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      24.09.2013 23:01
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      Absolutely amazing

      Kerrang! is one of, if not, my favourite magazines out there. It keeps you up to date with all of the bands from many different music genres, from post-hardcore to death metal, from rock to indie, it keeps you up to date with new albums that are to be released, new and upcoming tours, gigs and events/festivals. Not only that, but in every magazine there are numerous posters from different artists. Also, it allows you to send it fan art and photos from meeting musicians, so you appear in the magazine. I love the magazine mostly because of the reviews there are about different live events, which bands rule and which bands suck live, they have interviews with many different musicians, and at the end of the magazine they usually have quizzes from which musicians have done. Overall, I absolutely adore this magazine and highly recommend it to anyone who adores music as much as I do.

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        16.11.2012 00:07
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        This Magazine is definitely worth a 5 K! rating!

        After being an avid Kerrang! reader for the past 3 years, I thought I would share my thoughts on this wonderful music magazine, one of which has introduced me to many of my favourite bands, filled my room with various posters and is currently taking up quite a bit space in my room, as I just don't have the heart to throw any of them away.

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        When trying to search online it is nigh-on impossible to find out the exact meaning of the magazine's name, but in the past what I have always been told, is that it stems from the sound a guitar makes when picked and although I suppose that kind of makes sense, don't take my word for it, "Kerrang!" could mean long-haired scary people for all I know!

        Cover
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        Like almost every magazine Kerrang! has a set layout that it uses for every issue and although this sounds boring, they have a way of making every issue interesting and separate from the rest. The cover will always sport a certain band as it's main image, this band will always be the one involved in the 3-page interview inside, as well as their infamous logo sitting boldly behind, they will then also advertise the 5-10 posters which will be featured inside the magazine and which other bands you can expect to be featured throughout the issue.
        The Kerrang! cover always promises to be a eye-catching one, delivering themes to accompany holidays and Rock Festivals as well as occasional free CDs.

        Contents Page
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        Most magazine's contents pages are nothing special, simply telling you what's inside, but Kerrang! go a bit further than that and advertise a wonder competition each week to win things such as signed guitars, merch bundles, VIP Gig Tickets, Festival Tickets and so much more as well as including a letter from the lovely editor of Kerrang! James McMahon, who addresses the letter on a personal level and ensures readers understand what they're about to get themselves into by stepping into the world of Kerrang! Magazine.
        *If you are a Kerrang! reader and have twitter I would very much suggest you follow James, he's always asking for opinions on posters and who should be included in the issue as well as sometimes running exclusive Twitter competitions, plus his tweets are just generally hilarious!

        Feedback Page
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        Before you get concerned, don't worry I'm not going to talk about every single page included in a general issue of Kerrang! I'm just outlining some of the key components that make this mag great, so please stick around!
        Kerrang's feedback page is probably my favourite page in the magazine, it's something that only Kerrang! do in the musical magazine department and really gives readers a chance to get into the magazine themselves and express their love for bands or certain features that the magazine has produced. For example, in looking at the issue of Kerrang! in front of me (ISSUE NO 1439), on the feedback page I can see pictures of fans with Gustav Wood, Austin Carlile and Lower Than Atlantis, as well as a picture of a specially made Green Day Cake and letters from Kerrang! fans, some people would find that boring and uninteresting but me personally enjoys the page very much.

        Tweet of the Week
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        For those of you who own a Twitter account, you will know just how addicting it can get, well the Kerrang! team are no different and go on a weekly search to find the funniest or most interesting tweets from the worlds most-loved musicians to share with their readers.

        The K! Quiz
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        Each week, Kerrang! invites one Rockstar to take on the K! Quiz, a brain-boggling test consisting of 10 questions, to determine whether or not the legend is a Rockstar or not, the questions are always amusing and give readers a chance to join in with the fun!

        Introducing Page
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        Ever wish you could find a new favourite band to add to your musical collection? Well Kerrang! are here to help, every week they showcase a new up and coming band, introducing you to the members and making sure they fit certain people's tastes by comparing them to other bands in their genre.
        *My now favourite band Yashin, who I've seen live 4 times, have been showcased on the Kerrang! introducing page.

