“IF EVER YOU GET INVITED TO A BACHELOR DEATH PARTY,
PLEASE TAKE OUR ADVICE AND
1. THE HORRIBLE CROWES ‘BEHOLD THE HURRICANE’
Taken from the album ‘Elsie’
Hurricanes aren’t really things you behold – they’re more like things that make you shit yourself and run away as fast as is humanly possible. But ‘Crap Your
Pants And Leg It’ isn’t as good a title, is it? 2. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA
‘BORN TO LOSE’
Taken from the album ‘Dead Throne’ The Rock Sound office has a serious collective addiction to scratchcards, so subsequently we’re all total losers in gambling terms. In life terms, however,
we’re a parade of winners. Promise.
3. TRIVIUM ‘IN WAVES’
Taken from the album ‘In Waves’ Contrary to popular belief, Matt Heafy wasn’t born in Japan. No, he hails from Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn,
about eight miles from Aberystwyth. That’s why he named the new Trivium album ‘In Wales’… oh wait.
4. MARIACHI EL BRONX
Taken from the album ‘Mariachi El Bronx (II)’ If you’re meant to buy a dozen red roses for your other half on Valentine’s Day, providing them with four times that amount is basically code for ‘Sorry love, I
slept with your dad. Don’t be mad – look at these!’
5. CHARLIE SIMPSON ‘FARMER & HIS GUN’ Taken from the album ‘Young Pilgrim’ Guns are issued to farmers as standard when they pass their Farming Exams, along with some big green wellies, 14 sheep and a pile of manure. If you’re a farmer reading this and you’re offended,
please don’t shoot us. 6. RISE TO REMAIN
Taken from the album ‘City Of Vultures’ When RS Deputy Editor Terry Bezer is on the dancefloor he gives it his all. When ‘Halo’ by Soil finishes, he can be found on his knees sobbing, “I have nothing left… nothing left.” This song is about that moment.
7. ALL PIGS MUST DIE
‘SACROSANCT’ Taken from the album ‘God Is War’ We agree with this band name – it is indeed necessary for all pigs to die. And then be turned into delicious pork foodstuffs. Rock Sound is provegetarian too, though, so please substitute ‘pigs’ for
‘courgettes’ if you wish.
8. ANCIENT VVISDOM ‘THE OPPOSITION’ Taken from the album ‘A Godlike Inferno’ If you’re going to stand in opposition to something, you’d better make sure it’s worth fighting for. Protesting against tables, for example, isn’t a good idea. They’re really useful. Imagine a world without tables! It’d be rubbish. 9. CIRCLES ‘ACT III’ Taken from the album ‘The Compass’ Circles are brilliant. Without them, we wouldn’t have the sun, burgers, records, £2 coins, doughnuts, saucers, flying saucers, wheels, Wagon Wheels, rings, Party Rings and the guitarist from Bowling For Soup’s waistline. 10. BLACK TIDE ‘WALKING DEAD MAN’ Taken from the album ‘Post Mortem’ Dead men don’t walk! Unless they’re zombies – in which case they kind of shuffle around a bit and try and bite people. In that respect they’re a lot like unruly toddlers, but it’s not socially acceptable to cut their heads off. 11. HAWKS AND DOVES ‘HEXING’ Taken from the album ‘Hawks And Doves’ We were trying to think up some bird-related puns for this one but we couldn’t beak bothered. Feather or not you agree, robin bad jokes like this off our dads isn’t easy. 12. HILDAMAY ‘DELICATE’ Taken from the album ‘We Loved, We Lost’ Hilda May is actually the name of Rock Sound Editor Ben Patashnik’s great-great-greatgrandmother. By all accounts, she was quite the celebrity, hence why her name survives to this day. And that was definitely not made-up bullshit. 13. LIGHTGUIDES ‘BACHELOR DEATH PARTY’ Taken from the album ‘Samba, Samba, Samba’ If ever you get invited to a bachelor death party, please take our advice and don’t go. It’s just full of young professionals in expensive leather jackets, drinking cocktails and slitting each other’s throats. Not a good scene. 14. NAZCA LINES ‘BONES IN BOXES’ Taken from the album ‘Hyperventilation’ To get morbid for a second, all the human body is, is an elaborate box for our bones. So take care of your box – don’t let it get broken or try balancing too much stuff on it, or it’ll collapse. And would it kill you to not stuff it under your bed? Er…
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“‘IN WAVES’ IS A RESPONSE TO EVERYTHING THAT METAL IS MISSING.”
Matt Heafy, Trivium
ALL PIGS MUST DIE
NEW FOUND GLORY GALLOWS
14 88 6-26 THE NOISE What a month! We go behind the scenes of the Sonisphere Secret Sessions shows and celebrate the triumphant return of Lostprophets, While She Sleeps take on the US of A, The Used tell us about their experimental new album, we dish out our Sonisphere Awards, go into the studio with New Found Glory and our raging rodent Jastamouse tackles your letters.
the fat riffage of Circles, as well as Nazca Lines, LightGuides, City Of Ships, Ancient VVisdom, Caves, No Idea and more!
28-39 EXPOSURE We bring you the full lowdown on metalcore mob Rise To Remain’s debut album, there’s the face-melting Converge side-project All Pigs Must Die, the glorious melodies of Every Avenue, one-man-band Into It. Over It.,
40-75 FEATURES 30 Seconds To Mars and Deftones frontmen Jared and Chino discuss each other’s past, present and future in an epic bro-down, Kids In Glass Houses write their future in gold blood and there’s the full story behind the demise of The Ghost Of A Thousand. Trivium tell you what the world of metal is missing, Mariachi El Bronx ride again and there’s the ultimate Reading & Leeds preview brought to you by the bands themselves. Charlie Simpson talks about his whirlwind career in music, Winston from Parkway Drive discusses wakeboarding in
shark-infested waters and we give you the warts-and-all story behind Taking Back Sunday’s classic, 'Tell All Your Friends'.
76-97 REVIEWS The Devil Wears Prada set the benchmark for modern metalcore with their new album ‘Dead Throne’, plus we rate the new albums from Black Tide, Polar Bear Club, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Horrible Crowes. Twin Atlantic review this month’s singles, we judge Frank Carter’s Gallows farewell and there are live reviews of Deaf Havana, Title Fight, Mogwai, Black Breath and Kids In Glass Houses and Spycatcher in a train station!
EDIT Festivals rule. They’re always so much more than just bands playing in a field while thousands of people get a) sunburnt b) drunk or c) sunburnt and drunk; however crappy that Monday morning journey home is, everyone comes out of them with a million ridiculous stories (if they can remember them, that is). And so, to get you all excited we arranged something equally special: Jared Leto and Chino Moreno, two of rock’s most iconic frontmen, in conversation. Our unique cover feature will give you an insight into the creativity behind their relationship – let’s just hope that collaboration happens sooner rather than later! Now, let’s all pray for sun. Ben Patashnik, Editor rocksound.tv