“I NEVER THOUGHT OF MYSELF AS A ROLE MODEL.”
“I NEVER THOUGHT OF MYSELF AS A ROLE MODEL.” Andy Biersack
6-25 THE NOISE We take a peek inside You Me At Six’s LA recording studio, talk to Enter Shikari about their exotic plans for recording album number three, unveil 10 reasons why Download Festival will rule, check in with returning heroes Cave In, Incubus and Saves The Day, Uncle Sean Smith from The Blackout deals with more of your issues and La Dispute get emotional. We’re giving away tickets to Sonisphere and you can also get your hands on Kerry King’s guitar.
26-36 EXPOSURE This month we reveal 17 of the best new bands that are going to blow your mind, featuring Spycatcher, Three Trapped Tigers, Blitz Kids,
Well, well, well, after the spectacular Royal Wedding we’ve gone bride crazy at Rock Sound and only gone and stuck some on the cover. Unfortunately, not the Kate variety though, she was on her honeymoon. This month’s cover stars are none other than US shock rockers Black Veil Brides – a band who seem to be loved and loathed in equal measure (which works well for Bring Me The Horizon). Whether you like them or not, we reckon this lot are destined for the big time so we ventured Stateside to get the ultimate story…
Foxfires, Heart In Hand, Shapes and many more.
38-86 FEATURES Black Veil Brides are more than a band, they’re a global phenomenon – we get under their skin to work out if they’re worth the hype. We hit the road with My Passion for their most chaotic tour yet, talk to VersaEmerge about the turmoil that they’ve been going through, celebrate Frank Turner’s 1,000th show, fall in love all over again with Manchester Orchestra, delve deep into the mind of City And Colour aka Dallas Green, spend some quality time with Gus from Young Guns… in a library, celebrate Less Than Jake’s classic ‘Hello Rockview’ and get excited about the new wave of instrumental music, including
Explosions In The Sky, This Will Destroy You, And So I Watch You From Afar, Maybeshewill and Brontide.
88-113 REVIEWS All the latest releases reviewed and rated including new records from Fucked Up, All Time Low, Black Veil Brides, Death Cab For Cutie and more. Plus, the best live gigs from across the globe, including Bring Me The Horizon, Hit The Deck Festival, Beecher, Panic! At The Disco, Patrick Stump and more.
Next month we celebrate our 150th issue! God damn!
Darren Taylor, Editor rocksound.tv