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!
into the fire

Super-group Into The Fire release debut EP

Consisting of former members of SOiL, Evenesence and The Union Underground – Into The Fire have announced the release of their self-titled, debut EP. The EP itself will be released on September the 30th. Check out the trailer below: Bassist Tim King (also of SOiL) had this to say: “I was sitting around with Adam one day talking about who ...

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Fearless Vampire Killers

FVK announce final show

RIP FVK Following the departure of vocalist/ guitarist Kier Kemp – FVK (Fearless Vampire Killers) decided ti call it a day. They have announced their farewell show, alongside Kier, will be at London’s Underworld on October 30th. The band released in this statement: “It’s always difficult knowing how to close the book on something that was so important. Despite various emotions ...

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courtesans

Live: Courtesans, Cluny 2, Newcastle

Although there seems to be more women in bands than ever in the world, the UK rock scene is sadly still a sexist pig. Although our North American cousins have plenty of homegrown idols, bands with female members like Altered Sky or Heel seem to sadly overlooked. Hopefully Courtesans will change all that. The lead singer is female, the guitarist ...

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Photo by: Francesca Ludikar

Sumo Cyco to release cover of RHCP’s ‘Give It Away’

If you caught Sumo Cyco earlier this year on tour with Butcher Babies – you may have noticed a rather funky cover version. Skye and the boys did their own version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers classic ‘Give It Away’ on this tour and now plan to release it as a one-off download leading up to their upcoming second ...

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farewell my love

Interview: Farewell, My Love

Farewell, my Love are back with a new album, new look and a slightly new sound. You may have check them out on tour with Ashestoangels and The Dead XIII last year, or maybe in the past in their previous formations. We spoke to guitarist Röbby Creasey  (above far right) about ‘New Grave’, their new album, their new image, videos ...

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korn

KoRn reveal new album and video for ‘Rotting In Vain’

Following their storming set at this year’s Download festival nu-metal icons KoRn have announced details of their upcoming album ‘The Serenity Of Suffering’ which will be released on October 21st. That’s not all –  the Bakersfield legends have released the video for the lead track from the album, ‘Rotting In Vain’, starring Sons Of Anarchy’s Tommy Flanagan. Check it out ...

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temple of the dog

Temple Of The Dog re-unite for first tour dates

In 1991, grunge was at it’s height and the members of  Pearl Jam and Soundgarden decided to form a ‘super group’ and record an album. Yet it wasn’t until 1992 that the album gained momentum. Sadly, the band didn’t ever tour as this line up. 25 years on, former members TOTD – Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Mike McCready ...

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asf

Live: As Sirens Fall, Head Of Steam, Newcastle

You could say this is the golden era of unsigned rock bands. Many bands don’t need a label nowadays to gain a loyal following: FVK, Ashestoangels, and many more have proven this in the past few years. Formed in 2014, As Sirens Fall look to follow this trend. Being their first headline tour – this could break them in to ...

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evil scarecrow

Evil Scarecrow and Bloodstock offer FREE download of new track ‘Hurricanado’

It’s safe to say Evil Scarecrow are favourites with RAMzine readers and staff alike. Trust them not only to tease us with a new track, but also give it away… for free! This is in partnership with Bloodstock, which incidentally is where the nuts from Notts are performing this year. All you need to do is sign up to their ...

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Photo by  Rachel Ward

Live: William Control, Think Tank, Newcastle

It’s been a busy old year for Mr Control. At the beginning of 2016 he retired his band Aiden, after supporting Black Veil Brides with said band, launched a new clothing line, fought for the right to his first two solo records, and even recording new material. So how does he have time to tour? Either way, this is a ...

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