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!

The SoapGirls release double album ‘Elephant In The Room’

Melodic punk duo The SoapGirls have released a double album ‘Elephant In The Room’. This includes 19 tracks of raw energy. The SoapGirls have made their name touring continuously since 2015 and playing festivals such as Rebellion and Camden Rocks. Check out their video for ‘One Way Street’ below: rack list: Disk 1 1. One Way Street 2. Bitter 3. White ...

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Hands Off Gretel prove all the haters wrong, live in Newcastle.

“Female-fronted band”, “chick rock”, “girls who rock” – a few terms that need to be wiped from the vocabulary of fans and music journos alike. This is 2019: your gender, sexuality, disability, race or religion do NOT define who you are and should not be who you are identified as. So why did Hands Off Gretel vocalist Lauren Tate have ...

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Download 2019: The Highlights -Sunday – Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Slayer and more.

Ahead of our full coverage in the next issue of RAMzine, we conclude our festival highlights for another year. Sunday can be the best day: you have had a great time and you get to have a proper sleep tomorrow. Or the worst: it’s the last day and you have to leave. This has been an interesting Download – Friday ...

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New Tunes Tuesday: The Fell release catchy new track ‘Dancing On a Glass Floor’

Nashville rockers The Fell have released the follow-up to their debut single, entitled ‘Dancing on a Glass Floor‘. Check out the video below: The Fell are made up of musicians from bands such as Mr Big and Winery Dogs, among many others. The band had this to say: “The Fell is a collaboration of musicians who hail from rock’n’roll upbringings. ...

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Sabaton announce Wembley Arena headline show

Sweden’s metal eccentrics Sabaton have announced their first headline UK arena date.  As part of ‘The Great Tour’, Sabaton play SSE Arena in Wembley on Saturday, February 8th 2020. Support comes from melodic metallers Amaranthe, and Apocalyptica. This tour is in promotion of their upcoming album The Great War, released July 19th via Nuclear Blast. Check out their latest track ...

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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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