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!

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 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’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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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 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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butcher babies

Butcher Babies announce 2018 UK tour

Following the triumphant release of their latest album ‘Lilith’, the LA rockers have announced a string of UK tour dates. Check out the tour dates below: 20.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) – Rescue Rooms 21.02.2018 Bristol (UK) – Thekla 22.02.2018 Chester (UK) – Live Rooms 23.02.2018 Birmingham (UK) – Asylum 24.02.2018 Newcastle (UK) – Riverside 25.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) – G2 27.02.2018 Milton ...

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Interview: Hungarian punk-rockers The Hellfreaks

In the age of the internet it’s not hard to find great new bands from abroad, even if they have not released any material in your home country. In that case, we won’t pretend you might have heard of Hungary’s premier punk rockers The Hellfreaks. They have been around for 9 years so there’s a chance you could have heard ...

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