Metal Hammer UK

Metal Hammer UK May 2021

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’ll never forget the first time i saw sonne

I WAS AT a mate’s house watching Kerrang! TV in early 2001, pretty much just waiting for nu metal videos to turn up in between all the pop punk and aging grunge clips. During reruns of Rollin’, Smells Like Teen Spirit, Last Resort and Basket Case, a video I hadn’t seen before began playing. It started with deep-set voice counting in German, before a driving, piledriver of a riff gave way to one of the most unexpected and unforgettable viewing experiences my tiny teenaged mind had witnessed. Sooty Germans! Snow White in the bath! Spanking! I had no idea what was going on, but I did know one thing: I’d never seen anything like it before. Twenty years on, and Rammstein’s Mutter album still sounds as unique, imperious and batshit crazy…

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meet the band

ALEC CHILLINGWORTH WRITER When we got you guys to vote for the greatest Rammstein songs ever last year, it was Alec who took on the mammoth task of writing the piece that revealed all your choices. Who better to dig into Mutter, two full decades(!) after it changed the landscape of metal forever? POLLY GLASS WRITER We borrowed Polly from her home at Classic Rock magazine this month (cheers, all!) so we could task her with chatting to the one and only Amy Lee about Evanescence’s long-overdue studio album. Ten years is a long time, but it turns out Amy’s had a lot on her plate… ALEX DELLER WRITER He spends most of his time bringing the strangest, murkiest and straight-up heaviest new bands to New Noise every month, so we thought Alex would be the perfect chap…

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enjoy the silence?

LAST MONTH, ON Saturday February 27, Lacuna Coil stunned fans by taking to a stage in Milan for what was advertised as a concert livestream – only to stand in complete silence for the entire broadcast. The band, alongside 130 other artists across Italy, were drawing public attention to the uncertain future of Italian music venues, which have now been closed for one year due to the pandemic. “You were expecting to see a live show while we just stood in silence,” the band said in a statement. “It’s not a bad joke. This is the situation of live clubs in Italy, places where we got to meet many of you. It is with this bitter taste in our mouths that we are asking for your support for them. A live…

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praise seitan!

SOMEWHERE DEEP IN Orlando, Florida is a kitchen darkly decorated with ornate gothic candelabras, black studded cupboards and an impressive collection of skulls. In the centre stands Brian Manowitz, dressed in full chain armour, covered in corpsepaint and… getting ready to prepare a vegan Pad Thai? So goes episode one of Vegan Black Metal Chef, an unconventional cooking show created by Brian in May 2011. The first episode that aired on YouTube was an overnight viral success – it’s currently sitting at more than 3 million views – and set off a career that now includes albums, recipe books and cooking demonstrations that tour the world. “I guess there was a perfect storm of right place, right time, right atmosphere,” says Brian. In 2011, YouTube wasn’t new, but it was the beginning…

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10 things we learned this month

ARCHITECTS GOT A NO.1! This actually happened! High fives and fist bumps all round, lads. NEW SLIPKNOT MUSIC COULD BE CLOSER THAN WE THINK Between Clown and Corey’s comments in the media recently, we’re wondering if we hear something soon. SO COULD NEW AVENGED We even heard a snippet of material in a recent studio video the band posted. We had to strain for it, though. KORN HAVE GOT EVEN STRANGER Well, kinda; they’ve announced a huge livestream on April 24, broadcasting from the set of LA’s Stranger Things Drive-Into Experience. Spooky… POWER TRIP WILL CONTINUE At least, in some form. “We do want to continue to play music together; we just are not sure what that looks like at this time,” guitarist Blake Ibanez told the LA Times. HELLOWEEN HAVE GONE FULL HELLOWEEN The German power metal legends will have…

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what extinct animal would you bring back?

THERE ARE PLENTY of things that Hammer readers want to know about Loathe’s Kadeem France, given that he’s the frontman of one of the UK’s most imaginative and fastest-rising bands. The Liverpudlians just dropped their surprise third album, The Things They Believe, and many readers asked about the huge stylistic leap from the grooving tech metal they made their name with to the more electronic and ambient soundscapes on this latest release. And then there are other, equally important matters, like, erm, pasta and The Office… Which movies influenced you the most? And which scenes or score cues stuck with you the most? @DefendTheUnique (Twitter) “For me, The Warriors [1979’s dystopian gangland classic]. The opening scene, the soundtrack to that where they’re showing all the gangs and that, it really stuck. It’s dead…