How Rage Against The Machine sparked a revolution – in the new issue of Hammer!

Rage Against The Machine

It was the album that started a musical revolution, and now, in a world exclusive interview, we talk to the band that made it happen. This month in Metal Hammer we celebrate 25 years of Rage Against The Machine, talking to the band (and producer Garth Richardson) about their game-changing debut, the chaotic 12 months that followed and the true story behind one of the most important (and controversial) eras in metal history. Plus, we find out why, with Prophets Of Rage, the battle continues.


From one band came a music revolution. This month in Hammer, we celebrate 25 years of Rage Against The Machine. We sat down with the band and producer Garth Richardson about the album that changed everything – and the amazing, chaotic twelve months that followed.

Plus, we look to the future with Prophets Of Rage and find out why the fight is only just beginning.

We also find out the truth about Austin Carlile’s departure from Of Mice & Men (spoiler: shit gets emotional).

We meet Ocean Grove, the Aussie newcomers who have gone and created their own scen…genr…*universe*?!

We head on tour with Bury Tomorrow across the UK…

….and Tesseract in South Africa! If there’s metal, we’ll find it.

Which is why we also head out to Lebanon to meet the bands risking their lives to play the music they love.

We dig deep into Converge frontman Jacob Bannon’s record collection.

We also find out the maddening concept behind Sikth’s new album.

We’re also packing a free live album featuring Steel Panther, Alter Bridge, Clutch and more.

Plus FREE Killswitch Engage and Amity Affliction posters by Dan Mumford!

All of this plus:

  • We find out why James Hetfield decided to get involved with a porno documentary (you heard that exactly right).
  • Wednesday 13 dishes the dirt on his new album, scary TV and whether that Murderdolls reunion will ever happen.
  • We give the definitive guide all of the best heavy festivals on the planet.
  • Johan Hegg reveals all about his new business making Viking products.
  • And, in Subterranea, find out why extreme metal legends Ulver have gone Full Pop.


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