Kerrang! announced on the 3rd of April 2020 that due to the complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be suspending publication of their infamous magazine for three months.
On their website they stated that due to the “following a period of unprecedented turmoil within the music industry and beyond”, they would be suspending their magazine publication until Wednesday July 8th. Kerrang! continued to say, “Our decision is based on the fact that during this period of national lockdown it has become virtually impossible to distribute a weekly magazine effectively.”
Following on from that Kerrang! stated that they didn’t want to put their customers at risk by asking them to venture to the shops to buy the magazine and also with most supermarkets prioritizing groceries, it would be irresponsible to continue with their weekly publication.
In light of not publicising their magazine, Kerrang! ensured their customers that they will continue to serve them and keep everyone informed on what’s happening in the industry. On top of this, they announced that they have “a number of exciting plans” that they will unveil in the next week or so and will provide those with further entertainment.
If you’d like to read Kerrang!’s statement in full, feel free to follow this link.