UK Metal Hammer Magazine #326
13 years in the making.
Tool come to the cover of Metal Hammer featuring an exclusive, free 16-page bonus Tool mag.
In this packed issue of Metal Hammer, we talk exclusively to Tool and grill them about their new, long-awaited (understatement of the year, right there) album. We let you lot loose interviewing Lzzy Hale, Converge’s Jacob Bannon gives us life advice, and we reminisce over Party Hard with Andrew WK and find out why it really shouldn’t have succeeded. But hey, he’s a stubborn sod. Faith No More’s The Real Thing is 30 years old (how?!?!) so we look back at how it all came together. Could you imagine Chris Cornell fronting them instead of Mike Patton? That’s one of metal’s greatest WTF moments and it very nearly happened! We try not to get eaten by bears while hiking with Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach, we hit the studio with French genre-shifters Alcest, and delve into Tarja’s record collection. We’ll be honest, we didn’t really expect her to talk about Slipknot, but she did. We get intense with Lingua Ignota, find out what makes Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen tick, and ask Static-X why on earth they think it’s a good idea to tour with a zombie version of their late frontman. Anthrax’s Scott Ian tells us what makes him cry, 3Teeth predict we’ll all be getting down and dirty with robots (speak for yourselves, guys), and Sacred Reich celebrate the end of their creative drought. Oh, and we climb an active volcano and eat snake soup with Burgerkill. No biggie. Plus we bring you all the vital news and reviews, a free Tool bonus mag, thrash stickers and a KSE art card designed by Mike D. So all in all, it’s been a pretty quiet month…
Brand New Condition.