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!

Trivium reveal new album ‘The Sin and Sentence’

Orlando metal four-piece Trivium are back with a brand new album, entitled ‘The and Sentence’ , set to be released October 20th. Matt Heafy and co. have also released the first track from the album ‘The Heart From Your Hate’ with an accompanying video (below) The album will be available in multiple formats, including CD, vinyl, and a special edition ...

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Interview: Skindred “We’re like a dog with five dicks” – Bloodstock 2017

Welsh nu-metal/ ragga-punk heroes Skindred raised a few eyebrows when they were announced for Bloodstock, which is traditionally an ‘extreme metal’ festival. For most: this was a great addition to the line-up being part of the metal family, and being festival favourites from Boomtown to Download and everywhere in between.  Some Bloodstock purists weren’t sure of their place between Hell ...

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Interview: Megadeth “American Festivals are copying what you have been doing for years” Bloodstock 2017

One of the biggest names announced early on for Bloodstock 2017 was one of the big four, thrash metal legends Megadeth. Through ups and downs over the years they are still coming out strong, the best evidence of this is their 2016 album Dystopia, which got a huge critical and commercial success. We were lucky enough to sit down with seasoned ...

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Ash Costello and Piggy D’s The Haxans reveal new video ‘Lights Out’

New Year’s Day vocalist Ash Costello and Rob Zombie bassist Piggy D have joined forces to form The Haxans. Who have also unveiled their first video ‘Lights Out’. Check it out below: This is taken from the upcoming album Party Monsters released Friday 13th October, via Another Century Records. Ash Costello has this to say about the album: “For years ...

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Devilfire unveil video for ‘She’s Like Fire’

Ahead of their homecoming gig in Birmingham, hard rockers Devilfire unveil their new video for ‘She’s Like Fire’. This is taken from their upcoming debut album Dark Manoeuvres, released October 6th. Check out the video for ‘She’s Like Fire’ below: This follows the news Devilfire will be supporting former Nightwish front-woman Tarja Tururen in Europe . Devilfire front-man Alex Cooper had ...

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Bloodstock – a metal family reunion? 2017 festival highlights

Since the inaugural Bloodstock in 2001, there has been a sense of community  among fans of the Midlands festivals. In a way – it’s similar to it’s biggest adversary Download, with the difference being: this is one big METAL family. There are bands here who wouldn’t go down the same way they would at Donington Park. Which most see as ...

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The Darkness unveil ‘Solid Gold’ new track (that’s what it’s called…)

In the lead up to their upcoming album ‘Pinewood Smile’ Lowestoft cock-rockers The Darkness have released yet another single entitled Solid Gold. Check out it’s accompanying video below: Frontman Justin Hawkins announces: “We have written this song to reassure you all that having now released more music in the period after our well publicised hiatus than in the period before ...

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Interview: Havok’s Reece Scruggs talks Game Of Thrones, bagdes, and Scotland- Bloodstock 2017

Sadly it’s another year over for Bloodstock Open Air 2017, but we can relive the weekend over-and-over again with our hightlights, many interviews, and full coverage in the next issue of RAMzine. First up is an audio interview with Havok lead guitarist Reece Scruggs. Reece talks about their Bloodstock set compared to other European festivals, as well as his badge ...

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Interview: Na Cruithne – Bloodstock 2017

Bloodstock weekend is upon us! As always, RAMzine are on site. First up are Galway folk-metal band  -Na Cruithne.  We talk to guitarist Rónán Ó ‘hArrachtáin about winning M2TM,  being a folk-metal band…and  a lot of swearing! … How does it feel to play Bloodstock 2017? It’s been amazing. This will be the icing on the cake for a great year ...

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Shrouded -Road To Bloodstock 2017

The last in our interviews leading up to this year’s epic Bloodstock Festival. The band in question are melodic death-metallers -Shrouded.  We spoke to vocalist/guitarist Shane Hughes about winning the Belfast M2TM, what it is like to play Bloodstock, and his influences. … How does it feel to play Bloodstock 2017? It’s totally surreal. It’s been a lifelong dream of ...

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