Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

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

Review: Dreamshade – Vibrant

For me, music has always felt very personal. One of the best feelings in the world is hearing an album that gets you. So what does an album need to ‘get me’, firstly and most importantly it has to be crafted with passion. Of course, the talent needs to be there, no passionate band would get to where they are ...

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Rick Parfitt

Rick Parfitt: Extended statement from Simon Porter, Quo manager

It was announced yesterday that sadly Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt passed away in hospital in Spain. He died from a severe infection after going to hospital on Thursday following complications to a shoulder injury. An extended statement from his manager Simon Porter has just been released: On behalf of family, band, management, crew, Rick’s many friends and, not least, Quo’s ...

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RAMzine Issue 11 – Hard Rock Hell, End of Salvation & more!

Issue 11 is here! This time featuring a 5-page spread on Hard Rock Hell! Representing this on the from cover are Soil and Vodun. Even though Soil were added to the festival last minute, that played a standout performance for what is usually a quiet slot. Vodun from London describe themselves as afro, heavy, psych, soul – they were unlike anything else ...

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MUSE Announced – Reading & Leeds

The first headliner has been revealed for the annual Reading and Leeds Festivals, which take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Melvin Benn (promoter of Reading and Leeds) commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce MUSE as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance – we have so ...

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Interview with Sons Of Texas – Hard Rock Hell

Sons of Texas released their debut album Baptized In the Rio Grande last year and have already built up a huge following. On their last leg of touring their debut they find themselves in the UK in support of Soil. This was the bands first time in the UK, and their first time in Europe. Lead singer Mark Morales told us “We ...

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Review: Steel Panther, Bowling For Soup & Buckcherry – Wembley Arena

I remember seeing Steel Panther for the first time, it was in a stuffy tent at Download ’09. We ran over to the third stage to see them on a wim and they turned out to be one of our favourite new bands that year. They were hilarious and the only other ‘funny’ band around at the time seemed to be Bowling For ...

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How can new bands play MetalDays Festival?

We caught up with MetalDays organiser Boban Milunovic to find out how new bands can get on the MetalDays line-up! Here is what he said: “It’s really easy and it’s something that we do differently to other festivals. We had tried all sorts of band battles and online competitions and things like that, but all of that just didn’t work in ...

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MetalDays organiser Boban Milunovic “Every customer is a guest of mine”

MetalDays is a festival located in Slovenia – and it’s Awesome! It’s not too big, it’s not too small. It’s a place where people come together from all over the world for a holiday, and to appreciate metal music.  Read our review of MetalDays 2016 in Issue 10 of RAMzine here. Victoria caught up with MetalDays organiser Boban Milunovic to find ...

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SINCERELY, YOURS release ‘Apocalypse’ video

In issue 9 of RAMzine introduced Reading based metalcore band SINCERELY, YOURS. We spoke to the band about the metalcore genre, and their passion for creating music. The band have now released a video for track ‘Apocalypse’ off their recently released EP BROKEN UTOPIA. Buy a copy of RAMzine Issue 9 here. The band chose Anvil Southern Limited as the location for the ...

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RAMzine Issue 10 – Bloodstock, MetalDays, Davey Suicide

RAMzine Issue 10 – The -Bloodstock Festival Issue! Also featuring MetalDays Festival, and our highlights in photos from Reading Festival. Introducing  ‘Street Mafia Geek Metal’ band Chronicles! As well as a brief chat with Davey Suicide! There are lot’s of new releases reviewed in this issue, from a range of alternative band. Some signed and mostly unsigned bands – Hamerex // Chronicles // ...

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