        Pandora
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        Oh Pandora, I can't possibly write a Kerrang! review without mentioning this Kerrang! goddess, the queen of sarcasm and the magazine's personal prankster, Pandora is the main character of the magazine's comic strip, which often has gueststar roles from numerous Rockstars and always promises to put a smile on your face.

        Three-Page Feature
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        Now, no magazine would be complete without a three-page spread and Kerrang! always put out and bring readers an interview with one of their favourite bands, for instance the one I have beside me is Bullet For My Valentine who are bracing themselves to make a huge 2013 comeback, while releasing their new album and touring all over the country, Kerrang! realises this is a band readers would like to know more about and accompanies the spread with a photoshoot, giving the fangirls something to fangirl over.

        Gig Reviews
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        For those of us who aren't able to attend the gig's of our favourite bands, Kerrang! are right there to tell us exactly what we missed, isn't that nice of them?
        With each of these reviews Kerrang! also supplies their personal "K! rating" which will either infuriate you or make you love the magazine even more, for example a few weeks back my favourite band Set It Off were reviewed in Kerrang! for the first time and were described as "A Panic! At The Disco tribute act" and also received a "3 K! rating" seeing as they're desperately trying to make it big and Kerrang! could have helped them if they'd have given them a positive review, this upset me very much, but there have also been numerous times where they have praised other bands I love as well as giving me a different perspective of gigs I have attended myself.

        Posters
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        You can't really go wrong with posters can you? Over the years my room has gone from having blank walls, to being cover in what some people would describe as "scary musicians", filled with My Chemical Romance, Black Veil Brides, Avenged Sevenfold and All Time Low posters, not exactly what you would guess from my last review huh? Kerrang! as well as adding themes to the cover, also occasionally adds themes to the posters, the main one being Halloween, what can you expect from a Rock magazine I guess?
        The posters included in the Halloween issue sport numerous musicians dressed up as characters from their favourite Horror Movies, such as The Ring, Saw and Ghostbusters, which is a nice touch and makes the posters much more interesting to look at.

        Album Reviews
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        As much as dooyoo is a great place for finding reviews on albums, if you want a short and snappy, yet informative review of the latest albums, Kerrang! has got you covered, each week as well as review local gigs, they will also review albums and occasionally films, giving you a K! rating and giving you an idea of whether or not it's something you would want to go and check out yourself.

        Gig Guide
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        Now, I live somewhere, where most bands don't bother coming anywhere near, normally the nearest gigs to me are in London which is quite hard to get on a regular basis, but I am fortunate enough for bands to visit Brighton, I can instantly know about it from looking at the Gig Guide, a three page spread informing me of all the upcoming tours and gigs around me and around the country!

        Price
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        Unless it's a particularly special issue, every week Kerrang! is £2.20, which honestly is pretty cheap for what you get inside.

        Conclusion
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        After buying this Magazine for almost 3 years, I've never been disappointed, I'm the first to know all music news and the first to know which bands are playing a gig near me, in my opinion this is the best magazine of it's kind on the market right now, so hurry up and buy a subscription to Kerrang! they'll throw in a free t-shirt if you do! :)
        *Sorry for this review being so long, it's longer than I intended for it to be, but I think I touched on some vital points and hopefully it informed you readers more about Kerrang!

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          01.07.2012 20:28
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          a great magazine for rock fans

