Exclusive Interview And Live Report: Metallica – The Making Of S&M²

Plus, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, blink-182, Chelsea Wolfe, You Me At Six, Alter Bridge, Parkway Drive and loads more!

Exclusive Interview And Live Report: Metallica – The Making Of S&M²

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their iconic collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony, Metallica welcomed fans from around the globe to their hometown for a one-off ‘S&M²’ reprise. Bigger and bolder than last time out, this is the sound of the greatest metal band at their overblown, experimental best. The metal event of the decade? Quite possibly…

Plus, while there's little we can do to numb the nagging pain for anyone who wasn't able to be in San Fransisco to see Metallica make history (again), we've got a token consolation for you in the form of a poster print from the opening night. So that's something at least, eh?

Elsewhere in the issue, Green Day take us even further into new album Father Of All…, while blink-182 drummer Travis Barker opens up about his life before and after the day that changed everything. On top of all that, an artist like no other, Chelsea Wolfe, unpacks her new doom-folk epic; Alter Bridge take us inside the creation of their forthcoming Walk The Sky album; and Wednesday 13 unveils the songs that changed his life.

In the reviews section, rejuvenated Orange County metallers Of Mice & Men continue to improve on their sixth album, while Opeth use their native tongue and prog excess on their oddest record yet. On the live front, You Me At Six and friends take a drip down memory lane at new London gathering Gunnersville, Trash Boat kick up a storm on their long-awaited headline tour, and shapeshifting punks Ceremony struggle to make it all fit together in New York.

There's also a Hella Mega Tour poster special – featuring six shots of future tour buddies Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer!

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, September 18 from all good newsagents.

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