Author Archives: Hywel Davies

Full metal ginger. Based in Cardiff, love nothing more than feeling the pure adrenaline that metal music gives me. Been head banging since I was a childling, I've grown up with all manners of music from rock to orchestral. Simply put, I love music. Movies are great too.
Bloodstock

BLOODSTOCK LINE-UP FINALISED!

Well it’s official, the Bloodstock line-up for 2019 has been finalised. With only three weeks to go, it hasn’t been easy but the board is set and these pieces are ready to unleash a wave of pure, unfiltered metal upon ones’ arse like no other festival on these isles can! Let’s break it down one last time, shall we? Last week ...

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Cursed Earth

Cursed Earth release The Deathbed Sessions

The moment we here at RAMzine saw that Australian head crushers Cursed Earth were about to drop a star-studded EP, our blackened hearts calloused hearts got racing like a cheetah on speed. All too often some great names have dropped from our scene for one reason or another and this looked all too likely for the Perth riff lords. Following ...

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Brass Against

Top Covers by Brass Against (Tool, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Led Zeppelin)

Yeah, cover bands are a bit of a weird musical anomaly. Financially, they’re a certified winner on the live circuit because who and their dancing grannies hasn’t seen an ABBA tribute act, right? But creatively and artistically, it seems they don’t have much of a leg to stand on. If all your purpose is to imitate the artist your trying ...

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BLOODSTOCK

BLOODSTOCK NEWS: METAL 2 THE MASSES FINALS/ SIX MORE BANDS ADDED TO LINE-UP

Bloodstock has many rightful claims to the metal festival throne. Apart from the stellar line-up we witness year after year and the en masse crab walking (just YouTube Evil Scarecrow’s 2014 performance on ‘Crabulon’ and it will make sense-ish), is the festival’s nationwide battle of the bands competition, Metal 2 The Masses. If you’re unfamiliar, bands from all over the country ...

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HARBINGER

BLOODSTOCK NEWS: SEVEN MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED

With Game Of Thrones underway and Avengers: Endgame less than a week away, 2019 is throwing all but the kitchen sink our way, which includes even more god damn bands to announce for this Augusts’ Bloodstock Festival of pure metal extravaganza. Coming to Derbyshire are industrial alt rockers, SULPHER who’ve nabbed themselves a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday, along with ...

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KRYSTHLA

BLOODSTOCK NEWS: EIGHT MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED

You thought Bloodstock was done with its lust for more bands? Well, think again! Eight more bands have been called up to play the Derbyshire festival, which takes place between August 8th and 11th later this year. With only nineteen weeks left to wait until we all communally smash our skulls together on the battle ground of B’stock, here’s the ...

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Bloodstock 2019

BLOODSTOCK: Aborted, Skeletal Remains, The Lazys & more!

Bloodstock is on the warpath in becoming the best metal festival on the surface of this spinning rock through space. Seven more bands have been added to the line-up, and we think you’re going to like ‘em. If you don’t know by now, here’s a little reminder of who you should be pumped as fudge to go and see. Belgian death ...

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The End Of The Ocean

The End Of The Ocean “We communicate dichotomous elements of melancholy, hope, and the strangest feeling of nostalgia”

Ohioan instrumental post-rockers The End Of The Ocean have returned with a their first full length album in seven years. So, as you can already tell, the anticipation for -aire amongst the band’s very patient fanbase has been pretty high to say the least. Though their 2011 debut Pacific· Atlantic was an empathetic journey that hit the heart without saying a word, there was ...

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Bloodstock Announce Five More Bands To Line-Up

No one says, “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MOTHER FUCKERS!!!” quite like Bloodstock, who’ve announced five more bands to their already interstellar line-up. Remember, you’re never alone if you have metal in your heart. Toronto punks Cancer Bats are enforcing the Ronnie James Dio stage, which shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise. Along with releasing one of 2018’s more outstanding records, their recent run ...

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Conjurer

Conjurer only deal in vast quantities of six-stringed agony | Fuel Rock Bar, Cardiff

Not going to lie, seeing Conjurer headline smaller capped venues is rad as hell, but given the reputation they’ve snowballed over the course of 2018, we get the feeling that they may be selling themselves short here. Still, when the intensity is this raw and condensed it makes for one hell of a sight. But first, black metal newcomers Black Pyre are ...

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