The 40th issue of Stencil Magazine has landed! It includes the best albums of 2016 feature, interviews with BRING ME THE HORIZON, JIMMY EAT WORLD, SILVERSTEIN, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE, SILVERSUN PICKUPS, I PREVAIL, REAL FRIENDS, SET IT OFF, ALIEN ANT FARM, THE AMITY AFFLICTION, DEVIL YOU KNOW, WOVENWAR, THE ANSWER, BALANCE AND COMPOSURE, LUCKY CHOPS, SKINNY LISTER, RAY TORO, FIRE FROM THE GODS, TEXTURES, VENOM INC, SHVPES, MEMOREVE, KATE DICKIE, PAUL WARREN, JED BROPHY, JON CAMPLING ACTOR, reviews of reviews: AVENGED SEVENFOLD, METALLICA, KORN, GREEN DAY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, KEVIN DEVINE, KNOCKED LOOSE, FROM INDIAN LAKES, film review of Doctor Strange and much more!
The editor in chief commented:
“Hello, and welcome to issue 40 of Stencil Mag! ISSUE 40! Yeah, that’s right, we’ve made it this far, and it’s an absolute pleasure to be here.
As a UK based magazine, it’s an honour to be joined by Bring Me The Horizon for our main feature in this issue. They have worked from the ground up to where they are today, and are simply an inspiration to all aspiring bands out there. So take a read as we discuss their journey from performing in small venues in Sheffield, to huge arenas all across the world in support of their latest album ‘That’s The Spirit’!
We catch up with Jimmy Eat World, Memphis May Fire, I Prevail, Wovenwar, Devil You Know, The Amity Affliction and MANY more to get up to date on their new albums, whilst also discovering some of the best tours that you will not want to miss as we head into 2017! One of the coolest things about Stencil Mag is that we are able to showcase a whole host of different genres of music, as long as they’re hard working bands, and committed to what they do, then we love to hear about them. So why not check out our feature from Lucky Chops, a group of incredible brass/woodwind musicians who have gone from performing in the NYC subway with their interesting covers & original tracks, to taking on festivals and massive venues all across the world!
“Small” festivals like Slam Dunk Festival, Camden Rocks Festival, 2000 Trees Festival are incredibly important to us, so it’s a privilege to be joined by Steve Dickson, the managing director of the awesome Mammothfest, as he explains what it’s like to be a part of this upcoming festival, and what we can expect to see from it as it continues to become a bigger part of the UK rock scene.
We talk with Kate Dickie who tells us all about her time working on Prometheus, The Witch, Game of Thrones, and MUCH more! Paul Warren discusses what it was like to work as a creature performer on huge franchises such as Star Wars & Harry Potter, Jed Brophy goes in depth about what it was like to be Nori in The Hobbit, and Jon Campling discusses his time on Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.
There have been a ton of incredible releases in 2016, and it’s just another year that shows how well the alternative music scene is doing. For those of you saying that nothing “decent” has come out in a while, then you should dig into this latest issue, and read our “albums of 2016″ feature to discover what you have been missing.
As always I must give a HUGE thank you to our contributers and of course the readers of Stencil Mag. This year has been again been absolutely awesome for us, so cheers for reading, and we’ll see you in 2017, which is already looking to be just as good as this year has been!
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you all!”