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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…

Features Royal Blood reborn: “It was obvious I would lose everything”

With Number One albums and huge arena shows to their name, Royal Blood stood at the top of the rock world. Behind the scenes, though, Mike Kerr was falling apart. He and bandmate Ben Thatcher talk pulling back from the brink, the power of friendship, and reinvention of the self and sound on new album Typhoons…

Features No Music On A Dead Planet: How rock is answering the climate crisis call

Ahead of Earth Day 2021, and a pivotal climate change conference later this year, our special Kerrang! Cover Story sees journalist Greg Cochrane from the Sounds Like A Plan podcast speak to the artists, festival bosses, labels and record stores united in finding the answers to the biggest question facing people across the planet right now…

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…