YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT
Rod Smallwood promised Iron Maiden were going to “have some fun” with their monstrous new show, and their longtime manager was not pissing about. A few weeks ago, some lucky blagger headed to Stockholm to witness the fire and the fury ahead of the legacy of The Beast tour hitting the UK later this month. Jump to page 28 to find out exactly what the hell they’ve got going on, and why it should leave Maiden fans of every era very, very excited.
In devastating news, the metal world was left in mourning by the sudden loss of Vinnie Paul on June 22. A powerhouse of a drummer who helped shape heavy music as we know it today but, perhaps more importantly, a genuine beam of light who improved the lives of everyone he touched. He’ll be missed dearly, and you’d like to imagine that somewhere, somehow there’s a hell of an Abbott brothers jamming session going on. read our tribute to Vinnie on page 38 and check back next month for a specialfeature celebrating the legacy of Pantera.
In the meantime, ours is a Black Tooth Grin. raise it high and…