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Rock Sound
Rock Sound
is a British magazine which covers rock music. The magazine aims at being more "underground" and less commercial, while also giving coverage to more well-known acts. It generally focuses on pop punk, post-hardcore, metalcore, punk, emo, hardcore, heavy metal and extreme metal genres of rock music, rarely covering indie rock music at all. The tag-line "For those who like their music loud, extreme and non-conformist" is sometimes used. Although primarily aimed at the British market, the magazine is also sold in Australia, Canada and the United States.

Contents

1 History 2 Audience 3 Album of the Year 4 Hall of Fame/Throwback 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] The British edition of Rock Sound
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was launched in March 1999 by the French publisher Editions Freeway. The magazine was bought out by its director, Patrick Napier, in December 2004. The magazines offices are in London. Separate titles with the same name have been published under the same umbrella company in France since 1993,[2][3][4] and in Spain since 1998.[5][6] The magazine is known for including a free CD in most issues, which has tracks from bands' new albums that have not been released as singles. These are now normally called '100% Volume' or 'The Volumes', but in the past compilations were also called 'Music With Attitude', 'Bugging Your Ears!', 'Sound Check' and 'Punk Rawk Explosion'.[7] Buyer reaction has been very negative when there has been talk of turning the CD compilation into a digital compilation. Sometimes whole albums are included with the magazine, particularly from bands wanting to gain exposure, including Futures' debut album The Holiday in March 2010, and Burn The Fleet's debut album The Modern Shape in May 2012.[8] The first issue was published in April 1999. Issue 2 featured British band Reef on the front cover, and later issues 3 and 8 featured Terrorvision and Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters
respectively. In July 2011 a host of "Through The Years" articles were written to celebrate the 150th issue of the magazine.[9] Audience[edit]

Year Circulation

2009 16,374[10]

2010 15,005[11]

2011 14,227[12]

2013 13,220[13]

2015 13,924[14]

2016 14,057[15]

The magazine had a circulation figure of 15,005 from January to December 2010 auditored by ABC. This includes 10,162 sales in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and 4,843 from Other Countries.[11] The same auditing body said the magazine had a slightly lower circulation figure of 14,227 from January to December 2011, with sales of 10,053 from the United Kingdom and Ireland, and 4,174 from Other Countries.[12] The majority of sales come from newstrade, with some coming from subscriptions. The main rival to the magazine in Britain is Kerrang! because of the similar types of music both magazines cover. However, Kerrang! is released weekly and does not usually provide as much coverage to more alternative bands, to new and upcoming bands, nor to the British rock scene.[citation needed]

Album of the Year[edit] At the end of every year the magazine lists their favourite 75 albums released in the previous twelve months.

1999 - Filter - Title of Record[16] 2000 - A Perfect Circle
A Perfect Circle
- Mer de Noms 2001 - System of a Down
System of a Down
- Toxicity 2002 - Isis - Oceanic 2003 - Hell Is for Heroes - The Neon Handshake 2004 - Isis - Panopticon 2005 - Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria
- Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness 2006 - The Bronx
The Bronx
- The Bronx[17] 2007 - Biffy Clyro
Biffy Clyro
- Puzzle[18] 2008 - Genghis Tron - Board Up the House[19] 2009 - Mastodon - Crack the Skye[20] 2010 - Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon
- There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let's Keep It a Secret[21] 2011 - Mastodon - The Hunter[22] 2012 - The Menzingers
The Menzingers
- On the Impossible Past 2013 - letlive - The Blackest Beautiful[23] 2014 - Lower Than Atlantis
Lower Than Atlantis
- Lower Than Atlantis[24] 2015 - Bring Me the Horizon
Bring Me the Horizon
- That's the Spirit 2016 - Panic! at the Disco
Panic! at the Disco
- Death of a Bachelor 2017 - All Time Low
All Time Low
- Last Young Renegade

Hall of Fame/Throwback[edit] Occasionally Rock Sound
Rock Sound
adds a new album to its Hall of Fame. The main criteria is thought to be influence - even within a particular genre - and for that reason many of the albums have been commercially successful as well as critically successful because they have then gone on to influence large numbers of bands or the music scene. Thus this differs from the Yearly Top Albums lists which do not take influence into account. In each article there is normally an interview with band members, a commentary on the album's release, a look at its initial success, and reaction from other musicians as well. In some of the newer issues this section had been renamed to "Throwback".

