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.
NAPALM-DEATH

Barney Greenway of Napalm Death “It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, you can do it!” #DL2018

Returning to Download for the fifth time, Birmingham grindcore pioneers Napalm Death headlined the Dogtooth stage last Sunday to a packed-out crowd hungry for destruction. After recently releasing the compilation album Coded Smears & More Uncommon Slurs, a filth encrusted collection of Napalm tracks spanning from 2004 – 2016, the four-piece have taken to the road for a titanic series ...

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Puppy announce Summer 2018 UK Tour

London indie-metal trio Puppy announced on June 1st their first UK headline tour will take place in early August with support from hardcore five-piece Grove Street Families. The band, who’ve been making waves throughout the rock and metal underground across the UK and Europe, had this to say in light of the announcement: “This is our first proper headline run, ...

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Employed to serve

WATCH: Interview with Justine Jones of Employed To Serve

Warming up for Download Festival 2018 with a stretch of dates across the UK Employed To Serve‘s Justine Jones sat down with us to discuss new music, new bands and how she getting them heard. With a collum in Kerrang Justine tells us “Fans and press have now realised that we need to champion new bands, otherwise who will end up ...

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OHHMS

WATCH: OHHMS interviewed inside climbing frame at Hammerfest

RAMzine caught up with Sludge/Post-Metal act OHHMS in one of our most unique interview locations yet! We talk being signed to Holy Roar Records and what music we would like to see in VR, whilst making lego! OHHMS are currently working on their new ‘animal rights’ album called Exist. #OhhmsExist

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GHOST

Ghost showcase fourth album ‘Prequelle’ in press only playback

Last Tuesday, RAMzine was summoned by the clergy of the one and only Ghost for a one-off press only listen to their infinitely anticipated fourth album Prequelle. Despite the lack of presence from Ghost visionary Tobias Forge, the newly appointed Cardinal Copia or Papa 0 (pronounced “Nil” just to make it clear), given the marble gothic setting of London’s utterly ...

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Doyle

WATCH: Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein “It’s all about love”

RAMzine’s Hywel Davies caught up with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein at Hobos in Bridgend. Vocalist  Alex “Wolfman” Story joins in to debate UK crowds compared to those in Europe, and the fact that the band prefer a larger stage. They also touch on veganism and their new album Doyle II: As We Die. subscribe to our YouTube Channel -> https://bit.ly/1snRS85

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fit for an autopsy 1

WATCH: Fit For An Autopsy Interview at Hammerfest “We are going to do whatever the f*ck we want”

The East Coast Hardcore Scene has shaped many of the rock and metal genres of today. The creme of the crop in deathcore and metal are creeping through and there is no stopping Fit For An Autopsy reach for new heights. Watch RAMzine’s Hywel Davies speak with the band at this years Hammerfest. They speak about growing up on the ...

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Sepultura

Derrick Green of Sepultura “There needs to be some type of balance between humanity and technology”

When Derrick Green entered the turbulent world of Sepultura back in 1998, the shit splatter from the fan was still very much pungent in the air. Earning it’s place up there as one of metal’s worst feuds that nigh on equals that of the Dave Mustaine Metallica bootin’ incident of ’83, the departure of Max Cavalera was not only a ...

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Sepultura

Sepultura/ Obscura/ Goatwhore/ Fit For An Autopsy @ The Fleece, Bristol

One thing’s for sure, Fit For An Autopsy won’t be someone’s little opening bitch this evening. Despite all the deathcore wannabes we’ve had to wade knee high to get through, the strongest of these bands are now showing their true colour. With FFAA firmly in the superior camp after showcasing what they’re capable of, their progressive maturity in their sound ...

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king 810

King 810, Courtesans, Upon Those Dying @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Home town boys Upon Those Dying get things going thunderously as they lay down tar-thick riffs aplenty. Being their first time playing to a sold-out crowd of this size, the larger environment seems to suit them down to the ground as they don’t fall into the common pitfalls of your average opener. Their bludgeoning deathcore sunk in fast as waves ...

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