Author Archives: Neale McGeever

Contributing Editor - I'm an entertainment writer ('journalist') from the North East. My favourite bands include Slipknot, Nirvana and Ninja Sex Party... I've freelanced for the likes of Kerrang!,Closer, Front, ZOO, and many others! I'm also big in to movies, video games, live comedy and ...beer!

Download 2019: The Highlights – Saturday – SlipKnot, Halestorm, Skindred, and more

So here we are the ‘middle’ day of DL19: For some the best day, the show-stealer. Yet, for some, this is a stepping stone to the grand finale. Last night we came for Def Leppard, but the real headliner was Mud (apologies for that awful joke). Tonight, SlipKnot close the festival, yet there’s still a Puddle Of Mudd (again, sorry). ...

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Download 2019: The Highlights – Friday – Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie and more.

As you may have read from our previous instalment. It was kind of muddy, but don’t believe the news reports that everyone left before the festival began: I can honestly say this was one of the busiest Downloads in memory. So here it is, the first ‘proper’ day of the festival.  Looking at the line-up this seems to be the ...

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Download 2019 blog: Drownload year 2? – Wednesday and Thursday

Downloaders don’t do things by halves, and this year just proves it as a huge number of campers are already settled into the mud at the iconic Castle Donington site. As you probably know, the rain has been relentless but maybe not as bad as the infamous ‘drownload’ of 2016. There is mud, yes, but guess what: this is a ...

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Download 2019: Bands you MUST check out – Recommended by RAMzine

You may remember the bands as recommended by fans of Download and readers of RAMzine alike. A list by the fans, for the fans. Great. Here at RAMzine, we have some more bands in mind that you need to see at the extremely stacked festival this weekend. As you can imagine the people who put together RAMzine day-to-day have very ...

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Skindred release their own beer ‘Union Black’ with Box Social ahead of Download 2019

One of the many bands you MUST SEE this weekend at Download Festival is Skindred. Benji Webbe and his rag-tag gang of ragga-punk-metallers have been entertaining crowds for over 20 years now, as well as some amazing tunes coming up, the Newport band have announced they are releasing their own beer ‘Union Black’ in collaboration with Box Social. ‘Union Black’ ...

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Hands Off Gretel reveal emotional vidoe for ‘Freaks Like Us’ -New Music Mondays

Yorkshire alt-rockers Hands Off Gretel have revealed the next video from their latest album I Want The World. The video is for ‘Freaks Like Us‘ and features the band on stage in vintage gear, along with footage of a man practising his dancing, and someone dressing like vocalist Lauren Tate. Check it out below: Lauren Tate had this to say ...

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Download 2019: What exactly IS the ‘Danish Quarter’?

If you are like me, and you can’t wait for the official times to go up, you will be checking the legendary website known as ‘Clashfinder’ at any given moment before a festival. Some of you going to the Download Festival this year may have noticed a new stage this year labelled ‘Danish Quarter’. This includes DJ sets and bands ...

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Don Broco unveil new video for ‘Half Man, Half God’

Brit-rockers Don Broco has unveiled the video for their latest track ‘Half Man, Half God’ this is ahead of their UK festival dates. Check out the video below, which uses the footage from their Wembley show: Vocalist Rob Damiani had this to say: “We’re very excited to be heading out on our first ever headline tour of the USA! The ...

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Alien Weaponry release limited edition 7″ ahead of Download 2019 performance

New Zealand Maori metallers, Alien Weaponry, have announced they will be releasing a strictly limited 7″ vinyl including the tracks ‘Ahi Kā’ and ‘Blinded’. This is ahead of their Download Festival 2019 main stage set.  This will be limited to 400 units. This is the first new material released from Alien Weaponry since their debut Tu in 2018. This is what ...

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Twilight Force announce new album ‘Dawn Of The Dragonstar’

Now Game Of Thrones is over and done with, time to look elsewhere for your dragon-fuelled fantasy fix. Oh, look – Twilight Force has a new album out this summer! And it’s called Dawn Of The Dragonstar. The album will be released on August 16th via Nuclear Blast, and as always recorded at the band’s own ‘Twilight Forge’. The band ...

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