Album Artist Nationality Year Issue Guest Writer

The Shape of Punk to Come Refused

27 October 1998 #136, June 2010[25]

Jupiter Cave In

8 August 2000 #138, August 2010[26] Jacob Bannon of Converge

Weezer Weezer

10 May 1994 #139, September 2010[27][28] Gustav Woods of Young Guns

Smash The Offspring

8 April 1994 #140, October 2010[29] Frank Turner

White Pony Deftones

20 June 2000 #142, December 2010[30]

Jane Doe Converge

4 September 2001 #145, March 2011[31][32] Winston McCall of Parkway Drive

Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age

22 September 1998 #146, April 2011[33]

Hello Rockview Less Than Jake

6 October 1998 #149, July 2011[34]

Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation Funeral for a Friend

20 October 2003 #151, Summer 2011[35]

Tell All Your Friends Taking Back Sunday

26 March 2002 #152, September 2011[36]

Relationship of Command At the Drive-In

12 September 2000 #153, October 2011[37]

From Under the Cork Tree Fall Out Boy

3 May 2005 #155, December 2011[38]

New Found Glory New Found Glory

26 September 2000 #158, March 2012[39]

The Artist in the Ambulance Thrice

22 July 2003 #159, April 2012[40]

Good Mourning Alkaline Trio

13 May 2003 #160, May 2012[41]

Start Something Lostprophets

2 February 2004 #161, June 2012[42][43] Aled Phillips of Kids In Glass Houses

Ideas Above Our Station Hundred Reasons

20 May 2002 #162, July 2012[44][45] Rou Reynolds of Enter Shikari, Frank Turner

Suicide Season Bring Me the Horizon

29 September 2008 #164, Summer 2012[46] Sam Carter of Architects

A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Panic! at the Disco

27 September 2005 #165, September 2012[47] Pete Wentz
Pete Wentz
of Fall Out Boy Mike Ferri of We Are the In Crowd

The Used The Used

25 June 2002 #166, October 2012[48] Chris Pennells of Deaf Havana

The Young and the Hopeless Good Charlotte

30 September 2002 #167, November 2012[49]

Alive or Just Breathing Killswitch Engage

21 May 2002 #168, December 2012[50] Matt Heafy of Trivium

Ascendancy Trivium

15 March 2005 #171, March 2013[51]

What It Is to Burn Finch

12 March 2002 #172, April 2013[52]

The Bronx The Bronx

26 August 2003 #173, May 2013[53]

Love Metal HIM

14 April 2003 #174, June 2013[54]

Infest Papa Roach

25 April 2000 #175, July 2013[55]

Tomorrow Come Today Boysetsfire

1 April 2003 #176, August 2013[56]

As the Palaces Burn Lamb of God

6 May 2003 #177, Summer 2013[57]

Bleed American Jimmy Eat World

24 July 2001 #178, September 2013[58]

Take to the Skies Enter Shikari

19 March 2007 #179, October 2013[59]

Miss Machine The Dillinger Escape Plan

20 July 2004 #180, November 2013[60]

Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness Coheed and Cambria

20 September 2005 #181, December 2013[61]

Gutter Phenomenon Every Time I Die

23 August 2005 #184, March 2014[62]

Perseverance Hatebreed

12 March 2002 #185, April 2014[63]

Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water Limp Bizkit

17 October 2000 #186, May 2014[64]

A Place in the Sun Lit

23 February 1999 #187, June 2014[65]

The Trees Are Dead & Dried Out Wait for Something Wild Sikth

18 August 2003 #188, July 2014[66]

Superunknown Soundgarden

8 March 1994 #189, August 2014[67]

Punk in Drublic NOFX

19 July 1994 #191, September 2014[68]

Hollow Crown Architects

26 January 2009 #192, October 2014[69]

Slaughter of the Soul At the Gates

14 November 1995 #193, November 2014[70]

Get Some Snot

27 May 1997 #197, March 2015[71]

Follow the Leader KoЯn

18 August 1998 #198, April 2015[72]

Crisis Alexisonfire

22 August 2006 #202, August 2015[73]

Nothing Personal All Time Low

7 July 2009 #203, Summer 2015

The Gift of Game Crazy Town

9 November 1999 #204, September 2015

Menace to Sobriety OPM

15 August 2000 #205, October 2015

This War Is Ours Escape the Fate

21 October 2008 #206, November 2015

Anthology Alien Ant Farm

6 March 2001 #207, December 2015

The Best in Town The Blackout

25 May 2009 #210, March 2016

Nightmare Anatomy Aiden

4 October 2005 #211, April 2016

Saosin Saosin

26 September 2006 #212, May 2016

Ocean Avenue Yellowcard

22 July 2003 #213, June 2016

Billy Talent Billy Talent

16 September 2003 #214, July 2016

See also[edit]

Kerrang NME Metal Hammer Alternative Press

References[edit]

Citations

^ Rock Sound. 11 February 2016 https://www.rocksound.tv/news/read/rock-sound-announces-fourth-consecutive-abc-increase. Retrieved 21 March 2016.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ Rock Sound
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- Covers 150 ^ "Standard Certificate of Circulation: Rock Sound" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). Retrieved 5 September 2012.  ^ a b "Standard Certificate of Circulation: Rock Sound" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). Retrieved 2 October 2011.  ^ a b "Standard Certificate of Circulation: Rock Sound" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). Retrieved 5 September 2012.  ^ "Consumer Magazines Combined Total Circulation Certificate: January to December 2013" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). Retrieved 7 August 2014.  ^ "We Have Some Good News". Rock Sound. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.  ^ Rock Sound
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(9 February 2017). " Rock Sound
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Announces Fourth Consecutive ABC Increase". Rock Sound. Freeway Press Inc. Retrieved 8 February 2017.  ^ Rockmusiclists RS 1999-2006 ^ RS MySpace Top 75 2006 ^ Reuben Forum RS Top 75 2007 ^ RS Top 75 2008 ^ RS Top 75 2009 ^ RS Top 75 2010 ^ RS Album of the Year Countdown 2011 ^ "The 50 Best Albums Of 2013 Part Five: 10 - 1". Rock Sound. 6 December 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2014.  ^ Bird, ed. 2015, p. 30 ^ Rock Sound
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Sources

Bird, Ryan, ed. (January 2015). "Top 50 Albums of the Year". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (195). ISSN 1465-0185. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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British contemporary-music magazines

Pop

Clash The Fly NME Observer Music Monthly Q Notion

Classic rock

Classic Rock Mojo R2 Uncut

Modern rock

Big Cheese Black Velvet Kerrang! Rock Sound

Heavy metal

Metal Hammer Terrorizer Zero Tolerance

Dance

DJ Magazine Mixmag Shook Tilllate

Hip-hop

Hip Hop Connection RWD Street Cred

Instruments

Computer Music Guitarist Rhythm Sound on

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