Lostprophets on top of a magazine stacked with features on My Chemical Romance, A Day To Remember, All Time Low and Converge to name but a few.
One of the most important British bands of the last decade, Lostprophets are aiming higher than ever before with their fifth album. And they’re in typically combative mood as we track them down to their rehearsal spot in Los Angeles and ask what the next 10 years holds for them.
“That sense of ‘Fuck you – I’m gonna show you!’ has always excited us,” says Ian Watkins. “Now we have the addition of life experience. It feels like we’ve just come out of the FBI academy top of our class…”
Plus – we’re giving away a brand new EP from You And What Army (UK readers only)!
Not only that, but in the new issue of Rock Sound Gerard Way peels back the layers of ‘Danger Days…’, we talk to Jeremy McKinnon from A Day To Remember about growing up under the Floridian sun, there’s an exclusive look at the recording of All Time Low’s new album, We The Kings make their bid for your heart and you lot interview Young Guns, with predictably ridiculous results. Speaking of ridiculous, we get Mogwai to explain just what the hell a Glasgow Mega Snake is.
We celebrate the impact of Converge’s staggering ‘Jane Doe’ in our Hall Of Fame and – because we’re the romantic sort, what with Valentine’s Day around the corner – take a look at some of the best love (and hate!) songs that are filling up our playlists. A Skylit Drive tell us how they’re trying to push metalcore forwards and we take a look at the bedroom phenomenon that’s redefining metal every single day.
The best emerging bands in the world are within these very pages, too: get ready to welcome VersaEmerge, Black Spiders, Arcane Roots, Don Broco, Day Of The Sirens, The Flatliners, Daytrader and loads more into your life.
And we’re giving you the verdict on new albums from …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Devildriver, Mogwai, A Skylit Drive, Gay For Johnny Depp as well as gigs from Escape The Fate, Dashboard Confessional, The Ghost Of A Thousand, Karnivool, Social Distortion, End Of A Year and more.
Plus, don’t forget this month’s Bugging Your Ears CD featuring 15 fantastic bands from this month’s issue, including: …Trail Of Dead, VersaEmerge, Mogwai, Daytrader, DevilDriver and more…
Rock Sound 145 – onsale at WHSmith and all good newsagents. Buy it and you’ll develop magic powers.
There's been some actual news this week. The Movielifereformed, Fightstarreturned from hiatus, and then there was Emoji Artworks. But sadly, today is our last #notthenews round-up of 2014. Try to hold back those tears while we recap all of this week's nonsense.