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The new Metal Hammer is a big one: this is Metal 2020

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For the new issue of Metal Hammer (opens in new tab), we gathered a ton of metal’s biggest and best names to talk about the issues affecting our world right now – this is Metal 2020.

Starring Machine Head, Code Orange, Lacuna Coil, Fever 333, Halestorm, Twin Temple, Five Finger Death Punch, Sabaton, The Hu and many more, we cover everything from how the metal world recovers from COVID-19, what the Black Lives Matter movement means to rock music, how we solve rock’s mental health crisis and how we can revolutionise the way bands can survive.

We also reveal what some of your favourite bands have been up to in lockdown, from secret albums to surprise collabs and even a Satanic ritual or two.

Oh, and we’ve got Brann from Mastodon talking about clown therapy. It’s a thing now.

All that plus the story behind Faith No More’s breakthrough anthem, how The Acacia Strain became far more than another deathcore band, your questions given to Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and much, much more.

Only in the brand new issue of Metal Hammer, out now. Order your copy here (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)

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.