We're gearing up for a massive relaunch of Revolver magazine and its website this fall. In the meantime, though, we thought it would make sense to bookend these crazy 16 years of Revolver by giving it a Viking funeral. So, for this issue, we've collected some of the best stories, photos, illustrations and covers, dating back to the very beginning of "the World's Loudest Rock Magazine," and we asked some of our favorite writers, photographers, illustrators and musicians to look back with us.
Below is a preview of what's in the June/July 2017 issue. Pick up the new mag on newsstands July 4th or at the Revolver Online Store.
Five decades of metal mayhem with Motörhead's main man
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
SOAD return with not one but two albums packed with politically charged thinking man's metal
LAMB OF GOD
Three days navigating the treacherous waters of Slipknot's Subliminal Verses tour with LOG
HURRICANE KATRINA AND THE NOLA UNDERGROUND
Eyehategod's Jimmy Bower and Soilent Green's Ben Falgoust help us assess the damage
If you think the world's biggest cult band plans to adapt to modern times, you've got another thing coming
HAIL TO THE KINGS
Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows gains audience with Metallica's James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich
MARILYN MANSON AND SLAYER
Welcome to the most controversial tour of the summer, or the first real sign of the imminent apocalypse
The Slipknot and Stone Sour singer will never let his dark past get the best of him
How these spiritual-metal titans have won an almost-religious following while refusing to compromise their DIY ethos
An all-access oral history of the American thrash explosion ... and implosion
THE REAL THINGS
Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato and Ben Weinman throw down with Mike Patton
They have always been metal's iron men. But they never had to prove like they did in 2013.
THE BEST REVOLVER COVERS
A look back at some of our favorite covers from the past decade and a half — with a little help from our friends