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BUGGING YOUR EARS CD – featuring 15 of the hottest new and exclusive tracks from this month’s issue incl: The Gaslight Anthem, Against Me!, Soulfly, Four Year Strong, Rolo Tomassi and more.
IN THE MAG: Bullet For My Valentine are one of the UK’s biggest bands - but that’s not enough for the ultra-ambitious Matt Tuck and co. They tell Rock Sound why, as Fever burns its way into the mainstream, they’re aiming higher and higher.
ALSO IN THIS BUMPER ISSUE: Jared Leto writes a personal letter about why he’s looking forward to Download so much, and we’ve got the likes of HIM, Aerosmith, Deftones, Glamour Of The Kill, Stone Sour, Cancer Bats and Lawnmower Deth (!) giving their top tips for who you have to see at this year’s Donington extravaganza; we review The Gaslight Anthem’s new record; Trash Talk kidnap us and take us on the road for an epic mash-up of mayhem and motorways; Madina Lake talk about everything from wanking off dogs to who’s got the hottest mum; we find out why Rolo Tomassi are the perfect 21st century band; A Wilhelm Scream shred our faces; Mike Patton confuses the hell out of us; This Is Hell provide some meaty beatdowns; Foals make their bid for greatness and the mighty Max Cavalera from Soulfly gives the secret of his immortality.
Not only that, but we tip our hats to Refused’s staggering masterpiece ‘The Shape Of Punk To Come’; Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland welcomes us into his world; one of our favourite UK hardcore labels Holy Roar reveals all (literally) and we’ve got the verdict on albums by Four Year Strong, Pendulum, Against Me! and more, gigs from the likes of The Swellers, Narrows, Kill Hannah, Dance Gavin Dance and a look back at Groezrock.
And William Control tells us his biggest turn-on. Warning: involves Susan Boyle. Be afraid.
EXPOSURE: The only new bands you need to know feat: Framing Hanley, Bleed From Within, Blacklist Royals, Brotherhood Of The Lake and more.
Rock Sound 136 – on sale now from WH Smiths and all good newsagents.