Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

Editor of RAMzine - Creator of content - Chaser of Dreams. Lover of Cats, Metal, and good ol Classic Rock. \m/
End of Salvation

Metal 2 The Masses Reading 2016 Final

The final to Reading’s Metal 2 The Masses comes to an end and what a ride it has been for all involved. Metal 2 The Masses is a nationwide competition across the UK, that see’s many local bands come together in a competition where the winners play Bloodstock Festival. Reading promoter Ivor Edwards who orgaised Readings M2TM told us; “This ...

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RAMzine Issue 9 – Download Festival

RAMzine Issue 9 – The Download Festival Review Issue. This issue is jam-packed with festival coverage including a review of Breaking Bands Festival. We introduce you to Reading metalcore band, Sincerely, Yours. Then we take a look back at The Sex Pistols classic album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’. There are lot’s of new releases reviewed in this issue, from a ...

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Lost in Venice: ACM & Forthcoming Single ‘Games’

Whilst waiting in a corridor at the Academy Of Contemporary Music (ACM) for a Guitar Master Class with Olly Steele of Monuments, we met up with one of the bands on campus. Lost In Venice came together whilst studying at the academy and they have had a brilliant few months. Firstly, the band were selected to be dressed by John Varvatos, ...

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Olly Steele of Monuments Guitar Masterclass at ACM

Olly Steele of progressive metal band Monuments gives a guitar Masterclass to the students of the Academy Of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford. Olly tells us: “I will be playing some tunes and then answering any questions. I generally talk about things like technique, touring, or the fact that I play extended range guitars.” He is here to give advice to ...

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Reading: Metal 2 The Masses – Semi Final 1

The bands of Reading’s Metal 2 The Masses 1st Semi Final. All photos © Victoria Purcell for Save Save Save Save Save

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Live! Butcher Babies, Sumo Cyco, and Confessions Of A Traitor

We walk into Sub89, Reading to hear Confessions Of A Traitor loud and proud. It’s a very familiar sound as they are playing ‘One Step Closer’ by Linkin Park, however COAT have put their own stamp on it, it’s got a heavier twist. Just like that – we are sold on the band, as so are the crowd! Vocalist Stephen MacConville gets the crowd ...

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Interview with Heidi Shepherd & Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies

I sat down with Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies at Reading’s Sub 89. It’s not often I get to interview women in this industry, so I wondered if we be on the same page. My first impressions were how polite they were. Prior to the interview we spoke of the tour so far, to which Carla told ...

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RAMzine Issue 8 – Hammerfest, Cradle of Filth, Anti-Clone, AshesToAngels!

RAMzine Issue 8 is here! This issue is our biggest yet, jam-packed with content! We have traveled to Wales quite a few times over the last month for the HRH events, as we cover Hammerfest, HRH AOR, HRH Prog (check out our HRH Blues review online soon!). We catch up with Dani Filth as he stops by Hammerfest to play ...

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Reading Metal To The Masses – Heat 3!

Heat 3 of Readings Metal To The Masses commences with Surrey/Hampshire Death Metal band End of Salvation. With dark eyes the band bring an immense sense of doom and debauchery over The Facebar. Vocalist Ryan makes the most of the people that are here by getting involved in the front of the crowd. His vocals do reign a doom like presence. ...

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Reading Metal To The Masses – Heat 1!

First band of the night is The Freudian Session, a 4 piece punk band from Reading. The first thing that stand outs is that one of the guys seems to be topless. Usually you expect this sort of thing from a drummer, however it was in fact the bassist (pictured right below). The lead vocalist looks the part, great vocals, but ...

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