Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

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

Evil Scarecrow scuttle back to the UK!

We don’t have long to wait until Evil Scarecrow boldly visit London, Wolverhampton, and Nottingham! Tickets are very reasonably priced at £10, & £12.50 for London – available from the usually places Live Nation, Ticketmaster. This is a steal for the performance that you will witness! Evil Scarecrow will have the crowd scuttling like a crab, and dancing like a robot… ...

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Reading: Metal To The Masses – Warm Up Show

We showed up to Readipop for the warm up to Readings Metal To The Masses. The night was a taster of whats to come over the next few months, as we see 25 bands play across 5 heats, and 3 semi finals before the crowning night. Metal To The Masses is a UK-wide competition to get unsigned bands in front ...

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Beholder unleash powerful introduction to new album!

British heavy metal band Beholder have now unleashed a beastly new single titled ‘FROZEN STEPS OF UTØYA’. They tease us with this pre-finalised, unmasterd mix prior to the release of their new album ‘Reflections’, which is due for release this year. Watching the video you get a sense of passion for meaning. The song was created about events that happened in ...

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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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