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!

Devildriver – Outlaws ‘Til the End

First off, I won’t lie or hide it, Devildriver I’m not into, I love the style of music they play but they just haven’t ever done anything for me, it’s the way it goes sometimes. We all have those bands that we just don’t get why there is so much hype about them. Sometimes you catch them live at a ...

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YES at stonefree

Stone Free Festival Day Two Showcases The Golden Era Of Prog

Well after a hard and heavy Saturday courtesy of giants like Orange Goblin, Megadeth, and Scorpions to name a few, you’d think after a quick gaze through hazy eyes of the Sunday line up would be a gentle hangover cure. That turns out would be completely dependant on the plan you set out for yourself on who to start the ...

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blind river

Blind River intimate album release show

It may have been a few weeks ago now, but a slow recovery from a concussion since the Blind River album release show is testament to just how good and busy it got. It is no secret how much we (and very much I) have championed these guys since first coming across them last year, and bands like them are ...

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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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