Skulls, switchblades and "epic bosh"...NME joins Kasabian as they unleash their dark and stomping new album 'Velociraptor!' on the world. And to celebrate their rampaging return we've printed a limited run of special edition issues, with a hand-numbered Kasabian cover that's only available here.
Elsewhere in the issue we get gobbed at by PiL, Pistols and butter man John Lydon and hear why Kele Okereke is worried that he might have been sacked from Bloc Party. Plus there's the full results of the 2012 NME Festival Poll (as voted for by you) and the verdict on Bestival festival.