ON THE COVER: It’s a new music spectacular to kick off the new year! First, we travel to UNIFY Gathering in Australia to hang with the new rising superstars of hardcore, Knocked Loose (p12).after that, we meet unique art-rockers Palaye Royale (p18), Blackpool Brit rockers Boston Manor (p20), Midlands metallers Conjurer (p22), and So. Many. More. Elsewhere, we go back to the ’80s and explore the loudest, fastest genre ever birthed, thrash metal (p40).