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!
delores

The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan has died, aged 46

It was sadly confirmed yesterday that iconic vocalist  of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, suddenly died yesterday aged 46. Originally from Limerick – Dolores gained success with The Cranberries in the 1990s. The band had international hits with tracks such as ‘Zombie’, ‘Linger’, and ‘Dreams’. The track ‘Zombie’ (above) has been covered by Breed 77 and sampled by Eminem since it’s ...

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light brigade

Iron Maiden and Help For Heroes launch ‘Light Brigade’ ale

Heavy metal legends have teamed and brewers Robinson have announced a new ale called Light Brigade. This will be in support of Help For Heroes. Light Brigade is described as a ‘unique golden English ale’ with a 4.1 ABV. 6p of each pint and 5p of each bottle sold will be donated to help the thousands of Servicemen and women who ...

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Bloodstock

Bloodstock 2018: Jasta, Venom, Inc. and more added to festival line-up

A new year and a new Bloodstock Festival announcement. Another hand full of great bands have been added to the 2018 line-up: On the Ronnie James Dio Stage on Sunday, Jasta & Friends. This is the new project lead by Hatebreed/ Kingdom Of Sorrow/Icepick -Jamey Jasta. The ‘and friends’ part refers to the possible special guests to appear alongside him ...

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king 810

King 810 announce UK tour, with special guests Courtesans

What do you get one of Detroit’s best ‘alternative’ metal bands, and team up with two of the UK’s best ‘alternative’ rock band? Answer – King 810‘s UK ‘La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God’ UK tour 2018, with special guests Courtesans and Death Blooms. After both performong at Bloodstock 2017, Courtesans are pleased to be re-united with ‘street ...

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we were sharks

Video of The Week: We Were Sharks ‘Ashley’

Canadian punk-rockers We Were Sharks have released the short-but-sweet video for their new track ‘Ashley’. Only 86 seconds in length, ‘Ashley’ is our shortest Video Of The Week, but we recommend six-piece We Were Sharks as ones to watch in 2018 for punk fans. Check it out below, don’t go and make a cuppa though (you will miss it): The ...

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era of discord

Meet Era Of Discord – ones to watch for 2018

With a new year comes new horizons, and on RAMzine.co.uk we aim to inform you of all the greatest releases and new bands to check out in 2018. Meet Pennsylvania alt-metallers Era Of Discord, who the all the best parts of nu metal and groove metal and blend them together. Their album ‘Terra Imperium’ was featured on NuMetal.net’s top albums ...

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lizzy farrall

Lizzy Farrall releases new EP ‘All I Said Was Never Heard’

  What better way to start 2018 than to introduce you to a new artist. In this case: British singer-songwriter Lizzy Farrall. Lizzy’s new EP ‘All I Said Was Never Heard’ is out Janurary 5th (this Friday) via Pure Noise Records. Check out the first video from the EP ‘Better With’ below: Lizzy herself had this to say about the ...

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5fdp

Five Finger Death Punch unveil ‘best of’ collection and Offspring cover ‘Gone Away’

First of all: Happy new year to all our readers!!! Without you, RAMzine would not be possible. Why not start 2018 with Five Finger Death Punch covering The Offspring. Sounds like a bit of a mismatch at first but Ivan Moody and the boys have put their own spin on the punk-pop classic ‘Gone Away’. Check out the stunning video ...

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kamelot

Kamelot team-up with Charlotte Wessels for ‘Under Grey Skies’

Florida’s finest symphonic-metal five-piece Kamelot have teamed-up with Delain vocalist Charlotte Wessels for their latest video ‘Under Grey Skies’. This is taken from their 2015 album ‘Haven’ which also featured Alyssa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and Troy Donockley (Nightwish). Check out the video below: This is seen as a ‘last Christmas gift’ from the album, as Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood explains: “We wanted ...

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sick n beautiful

Merry Music Monday: Sick N’ Beautiful cover a Christmas classic

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Music Monday. Maybe not as much gravitas as the ‘happiest day of the year’ but New Music Mondays are just as exciting as running downstairs and seeing a mountain of wrapped pressies.  As it’s only 7 more sleeps until Santa comes, a modern-day cover of a Christmas classic. So here’s ‘intergalactic circus freaks’ Sick N’ Beautiful ...

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