Author Archives: Ash Crowson

Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!
Blind River

Blind River set to release new album

Back early last year, I found myself strolling into the Underworld to cover a show of one of my favourite bands, Grand Magus with support from the fantastic Planet of Zeus. Now at RAMzine, we like to pride ourselves on trying to showcase the new and upcoming bands, so getting in early and checking out those opening acts is a ...

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Burn The Priest – Legion: XX

There is so much that can be said about nostalgia, looking back on life in all its good, and bad glory. One thing that is for certain though, when you have managed to do something that gets you known, it doesn’t hurt to remember where you come from and what got you there. Legion: XX is in a way like ...

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Godsmack – When Legends Rise

Godsmack are one of those dirty little secrets, a band I grew up with back in the late 90’s. I remember being a teen and in some store with second hand albums, extremely little in the way of rock or metal, but I did find the self titled release along with something else. Sitting down at home with a mate ...

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Black Stone Cherry – Family Tree

First time I heard of Black Stone Cherry, they were being brought over as support for a little known guy and his band, Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society. Immediately peaking my interest, I checked them out and heard Lonely Train from their debut, a new musical love affair was born and I was straight down the record shop to ...

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Testament

Testament returned to London with Annihilator and Vader in tow

As thrash gigs go, there are very few bands that are as capable than the pair on this lineup, and they have brought a healthy slab of death metal along for the ride. Finishing off their UK leg of the current tour, Testament have returned to the famed Koko with Annihilator and Vader in tow, each as legendary in their ...

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Rotting Christ – Their Greatest Spells

Up there as one of the greatest musical exports Greece has offered our community, Rotting Christ have been able to release into the world a monumental amount of music in their time. A career as a band now spanning 30 years of greatness, and the reason behind this release. A band not unfamiliar with controversy, their name has caused stirs ...

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Stone Broken

Stone Broken @ Islington Assembly Halls

Taking over the Assembly Halls are the next young guns of rock and roll. A trio of bands that have put in the work to craft their sound and grow themselves the support of many, the work is starting to show and the current tour is a great showcase to really project them to higher levels. Two classy, British acts ...

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ClickASnap – Getting paid when your images are viewed.

As photographers and artists, we like nothing more than sharing our images for the worlds viewing pleasure. Nothing beats that feeling and reaction an image provokes in a person, but what if there was somewhere that paid for them being viewed? This is where ClickASnap comes in, created by tech entrepreneur Tom Oswald. ClickASnap is a recent up and coming ...

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Freedom Hawk – Freedom Hawk

With a sound that may at first come a cross as possibly dated, it is actually anything but. Well in some sense of the term at least, originally released back in 2009, Freedom Hawk nail a sound firmly pivoting between classic rock and stoner rock. Like the best stoner bands, they hold that torch for those original bands that started ...

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Witchcryer – Cry Witch

Female led bands are nothing new, however the number of those bands, the quality, and the talent of those that do exist seem to be on the rise and rise. No sub-genre seems to do the job better than in doom, a bit of a double edged sword however, with such a high pedigree of skill in this sub-genre, you ...

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