Baroness: John Baizley's Search For The Meaning Of Life

PLUS! Slipknot, Knocked Loose, My Chemical Romance, Rise Against, FEVER 333, Of Mice & Men, Sum 41, Alexisonfire, Bring Me The Horizon, Petrol Girls and LOADS more!

Baroness: John Baizley's Search For The Meaning Of Life

John Baizley is a survivor. Some seven years since the bus crash that nearly ended everything, however, the elation of escape has faded under chronic pain and deep-set trauma. For Baroness’ frontman, survival alone is no longer enough. Stunning fifth album Gold & Grey, he explains, is a reckoning on what comes next…

Plus, to celebrate Baroness' very first Kerrang! cover, we've collaborated with John Baizley on an extra special offering for super fans: we’re putting out a hugely limited collectors’ edition of the magazine, which comes complete with a stunning A2 Gold & Grey four-colour process lithographic print by John, produced on 200gsm uncoated stock. These are each hand numbered on the reverse, and limited to just 300. is the only place you can order this exclusive package – with worldwide delivery! – so don't hang about if you want to get your hands on one…

Elsewhere in the mag: the K! Interview spotlight falls on Rise Against hero Tim McIlrath; Knocked Loose introduce a record that will tear your face off; Alexisonfire frontman George Petit tells us about the songs that changed his life; Lucas Woodland of Holding Absence spills some secrets (and, um, gravy); and we celebrate 15 years of My Chemical Romance's classic album Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge.

In the reviews section, Guns N' Roses legend Duff McKagan takes a moment to reflect on his mellow new solo album, while Cursed Earth return with a gang of mates to help them out. On the live front, meanwhile, LA rap-rock firebrands FEVER 333 continue their revolution in New York, Sum 41 prove there's more to them than just nostalgia, and socially-conscious superstar-in-waiting grandson steps up in London.

Oh yeah, and there's also part one of our Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind poster special!

All this and more is available in the new issue of Kerrang!, which you can get anywhere in the world through But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, May 29 from all good newsagents.

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