Author Archives: Martin durrant

Live Review: Buckcherry @ Hard Rock Hell

As the final band of the weekend, Buckcherry were under serious pressure to deliver after what had been a wonderful weekend of high standard live performances. By god, did they deliver. What a show, from start to finish. From the moment the opening chords of “Ridin'”, it was instantly obvious that Buckcherry were at Hard Rock Hell to make sure ...

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METALLICA SET TO RELEASE LIVE DVD QUEBEC MAGNETIC

Heavy metal legends Metallica are to release a concert film on double DVD and Blu-Ray from their highly successful ‘World Magnetic’ tour via Vertigo Records on December 10th. The film, entitled Quebec Magnetic was filmed in Quebec, Canada in 2009 and features tracks from their most recent Death Magnetic album, as well as a host of their classic tracks including Master Of Puppets and For Whom ...

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KORPIKLAANI REVEAL 2013 UK HEADLINE DATES

Finnish folk-metallers Korpiklaani have announced an upcoming European headline tour. The five date tour in January/February 2013 sees the band, along with their Estonian fellow folk metallers Metastoll, storm through the UK. The band have also released a hilarious behind the scenes video of their life on tour at Heidenfest 2012, hosted by their fantastic front-man Jonne Jarvela. Check out the brilliant ...

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Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz

You may know him nowadays as a reality TV star, or one of the more famous celebrity dads. However Ozzy Osbourne is also one of the greatest heavy metal front men of all time. With his unique mournful wail propelling Black Sabbath to unparalleled success, he decided to step out on his own in 1980. The result: Blizzard of Ozz. ...

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The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

After writing last week’s RAMZine Classic article on Black Sabbath, it only seemed natural to follow the band who influenced all of metal to the band who influenced them. I am of course talking about The Rolling Stones, one of the most commercially successful and indeed one of the best rock and roll bands of all time. With a sound ...

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Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

This is the album that started it all, by the band that started it all. Black Sabbath were the first heavy metal band. That is a historical fact. The way they went about creating their music, utilising the diminished 5th chord, also known as the tri-tone, to create powerful evil music. Their dark lyrics further fuelled this completely original sound ...

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Nirvana – Nevermind

Nirvana defined a generation. There’s just no escaping that fact. Millions of teenagers in American during the early 90s needed music that they could identify with. Up stepped legendary frontman/guitarist Kurt Cobain, criminally underrate bassist Krist Novoselic, and amazing drummer and all-round good guy Dave Grohl with Nirvana’s seminal masterpiece “Nevermind”. The album kicks off with the song which defined ...

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Motley Crue – Dr Feelgood

No band epitomised the spirit of the 1980’s more than Motley Crue. Their glam image, debauched lifestyle and catchy metal music really captured the imagination of the world during that period. At the peak of their success they released what many consider to be their best album; Dr Feelgood. Released in September 1989, the album was the Crue’s most eclectic ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way

There is just no questioning the fact that Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the most important bands of the last 20 years. With the release of their 1991 album “Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik”, the classic lineup of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist John Frusciante, bassist Flea and drummer Chad Smith unleashed a fusion-rock sound the likes of which had ...

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Slayer – Reign In Blood

There are two types of metal music fans in the world. People who like Slayer, and actual Slayer fans. The single fact that Slayer are so respected right across the metal board by fellow musicians, fans and journalists alike is testament to their honest brutal music. For many people, the band became known to the masses thanks to their 1986 ...

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