This year Metal Hammer celebrates their 25th anniversary, and to commemorate the magazine’s role in metal history, they’ve put together a special edition issue and developed a music app for smartphones.
The 25th anniversary issue of Metal Hammer is their biggest ever at a whopping 164 pages. They’ve also undergone a complete redesign: longer features, more extensive reviews, and a massive news section. With features retracing the last 25 years of heavy metal, it’s the perfect way to kick off the next 25. And with metal legend Cliff Burton on the cover – the long-lost Metallica bassist who passed away 25 years ago – and interviews with the surviving members of the band, his girlfriend, and his bass teacher, it’s fitting tribute to the great man. They are also giving away a 10-inch Machine Head vinyl with every issue. It’s a Hammer first! Available on newsstands and here: bit.ly/MetalHammerMag
The Heavy List mobile app for Android and Blackberry will bring metal fans handpicked classics and new tunes served up as the Exclusive Top 40 Metal Chart. They’ll be able to enjoy instant and unlimited plays even without a network connection; one-click purchases to unlock and keep their tunes; weekly updates and metal newsfeeds; and no streams, interruptions or adverts! All for £5 per month. For more info and to download, click here: market.android.com/details?id=mobi.chartsnow.chartsnow
The magazine hits newsstands this Wednesday 19 October.