          Kerrang is a weekly rock magazine that has been around for over 30 years and currently comes out on a Wednesday. I subscribed to it when I was a young teenager, but stopped renewing my subscription when I was about 16 and thought I had outgrown the music. More recently I have started subscribing again as my taste in music has reverted back to the heavier variety.
          The current price is £2.20 per issue which is about 60 pages (including a fair few full pages of ads). The adverts don't annoy me quite as much as adverts in other magazines as they are usually for music tours and are quite informative.
          The music covered in the magazine is mostly rock. Occasionally the odd hip-hop or acoustic act will creep in if the editor sees fit. The range is huge which means a lot of the content will be irrelevant if you have a very niche musical taste. Genres range from pop-rock to heavy metal to thrash to punk so there really is something for every rock fan.
          Some of the regular features (at the time of writing) include live reviews, live listings, album reviews, introducing (showcasing new music), gossip, the K! quiz (rock stars answering trivia questions), posters as well as in-depth features of different bands. There is also a feedback feature where readers send in letters and pictures; unfortunately now that I'm older I see that these are usually from young teenagers and I find it makes me feel a bit old! However the magazine often features a lot of swear words, drug and sex references which makes it unsuitable for a lot of its younger readers.
          The reviews of gigs and albums are all honest and informative. The magazine clearly isn't trying to suck up to bands by giving unwarranted good reviews, but at the same time the reviewers don't unnecessarily slate the hard work of the musicians. However, after subscribing for a while it can be seen that there a few clear "favourite" artists that regularly feature in a positive light. The writing style is often comedic and sometimes tongue-in-cheek, making it a very entertaining read, but a lot less technical than some other music magazines.
          If you are looking for a magazine solely containing features on the heaviest of the heavy Kerrang! is not for you. There is relatively little on black and death metal (although almost all albums of this genre will be reviewed even if it is a bit short). The majority of features will focus on more 'mainstream' artists in the rock community.
          Overall, I really enjoy this magazine and will keep subscribing for the near future. The subscription offers great discounts and usually a free gift!

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          26.01.2011 21:29
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          a good value magazine

          Kerrang is a weekly magazine which is put on sale every Wednesday for £2.20 in the UK. It is also available in Australia for $6.95. A subscription is also available, where subscribers can have the magazine delivered directly to their door every week, although copies are sometimes delivered far later than their weekly release date.

          Each copy is roughly 60-70 pages long and contains, articles, news and features on emo/alternative rock music. The magazine also contains a page dedicated to an up and coming band or artist ('Introducing') and album and live show reviews, although the opinions conveyed by the resident critics are often argued against by the readership, who often accuse the critics of favouring the more popular bands of the moment and being unfairly harsh towards smaller acts.

          The magazine also features a weekly quiz undertaken by varying musicians which provides a humorous end to each issue. Another recurring feature is the weekly comic strip 'Pandora' by Ray Zell, which consists of three to four panels and features the titular acid-tongued rock chick commenting and more often mocking, the featured musicians of the previous issue. Kerrang rarely offer 'free gifts' except a double sheet of stickers which are offered roughly twice a year and feature the popular bands of the time and rock music related statements. Each issue also offers at least one competition to win either band related prizes, or items from alternative clothing companies.

          Sometimes the magazine can become repetitive over several weeks, as the same artists or musical styles are featured in the majority of issues over long periods of time (Paramore and You Me at Six have been pin pointed in the past as being overly favoured by the magazine. However, this may be due to these bands being popular amongst the readership, thus boosting sales).

          I have brought Kerrang for the past four years and have always found it entertaining and informative. I feel that over the last few years it has become slightly more female audience orientated, featuring young attractive musicians and appealing more to a female fan base. I find the gig listings very useful and Kerrang is often the first place I hear about upcoming shows and tours. The interviews are often very interesting and many have a light-hearted/amusing tone to them. The magazine covers many of the bands I enjoy and I appreciate the amount of good quality posters provided in the magazine. I would recommend Kerrang magazine to any teenage rock fan, as it provides an easy, entertaining read which is relevant to my interests.

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            20.10.2010 22:13
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            Great for people who only listen to rock music

            kerrang is not a magazine that I would normally pick up as I do not like the fact it is based around one type of music, I know this is the point of the magazine but I get bored with it. However, whenever I see Linkin Park on the cover, or someone else I like, I do have to buy it and see what is going on in the world.

            **The magazine**
            kerrang magazine is the world's biggest selling rock magazine which focus's on both major bands and bands who are trying to make a name for themselves.

