Essential reading for those who like their music loud! Kerrang! Magazine is a fantastic weekly UK metal and rock music mag.
Kerrang is packed full of the attitude that you find in the music, being all about living life fast and loud. Inside each issue you will find the latest news about bands like Gallows, Slayer, Tenacious D, Black Veil Brides and more, as well as coverage of the rocking lifestyle these bands lead. There are great in-depth features on established and up-and-coming bands, expert reviews of albums, guides to the hottest gigs, some excellent posters, as well as awesome photography of the musicians in action.
We’ve heard of Kerrang, you’ve heard of Kerrang, pretty much everyone, we reckon, has heard of Kerrang. This is one of the UK’s leading rock and metal mags, and it certainly deserves that accolade. Each issue brings you the latest and hottest news from the world of rock and heavy metal music, and it is all written in an irreverent but undeniably passionate style – these guys may make a bunch of jokes, but they are serious when it comes to the music.
Kerrang, you may be thinking, has a slightly strange sounding name. Take a second and try and figure out where it came from. Don’t worry, we’ll still be here.
Got a few ideas? Excellent. You get one point for thinking that it might be onomatopoeic, minus one point for linking it to a cymbal, two points if you reckon it might be related to a guitar, and a bonus 10 points if you identify is as being the crunching, punching noise made by a power chord, that most reliable and traditional chord of rock and metal. Without the power chord the world of rock would be a very different place – punk would likely have never been invented, songs would lack punch and rhythm and things in general would be different. There would certainly be no Green Day, a band who built their entire career around three power chords (G#, C# and B for anyone interested).
Much like the power chord, without Kerrang magazine the world of music would be a blander and more boring place. NB