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Metal Hammer (sometimes MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal magazine in the United Kingdom, Ireland and in Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro by a different publisher. Featuring mainstream and more unusual bands from the wide spectrum of metal music.[citation needed] It is the second-largest selling rock magazine in the UK behind Kerrang! and was often viewed as the more underground magazine, but in recent times has moved towards the mainstream metal market which it originally shunned. In Germany, Metal Hammer has been the market leader since it was launched in 1984. Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian, English 3 Government Parliamentary republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  First unified state c. ... Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, the bright dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006   -  Recognized... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Heavy metal music. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

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London-based Wilfried F. Rimensberger instigated the concept of MetalHammer magazine in 1983. At the time, he suggested to the infant Kerrang! magazine in London to publish a German version. Kerrang! was not interested. Rimensberger took the idea to Jürgen Wigginghaus, publisher of German MusikSzene magazine where Rimensberger was Chief-Editor, and proposed the idea of a multi-lingual rock music publication. He also approached some of Europe's largest publishers such as Springer, Ringier and Bauer. None were interested. Wilfried F. Rimensberger (12 August 1953 in Weinfelden, Switzerland) is a notable Swiss journalist and magazine editor. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... Springer is the name of several places in the United States: Springer, New Mexico Springer Township, North Dakota Springer, Oklahoma Springer is the name of: Springer Science+Business Media, a worldwide publishing group based in Germany (including Springer-Verlag) Axel Springer Verlag AG, famous conservative German publishing house Springer (EP... Ringier AG is the largest media corporation in Switzerland based in Zofingen. ... Bauer is one of the very common German family names. ...


Eventually, Wigginghaus used the Dortmunder Rocknacht as a test ground for the publication in Germany and Rimensberger started Metalhammer UK from London. He developed the multilingual concept that propelled the magazine to a monthly circulation of over 1 million and, during its peak, published in 11 different languages across the globe - at the time outselling Kerrang! by miles. Metalhammer had local language editions in countries such as Japan,Serbia, Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Hungary, France. Metalhammer was also the first Western youth publication in the USSR. Rimensberger's original and, at the time, unique concept of a heavy metal lifestyle magazine that was embedded in a network of Metalhammer branded radio shows, aired in various countries, awards, tours, festivals, recordings, etc. made the publication into the leading genre platform of the 80's - and a global leader. Rimensberger, who started and owned Metalhammer UK Ltd and the registered rights in the name, later sold out to Wigginghaus whilst remaining in the background until the early Nineties as an adviser to Wigginghaus. Rimensberger was the promoter of the first Metalhammer Lorelei Festival with leading metal acts such as Metallica, Mötorhead, Venom etc. and recommended Metallica to Peter Mensch (AC/DC) for management. Rimensberger also linked the name Metal Hammer with other successful brands such as the BBC (Tommy Vance Rock show), MTV Metal Show with Bailey Brothers and Castle Donington Monsters of Rock Festival. Harry Doherty, formerly of Melody Maker, became the launch editor of the English-language Metal Hammer, also producing the Metal Hammer TV Show on satellite television. He left to found the video magazine, Hard'n'Heavy, before being asked back by Wigginghaus to take over all the European issues of Metal Hammer and other associated magazines, such as Rock World. In association with Picture Music International, the video arm of EMI Records, he also launched the Metal Hammer Video Magazine, in direct competition to his earlier creation, Hard'n'Heavy. Doherty left after a management dispute with Wigginghaus. Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian, English 3 Government Parliamentary republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  First unified state c. ... An award is something given to a person or group of people to recognize excellence in a certain field. ... A festival or fest is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community. ... Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Rock of Lorelei by the Rhine Lorelei Lorelei Loreley sign on the bank of the Rhine View of the Rhine as seen by Lorelei The Lorelei (originally written as Loreley) is a rock on the eastern bank of the Rhine near St. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal band, formed in 1981,[1] which has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Motörhead are an iconic British speed/heavy metal band. ... Venom is a NWoBHM band, whose second album coined the term black metal and was an influence on early black metal bands. ... This article is about the band. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion (US$7. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Map sources for Castle Donington at grid reference SK446272 Castle Donington is a village with a population of around 7000 in the North of Leicestershire, close to Derby and Nottingham and on the edge of the National Forest. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A festival is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some unique aspect of that community. ...


Rimensberger joined the start-up crew of MTV Europe as a consultant to the director of Network Development. He also became a co-producer of Tom Galley's Phenomena project, organising its worldwide record deal and linking it with some of the best rock musicians and singers. He co-produced with Tom Galley Phenomena's best selling Dream Runner album, which has become somewhat of a rock classic uniting the best rock voices of the time on one studio album. Rimensberger also represented Stiletto Entertainment Los Angeles in Europe and produced Nina Corti at the Royal Albert Hall and various TV productions for Swiss, German and UK TV. In the 1990s, Wigginghaus lost control over the publication and, advised by Rimensberger, sold the German edition to Jürg Marquart, the publisher of Penthouse and Cosmopolitan magazine in Germany. Later, Wigginghaus had to sell the remaining UK publication to cover personal financial liabilities. MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... A phenomenon (plural: phenomena) is an observable event, especially something special (literally something that can be seen from the Greek word phainomenon = observable). ... Penthouse, a mens magazine founded by Bob Guccione, combines urban lifestyle articles and soft-core pornographic pictorials that, in the 1990s, evolved into hardcore. ... June 1936 issue Cosmopolitan is a magazine for women, sometimes referred to as Cosmo, which has been published for more than a century. ...


Publishers

Metal Hammer UK changed hands several times, being bought first by Dennis Publishing and is now with Future Publishing. The German Metal Hammer [1] is now owned by Springer publishing. There remain Greek and Italian Metalhammer publications, both published independently. Today, Rimensberger is Founding Chairman of The Childrens Art Academy CAA [2] in London and is further involved in international magazine publications and media productions. Wigginghaus is now publishing a local event publication in Germany. Serbia's edition is published by Color Media Group. It has over 20000 sold copies each month, and magazine covers Serbia, Montenegro as well as all other former Yugoslavia republics. Future Publishing (FTSE:FUTR) is a magazine publishing company based in Bath, UK. Future Publishing employs more than 1,500 people worldwide, and is one of the largest publishing houses in the UK. It is responsible for publishing over 150 magazines, in the UK, US, France and Italy. ... Springer Science+Business Media or Springer (IPA: ) is a worldwide publishing company based in Germany which focuses on academic journals and books in the fields of science, technology, mathematics, and medicine. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ...


See also

Malcolm Dome is an English writer/journalist on metal since (1979). ... [Joel McIver] is a British author specialising in music and film. ...

External links

  • Metal Hammer UK Official site
  • Metal Hammer Germany Official site
  • Metal Hammer Serbia & Montenegro Official site

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Metalhammer (sometimes MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal magazine in the UK, and in Germany, Austria, Poland and Switzerland by a different publisher.
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Traitorous Tatty ignored his vow of silence and spoke of this incident to the trolls at Metal Hammer Bridge and the knight was shamed forever.
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Hammer released their second demo, "Descent Into Beyond" in 1989 to a warm reception from Michigan metalheads who were intrigued by the group's dark atmosphere and overall themes of doom and despair.
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