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The Kerrang! Awards 2019: Every Story Behind Rock’s Biggest Night

PLUS! Metallica, Architects, IDLES, Sleeping With Sirens, Bury Tomorrow, You Me At Six, Bullet For My Valentine, Batushka and LOADS more!

Each year, the Kerrang! Awards gets even bigger, better and more boozy than the last. As rock legends and newer stars still carving their name descended upon North London for the party of the year, the overwhelming feeling was one of celebration and joy. Now, join us as we look back and salute the winners…

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Plus, while it proved somewhat prohibitively expensive for us to offer a free Kerrang! Award trophy with every copy of the mag, we do have the next best thing: a killer art print by illustrator Sam Dunn!

Elsewhere in the mag: Kellin Quinn explains why Sleeping With Sirens have gone heavy on their new album How It Feels To Be Lost, we hit the studio with Bury Tomorrow and the Black Flame Band, You Me At Six’s Josh Franceschi talks us through the songs that changed his life, and Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck takes the career-spanning K! Interview – from Wales to world domination.

In the reviews section, meanwhile, mysterious Polish clergy Batushka take black metal to strange new places on their second album, and Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett twangs away on his solo record. On the live front, Metallica show why they won the Best International Live Act Kerrang! Award at the home of British rugby, Frank Carter crumbles the Big Apple with aggro and feels, and post-hardcore legends Alexisonfire return to NYC after nearly a decade away.

There’s also a poster special featuring a bunch of our brilliant Kerrang! Award winners: FEVER 333, SWMRS, IDLES, Architects, Metallica and Ghost.

All this and more is available in the new issue of Kerrang!, which you can get anywhere in the world through Kerrang.Newsstand.co.uk. But for UK residents, it hits the shops on Wednesday, June 26 from all good newsagents.

Posted on June 25th 2019, 8:00am
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