Rock magazine Metal Hammer has been re-designed to appeal to a wider audience. The new look follows feedback from focus groups demonstrating the wish to see new and fresh logos and imagery. While Metal Hammer's old look was based on more traditional rock imagery, the new design offers a more contemporary and cutting-edge feel. Metal Hammer's new look is reflected in its new strap ­ 21st Century Noise ­ and in its imagery, its typefaces and its merchandise. Publisher of Metal Hammer, Future's Jackie Garford, says: "We are excited about giving Metal Hammer this push forward, especially as we've got a great run of covermounts coming up. "This, along with the fact that metal music is becoming more and more mainstream, means Metal Hammer is selling out everywhere it's stocked." On sale August 17, the overhauled Metal Hammer will be covermounted with an audio CD and will have a cover price of £3.10. Distribution is by Seymour. {{CTN }}