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Features 08 METALLICA

We hop across the pond to join metal’s biggest band on their North American mega-tour

16 MYRKUR

The new face of the underground takes us inside the album that is redefining extremity

20 MARILYN MANSON

A mound of white powder. A gun. And the Double M. What could go wrong?

29 metal test: northlane 30 HIM

We bid farewell to one of the most beloved bands in metal history

42 MACHINE HEAD

Robb Flynn is an angry man. We find out how he found his Catharsis

51 metal test: powerwolf 52 ARCHITECTS

One of the UK’s finest prepare to move on from unimaginable tragedy

61 metal test: wcar 62 NIGHTWISH

Think you know Floor Jansen? Think again. We go no-holds-barred with the singer

Larissa Stupar has fought Nazis – but she’s not done fighting her cause yet

94 GHOST

In a world exclusive, we delve inside their fascinating latest chapter

103 metal test: nothing more 104 OZZY

What happened when metal’s biggest names interviewed the Ozzman?

107 metal test: fozzy 108 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

How well do Ivan and Zoltan really know each other?

112 AVENGED SEVENFOLD

We spend an afternoon shooting pool and shooting the shit in the OC natives’ backyard

118 THE GUITAR PANEL

Zakk Wylde, Lzzy Hale, Zoltan Bathory and Ben Bruce call a state of the nation

127 metal test: monster magnet 128 JEFF HANNEMAN

71 metal test: bill bailey

We get Dave Lombardo to pay tribute to the Slayer legend

72 SEXISM IN METAL

131 metal test: shinedown

Does metal have a sexism problem? We ask some of our scene’s most prominent women

76 IOMMI VS HALFORD

Two legends. One interview. We witness heavy metal history in the making

85 metal test: tarja 86 LOVEBITES

Jake Owens

90 VENOM PRISON

132 IRON MAIDEN

The biggest Maiden show of all time? Naturally, we had to find out for ourselves

141 metal test: godsmack 142 GOLDEN GODS 2018

Ozzy! Meshuggah! Baroness! Parkway Drive! Flaming drum kits! Arghhh!

How have five women helped to turn Japan’s metal scene upside down?

154 PANTERA

89 metal test: venom prison

162 metal test: madball

Our special tribute to the Texas icons

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Annuals Bookazine 1863 (Sampler)  

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