Issue 34 of Stencil Mag is now live and you can check it out below! You can expect to see reviews of CITY AND COLOUR, FIGHTSTAR, SILVERSUN PICKUPS , features on BRING ME THE HORIZON, THE WONDER YEARS, ENTER SHIKARI, and interviews from DEF LEPPARD, TRIVIUM, ENTER SHIKARI, THE MAINE, CANCER BATS, NOTHING MORE, LOWER THAN ATLANTIS, CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK!, ZEBRAHEAD, PATENT PENDING, VANNA, ASH, SAYWECANFLY, MAX RAPTOR, RANDOM HAND, DEVIL YOU KNOW, CROOKS UK, BEAUTIFUL BODIES, INME, HANDGUNS, CANE HILL, THE ECHO AND THE ALWAYS, SEAWAY, Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars), Brian Muir (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), Ryan Gage (The Hobbit), Luke Barnes (Game of Thrones) and more!
Here’s the official word:
“I was at a Frank Turner show recently. He spoke about the recent tragedies in Paris and how he himself had lost friends there, and how we shouldn’t let these horrific actions stop us from going to concerts. I just want to take a moment to echo that statement, as he couldn’t be more right… going to gigs and supporting live music has made unique communities all across the world. I myself have been attending shows since 2002 and it’s a place that other than expecting to feel safe, you can escape that world of getting judged for no reason and just be yourself for those crucial couple of hours. To put it simply, we can’t let anyone stop us from creating these life changing environments for future generations, so please do not stay inside because of fear, carry on supporting live music just like you always have.
Our main article comes from one of the biggest hard rock bands of all time.. Def Leppard! They tell us how they’ve survived through the music industry changes over the years to be just as relevant now as they always have been. Their latest self-titled album sees the band not listening to any outside influence to bring us one of their most honest outputs to date!
We catch up with some of the busiest bands in the alternative rock world who even though the year is dying down and getting ready for 2016 this hasn’t stopped them from being on the road right up to Christmas, or promoting a record throughout this chilled out time. So get involved as Trivium, Enter Shikari, The Maine, Nothing More, Ash and MANY more get us up to date with their hectic schedule!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be out shortly (or it already is depending on when you read this!). So what better time to chat with Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) & Brian Muir (created Darth Vader’s helmet and armour using Ralph McQuarrie’s design) who tell us what it was like to be a part of this iconic franchise.
We have our usual albums of the year feature, where we get our writers (including myself) to tell you what album has had the most impact on them this year. To add to all of this we have a Christmas/New Year competition where we’ll be giving away a STACK of CDs (and t-shirts!) to one lucky reader, so make sure you get involved with that!
Thank you all for another great year! We wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!”