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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 – the only interview

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.

Features Glow With The Flow: How Turnstile shut out the noise to stay true to themselves

With 2018’s world-beating Time & Space, Turnstile laid the foundations for an assault on music’s mainstream. Rather than veering into mass-appeal radio rock, however, third album Glow On finds them staying true to the experimentation and individualism that made fans fall in love in the first place…

Features Mosh-pits and multiverses: How comic books and rock music became the ultimate partners in crime

Comic book behemoth DC’s latest Dark Nights: Death Metal project isn’t just the ultimate meeting of Batman and breakdowns. As collaborators Tyler Bates, Andy Biersack, Greg Capullo, Maria Brink and Chelsea Wolfe discuss, it’s the intertwining of two worlds in which anything is possible…

Features Employed To Serve are putting British metal back on top

For the past decade, Justine Jones and Sammy Urwin of Employed To Serve have helped elevate British rock and metal both on and off the stage, from Album Of The Year releases to their championing of new bands. Now, with fourth full-length Conquering on the horizon, the pay-off is being felt across the entire scene…

Features New Dawn Over Donington: How Bullet For My Valentine got their fire back

We spend 48 hours with Bullet For My Valentine on the road to Download to talk about their aggressive new album, their lack of trust in band cheerleaders and, er, fighting Boris Johnson.

Features Meet KennyHoopla, the leader of pop-punk’s new generation

Rock music has always been there for KennyHoopla, even when it felt like nothing else was. As he prepares to release his thrilling mixtape, SURVIVORS GUILT, with collaborator Travis Barker, Kerrang! gets to know the shy star hell-bent on putting pop-punk back on top…

Features Recovery and Redemption: The rise and rise of Trash Boat

The story of Trash Boat vocalist Tobi Duncan is one you couldn’t make up – or wouldn’t want to, anyway. With his band preparing to release their career-defining third album, Don’t You Feel Amazing?, he charts the personal agony that has inspired him to seize his breakout moment with everything he has…

Features Believe The Hype: Spiritbox are the hottest band in the world

They’re the band that every rock and metal fan can’t stop talking about. And now, the most anticipated debut album of 2021 is nearly here. In a world-exclusive interview, vocalist Courtney LaPlante reveals the full story of Spiritbox, and the emotional journey of Eternal Blue that will make everyone question the meaning of heavy’…

Features Don Broco: How darkness and despair led to Amazing Things

Think you’ve got Don Broco all figured out by this point? Wrong. On fourth album Amazing Things, the Bedford crew are angry – about racism, climate change, social media and more – and they’re not afraid to let it all out…

Features "The beauty of not understanding it is letting it stay alive": The untold story of Tool's Lateralus at 20

It’s an album that, even 20 years on from its release, continues to captivate and confuse fans the world over. Two decades on from its release, Kerrang! and Tool bassist Justin Chancellor search for answers to the enigma that is Lateralus…

Features twenty one pilots return: The world-exclusive comeback interview

After their most daringly ambitious chapter yet with 2018’s Trench, twenty one pilots took a minute to step back and reflect. Now, with shiny and colourful” album Scaled And Icy on the way, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun lift the lid on a new era that finds them enjoying more creative freedom than ever before…