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Kerrang!

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Kerrang! is a weekly music magazine published by EMAP in the United Kingdom since June 1981 and Australia since the late 1990s. Initially devoted to the burgeoning New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene—albeit that its first cover band were AC/DC—and other hard rock acts, it has subsequently broadened its coverage to encompass a wide range of mainstream rock and metal acts (such as Ash, Green Day, The Darkness and surprisingly Bon Jovi, who have been treated with uncommon respect by the magazine). In Britain it has become closely associated with the post-nu-metal phenomenon of the grungers which can largely be attributed to its increase in sales in the early 2000s.

It has also spun-off a radio station, Kerrang! 105.2 FM, which broadcasts a national digital service and a specific local variation in Birmingham and the surrounding area, and a digital TV channel, Kerrang! TV. These tend to cover the more mainstream side of the rock and metal scene, whereas the magazine regularly touches on unsigned and more underground bands.

The Australian edition of the magazine includes a mail bag/advice column written by Tony P.C., bassist of Melbourne grindcore band Blood Duster.

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