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Features Brotherhood, burnout and belief: How Greta Van Fleet took on the world – and won

Greta Van Fleet’s rise to rock’s big leagues felt, to its four young members, like being shot out of a cannon”. So when burnout and a global pandemic brought them back down to Earth, how did they not only keep the train on the tracks, but return with an album of epic proportions and ambition? Josh and Sam Kiszka take us inside The Battle At Garden’s Gate, and the fight to block out the world…

Features The Offspring: Why SoCal's punk legends remain rock's ultimate gateway band

From underage drinking to Smash’s monumental success to being a stepping stone for teenage punks, The Offspring might’ve become elder statesmen after nearly 40 years in the game, but they’re still a voice for a new generation.

Features As Above, So Below: How Beartooth raged through hell to deliver their heaviest album ever

There was hope amongst the heaviness as Caleb Shomo started work on Beartooth’s ripping fourth album, Below. Unfortunately, a tortuous 2020 stoked old feelings of fear and doubt. Here, however, the Ohioans explain how tapping into metal’s dark side laid a path back into the light…

Features “The jokes about millennials aren’t real. Young people want a better future”: Rise Against’s fight for the Nowhere Generation

The world’s in a bad shape, but for millions of us it’s never been that great, facing obstacles at every turn while constantly being told we’re not doing enough. Rise Against’s new album is a warcry for the Nowhere Generation, and frontman Tim McIlrath is leading the charge.

Features Holding Absence: Mistakes, regrets, and the making of Britain’s next breakout band

The future of British rock hasn’t looked so bright in a long time – and it’s about to get a new leading light. On cinematic new album The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, Lucas Woodland and Holding Absence are laying everything on the line in a bid to capture and heal the hearts of rock’s new generation…

Features “I needed to face the abyss head on”: Evanescence’s Bitter Truth laid bare

Think you know everything about Evanescence’s first album of new material in a decade? Think again. Amy Lee opens up like never before on the healing journey of The Bitter Truth…

Features “Everything ends. And my endings tend to be eternal”: Inside the heart of Davey Havok and AFI’s new chapter

As AFI unveil their new album Bodies, Davey Havok reveals the warring dualities – the dark and the light, the old and the new, the painful endings and the hopeful beginnings – at the heart of their forthcoming release, and what it tells us about himself…

Features The hidden secrets of Architects’ game-changing new album

Architects’ Sam Carter, Dan Searle and Josh Middleton exclusively take you deep inside the heart of new album For Those That Wish To Exist like never before…

Features "I mean every word that I say, every lyric that I sing, every noise that I make": Meet the real Serj Tankian

Who is Serj Tankian? The outspoken frontman of System Of A Down has been a permanent fixture of the rock world for almost three decades, but he still remains something of an enigma. We go on a mission to find out…

Features “Music gives people hope. And we desperately need that now”: Foo Fighters take us inside Medicine At Midnight

The Foo Fighters’ 25-year career has been built upon one simple premise: a love for rock’n’roll. So when the world needs it most, new album Medicine At Midnight is their bid to bring joy back into the world…

Features Life After Death: How Taylor Momsen survived her downward spiral

After losing Chris Cornell and her producer Kato Khandwala in the same year, Taylor Momsen was done. But though she tried to run from it, The Pretty Reckless’ new album is the story of how music ultimately saved her…

Features Ghostemane: “I'm turning myself inside out: taking all the things that I'm feeling and wearing them on my body”

As Kerrang! catch up with heavy music’s biggest names to reflect on the suffocating stasis of 2020, we settle in for the long dark winter with Eric Whitney, who you might know by his trap-metal alter-ego Ghostemane. Here, Eric looks back over a year of personal and professional tribulation and triumph…