NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - HARD-ROCK AND HEAVY-METAL MUSICIANS "SALUTE THE TROOPS" in the new issue of REVOLVER magazine, available everywhere on August 16 in anticipation of the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. Inside, cover stars FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH talk about how their 2010 trip to the Middle East to play for U.S. troops helped bring them closer together. 5FDP's third album is set for release this October 11th. Also, artists including AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, STAIND, and SHINEDOWN recount their experiences on U.S.O. tours abroad, and members of TOOL, ALL THAT REMAINS, and others share stories of their times serving in the military.
The issue also includes a feature on AMERICAN IDOL contestant JAMES DURBIN, who urged the United States to "give metal a chance." He discusses how he discovered metal by hearing singer RONNIE JAMES DIO on the radio, what performing on Idol alongside artists like ZAKK WYLDE and JUDAS PRIEST was like, and what the future holds for him.
The jam-packed issue also features articles on MEGADETH and former SKID ROW singer and reality TV star SEBASTIAN BACH, as well as METALLICA, the movie FRIGHT NIGHT, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, KITTIE, CHIMAIRA, EYES SET TO KILL, and others.
As a special exclusive treat, this issue of REVOLVER contains limited-edition baseball cards of the "BIG 4" bands of thrash metal -- METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH, and ANTHRAX -- who are set to play the historic first metal show ever at YANKEE STADIUM on September 14. The cards are modeled after the classic Topps baseball cards from 1986, the same year these four bands released their metal masterpieces.
For all this and more, check out the September/October issue of REVOLVER magazine, which will be available everywhere from August 16 to October 10, and is available right now at REVOLVERMAG.COM.
About REVOLVER Magazine
Revolver is the No. 1 hard-rock and heavy-metal destination in the world. In print for over 10 years, the magazine takes readers into the studio, onto the stage, and behind the scenes, providing in-depth information, mind-blowing original photography, and hilarious insights they can't find anywhere else. Revolver covers horror movies, mixed martial arts, tattoos, action sports, and more. Each year Revolver throws the premiere U.S. hard-rock and metal awards show, the Revolver Golden Gods. In its fourth year, the show has featured appearances by Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford, Dave Grohl, Slash, Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Mustaine, William Shatner, Sebastian Bach, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Kat Von D, and many others. Revolver sponsors over 20 hard-rock tours each year, including the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Its website (http://www.revolvermag.com) features exclusive interviews, music and video, photo-shoot outtakes, and contests. Revolver magazine is part of the Future Publishing group.