Metal Hammer UK

Metal Hammer UK October 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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12 minutos
corey taylor’s guide to being… happy?

You think you know Corey Taylor? Sure you do. He’s one of the biggest characters in our world. Metal’s Great Big Mouth. The man who’s spawned a thousand memes. For 20 years, he’s told us exactly what he thinks… about everything. We’ve watched him take on the haters, rant about reality TV, and even knock Kanye West down a peg or two… So when he announced his debut solo album, CMFT, we thought it was safe to assume it’d fall somewhere between the dark depths of Slipknot and the metal- tinged anthemia of his other gig, Stone Sour. On July 29, Corey released two singles to kick things off: the bright, melodic Black Eyes Blue, and hubristic cut CMFT Must Be Stopped. As the video for the latter hit the internet, shocked…

1 minutos
it was always gonna happen, wasn’t it?

QUITE HONESTLY, I don’t understand how we’ve even got to the year 2020 with Corey Taylor resisting the urge to put out a proper solo album. To be fair to the guy, he’s not exactly metal’s laziest personality, but he’s also not been shy about waxing lyrical about the many, often surprising, musical influences that have made him who he is. Finally, we get to hear those in all their overblown - occasionally quite ridiculous - glory, so what better excuse for a catch-up with metal’s favourite big mouth about his rollercoaster last few years and how, against all odds, he managed to find some contentment at the end of it? Right as Metal Hammer went to press for this issue, we received the devastating news that Riley Gale had passed…

2 minutos
forged in iron

WHY DID YOU WANT THE SOUND OF AN ANVIL ON THE SONG JETTEGRYTA? “We were working on the idea of the Giants having built these tunnels, and exploring that as metaphors for tunnels into Utgard or other existences. But also as a tunnel as not only a transition place, but maybe a state of not being able to get out of where you are, and sometimes the solution is maybe going further inwards. So at some point I got this image of the Giants working with hammers. You can imagine Lord Of The Rings, when they are building outside Saruman’s castle. I thought an anvil would be great to double the effect.” WHAT DID THE REST OF THE BAND THINK? “Everyone was totally into it. And then we just mentioned this to Grutle…

1 minutos
speaking out

ASWEKEEPSEARCHING Post-rockers Aswekeepsearching ran the 15-day #foryourmind campaign in July. Musicians and designers sold items to raise funds for organisations contributing to mental wellbeing. The band, from the state of Gujarat, wanted to highlight the impact of lockdown on mental health. “Even though yoga and meditation have been in the culture of India, talks about mental wellness alone were scarce,” says singer Uddipan Sarmah. “Now, people in India have started talking about mental wellbeing.” Read more at CHA’BI On the release of the song Shayad Ke Main Zinda Nahin, alternative band Cha’bi ran a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for counselling sessions with Dr. Vidhya Nair, a therapist in their home city of Noida. “In India, there’s a taboo associated with mental health,” explains Akshay Kapoor. “I wrote this song when I…

2 minutos
road trippin’ kill the lights

Putting your first album out when the world has just stopped in its tracks can’t be the easiest way to get going. What’s that been like? Moose (drums): “It’s a confusing and stressful time for a lot of people, especially in our industry. But myself and the guys in the band have been sitting on this album for almost two years now, so it’s nice to finally be able to put it out there.” You have some dates announced for March - won’t you be absolutely gagging to get on a stage by then? “Yes! Most definitely. We’ve been ready to go now for the last 12 months! There’s gonna be a lot of energy going into these shows, and we can’t wait to meet as many people as we can. So yeah,…

2 minutos
the world pays tribute

“I was really looking forward to touring with him and Power Trip again. Besides being a great frontman, Riley was smart, articulate, well read, politically astute, compassionate and fearless in expressing his views. These are all things I value highly in an artist and a human being. We got along really well.” Randy Blythe, Lamb Of God “I only had the good fortune of meeting him once, but he had a way of making you feel like you had known him forever, instantly. Such a profound loss. Love and deepest sympathies to Power Trip and everyone close to him.” Jay Weinberg, Slipknot “We were able to chat about comics, games and food - often - and you fronted a band that had the world excited like no other. You will be greatly missed. Rest…