Author Archives: Neil Mach

RAMzine Senior Writer - With a career spanning 30 years author / journalist Neil Mach is an expert on the music business and is a reliable guide. He especially loves heavy metal, prog & blues.
Bohemian Rhapsody — Gary Langan

Bohemian Rhapsody Unplugged — Seminar by Gary Langan

On Saturday RAMzine went to the exemplary Festival of Sound (The Music and Audio Show) which is the UK’s Largest Luxury Audio and Lifestyle Show, held in West London. We went to attend a seminar given by GARY LANGAN, the 62-year-old engineer, producer, mixer and musician who worked as an assistant engineer at the SARM studios in the 1970s, learning ...

Read More »
GARY LANGAN

Engineer GARY LANGAN to discuss how Bohemian Rhapsody was created at The Music and Audio Show in London September 2018

Ahead of the Bryan Singer directed film “Bohemian Rhapsody” which follows the path of iconic rock band Queen and follows the journey that lead singer Freddie Mercury takes to inevitable super-stardom, the legendary English engineer, record producer, mixer and musician GARY LANGAN will offer unparalleled behind the scenes access into his experience of working on the creation of the famous ...

Read More »
CONCRETE KINGDOMS

CONCRETE KINGDOMS bring their “proper rock attitude…”

The five-piece hard rock band CONCRETE KINGDOMS from Fife in Scotland are proud to bring their “proper rock attitude…” They have already been compared to Audioslave and Creed… and that can’t be bad, right? The band consists of: Mark Hawthorne on vocals, Ben Fraser on guitar, Mark Faulds on guitar, Douglas Fraser on bass and Grant Duncan on drums. Their ...

Read More »
Hell's Gazelles

Hell’s Gazelles set to release Take Your Medicine EP

Oxford’s Hell’s Gazelles are a bombastic ‘n’ hard-working troupe of balls-to-the-walls rockers consisting of vocalist Cole Bryant with Nath Digman on guitar, Rik Ridemark on bass and Luke Evans on drums. Sometimes they can be cerebral, sometimes quite ferocious… but they are always tremendously exciting. They’ve banged their riff-tickling little hearts out at live events such as Bloodstock, Breaking Bands ...

Read More »
LOVELORN DOLLS — Darker Ages

Lovelorn Dolls – Darker Ages | Album Review

The Lovelorn Dolls are a Belgian Gothic rock group with a feminine facade, founded by the guitarist Bernard Daubresse aka Corpus Christi and the singer & composer from “Skeptical Minds” ie Kristell Lowagie aka Ladyhell. Their sound consists of thick guitar riffs, deafening melodies, perfectly executed synthesizer sequences and the characteristic voice of Kristell. If you can imagine Marilyn Manson ...

Read More »
Bat Out Of Hell — The Musical

Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical | A stimulating story of two star-crossed lovers.

The winner of Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and also nominated for 8 WhatsOnStage awards in 2018, Jim Steinman’s hit musical BAT OUT OF HELL returns to London’s West End to begin a run at the iconic Dominion Theatre on 3rd April. Steinman has worked on his musical show, one way or another, for more than half ...

Read More »
Tax The Heat

Bristol rock band Tax The Heat release new album Change Your Position

Bristol, UK rock band TAX THE HEAT love creating sounds that bridge the gap between the raw energy of classic British 1960s R&B bands [think Kinks, Yardbirds, The Who] with the riff-oriented, heavy rock of modern proponents such as Them Crooked Vultures or, if you wanna go more bluesy, The Raconteurs. Change Your Position is the follow-up album to their acclaimed ...

Read More »
don-broco

DON BROCO — The most adjustable scenester try-hards & pop-survivalists of the 21st century.

British rock four piece DON BROCO released their third album Technology this month. The new album finds the band filtering their post-hardcore rock through the percolation filter of a 1980s pop-machine, and then finger-testing the results before adding a swirl-or-two of clotty cream: these twists come in the form of metal, funk and electronics. This album ends-up lip-puckering strong and ...

Read More »
Gleb Kpyadin

Gleb Kolyadin constructs new Prog Rock album S/T articulated through tonal and thematic ideas…

For those who do not know, iamthemorning is a Russian rock duo /chamber pop duo formed in 2010. It consisted of singer Marjana Semkina and pianist Gleb Kolyadin. Their name was taken from a song by Manchester band, Oceansize. Pianist Gleb Kolyadin has now taken his Chamber Prog away from the pop world of iamthemorning [perhaps just temporarily] and into ...

Read More »
Pop Evil album cover

Pop Evil set to release an accessible, highly polished and remarkably mighty album.

Apparently, when Michigan native Leigh Kakaty formed POP EVIL in 2001, he chose the name for a reason: He loved hard rock, played with a good melody but he also loved propulsive rhythms. For Kakaty, these were natural elements found in the songs he grew up with: the groovy soul of Motown, the grand funk of the railroad, the proto ...

Read More »