This is the end of Ghost as you know it – only in the new issue of Metal Hammer

Papa 0 and Cardinal Copia
(Image credit: Jeremy Saffer)

Papa III is dead. Long live The Cardinal.

In the new issue of Metal Hammer IS ON SALE NOW! 

We celebrate the most exciting band in the world right now, and find out just what the hell is going on in their secretive world. All hail Ghost!


Ghost on the cover of Metal Hammer magazine

In a world exclusive interview, we talk to Ghost mainman Tobias Forge to find out what the hell is going on. From Cardinal Copia to Papa 0 to new album Prequelle, this is the definitive look inside Ghost’s next chapter.

Ghost spread in Metal Hammer magazine

Parkway Drive should be having the time of their lives – so why is Reverence filled with darkness? In an emotional interview, we talk to Winston about the heartbreak behind their new album.

Parkway Drive spread in Metal Hammer magazine

Korn legend Jonathan Davis has finally made a solo album. But why did it take so long? And why does it sound so... weird?! We head to JD’s home studio in Bakersfield to get answers.

Jonathan Davis spread in Metal Hammer magazine

Guns, sex, politics... nothing was off-limits in our eye-opening interview with Maynard James Keenan. Pick up the new issue to find out why the enigmatic frontman was in rare form as A Perfect Circle unleash their first album in over a decade!

A Perfect Circle spread in Metal Hammer magazine

Dimmu Borgir have returned to reclaim their throne with their most bombastic album yet. We find out why it took eight years for new music to arrive, and how life is in the Dimmu camp in 2018.

Dimmu Borgir spread in Metal Hammer

We also head to New York to hang out with ace tech metal starlets Good Tiger! 

Good Tiger spread in Metal Hammer magazine

Talk to rising UK metallers Shields about their emotional journey.

Shields spread in Metal Hammer magazine

And introduce the next big thing in symphonic metal, Seven Spires!

Seven Spires spread in Metal Hammer magazine

We also begin a brand new monthly series in Metal Hammer looking at the story of thrash, through the eyes of the bands that brought it to the world! 

Metallica spread in Metal Hammer magazine

And revisit the crisis facing the UK’s rock venues, and what we can do to stop it.

Venues spread in Metal Hammer magazine

We also celebrate the return of underground revolutionists The Body! 

The Body spread in Metal Hammer magazine

And get excited for the arrival of one of black metal’s most exciting young bands, Wiegedood.

Wiegedood spread in Metal Hammer magazine

Oh, and did we mention there’s a FREE CD featuring the finest bands from Blacklight Media?

Blacklight Media CD cover

All that plus Howard Jones, At The Gates, Primal Rite, Walls Of Jericho, Haggard Cat, These Septic Stars and much more.

The new issue of Metal Hammer is in stores now and available in our online store. If you love rock, metal and all things heavy, you don't want to miss this.


Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.