            The features in this magazine fall into a few different catergories which include:

            Feedback - This is a page of letters and drawings sent in to the magazine by the general public. This page also includes questions which were asked to the public and the answers that specific people gave.

            News - The news section focus's around a handful of bands which have announced new tours, albums or bands regrouping.

            Win! - Do I really need to explain this? Enter a competition to be in with the chance to win what is being offered.

            Live Reviews - Every issue has a list of gigs which have recently taken place and kerrang review all of these gigs to give you some idea of how good the band is live or the kind of show that they are putting on. This is great if you can get last minute tickets after reading a good review.

            Features - The features section is the main cover story, this one being Linkin Park.

            Albums - The albums pages review a few new albums which are out for release to give you some idea of what is included. Also, it shows what new albums are due for release and the most wanted albums of the minute.

            Gig Guide - This is the final section of the magazine and has a list of all gigs which are taking place that week and where they are. Also, there is a guide afterwards which has a list of bands and you can see when they are touring. Furthermore, there is a small section of gigs which have just been announced.

            **Overall**
            I do like reading kerrang and finding out what albums are due and what tours have been announced. However, I do like a range of music and get bored reading just about rock music, especially since I don't like every single band that is features.
            There are quite a lot of adverts in kerrang but this isn't so bad as others as they tend to be adverts for tours and usually grab my attention.

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              04.06.2010 00:36
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              A great magazine for fans of rock and metal music

              Kerrang Magazine is a monthly music magazine published by the same people who bring us Kerrang TV, Kerrang Albums, The Kerrang Website and much more besides. This magazine is for the rock and metal fans of the world, and has been going for years. I remember reading this when I was about 13!!!

              Kerrang is full of great information, you can find out all the latest album and single releases from your favorite bands, tour dates, where to buy merchandise, latest band news and there is also many an interview from some of the biggest bands and rock stars from across the globe. There is also great pictures in the magazine, some exclusive to Kerrang. The magazine is actually quite thick, and is proper packed full of information, not just adverts and garbage like some magazines tend to be these days.

              Many issues of Kerrang come with free gifts, like a compliation CD which, I find, always contains some pretty good music. These are usually a mixture of some old songs from well known bands, and a fair few new songs from up and cming rock and metal bands. I find this is a great way to know about the new bands and artists, and it is a great way to hear their stuff. You can usually find some good information about the bands which feature on the CD in the magazine.

              Kerrang also gives great coverage of many music festivals each year, including Download Festival, Leeds Festival and Reading Festivals. There is usually some write ups about the headliners and the major bands, with pictures of them performing live on stage. This is great for those who couldn't attend the festival but would still like some news and gossip on what went on there.

              I haven't bought a Kerrang for a while, I usually nick my mate's when she's done with it, so I am not sure of the actualy price. I believe it is around £3 or £4, but it can be bought in WH Smith and most newsagents. I have even seen it for sale in Shell and Esso petrol stations, as well as some of the major supermarkets. It is pretty wideley available and they have the option of subscriptions, so you can have the magazine delivered to your door each month.

              I think this is a great magazine for all fans of rock and metal music, and I totally recommend it. 5 out of 5 Dooyoo stars from me.

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                Kerrang Radio is a radio station broadcast in Birmingham, on DAB and on Virgin Media and Freeview.==DAYTIME MUSIC==It plays music in the daytime from all sorts of rock bands by the radio station's daytime presenters.==SPECIALIST MUSIC==Specialist music is heard in the nighttime by the presenters of each show. They also feature stuff like sessions, competitions including concert tickets and other stuff like CD's, DVD's, computer games, cars etc. and interviews with music, TV, and movie stars.==ADVERTS==The adverts on the radio station are heard inbetween the songs.==NEWS==Kerrang Radio has its own news team based in Manchester.Overall, his is a good radio station for teenagers and rock lovers alike.

