Author Archives: Jens Nepper

Born and raised in Denmark, currently living in Norway, and hopelessly addicted to coffee and Black Sabbath.
HEXVESSEL

Hexvessel set to release All Tree

British/Finnish sensation Hexvessel know a thing or two about psychedelic and highly evocative folk rock. The ensemble’s fourth effort entitled All Tree delves even further into the mysteries of nature and its many melancholy shades and nuances, and the record’s restlessly inventive spirit is truly invigorating. The overall effect of listening to this eclectic and emotional endeavor is downright haunting, ...

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MAGNUM

Magnum – Live at the Symphony Hall

British stalwarts Magnum have thrilled and enchanted their audiences for decades now by means of majestic, melodic, and wonderfully evocative hard rock, and this latest live offering of theirs simply titled Live at the Symphony Hall was captured in all its raw glory in Birmingham at the end of the band’s Road to Eternity touring spell in 2018. Boasting a ...

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The Three Tremors

The Three Tremors featuring Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, Sean Peck and Harry Conklin set to release their self titled debut album

Featuring such renowned musicians as Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan’s Host), and Sean “The Hell Destroyer” Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann), The Three Tremors are understandably often referred to as an all-star project or a supergroup in various metal publications out there. Those terms do have a tendency to be somewhat misleading in ...

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Grand Slam

The Dawn of a New Beginning – The Return of Grand Slam

With a new album on the horizon, the incredibly talented ensemble known as Grand Slam are determined to leave a mark on the world of hard rock music. Originally conceived back in 1984 by legendary Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott (1949-1986) and featuring the brilliant Mark Stanway (Magnum) on keyboards and Laurence Archer (UFO, Wild Horses) on guitars, the band ...

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Uriah Heep

Return To Fantasy – The Legendary Uriah Heep Still Reign Supreme

Progressive hard rock lords Uriah Heep are still a musical force to be reckoned with as evidenced by last night‘s glorious performance at USF in Bergen, Norway. On the back of their excellent Living the Dream album, which is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year, the band ploughed through an exhilarating 90-minute set in front of an ecstatic ...

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Einherjer

Norwegian Viking metal ensemble Einherjer unleash a brand new audio assault

The Norwegian Viking metal ensemble that is Einherjer is about to unleash a brand new audio assault upon the unsuspecting masses via Indie Recordings and any fan of bombastic and face-melting music ought to pay attention to this one as it contains some of the very best material by said band to date. Actually, it seems as if Einherjer are ...

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Kingdom of Maddness

KINGDOM OF MADNESS: World-class musicians are bringing the magic of classic MAGNUM to life

Featuring a stellar line-up consisting of renowned and highly respected musicians, the ensemble that is Kingdom of Madness is a celebration of Magnum’s classic-era albums and songs from 1978-1994. The line-up is most impressive and consists of Mark Stanway (Grand Slam, Magnum, M3) on keyboards, Laurence Archer (Grand Slam, Wild Horses) on guitar, Richard Bailey (Magnum, Whitesnake) on flute/keyboards, Mo ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES

The Pulse Of Bliss – An Interview With Vulture Industries

Compelling, experimental, and highly original, the avantgarde metal ensemble known as Vulture Industries have captivated and challenged music addicts around the globe for 15 years now. Their elusive and charmingly eccentric frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen invited RAMzine into the band’s dark and twisted world… Musically speaking, Vulture Industries has never been a predictable entity. Was the will and determination to ...

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IMMORTAL

IMMORTAL return with demonic delight ‘Northern Chaos Gods’

Following a somewhat acrimonious split with former Immortal guitarist/vocalist Abbath, the renowned ensemble were suddenly reduced to a duo revolving around the highly talented drummer Horgh and skilled songwriter Demonaz (guitars, vocals, and lyrics). Fans, critics, and even the casual listeners were skeptical and many had doubts as to whether Immortal would be able to continue with just the two ...

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FATES WARNING – LIVE OVER EUROPE

Fates Warning – Live Over Europe

This double live album by the progressive metal heroes Fates Warning appropriately titled Live Over Europe containing an astounding 23 tracks captured on tape in eight different cities is a pure musical delight. Boasting a powerful and bombastic sound courtesy of producer Jens Bogren (Symphony X, Kreator, Opeth, etc.), the band are on top form and there are loads of ...

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