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Encyclopedia > Revolver Magazine

Revolver is a monthly hard rock and heavy metal magazine published by Future Network USA. The magazine is structured in a manner similar to publications such as Spin while covering many avenues within the heavy metal subculture. It features cover stories (usually centering on a band's new release or upcoming tour), album reviews, instrument reviews, bulletins, and a celebrity advice column featuring letters to Vinnie Paul, former drummer for Pantera and Damageplan. Vinnie took a hiatus from the column following the murder of his brother, Dimebag Darrell (he was supposed to be replaced by Slipknot member Joey Jordison, who decided not to do it when Jordison found out he was replacing Paul) but returned to offer advice to readers about music, life, sex (to which Vinnie typically suggested that the reader "eat more pussy") and other topics. The column has recently included Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil fielding questions. Hard rock is a form of rock and roll music which finds its closest roots in early-1960s garage rock and psychedelic rock. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock music to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ... Vinnie Paul (Vincent Paul Abbott) (born on March 11, 1964, in Dallas, Texas, USA) is a heavy metal drummer and producer most known for his work in Pantera and Damageplan. ... Pantera was a popular heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, that formed in 1981. ... Damageplan was a heavy metal band, showcasing the Groove Metal sound that was demonstrated by Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell Abbott while playing in Pantera, most notably on the Vulgar Display of Power album. ... Dimebag Darrell (Born Darrell Lance Abbott August 20, 1966 - December 8, 2004), also known as Diamond Darrell until mid 1992, was the lead guitarist for the heavy metal bands Pantera, Damageplan and Rebel Meets Rebel. ... Slipknot can refer to several things: Slip knot, a kind of knot. ... Joey Jordison circa 2001 - 2002 Joey Jordison (his real name is Nathan Jonas Jordison, born on April 26, 1975, height 53). He is is an American drummer from Des Moines, Iowa. ... Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia Photo of Cristina from Kerrang! magazine. ... Lacuna Coil is a gothic metal band formed in Milan, Italy, in 1994. ...

The magazine is a successful departure from hard rock/heavy metal publications that had dominated the scene; the articles are well-written and well-researched. Circus, Hit Parader, and Metal Edge were the primary sources of information on the hard rock scene, but they had their drawbacks. Circus was poorly edited and frequently had grammatical errors and there was criticism from metal fans that the publication focused more on style than substance by continually covering bands such as Orgy, Slipknot, and Marilyn Manson. Hit Parader was first published in the 1950's and covered all aspects of rock n' roll before evolving into a hard rock publication. Metal Edge was popular, particularly during the 1980's following the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and focused heavily on glam metal bands such as Motley Crue, Cinderella, and Poison. In 2001, the magazine came under fire from fans because the magazine was featuring bands that clearly were not metal ( i.e. Three Doors Down). Hit Parader is an American music magazine focusing on the genres of hard rock and heavy metal External links Hit Parader website Categories: | ... Metal Edge is a monthly heavy metal magazine published since 1986. ... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) or (N.W.O.B.H.M.) emerged in the late 1970s, in the United Kingdom, as a reaction in part to the decline of traditional heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s in the United States. ...

Another notable feature of the magazine is its coverage of underground and up-and-coming bands. Rather than focus solely on mainstream acts, Revolver introduces many acts that are not played on the radio or on MTV.

Its slogan is: "The World's Loudest Rock Magazine!"

External links

  • Official website



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