YOU ME AT SIX
74 “ARTISTIC CREDIBILITY IS BULLSHIT. ”
Andy Biersack PURE LOVE WORTH
100 EXPOSURE 28
SHOUTING ABOUT I like to think that (disregarding my total lack of musical talent) if I was in a band, I’d be in a band like Enter Shikari. There’s something charming about everything about them – the way they write genuinely exciting music, the way they do business 100 per cent ethically and the fact they’re four of the most grounded guys to have ever decimated Reading and Leeds’ Main Stage – and when they play their biggest ever tour in a few weeks, it’ll be proof you don’t need to be a douchebag to succeed. Plus, ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’ has been making us break out into spontaneous shouts of “Here comes the wob!” in the office since we first heard it. And that’s the main thing. Ben Patashnik, Editor comes the wob!” in the office since we first heard it. And that’s the main thing. Ben Patashnik, Editor
THE NOISE 6-24 We’re feeling particularly abrasive this month, meaning The Noise is so loud that you can hear it from space. And we’d know – we’re astronauts and stuff. Ahead of their forthcoming UK trek we give you a glimpse into the new, electronic world of metal overlords Korn in The Big Picture; Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda dishes the dirt on the band’s forthcoming fifth album; we give you the latest and greatest additions to this summer’s festival line-ups in the form of our handy new panel; Scottish rockers Yashin give us the gossip on their new album and music video; You Me At Six frontman Josh Franceschi talks tigers and zipwires; Corey Taylor gets set for the upcoming U.S. Presidential campaign and Canadian punks Billy Talent give us a glimpse into their new album.
EXPOSURE 28-38 You like fresh shit, right? So do we, meaning this month’s Exposure is packed with more sweet-arse new music than you can shake a stick at. Eight months after his departure from Gallows, Frank Carter returns with new band Pure Love; Aussie pop-punk crew Tonight Alive say g’day to the UK; Georgia metallers MAKE tell us why schoolwork can suck a fatty; Acoda get set to put Corby back on the map (take THAT, Raging Speedhorn!); pop rock mentalists Fearless Vampire Killers get theatrical; your favourite band’s favourite band The Menzingers say hello; we get the inside scoop on new rock superduo Primal Rock Rebellion; Primitive Weapons tell us why they’re anything but average and much, much more.
FEATURES 40-83 With third album ‘A Flash Flood Of Colour’ gatecrashing the album charts a little over a month ago, what better time for Enter Shikari to make a welcome return to the front cover of Rock Sound? If you thought such recent success would dampen the band’s sociological and political fires, however, think again... Elsewhere, pop-punk giants All Time Low are the latest band to step in front of The Firing Squad as six Rock Sound readers put them through their paces; D.R.U.G.S. vocalist Craig Owens discusses sobriety and the silver screen; synth-pop megababe Lights talks broadswords; Black Veil Brides main man Andy Biersack gives us a glimpse into his deepest thoughts and Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop gets set to go it alone. To name but a few of the interviews on offer, of course...
REVIEWS 84-113 We give our verdict on new albums from UK hardcore (or should that be skate-punk?) kings Your Demise as well as the latest releases from The All-American Rejects, Black Breath, Soulfly and The Used, while We Are The In Crowd get sexy with this month’s singles. Not enough? There are also live reviews of Brand New, Mastodon, The Devil Wears Prada, Sonic Boom Six, Canterbury, We Came As Romans, Dropkick Murphys, Shinedown, Hyro Da Hero and Dead Swans, while Deaf Havana are our latest (and likely most hungover) Road Warriors ahead of another month of live carnage.
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