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Features The fun and the fury of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes' most aggressive album yet

After lockdown put a halt to music and severely impacted the mental health of millions, Frank Carter and Dean Richardson channelled their aggression and renewed passion for performing into the fun and furious new album, Sticky.

Features Wage War: How strength and unity shaped their greatest album yet

With the COVID pandemic derailing their momentum following third album Pressure, Wage War had no idea if they’d ever be a proper band again. Having channelled those frustrations into new record Manic, vocalists Briton Bond and Cody Quistad chart the rebirth of metalcore’s brightest hope…

Features Cristina Scabbia x Diablo: Inside metal and gaming’s most devilish crossover yet

Outstanding hack-and-slash remaster Diablo II: Resurrected isn’t just about polishing up the beloved original’s relentless fire and brimstone. In a striking collaboration with Lacuna Coil songstress Cristina Scabbia and bizarro YouTube star Mark The Hammer, it’s inspired the latest crossover between video games and heavy music, too…

Features Bring Me The Horizon: The rebirth of rock’s great innovators

Bring Me The Horizon have never let barriers get in their way. But when lockdown hit and put a halt on their momentum, it was an emotional challenge that affected them like never before. As they come out the other side stronger than ever, the band tell Kerrang! just how good it is to be back…

Features How collective grief shaped Mastodon’s most grandiose, gut-wrenching album ever

The passing of band manager and close friend Nick John in September 2018 was a deep wound for Mastodon. As astonishing double-album Hushed & Grim looms, the Atlanta metal masters explain how they’ve processed that pain into an epic reckoning on life and death, grief and the great hereafter…

Features “This is my purpose and why I’m still alive”: Dana Dentata reveals the pain behind Pantychrist

On debut album Pantychrist, Dana Dentata channels the trauma of her formative years into hyper-aggressive shock-horrorcore. But rather than wallowing in misery, it’s a record of empowerment. Here, Dana shares her story and why she’ll never compromise her art. Trigger warning: Sexual abuse.

Features Metallica: The untold story of the album that changed everything

After four albums of world-beating thrash, Metallica looked to push things to the limit and become the biggest metal band on the planet with 1991’s colossal Black’ album. As the record turns 30 and the band celebrate with the triumphant Metallica Blacklist, Jason Newsted and Kirk Hammett look back at how it all happened…

Features Poppy: State Of Flux

New album Flux shows a side of Poppy the world has never seen before. In an exclusive in-depth dive into the record, she spills the tea on reconnecting with the music of her youth, kicking back against boredom, and the private journey behind her best songs yet…

Features Outlanders: How Jinjer survived a revolution and built their own world

Jinjer’s resilient spirit was forged in the civil war that erupted their native Ukraine in 2014. As the groove metal quartet prepare to unleash their fourth and most complex album to date, singer Tatiana Shmayluk relives the turmoil that shaped them. Cue: one of modern music’s most remarkable tales of survival, resistance and sheer determination…

Features When The Sun Hits: How Deafheaven stepped out of the shadows to embrace a brave new dawn

Over the past decade, Deafheaven’s signature blend of blackened ballast and soothing shoegaze has earned their reputation as one of the most captivating, cutting-edge outfits in heavy music. As gauzy fifth LP Infinite Granite pushes forward, into softer textures and sweeter melodies, we find out how they’ll never risk stagnation for the sake of safety…

Features Joey Jordison loved metal, and metal loved Joey Jordison

As a founding member of Slipknot, Joey Jordison found fame, fortune and adulation beyond his wildest dreams. But in his heart, the finest metal drummer of his generation remained simply the same music-obsessed superfan. As the world mourns his untimely and devastating passing, Kerrang! pays tribute to the true #1.

Features The Way Of The Samurai: Uncover the secrets of Iron Maiden’s new album, Senjutsu

In a world-exclusive interview, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson reveals how the band’s 17th album, Senjutsu, came to be, how they managed to keep it under wraps, and much more.