FEATURES 42 ADAM D (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) WELCOME TO MY WORLD 44 IN CASE OF FIRE THE TWO OF US
46 THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND
BULLSHIT DETECTOR 48 DESIGN DEVILS SONIC YOUTH
50 ANDY FALKOUS (FUTURE OF THE LEFT) Q&A 52 SPACEMEN 3 REVOLUTIONARIES
72 THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
115 CLUTCH THE LAST WORD
FRANK CARTER GOES (GINGER) NUTS
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8-24 THE NOISE
Who’s making a racket in the world of rock? The latest from Paramore, Poison The Well, Kylesa and Pink Punk, as well as the latest studio reports from Frank Turner and Johnny
Foreigner. Also this month: your chance to win tickets to Sonisphere or Bloodstock.
Bringing you the best new music fi rst. FACT. No really, FACT (the band), plus BrokeNCYDE,
People In Planes, Crazy Arm, The Gay Blades, Viva Machine and more.
ROCK SOUND reviews and rates all the best new music, fi lms, DVDs, games and books. Featuring Enter Shikari, Rancid, Killswitch Engage, The Mars Volta, Suicide Silence and
more, while New Found Glory tackle the singles.
The hottest gigs from around the world reviewed, including Gallows, The Great Escape, ATP
Vs The Fans, Placebo, The Cumshots and more. Plus, we bring you access-all-areas to the hottest upcoming gigs with features on The Red Chord, Supersonic festival and Failsafe.
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EDIT Okay, it’s offi cial. How can I tell that it’s offi cial? Easy. When your skin literally starts peeling from your body and you’re drowning in your own sweat, that’s how you know it’s offi cially summer time in the Rock Sound offi ce. Yes, we’ve reached that time of the year when putting the magazine together becomes a truly arduous task. It looks like we’re in for a long, hot summer and that’s got to be good news for the festival season ahead. No doubt, many of you are burnt raw from Download festival and the aloe vera is close at hand, but there’s still plenty of hot rockin’ action to come – including the Rock Sound stage at GuilFest where we’ve lined-up You Me At Six, Hundred Reasons and The King Blues to headline this year’s event. There’s a fantastic supporting cast in tow with the likes of The Ghost Of A Thousand, Kylesa, Attack! Attack! and Hexes too. Make sure you don’t miss out, it’s going to be a blinder. Speaking of festivals, this month’s cover stars are playing at pretty much every one of them this summer, including a slot with The Boss himself in London’s Hyde Park. If there’s one band you defi nitely need to see it’s The Gaslight Anthem, so make sure you catch them at whichever outdoor gigfest you attend. Right, back to baking… Darren Taylor, Editor
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