Author Archives: Jens Nepper

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

Heavy Metal Bliss in Norway: Judas Priest & Megadeth at the Oslo Spektrum

What better way to spend a sunny Tuesday evening in the capital city of Norway, i.e. Oslo, than with two of the best and most legendary metal outfits of all time? I am of course referring to US thrash metal stalwarts Megadeth and the British gods of metal that are Judas Priest, two bands who in large part have shaped ...

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Judas Priest

“It’s the Priest style of heavy metal” says Rob Halford of Judas Priest

The godfathers of pure heavy metal, the magnificent Judas Priest, hardly need any introduction at all. How can one even begin to summarise what the seemingly unstoppable British outfit have meant and still mean to legions of fans all over the world? Where to begin? The entire back catalogue is so vast and impressive that it defies words, and the ...

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Ulver

ULVER – Otherworldly Sounds, Strange Textures, Dazzling Visuals & Musical Excellence

The Norwegian masters of avantgarde music, the legendary and highly innovative Ulver, performed a 90-minute set at the renowned Grieghallen in Bergen, Norway last night and the entire affair was nothing short of mesmerizing and downright transcendent. The delightful and cool thing about these weirdos is that you never know what you are going to get, which is to say ...

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CASKET FEEDER

CASKET FEEDER mix murky death metal and vicious hardcore to great effect!

British death metal scumbags Casket Feeder have cursed us yet again and brought misery to the world by means of this wicked 5-track EP of theirs bearing the charming title that is Scalps. Following last year’s Venomous Tongues EP, Scalps is basically more of the same, but delivered with even more conviction and spite compared to earlier on. The way ...

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