Thirty years is a long time for a band to maintain a career, especially when our music listening and buying habits have changed so much.

For Manic Street Preachers, a band that fought its way, kicking and spitting, from the valleys of South Wales to the forefront of the British music scene, the past 30 years has been a journey of reinvention.

Since issuing their self-financed debut single, "Suicide Alley," in 1988, Manic Street Preachers have constantly strived to ditch the old and embrace the new. There was the spray-paint, slogans and makeup of 1992 debut album "Generation Terrorists," the frenetic, frenzied onslaught of the dark and desperate third album "The Holy Bible" (1994), the Cuba-loving, Castro-meeting mish-mash of 2001's "Know Your Enemy" and the relative calm that came with the acoustic-heavy "Rewind the Film" (2013). And, of course, everything inbetween.