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.
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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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Conjurer

Interview: Dan Nightingale and Conor Marshall of Conjurer

There’re some sounds that feel like they’ve been in slumber for thousands of years, that are only now starting to stir; biding its time until the hour of reprisal draws near as it slowly claws from the dirt. Conjurer have unearthed a monstrosity in all its gruesome glory that they’ve titled Mire. A tapestry of filth it’s nothing short of ...

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Raveneye

RavenEye, Skam, Dead Shed Jokers – A hard helping of ultra-polished rock!

The Globe, Cardiff  Fair play, anyone who can get a people off their arse to a show on a Monday night must be doing something fucking right. Not a bad turnout in the Welsh capital who still seemed to be drunk-pumped from the rugby result a few days prior. “So, who’s been to North Korea then?” cautiously chuckles Dead Shed ...

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Michale Graves

Michale Graves + So Long Until The Séance | Fuel, Cardiff

For the second time in a week, ex-Misfits frontman Michale Graves decided to play Cardiff’s legendary Fuel Rock Bar. The highly anticipated punk legend certainly made an impression after selling out four nights previously, but returns to an oversold crowd of 30 people or so. Though not the biggest of venues, this difference turns Fuel into a condensed powder keg ...

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Bleeding Gods release Dodekathlon

Bleeding Gods release Dodekathlon – Good escapist fun that doesn’t disappoint

Dutch death metal five-piece Bleeding Gods have brought a feast of grandiose proportions to sink our teeth into, and by the gods is it juicy. Mythology and metal have always been well known bedfellows since the genre’s inception some 48 years ago. All manner of different cultures from across the globe have been interpreted via the metal curriculum but none ...

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GHOST, Ceremony And Devotion

GHOST – Ceremony And Devotion; a barrage of fan favourite after fan favourite

For Swedish occult rockers Ghost they end 2017 with a rather nice surprise for their fans in the form of Ceremony And Devotion. Being their first live album recorded in San Francisco during their North American Popestar Tour, it pretty much does exactly what it says on the tin with little complaint from us. Word of warning for those who are ...

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HRH Awards

Review: The First Annual Hard Rock Hell Awards

Glitz, blitz, glamour and more kilts than an SNP convention, tonight marks the very first Hard Rock Hell Annual Awards ceremony in all its glory. After 10 years of building the HRH empire, this seems to be the next logical step for the monsters of rock. Rubbing shoulders with rock’s finest with fully unrestrained access to industrial levels of alcohol, ...

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