Biffy Clyro have gone from tiny pubs to their greatest challenge yet – headlining Sonisphere 2011 – and Rock Sound was there every step of the way. We join the band as they prepare to make history… and they get the party started for our 150th issue! Anyone for cake? And as part of the celebration we asked Rock Sound icons Gerard Way, Hayley Williams, Oli Sykes, Josh Franceschi, Pete Wentz, Corey Taylor and more to join the fun…
PLUS! It’s our birthday but you’re getting the presents: free this issue are amazing Black Veil Brides posters, the return of our brilliant festival stickers and of course our regular free CD, this month including tracks from Taking Back Sunday, Of Mice & Men, There For Tomorrow, Save Your Breath among others.
We catch up with the resurgent Taking Back Sunday to talk about their incredible return from the brink, enlist in There For Tomorrow’s global army, hit the road with The Blackout, talk trash with Panic! At The Disco, check in with Deaf Havana, Holy State and The Horrible Crowes as they record new albums, hit LA with Death Cab For Cutie, dive into the pit with August Burns Red and Of Mice & Men and ask Kids In Glass Houses what the future holds for their brave new direction.
Not only that, but we’re saluting the impact of one of the world’s greatest heavy bands Botch, getting under the skin of Japanese Voyeurs, going back to the future with Set Your Goals and getting serious with Dananananaykroyd.
In the mood for some amazing new bands? You can’t afford to miss our Exposure section - welcome to the wonderful world of Heights, Save Your Breath, Living With Lions, Goodtime Boys, Fights And Fires and loads more.
Get the verdict on new albums from Limp Bizkit, Incubus, Suicide Silence, Spycatcher and more, and gigs featuring the likes of Slam Dunk Festival, VersaEmerge, Max Raptor and others.
Rock Sound 150: your ticket to the best rock ‘n’ roll party on Earth. Out now in WH Smiths and all good stockists.
Issue 220 - December 2016
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