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Exclusive: Metallica face their demons in the new issue of Metal Hammer

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It’s a biggie. In the new issue of Metal Hammer (opens in new tab), we sit down with the biggest band in metal for a world exclusive new interview.

Metallica (opens in new tab) talk candidly about the emotional impact of James Hetfield (opens in new tab) returning to rehab, and what it was like having to put their plans on hold as everything ground to a halt. Plus, they give us the lowdown on their immense (and slightly hectic) S&M2 (opens in new tab) celebrations and tell us what they’ve been up to in 2020  - including some tasty hints about the next album.

Also in the new issue, we discover the secret side of Motörhead (opens in new tab) legend Lemmy (opens in new tab) courtesy of one of his very closest friends, find out why mysterious black-jazz metallers Imperial Triumphant (opens in new tab) are the underground’s next breakout band, dig inside the dark heart of the amazing new Oceans Of Slumber (opens in new tab) album, count down the 20 greatest Download moments ever and bring you brand new interviews with Backxwash (opens in new tab), A.A. Williams (opens in new tab), Code Orange (opens in new tab), Avatar (opens in new tab), Mystifier (opens in new tab), In Flames (opens in new tab) and much, much more.

All that and more only in the new issue of Metal Hammer – on sale now (opens in new tab).

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

(Image credit: Future)

Founded in 1983, Metal Hammer is the global home of all things heavy. We have breaking news, exclusive interviews with the biggest bands and names in metal, rock, hardcore, grunge and beyond, expert reviews of the lastest releases and unrivalled insider access to metal's most exciting new scenes and movements. No matter what you're into – be it heavy metal, punk, hardcore, grunge, alternative, goth, industrial, djent or the stuff so bizarre it defies classification – you'll find it all here, backed by the best writers in our game.