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Why does Ginger Wildheart care so much about Kerrang!?

July 30th, 2013

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Sunday evening saw Ginger from The Wildhearts get to #1 in the UK Rock Charts with his new band, Hey! Hello!. That’s a pretty big deal but instead of celebrating his success, the ever-outspoken Ginger chose to take to Twitter to berate Kerrang! for not featuring his band, even going so far as to call for James McMahon’s resignation as editor of the magazine.

It stems from an apparent rejection from the magazine but descends into trolling at best; bullying at worst. At the heart of the issue is a man who loves a brand but hates what he thinks they’ve become. Kerrang!, whether it likes or believes it, covers music for a younger demographic than it used to and youth is always sneered at and looked down upon. Without that, teenage angst wouldn’t exist and neither, probably, would Kerrang!. Hey! Hello! (who are now added to the list of annoying names when writing a Word document that automatically capitalises the first letter after a punctuation mark) feel that the magazine should change to fit them in.

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Heavy Metal Sandwich 005: Mehdi Safa and Arif Driessen of *shels

February 15th, 2013

The sandwich is possibly the greatest food-based invention. We need to be able to eat and post on Facebook at the same time. Sandwiches allow us to do this. The best thing about sandwiches, however, is that anybody can eat them. Vegetarian? Put some more salad in. Belly doesn’t like wheat? Use some gluten-free bread then! And everybody has a favourite sandwich. Even bands…

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Interview: Oceano – “Theres always SOMETHING to be pissed about!”

April 6th, 2009

Ahead of the release of their debut album, Depths, we caught up with Chicago death metallers Oceano. Frontman Adam Warren to discuss just how angry they are, the pitfalls of brutalising hot women and their favourite bit of a cow…

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Depths is a pretty angry record and you’ve described yourself as an angry band. What has pissed you off so much?
“We’re pissed off about alot of things, albeit the hiccups and burdens we experience in life all the way down to the wrongs in society and just how inherently fucked up this world can be.”

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