Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

Editor of RAMzine - Creator of content - Chaser of Dreams. Lover of Cats, Metal, and good ol Classic Rock. \m/
rock and metal albums 2015

Rock & Metal Albums of 2015

2015 has seen a huge amount of rock and metal albums released. The digital age of self-release has shown an increase in our submission box this year. More bands are using crowd funding then ever before. Kickstarter reports that last year £109.52 million was pledged in the music category alone. This year has seen all types of bands successful with ...

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bullet for me valentine in reading

Live Review: Bullet For My Valentine, at The Hexagon in Reading

While She Sleeps are currently on tour with Bullet For My Valentine. Frontman Laurence Taylor addresses the crowd saying that whether people are new to the band or not, sh*t is about to get real. WSS play ‘This Is the Six’ as the first pit of the night erupts, and already the crowd are warmed. I have never been to The ...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline Reading & Leeds 2016!

Joining Red Hot Chili Peppers at Reading and Leeds this year are – The 1975, Courteeners, Twentry One Pilots, Boy Better Know, DJ EZ, Slaves, Crossfaith, Hinds, and Rat Boy.  Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the biggest rock bands in the world, so it’s phenomenal to see them play Reading and Leeds and a UK exclusive. Their last ...

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RAMzine Issue 6 – Hard Rock Hell!

We made it! Six issues in one year! 2015 has certainly been about finding our feet, when you look through each issue you can notice some huge changes and improvements as we go along – that’s the magic of a zine. If we were in the 70s or 80s we would be on a typewriter cutting and sticking paper to ...

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Faster Pussycat

Faster Pussycat “being in a band is a labour of love”

American glam metal band  Faster Pussycat have been in the music industry a long time, from Los Angeles, California they formed in 1985. We wanted to know how they felt about people calling the music industry “Doomed”. “We always call ourselves ‘lifers’. This is what we were born to do” – Faster Pussycat The LA based band play the Whiskey ...

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I.C.O.N release new lyric video ahead of December Tour!

Heavy metal band I.C.O.N have released a new lyric video, taken from their album The Blacklist – which is out now on Metalbox Recordings. TBFM explained I.C.O.N perfectly when they said “No ballads…no breakdowns….This is an unshaven delight wrapped up in a studded leather jacket” . I.C.O.N will support Operation: Mindcrime this December! Operation: Mindcrime is the new prog rock ...

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Breaking Bands

Breaking Bands Festival: Final Main Stage Line-up!

Right, it’s time to start thinking about which festivals we are attending next year! A new one that we are recommending is Breaking Bands Festival in Bromsgrove. The festival recently got short-listed for ‘Best New Festival’ by the UK Festival Awards. This was for their efforts at the first event, that we attended last year. Seeing the progression of interest ...

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Dream Theater

Dream Theater announce new album and tour dates!

James LaBrie (vocals) had told RAMzine to expect more from Dream Theater in the UK when we caught up with him at MetalDays Festival back in August. So, this announcement comes as an expected joy. Not only will Dream Theater be playing the London Palladium in February, they have just announced a new album. The name of the album has ...

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Venrez confirm UK tour with Michael Schenker!

We do like our hard rock here at RAMzine, and with that something that stands out among the masses, Venrez intrigue us with their spacey approach. Their new single ‘Children Of The Drones‘ made it to Classic Rock Magazines ‘Tracks of the Week’. We summed it up perfectly in our last article on Venrez when we said: The track promotes ...

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Carcass reveal The Complete Edition of Surgical Steel

Carcass have announced ‘The Complete Edition’ of their most recent album ‘Surgical Steel‘. Back in 2013 RAMzine reviewed the album saying: In essence what Carcass have done is taken everything from their best work through the 90’s, managed to mould it into something that’s arguably better than the sum of it’s parts. This album is undoubtedly a death metal album ...

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