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but its hardly a shock cover is it?
but never the front cover.
Cheesy headline as well.
got out of bed one morning and thought 'you know what would be cool? Getting a tatoo on my throat. That would be cool'.
Converge: THIS IS HARDCORE
Slipknot: THIS ISN'T
in relation to me getting out of bed?
that's a terrible magazine cover. terrible.
the pope said to his aid
i just dont understand why they have now decided to put them on the cover?
(i know they are touring at the moment, im going :D) but its confusing.
what ive seen of the magazine they do have small segments on hardcore and stuff, but they dont really pay much attention to it do they?
Apart from this appearance of Converge, do they just report on the same bands every week? I'm sure Slipknot, RATM, HIM, Funeral for a Friend and MCR were on the front of every week's cover four years ago when I was in year 10 at school.
every time I saw an issue in the shop, it was always Lostprophets (or the singer) on the front cover.
...to criticise, but id much rather 'the kids' were reading about converge/blacklisted/rolo tomassi (all in this weeks issue) than not reading about them at all.
thumbs up to kerrang.
...it's just unexpected.
I am actually going to have to buy Kerrang. Oh dear God but MrsScagden will smirk at me.
and then go 'oh yeah, it is'
I read this in smiths earlier today. Pretty shit, as expected. Still cool that most people interested in fishing magazines would have to reach past Jake's face.
if there is im sold
didn't check really but didn't get that 'converge poster' vibe. S'only cheap anyway, might as well find out.
...and it were all fields around here.
Kerrang is like the training magazine for future NME kids.
covers a far wider range of music you'd expect, certainly more interesting stuff than the nme's concentration indie boringness and usually in a more intelligent and amusing way.
Kerrang's review of my old band Maths was awful, tried to compare us to Gallows and Will Haven like they do any band thats kinda heavy punk (although Throats > Will Haven isn't a terrible comaprison).
NME's review was surpringsly well informed, it was actually a bit of an anti-climax to see them get it so boringly right, comparing us to la quiete and shit. Problem is, no one who would have read that would have given a shit.
or you just left?
they're still at it, they seemed happy enough in Glasgow on Sunday.
I left a few months ago
converge is totally kerrang material these days.
cause they're touring again.
I think the last time, aside from this I was surprised by a Kerrang cover was when they put Against Me! on, couldnt see much demand for that
any time Kerrang has a decent band on the cover it's a little surprising.
Kerrang have always been Converge fans, they've done loads of stuff with them, grow up.
I'm surprised about the surprise! Kerrang have been writing about Converge for a long time from what I can remember.
I used to quite enjoy a read of Kerrang, they never seemed to take themselves too seriously - although to be honest it's been a very long time since I bought an issue.
when I was 13. It's a great platform to launch onto other music. Nothing wrong with a few Slipknot fans being introduced to bands like converge. For me it was my love of metallica, anthrax etc that made me buy Kerrang and introduced me to black flag, ministry etc
but wouldnt most slipknot fans be familiar with converge already?
who's out of touch. I see Slipknot as an entry to more extreme music 'cos of the image appealing to younger metallers. To me Kerrangs aimed at a younger audience just discovering metal.
Could be wrong mind
I used to scower the smaller reviews in kerrang and there would usually be some treasures, I just got sick of them covering the same three bands that I didn't care about after a while so I stopped reading.
but no, the majority of slipknot fans I very much doubt will have bothered with Converge because Slipknot are the "pop band" of extreme metal
Kerrang DOES cover a fairly wide range of rock music, but it almost always puts the bands that will sell on the cover.
but is obliged to fill the magazine with shit every week to sell copies. So it's not too much of a surpirse.
it does some half decent stuff in there, just its outweighed by pages of crushing shte, like elliot minor talking about waxing their balls.
the converge article looks good though.