll never forget; S&M2 was a stark and welcome reminder that, almost 40 years in, there’s still no one that does things quite like Metallica. As we catch up with metal’s biggest band ahead of the official home release of that iconic gig, there’s a lot to talk about. After all, the world is a very different place from the one they played in on that night in September 2019: James has since been through rehab, the world has come in and out…

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meet the band

STEPHEN HILL WRITER Steve was so excited to discover genre-smashing trap-metaller Backxwash that he literally rang up Editor Merl to demand we cover her, so it was only fair he got to write her big New Noise feature. Remember where you heard about her first (to be clear: it was from Steve). RICH HOBSON WRITER This month The Man Who Knows No Pitch Too Ambitious has been busy getting Jesse Leach from Killswitch to make us a killer mixtape and hanging in the studio with young doom metal heroes Pallbearer. Apparently they’ve gone pop punk. We’re absolutely gutted. TINA KORHONEN PHOTOGRAPHER While lockdown meant that photoshoots haven’t exactly been in abundance of late, Tina’s kept grinding by hosting seminars and putting together kickass shoots depicting some of her best metal chums on their own doorsteps. You can’t keep…

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parkway kiss their nerves goodbye

SEPTEMBER MARKS FIVE years since Parkway Drive released the album that’d elevate them from metalcore heavyweights to future festival headliners. “This isn’t just another album,” frontman Winston McCall told Metal Hammer in our exclusive cover feature, and he wasn’t kidding – Ire dropped on September 25, 2015 and was a landmark record for the quintet, trading in their hallmark mix of metallic riffs and hardcore brutality for full-on heavy metal thunder. A badass album needs a badass magazine cover, so we decided to cover the band in buckets of blood, give them a chainsaw and let them run around some woods in deepest Australia for an Evil Dead-themed photoshoot with Hammer snapper Kane Hibberd. The results, much like the album, were fucking groovy.…

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download’s back!

AS METAL HAMMER went to press this month, we were greeted by the massive first line-up announcement for Download 2021. With this year’s festival being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rock and metal fans were keen for something tangible to look forward to at Donington Park next year, and with more than 70 names now added to 2021’s bill, the majority of next year’s event is now in place and looking pretty damn good. Many of the bands planned for 2020’s incarnation of the festival have returned to the line-up for next year, not least rock’n’roll legends Kiss, who’ll finally get to play their final European shows on their extensive farewell tour, including one more stop at Donington to headline the Friday night. Also returning to the bill are metal…

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10 things we learned this month

TRIVIUM ARE THE KINGS OF STREAMING Their epic livestream was the best thing metal has produced in lockdown so far. Other bands: consider the bar set. DRIVE-IN GIGS DIDN’T WORK OUT Skindred were amongst the bands to have their drive-in tours cancelled this month. Booo! Hopefully we can find a way to safely do gigs soon. COREY TAYLOR IS DOING A SOLO ALBUM And it’s finally coming out! Yes! Also, apparently he has a wrestling belt now. NIGHTWISH HAVE A CRAB NOW It’s called Tanidromites nightwishorum in honour of our favourite Symphonic Finns, and it was kicking about in the Jurassic era. Metal. ZAKK WYLDE IS FINALLY GOING FULL SABBATH And you can find out what we thought of his Zakk Sabbath album in this very issue SOCIALLY DISTANT MUSIC VENUES ARE NOW A THING Although it’s gotta be said, the…

7 minutos
who’d win a battle royale?

“IF WE KEEP FOCUSING ON OLD MUSIC, THAT’S NOT GOING TO GET US ANYWHERE” REBA MEYERS THIS YEAR HAS been one for the books for Code Orange. Seeing their latest album release almost shatter beneath them from an unexpected lockdown, they had to act fast. Launching themselves into the digital world at rapid speed, the Pittsburgh natives proved that they’re prepared for anything – especially when it comes to questions from Hammer’s own readers. How much of an impact do you think releasing on the cusp of COVID-19 impacted on you as a band? Would you do anything different with the release with hindsight? Mark Baker (Facebook) Jami: “No, we wouldn’t do anything different. I’m hard on ourselves and everyone in this group knows it, I think we handled it the pinnacle of how…