The 50 best albums of 2022
The Kerrang! verdict on the 50 albums that shaped 2022.
Featuring Turnstile, Palaye Royale, Conjurer, Dream State, Greta Van Fleet, Stand Atlantic, Boston Manor, DEAD!, Sleep On It and more!
New year, new you, new music overload! Allow us to introduce the 10 bands set to soundtrack your next 12 months – and beyond...
If 2017 was the year hardcore rubbed shoulders with the mainstream, 2018 will be the year it kicks its arse. We headed to Australia's UNIFY Gathering to hang with Knocked Loose, the scene's next breakout stars…
After that, we meet unique art-rockers Palaye Royale, Blackpool Brit rockers Boston Manor, Midlands metallers Conjurer, South Wales' bright new hope Dream State, swag-rockers Greta Van Fleet, rising pop-punks in Stand Atlantic and Sleep On It, punk rockers DEAD! and hardcore experimentalists Turnstile. Elsewhere, we go back to the '80s and explore the loudest, fastest genre ever birthed, thrash metal.
There's also a massive interview with one of the bands announced to play this year's Download Festival, while Parkway Drive celebrate 10 years of their Horizons album by playing it in full – and it's proper good. Then we find out if Fall Out Boy have lost their minds, or actually made a really good album… and the same with Machine Head, actually.
Finally, we bring you a massive BABYMETAL poster special for you stick on your wall. You're welcome.
All this and more is packed into the new issue that hit shops on Wednesday, January 24. Oh, and can you also order it anywhere in the world online through Newsstand.
A load more brilliant bands are joining next year’s Slam Dunk bill – from The Menzingers, The Hunna and Boston Manor to WARGASM, Static Dress and VUKOVI.
Blackpool quintet Boston Manor give their brilliant brand of rock a cinematic new layer on outstanding fourth album, Datura.
Boston Manor singer Henry Cox to talks us through new album Datura – from its conceptual night-time storyline to its powerful messages of hope and solace…
We’ve got 500 Boston Manor x Kerrang! flexi disc bundles – get yours now!
Kerrang! join Måneskin backstage at Lollapalooza to witness on the ground the Italian rock’n’roll superstars’ incredible journey so far…
Frontman Henry Cox pays tribute to his wife in Boston Manor’s new love song, Inertia.