REVOLVER RE-LAUNCHES ONLINE AND IN PRINT; BARONESS AND SANNHET PLAY “THE LIVING BREATHING REVOLVER” EVENT ON SEPT. 10 AT BROOKLYN BAZAAR
MASTODON ON COVER OF AUGUST/SEPTEMBER ISSUE; VIDEO FEATURES WITH TOOL’S MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN, MYRKUR, THE MELVINS AND MORE AVAILABLE NOW ON REDESIGNED REVOLVERMAG.COM
Sept. 8, 2017, NEW YORK – Revolver, North America’s biggest hard rock and metal outlet, have re-launched both their online portal (Revolvermag.com) and published the first issue of the newly reimagined multimedia outlet.
In the months since Revolver announced their planned redesign and expanded vision for the publishing company, the staff has worked tirelessly in partnership with artists, writers, athletes and musicians to create an outlet rooted in music, but with an eye towards the lifestyle and attitude that surrounds the genre. Current series include:
* The Art of Work – a four-part video series with Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) exploring his vision for a multidimensional life via work in music, winemaking, martial arts and more.
* Cab X Sloan – A three-part video series featuring Bones Brigade skateboarding legend Steve Caballero and Mega Ramp champion Elliot Sloan. https://www.revolvermag.com/
* Boozed & Bruised – A podcast hosted by author Eric Hendrikx, focusing on the world of action sports. Tony Hawk is Eric’s guest for the first episode.
* Flex Your Head – Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach hosts this video series and podcast where he dives deep into the inner workings of other musicians and discusses their creative drive. Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley is the subject of the debut episode.
* Full Bleed – An ongoing video series hosted by Baroness’ John Baizley exploring some of the best visual artists working in heavy music.
* No Distortion – Heavy music artists switch off the amps, strip down the songs and showcase their more introspective side in this ongoing video series. Myrkur is featured in the premiere episode.
The inaugural print issue, which arrives on newsstands this Tuesday, features four collectible covers, one for each of the members of Mastodon. The re-launch issue of the bi-monthly magazine also includes features on Dead Cross, Chelsea Wolfe and an op-ed by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe.
“When we started down the road to reinventing Revolver over a year ago, we had many goals,” explains Revolver Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer Brandon Geist. “We wanted to create the smartest, most sophisticated metal magazine and website that have ever existed. We wanted to champion artists — particularly younger, up-and-coming artists like Code Orange, Venom Prison and Full of Hell — who really have something to say and who are pushing heavy music into brave new places. We wanted to show heavy music to be the intellectually and technically challenging art form that I’ve known it to be since I was a kid fascinated by Metallica, Tool and Nine Inch Nails. But maybe most of all, we wanted to celebrate metal not only as a particularly badass style of music but also as a hard-fighting, never-give-up attitude and an empowered, iconoclastic way of living. It’s a philosophy embodied in everyone from blue-collar road dogs Mastodon, to gravity-defying skateboarder Elliot Sloan, to gate-crashing fashion designer Ashley Rose, to any diehard fan who has ever had to dig deep to persevere through tough times or overcome a daunting obstacle. And it’s a philosophy that, we think, is embodied in Revolver 2.0.
To celebrate Revolver’s re-birth, the outlet presents “The Living Breathing Revolver” this Sunday at Brooklyn Bazaar. The event, which benefits charity Hope For The Day, includes performances by Baroness and Sannhet, an art show and auction curated by Baroness’ John Baizley and BRLSQ’s Jodi Milbert, a live Q&A with skateboarder Steve Caballero and Refused’s Dennis Lyxzen as well as an illustration demo with visual artist Arik Roper. Tickets are available now (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/