Revolver (magazine)


Magazine cover featuring Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park
Editor in Chief Brandon Geist [1]
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Bi-monthly [2]
Circulation 150,000 [2]
First issue Spring 2000
Company NewBay Media
Country United States
Language English
ISSN 1527-408X

Revolver is a bi-monthly rock and heavy metal magazine published by NewBay Media. Before covering heavy metal, rock & hard rock solely, it was a more mainstream oriented magazine. The magazine is structured in a manner similar to publications such as Spin while covering many avenues within the heavy metal and punk subcultures. It features cover stories (usually centering on a band's new release or upcoming tour), album reviews, instrument reviews, bulletins, and a celebrity advice column featuring letters to Vinnie Paul, former drummer for Pantera and Damageplan, and current member of hard rock supergroup Hellyeah. Vinnie took a hiatus from the column following the death of his brother, Dimebag Darrell (he was supposed to be replaced by Slipknot member Joey Jordison, who decided not to do it when Jordison found out he was replacing Paul) but returned to offer advice to readers about music, life, sex and other topics. The column has recently included Lzzy Hale from Halestorm fielding questions.

Another feature of the magazine is its coverage of underground and up-and-coming bands from all over the world. Rather than focus solely on mainstream acts, Revolver introduces many acts that are not played on the radio or on MTV.

In 2009, Revolver held its inaugural hard-rock and heavy-metal award show in the U.S., the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. Chris Jericho announced on Attack of the Show! that he would host it on May 28, 2011.[3]

Its slogan is: "The Worlds Loudest Rock Magazine!"

Formerly owned by Harris Publications, Future US bought the magazine in 2006. In 2012, NewBay Media bought the Music division of Future US.[4]


  1. "Revolver Magazine Overview". San Francisco Business Times. Archived from the original on 2007-10-10.
  2. 1 2 "Revolver media kit" (PDF). Revolver. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
  3. Jericho announced as host of Golden Gods 2011
  4. NewBay Media Buys Music Mags from Future US
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