Halestorm, Rammstein, Jason Newsted, Matt Heafy and more in the new Metal Hammer

Lzzy Hale on the cover of Metal Hammer 361
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The brand new issue of Metal Hammer is on sale right now, and it welcomes none other than Halestorm to the cover for their most eye-opening and candid interview ever. 

In the band's first ever full-cover run for the magazine, frontwoman Lzzy Hale opens up on the mental health struggles that almost derailed her over the past two years, and how she fought back to help Halestorm write their heaviest and emotionally raw album yet.

"All of a sudden, I was vulnerable to things I hadn't been vulnerable to for a long time," she reveals. "I had to figure out how to deal with it."

Halestorm in Metal Hammer

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The new issue of Metal Hammer also boasts eight whole pages of Rammstein. We dig into brand new album Zeit and talk to the genius director behind that amazing video for the title track, as well as give the definitive verdict on the album itself. Did it live up to the hype? Pick up the latest issue and find out.

Rammstein 2022

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You may have noticed some particularly headline-worthy opinions coming from beloved ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted over the past week, not least when he revealed his initially mixed opinions on Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matters. That's because we're publishing a fascinating interview with the man himself for the first time in print this month. You can now read it in our latest issue! How about that?!

Jason Newsted in Metal Hammer

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All that plus brand new interviews with Matt Heafy and Ihsahn (AKA new badass black metal project Ibaraki), synthwave king Carpenter Brut, metal royalty King Diamond, Viking warriors Amon Amarth, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith, Metal Lords producer D.B. Weiss and many, many more. Only in the new issue of Metal Hammer. Order your copy here (opens in new tab) or go find it in a UK shop near you.

Metal Hammer 361

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Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He is also probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.