FESTIVAL THROWDOWN W/
ALL TIME LOW / EVERY TIME I DIE / BILLY TALENT / GALLOWS
With Reading & Leeds festivals looming in late August, we catch up with four of the most exhilarating bands on the bill, finally set to turn up the heat on this summer. Chatting with pop punk titans ALL TIME LOW about Warped Tour, playing FIFA on the bus and their upcoming new album, Buffalo bruisers EVERY TIME I DIE about finally popping their Reading/Leeds cherry, Canadian punks BILLY TALENT about their new record and shuffleboarding and a reinvigorated Watford wrecking crew known as GALLOWS about their new line-up and how they're set to kick your teeth in all over again! It's a burning hot issue of your favourite bands!
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Elsewhere this issue, RANCID guitarist/vocalist Lars Frederiksen takes a break from work on the band's new album to talk about the punk giants' roots, West Coast hip hop legends CYPRESS HILL chat about collaborating with Leeds-born dubstep maestro Rusko, Maryland progressive metallers PERIPHERY tell us about their sophomore album, rising British alt-rock heroes DON BROCO unveil their outlandish recording methods and the thinking behind The Walk and we talk to Arizona experimental metalcore quintet THE WORD ALIVE about their explosive second album.
We also catch up with metal legend Vinnie Paul about his band HELLYEAH's brutal 'Band Of Brothers', hear how TITLE FIGHT have been hard at work on their sophomore effort and plan to take the UK by storm in September, have a chat about beach life with Cali reggae rockers THE DIRTY HEADS, discuss charging people for albums with rising Brit rockers CANTERBURY, talk voicing Dragon Ball Z characters with Texas punks RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS and get a track by track run-through of Norwegian sonic mentalists 22's brilliant 'FLUX'.
Also, our US correspondent checks in to tell us all about PUNK ROCK BOWLING in Nevada, CONVERGE's Kurt Ballou tells us all about his production/engineering work, we talk instruments with ORANGE GOBLIN, WHILE SHE SLEEPS gush over their love of THRICE, we tip our hats to shock rock legend ALICE COOPER and find out WHITECHAPEL's Alex Wade's favourite records.
There's also live reviews of GHOSTFEST, NOFX & LESS THAN JAKE and more, as well as album reviews of new releases from YELLOWCARD, FEED THE RHINO, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, SLIPKNOT, THE EARLY NOVEMBER, ROB ZOMBIE and loads more!