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                11.02.2010 08:59
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                Definitely worth reading

                Kerrang! is a magazine mainly aimed for teenagers but also for older people. For everyone who likes rock music, it is a must buy. For a slightly expensive £2.20, it's worth buying to see if you like it, and then possibly subscribing to later, as they have great offers on subscriptions

                The front cover is what drew me to buying my first issue of Kerrang! magazine, because it's colourful, bright and attractive. There is always a big picture of a band on the front, and if I like that band I will consider buying the magazine. I do not subscribe as sometimes it is full up with bands I don't like, but most of the time there's an interview with a good band, or some good posters

                Another reason I buy Kerrang! is for the posters. In my room there are about 15, in all different sizes, and it's much cheaper than buying posters from HMV.

                Besides the interviews and the posters, the regular sections are also very good, including the letters to the editor, the quiz (which is an intelligence test for a famous rockstar), the competitions, live reviews and gig guides.

                All these features together make Kerrang! my favourite magazine, over NME and all the other competitors, and it's not too expensive either!

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                  30.01.2010 04:40
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                  More Indie now but still good

                  Whatever music genre you're into, you've probably heard of Kerrang! Given that I'm into rock and metal music, this is a magazine I'm inclined to read if its around, although I don't care enough to buy it (and in fact, I'll just use the website as it's free). While it's only a half-way between the classiness of Q magazine and a glossy tabloid-esque mag, it does deliver the basic goods for its target audience, even if it's not that cheap and absolutely riddled with annoying ads.

                  Kerrang retails for about £2.20 these days, I think, and is released weekly. This seems quite extortionate given that most monthly mags aren't much more, and the question seems more about whether we NEED a weekly edition, or it could all just be consolidated into a monthly issue? One thing I will praise them for, though, is the volume of little extras in each issue; there are tonnes of great posters, and they are among the biggest I've ever seen in a magazine.

                  The interviews are decent, and they manage to touch on fluffy questions and more serious ones about the politics of music equally. The features are generally good although don't expect flowery prose, given that this aims at the early teen market.

                  My main issue, though, is the shambolic amount of adverts in the damn thing. While it's expected in a magazine, there's SO MUCH of it here, and it feels a bit crass given that they already want about £9 of your money a month for their mags. Also, I've noticed that Kerrang have slowly been tending towards more Indie-esque music these days, and they're slowly becoming more like the insufferable NME magazine, which is nary a good thing. Still, we'll have to savour the few years left while they still cover proper metal!

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                    21.11.2009 17:09
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                    One to avoid

                    Throughout the eighties and most of the nineties, UK-based 'Kerrang' was an entertaining if rather lightweight fortnightly rock and metal magazine that featured a good range of interviews, reliable album and gig reviews, upcoming gig listings and general news reports and snippets that were more up-to-date than the articles ran by its monthly competitors. This was quite significant in the days before the internet, and Kerrang was an indespensible read for anyone interested in the music that it featured.

                    The late 90s saw the explosion of nu-metal however (followed a few years later by emo) and Kerrang quickly took to pandering to a more youthful audience than ever before, taking a terminal decline in terms of both quality and respectability until it reached its modern-day incarnation whereby it represents nothing more than a (very) loosely rock-themed incarnation of 'Smash Hits' magazine, featuring whatever awful pop-rock bands record labels are presently pushing to kids, once even featuring the same band on the cover several issues in a row in the case of My Chemical Romance.

                    The magazine has no integrity whatsoever these days and bears next to no resemblance to the magazine it used to be in terms of both style and content, and can only recommended to angry 13 year olds looking to spend their pocket money on something that will annoy mum and dad.

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                      alright magazine to flick through

                      Kerrang is a weekly magazine of alternative music. Alternative music is anything from metal to rock to emo etc. It costs around £2.20 but can be more if it is a limited addition issue. It also comes with about six free posters and advertisments from bands needing various members.

                      Kerrang mainly deals with popular mainstream alternative bands such as 'Bullet for my Valentine' and 'My Chemical Romance'.

                      It contains everything to do with popular alternative music such as tour dates, gig venues, interviews with bands. It also tells any recent neews to do with the bands such as if a guitarists girlfriend had a baby or if a band are splitting up.

