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Eleven things we learned in Metal Hammer 263

What to expect from your new issue

Here it is folks, the new issue of Metal Hammer with Machine fuckin' Head on the cover! We've got a world exclusive interview with the mastermind and frontman Robb Flynn for you to ram into your eyes. Plus LOADS more. Here's what we learned from the new issue...

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MACHINE HEAD ARE BACK

It's been three years since Unto The Locust but now Machine fucking Head are back with the raging Bloodstone & Diamonds. We catch up with frontman and mastermind Robb Flynn to talk about the past 20 years, the chaos, the controversy and parting ways with Adam Duce. In one of the most honest interviews you'll read all year, Robb leaves nothing unanswered as we welcome back one of the best metal bands of all time. 

BIG POSTERS ARE BIG

In the first of a special two-parter, we're giving away the first ten pieces to a MASSIVE Iron Maiden poster. What will eventually make a wall-covering homage to The Trooper, there's the first half included in the new issue. Alternatively, you can have ten classic Iron Maiden artworks on your wall. But remember, bigger is better (no matter what they say).

DANNY WORSNOP DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK

Asking Alexandria's ever-controversial frontman (and bona fide rockstar) takes us on a trip around Los Angeles to reveal all why he couldn't give a shit about what you think. Stories of cocaine, girls and every sin your mother warned you about are just another day in the life for Mr Worsnop.

HANG THE BASTARD ARE MATES WITH JAY Z

Okay, this might not technically be true, but they share the same management as he and Shakira – but how the hell as the most successful rapper on the planet ended up sharing offices with the UK's underground metal heroes? We investigate...

MARMOZETS ARE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

Having just scored a #25 album in the UK charts, Marmozets' year could scarcely be getting better. With a killer record under their belts and loads of high-profile gigs lined up, we dive into Roadrunner Records' latest signings to find out what the hell they're all about. 

SABATON CAN PARTY

Where do you go when you're one of the most popular power metal bands on Earth? You stage your own festival, of course! We take a trip to Sweden for Sabaton Open Air and find out what it's like being surrounded by 5,000 die-hard fans for four days. Also, their drum kit is a tank because Sabaton.

ZILTOID LOVES COFFEE, KITTENS AND POOP JOKES

He might be from another planet far, far away. And he might look like something that fell out of an elephant's nose (only wearing a cape), but Ziltoid knows a thing or two about life. We find out his Gospel and why he's one of the smartest dudes in the universe. 

LIV JAGRELL LOVES TWISTED SISTER

Sister Sin's leading lady Liv Jagrell gives us the lowdown on why Dee Snider makes her wanna rock. From the fact he's one of the GREATEST ENTERTAINERS OF ALL TIME and that they can still write killer anthems – Liv just wants to be Dee.

JENS KIDMAN HATES LULU

Not the warbling Glaswegian, that god-awful Metallica/Lou Reed crossover album. But the Meshuggah vocalist loves Slayer, Björk and Anal C*nt. Don't say he's not eclectic.

HERMAN LI IS HARDER THAN YOU

The Dragonforce widdly widdler can't just move his fingers at lightning speed, he knows how to use his hands to kill – although he's never had to use it... yet. Skilled in Weng Chun kung fu, he invites us into his dojo for a violent day out.

ORANGE GOBLIN ARE UNDERGROUND HEROES

Since their formation in 1995, Orange Goblin have been through it all – but you probably haven't noticed. Having remained resolutely under the radar for the majority of their career it's getting close to crunch-time for the band who could claim British metal for their own given the right chance. We find out just what happened...

There's also loads more from Emigrate, Winterfylleth, Sanctuary, DJ Ashba and more! Plus, if you pick it up from your local Asda YOU'LL RECEIVE £1 OFF! Bosh.

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