One of the many things we here at Revolver love about metal is that, unlike a lot of music scenes, it has a deep sense of history. Metal isn't driven by trends or obsessed with what's "hot" right now. There's a respect for the past and an urge to stay connected to it. With that in mind, our new Fall 2021 Issue celebrates three generations of heaviness, in the form of cover stars Metallica, Mastodon and Spiritbox, three trailblazing bands that define the continuing evolution of metal across the decades.
See a full list of the magazine's contents below.
Five Artists You Need to Know
Indonesian viral phenoms Voice of Baceprot, "tracksuit core" rising stars Vexed, Cali crossover thrashers Dead Heat, Deftones-inspired rapper Kenny Mason and U.K. metalcore conquerors Employed to Serve
Thirty years ago, thrash's four horsemen took a stunning left turn with the Black Album. Kirk Hammett reflects on the risks and rewards of heavy metal's biggest breakout smash.
The Atlanta prog-metal titans have long channeled pain and tragedy into their music. But times have never been this grim. Inside their cathartic new double album.
From a Canadian island to the Californian desert, Courtney LaPlante and her bandmates have thrived in the middle of nowhere. Now, they're set to take over the world.
Full of Hell
Dylan Walker fronts one of the most relentless and uncompromising extreme-metal bands on the planet. It's not an easy life. He wouldn't have it any other way. Interview by Eric Ghoste, A.K.A. Ghostemane.
Frontman Phil Bozeman looks back on the experiences that made him who he is today
Ice Nine Kills
Sequels usually suck. Horror fanatic Spencer Charnas doesn't just want to break that curse — he's out to kill it. Interview by Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix.
Twenty-five years after the launch of the iconic metal festival, a look back at the people who truly made it what it was: the fans
Carcass' curmudgeon in chief talks haters, Beatles and perverted love songs
Plus, a photograph by Paul Harries remembering the late, great Joey Jordison of Slipknot