                      There is also a comic strip called Pandora that is relevant to something that has happened in the music world that week and usually quite tongue in cheek and funny.

                      Kerrang is a good magazine to flick through but I wouldn't buy it every week as I am not majorly interested in Mainstream alternative bands or in the music process.

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                        This magazine was fine for me as a teen although I soon felt I needed something a bit better written

                        I used to love Kerrang magazine, and purchased every issue for about 3 to 4 years.

                        Kerrang is basically a magazine for rock music lovers, and anything to do with it. Music spanning rock, emo, metal, goth, etc, with all the reviews you'd need to know what album to buy next or what gig to head to next.

                        I suppose the thing that makes Kerrang so popular is that it really is mainstream. It's not often you'll find underground bands in there. They only really write about popular bands, or up and coming bands who they predict will be popular, so this magazine attracts a lot of teenage boys and girls who are wanting to know what alternative bands are 'cool' at the moment.

                        When I was younger, I really enjoyed it. At the time, I was sick of all the chavvy people in my school, and wanting to embrace a more alternative side, and this magazine helped me decide which bands were good to listen to, and which weren't. From there on, I developed my own music finally a few years later, and began reading less mainstream magazines as I realised that popular music doesn't necessary mean good music!

                        Of course, this magazine isn't only aimed at teenagers, it has a massive fan base, from youngies to oldies, men and women, all over the world. And I do praise Kerrang, because by doing what they've been doing, only really looking after the popular bands, they've made themselves big and have more readers than ever.

                        However, I am not the first person to say that they've gone off it. The magazine was only a novelty to me for so long, and I found the writing a bit dreary and same-y, and growing up in a media-lit world, I had a craving for some more intellectually written reviews.

                        Kerrang does what it says on the tin though, for a music magazine. It reviews recent gigs, and lets everyone know whether they were good or not. It reviews new albums, even sometimes older albums, to let the younger generation know what they were missing out on. It lets readers know what good gigs are coming up, and what new bands are getting big. They do interviews with lots of cool, famous bands, which are always readable, and most of the time, funny.

                        This magazine is quite a basic alternative music magazine, but at least you know what you're getting.

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                          15.06.2009 23:16
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                          Don't hate what makes you stronger

                          Kerrang! Magazine for most people is a household name. You will either relate it to as 'that Goth mag', 'sell-out trash', or 'cutting edge' - whichever opinion you share of the weekly rock magazine, it's been one of the longest running glossy publications in the UK since it emerged from the pull-out pages of more mainstream magazines in the early 80s.

                          Throughout the life of Kerrang! it is quite clearly an extension of a commercial magazine. This become more evident in the late 80s to early 90s when it was originally a Metal magazine, featuring a vast array of new wave UK talent. Once the Glam rock scene became big in USA, Kerrang! noticed the increase in record sales and decided to cover more controversial styles which in the eyes of many are borderline alternative.

                          From the slowly declining Thrash era of the late 80s, Kerrang! opted to aim its spotlight more towards the up-and-coming rock sub-genres such as Grunge that would compliment the Glam Rock which was heavily popular at that time. To keep the die-hard Metal fans sweet, the editorial staff found it hard to juggle what would sell and what would please its original target market. A number of alternative, indie and brit-pop 'zines were starting to grow and they would feature some of Kerrang!'s current market, which encouraged the K! Team to delve deeper into the alternative market for bands that would quickly sell copies. A large industrious battle took place when the likes of RAW Magazine and Metal Hammer bi-weekly and monthly 'zines challenged the Kerrang! crown. With Kerrang! being a weekly publication it had to fill its pages more regular and shift copies faster than its metal competition it was forced to jump ship and allow more radio-friendly acts into its pages.

                          When this happened, a huge number of fans split and disowned the magazine forever, which brought forth the likes of Terrorizer magazine, which supplied the hungry needs of the extreme metal scene that were once loyal K! readers.

