The 50 best albums of 2023
The Kerrang! verdict on the 50 albums that shaped 2023.
For the best part of two decades, Rise Against have taken up the frontline fight for a better world. But as 2018 continues to spin ever further out of control by the day, Tim McIlrath knows that any revolution requires more than just a fire inside. The real battle starts here and now…
Accompanying our Rise Against cover story comes an awesome art print courtesy of Nashville, Tennessee artist Andrew Vastagh, aka Boss Construction. Check out his huge portfolio of work at Bossconstruct.com.
Elsewhere in the mag this week, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba and Dan Andriano take K! inside their surprise new album, Is This Thing Cursed?, while Panic! At The Disco mainman Brendon Urie explains why freedom and excitement are key in making great music. On top of that, You Me At Six bring us onto the set of their new video, Bonnie Fraser of Stand Atlantic strolls down musical memory lane, and we go in (too deep) with pop-punk survivor Deryck Whibley of Sum 41.
Over in the reviews section, James Veck-Gilodi ditches the heaviness and embraces his poppier side on Deaf Havana's emotionally honest fifth album, while Trophy Eyes set their sights on big dreams on their ambitious third record. Live, New Jersey's finest punk poets The Gaslight Anthem reunite to mark a decade of The ’59 Sound; Alice In Chains rock a Roman amphitheatre in Israel; and post-hardcore vets Hopesfall make their long-awaited return for a Kerrang!-hosted show.
And, finally, we've got a BABYMETAL poster special, too! Don't say we don't treat you guys well…
The new issue of Kerrang! is available anywhere in the world when you order online through Newsstand. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, August 1 from all good newsagents.
VUKOVI are set to support BABYMETAL in the UK later this month – and they’ll be bringing a killer new single along with ’em…
Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy and Avenged Sevenfold will be headlining next year’s Download, while the likes of Royal Blood, The Offspring, Sum 41, Corey Taylor, Machine Head, BABYMETAL and Bad Omens are also on the line-up…
At their WORLD Kinen Hall headline show in Kobe, Japan, Bring Me The Horizon brought out support band BABYMETAL for a very special performance of Kingslayer.
System Of A Down and Slipknot are headlining next year’s Sick New World, while the one-day mega-fest also features Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains, Bad Omens, Sleep Token, BABYMETAL, A Perfect Circle and so many more.
Watch the video for BABYMETAL’s single METALI!!, which features Tom Morello and is their first new track with MOMOMETAL.
Bring Me The Horizon’s curated NEX_FEST will see the band headlining Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe later this year, with a supporting cast including BABYMETAL, YUNGBLUD, I Prevail and loads more.