Metal Up Your Xmass! Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich look back on their mental year!
The Californian metal legends entered this year looking forward to some time off. Instead, Metallica headlined Download, curated their own festival, worked on a 3D film and released a live DVD. What better band to tee up Kerrang!'s end-of-year-special issue than the biggest band in rock? K! Deputy Ed Simon Young sat down with James and Lars...
Seven awesome posters! Evanescence, Deaf Havana, Motionless In White, Tonight Alive, Of Mice & Men, Don Broco and Bring Me The Horizon!
Plus there's Green Day and Avenged Sevenfold wrapping paper!
Features: It wouldn't be Kerristmas without everyone trying to squeeze around a table to eat, drink and share bad cracker jokes. So we invited Young Guns, Architects, Don Broco and more to toast the past 12 months with a festive feed. The headline for this feature is Number Of The Feast. We were pretty chuffed with that.
2012 - How was it for you? Rock rolled and roared these past 12 months. But how was it for the stars on the frontline? We asked... [deep breath] Black Veil Brides! Marilyn Manson! Deftones! Biffy Clyro! Kiss! Falling In Reverse! All Time Low! Rage Against The Machine! Pierce The Veil! Twin Atlantic! Bullet For My Valentine! Parkway Drive!
News: You Me At Six destroy Wembley! They came, they saw, they kicked the crap out of London's famous arena. Was there ever any doubt? Check out out huge report on the Final Night Of Sin!
K!'s postie was crushed by the sheer volume of Kerristmas cards that rockstars have sent us these last few weeks. Check out their artistic skills in News!
Read all about K!'s awkward encounter with Deaf Havana's James Veck-Gilodi following his band's slot at You Me At Six's Wembley.
We introduce the amazing Gnarwolves!
HIM frontman Ville Valo solves your problems in Life Of Agony!
How will Steel Panther guitarist Satchel fare in The K! Quiz?
The Kerrang! Readers' Poll 2012 - the results are in!
Stave off your turkey-based coma with our monstrous Kerristmas Quiz! We've even disguised five rockstars as sprouts!
Lives: Stone Sour and Papa Roach give London's O2 Academy Brixton a kick up the arse. Enter Shikari and Cancer Bats lay waste to Manchester, plus there's reviews of Miss May I, Band Of Skulls and Canterbury!
Reviews: We check out Blink-182's Dogs Eating Dogs EP, My Chemical Romance's latest songs and round up the Kerristmas singles by LostAlone, Kids In Glass Houses, Lower Than Atlantis and more!
Gigs: Frank Turner and Kids In Glass Houses look ahead to their festive shows!
Blitz Kids' Jono Yates gives us guide of what to watch during the holiday season, while The Blackout gives us the guide to the ultimate festive party!
And how will Slash do when he faces The Ultimate Rockstar Test? Pretty, pretty good, all told.
And that's this week's special double Kerristmas issue of Kerrang! magazine in a digital nutshell - on sale Wednesday, December 19. The next one's out on January 2. Have an amazing time!