Hometown hangouts and 2012 reviewed all in one place. Our pleasure!
As The Blackout get ready to unleash their new album 'Start The Party', we joined them at home in Wales to get the inside scoop on one of British rock's most loveable lots as they prepare to take the nation by storm all over again.
Elsewhere in this issue we reveal who made the biggest and best 50 albums of 2012, we take you on an Access All Areas journey through the Rock Sound Riot! Tour, plus we get up close and personal with the likes of Young Guns, Asking Alexandria, Jonny Craig, Falling In Reverse, Lostprophets, Deaf Havana, Of Mice & Men, Twin Atlantic, We Are The In Crowd, Against Me!, You Me At Six, Frank Turner and more as they talk us through the last 12 months in their own words.
New albums by Mallory Knox, Hacktivist, The Joy Formidable and Woe, Is Me get reviewed, we go Access All Areas at this year's Warped Tour UK, plus we rate Deaf Havana, Parkway Drive and more live.
Alongside all that we've got killer posters, the chance to win £3000 of band gear, and a free EP from Red Bull Bedroom Jam winners IDivide.