Rock-A-Rolla

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Rock-A-Rolla
Editor-in-chief Vuk Valcic
Frequency Bi-monthly
Year founded 2005
Company V-Squared Publishing
Country England
Based in London
Language English

Rock-A-Rolla is a music magazine covering experimental, avant-garde, noise and metal artists pushing the boundaries of music. Launched in late 2005, it is published bi-monthly in the UK by V-Squared Publishing Limited and distributed worldwide, mainly in UK, Canada, USA, Europe and Australia. [1] In the past the magazine has championed such diverse artists as Khanate, Zu, The Locust, Justin Broadrick, Mike Patton, Melvins and others. The current editor-in-chief is Vuk Valcic.[ citation needed ]

A music magazine is a magazine dedicated to music and music culture. Such magazines typically include music news, interviews, photo shoots, essays, record reviews, concert reviews and occasionally have a covermount with recorded music.

Experimental rock is a subgenre of rock music which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique or which experiments with the basic elements of the genre. Artists aim to liberate and innovate, with some of the genre's distinguishing characteristics being improvisational performances, avant-garde influences, odd instrumentation, opaque lyrics, unorthodox structures and rhythms, and an underlying rejection of commercial aspirations.

Avant-garde music is music that is considered to be at the forefront of experimentation or innovation in its field, with the term "avant-garde" implying a critique of existing aesthetic conventions, rejection of the status quo in favor of unique or original elements, and the idea of deliberately challenging or alienating audiences.

The magazine seems to have ceased publishing in the summer of 2016 with the website not being updated and the Twitter feed only offering sale of back copies.

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References

  1. Encoule, Jean (March 2007). "Interview with Rock-A-Rolla editor Vuk Valcic". Trakmarx.com. Retrieved 6 June 2010.