                          During the years, many new genres came and went and it wasn't until the birth of Nu-metal, which compromised and built a bridge between metal and something that would sell copies. At this stage Kerrang! became a major force in the world of Rock and Kerrang! Awards and Kerrang! Radio was born, which was shortly followed by the legendary Kerrang! TV.

                          Nowadays, the magazine is in a less stable position than during the Nu-metal (1999-2004) era. But with the revenues of both the radio and TV station, the Kerrang! empire is able to withstand a few subscription losses and progress even more.

                          A lot of metal fans hate Kerrang!, but at the end of the day, without it there would be an awful lot less rock fans getting introduced to the music they love.

                          Love or hate Kerrang! without it the rock and metal scene would be in an extremely poor state.

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                            09.06.2009 13:24
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                            Good for the occasional treat.

                            Kerrang as most of you probably know is a magazine devoted to giving its readers the latest news regarding the Rock genre. Whether it be an old pop-rock band reforming or a 'guitarists' girlfriend having a baby. Kerrang is always the first one to know and the first one to give you the latest update via its website.

                            But Kerrang isn't entirely 'outstanding' They charge just over £2 for their weekly magazine, which is quite a large sum of money for a magazine when you take into account the age range their aiming their magazine at; starting from the teenage years.

                            One thing that I believe Kerrang does brilliantly is the amount of posters that you get with each issue. You normally get around 3/4 with some pieces joining together to make a rather large poster that could take center piece on anyones bedroom wall. The way the pictures are taken on the pages that Kerrang interview bands are done so well that they themselves can be cut out and stuck on a wall and look just like a poster with annotations.

                            The interviews in a nutshell are good with the interviewer sometimes asking questions other magazines wouldn't letting us the reader find out information that won't be available elsewhere. Sometimes you do get the feeling the band are just 'plugging' their new album though, and would sooner get the interview over and done with as soon as possible.

                            Now onto another bad point regarding Kerrang; the amount of advertisements that are featured within the magazine. A large chunk of the pages contain advertisements which, I'll admit do take into consideration the rock genre but we've seen the adverts all before and it just feels like Kerrang want to make even more money on top of the 'extraordinary' amount that they already take off us.

                            If Kerrang is something you feel you must buy every week, then the magazine offers deals getting you the magazine on a subscription basis delivered to your door. A while back they had a deal were you got a free Xbox 360/PS3 Game if you took out a subscription, I don't believe this deal is still on but it's worth a look to see if there is any similar offers.

                            On the whole though, I believe Kerrang is good for the occasional treat. If your wall space is looking a little blank, instead of buying overpriced posters from shops find out what posters are in this issues Kerrang.

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                              If you love to rock, you'll love this!

                              Kerrang is an alternative music magazine. It covers all genres and sub-genres of rock, metal, indie and punk. Ever since it was first published in June 1981, it has provided music lovers with all the knowledge and articles they could desire to keep them in touch with their passion.

                              Within the magazine you will find many different pieces, such as the following:

                              - Letters, fans are encouraged to write in and give their opinions on anything
                              - News, this covers any rock music related events, upcoming dates of significance, and general music news
                              - Introducing...., the section where new and upcoming bands are giving a page and all their details are displayed
                              - Exclusive Interviews, typically in the main feature, but also found throughout the magazine
                              - General Articles, the usual features, interviews with bands about gigs, and upcoming releases, and general chit chat with people of significanec in the rock, metal world.
                              - Upcoming Releases and Reviews, this section details all upcoming releases, mainly CD's, but occasionally DVD's and games, and will review each and every one of them. They are given a K rating out of 5, for example 3 K's. 5 is good, 1 is bad.
                              - Gig Planner and Dates, all UK gig dates and information is displayed, allowing music fans to view upcoming tour information.

                              Aswell as all this, competitions are frequently run weekly, with many prizes being exclusive to Kerrang. Well worth entering in most cases. Also, there is a classified ads section which allows companies, and even private parties to advertise products, or even look for band mates and friends.

                              For everyone who is interested in rock, metal, indie and punk genres, this magazine will be your bible! I highly recommend purchasing this weekly.

                              It is an absolute pleasure to read!

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