Asking Alexandria Present: The Tattoo Issue
It's a fact: tattoos rule! With this in mind, we made an issue all about rockstars' ink. From Fred Durst, to Corey Taylor, Pete Wentz to Mike Fuentes, Jacoby Shaddix to Alex Gaskarth... basically every, er... body has tattoos. Asking Alexandria's Danny Worsnop and Ben Bruce get beneath their skin finding out the meanings, secrets and the (often drunken) stories of some of the world's most famous tats. OH YEAH, AND IT COMES WITH 20 STICK ON TATTOOS!
Posters: This week we've got SIX brain-eating World War Shred zombie posters to gore up your wall featuring Yashin's Harry Radford, Young Guns, Mallory Knox, You Me At Six, Fearless Vampire Killers and Tonight Alive.
Feedback: You send us your letters, drawings and snaps with your favourite bands, Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump goes up against reader Emma-Louise over whether bands are going 'pop' to get mainstream attention and you can win a chance to get a pizza with Papa Roach!
News: 30 Seconds To Mars scale London's O2 Arena... and play a show on the roof! Escape The Fate's Craig Mabbitt answers your life woes, Limp Bizkit, Blitz Kids, Slipknot, Cancer Bats and Five Finger Death Punch come clean in Ghost B.C's Download Festival confession booth, Architects launch their epic 100 Days documentary and we bring you this week's Kerrang! Rock Chart (who's number one this week?)! Plus: Kerrang! Radio undergoes a rebirth and we try to workout what Ronnie Radke's forehead tattoo says... we're pretty sure it's 'cupboard'.
Features: We bring you all of the chaos from the Relentless Kerrang! Awards 2013 with the likes of You Me At Six, Lower Than Atlantis, Bring Me The Horizon, Brian May, Slipknot, Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, Young Guns, Pierce The Veil, Biffy Clyro, All Time Low, Kerry King and pretty much every other rockstar worth their salt! It got messy... very messy! Oh yeah, and we introduce you to Canadian rock'n'rollers Monster Truck and Children Of Bodom's Alexi Laiho takes on the Ultimate Rockstar Test.
Lives: We hit up Metallica's Orion Festival in Detroit and catch the likes of The Bronx, Tomahawk, Rise Against, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Deftones. Plus we squeeze into Queens Of The Stone Age's tiny in-store London show and Jason Newsted's tiny 100 Club show.
Reviews: We dish the Ks on the latest (and sometimes greatest) from the likes of Black Veil Brides, August Burns Red, Set It Off, Harry Radford and Transplants, whilst Airbourne's Joel O'Keeffe tells us about his obsession with vinyl records!
Gigs: All the best gigs listed plus we talk basement shows with Heaven's Basement, horror movies with Thy Art Is Murder and Heights man Alex Monty tells us about his first ever gig.