Friday, January 13, 2017


 The editors of METAL HAMMER have sent this statement after the publication was bought out by FUTURE PUBLISHING earlier this month.

Long running music/metal zines METAL HAMMER (CLASSIC ROCK, PROG ROCK) and TEAM ROCK have been bought out by FUTURE PUBLISHING saving the publications from closure.

Last month (12/2016), METAL HAMMER (CLASSIC ROCK, PROG ROCK) and TEAM ROCK announced the publications are sadly liquidating, leaving quality metal/music journalists, writers and editors unemployed.

Many of you will have heard about our mag being bought out by Future Publishing earlier this month. We're pleased to say that Metal Hammer has officially been given the green light to continue making the biggest and best heavy music magazine in the world. Stay tuned for a very special comeback issue coming next month. It's going to be epic. Trust us.
In the meantime, the issue we sent out before our previous owners went under is very much onsale right now, so we implore you to go pick it up and show everyone what we can do. We'll have a post coming out imminently for those that have missed it.
Most importantly, though, we want to say thank you. Thank you for the incredible support you have all shown us in what was an enormously hard and confusing time. Thank you for showing the world what our scene, our family, can do together. Thank you for keeping Hammer's flame burning. There's still a long way to go, many things to work out and fine tune in our next chapter, and our fight is only just beginning, but we wouldn't be here without you guys, and we promise, as long as this magazine lives and breathes and is given the chance to do what it can do, we will never let you down.
Horns up.

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-