K!1717: Amy Lee Faces Down Her Past…
Fifteen years have passed since Evanescence first introduced themselves to the world – and life for Amy Lee is today unrecognisable to the one she knew back then. As the band’s Synthesis tour blazes across the globe, in our world-exclusive interview Kerrang! finds a vocalist reflecting on the past, focusing on the present, and considering a future that remains unwritten…
We’ve also collaborated with the band and artist Paul Brown – the man behind the Synthesis cover – for an exclusive art print!
Elsewhere in the mag, in a super-honest chat, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz looks back over the band’s career, as well as his own personal trials and tribulations. On top of that, emo heroes The Get Up Kids tell us all about their return; we go inside the many sides of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong; Alcest, Deafheaven and Møl explore black metal’s deepest corners; Mat McNerney reveals Grave Pleasures’ heart of darkness; and Neck Deep prove that pop-punk tours really are about pizza, partying and pissing about.
Over in the reviews section, A Perfect Circle return to set the world to rights on their beautifully-crafted third album, Metallica’s classic covers EP gets the reissue treatment, and nostalgia reigns down under as Download Festival makes its Aussie debut.
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, April 11 from all good newsagents.
The rock and metal scene has rallied together to echo the sentiments of the George Floyd protests and the #BlackLivesMatter movement across the world.
Bassist Jim Riley has departed The Ghost Inside – read the band’s statement