Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

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

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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Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Five Finger Death Punch announced for Reading & Leeds

Reading and Leeds have announced the final headliners of the weekend as a co-headline from Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy. Melvin Benn (promoter of Reading and Leeds Festival), commented: “This year really is a big one for Reading and Leeds. Five headliners across three days – it’s a first for us and the UK Festival scene. We’re always looking ...

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RAMzine Issue 7 – William Francis + Festival Previews!

Issue 7 of RAMzine has arrived! Bringing you an exclusive interview with William Francis, on the last tour for Aiden. We also introduce to a particularly evil band, The Heretic Order, who are on tour with ICON this month. This is also our Festival Previews Issue! Featuring some of our favorite festivals from across the globe.

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Candlemass to play HRH Doom vs HRH Stoner

October will see a brand new event take place from the HRH brand. HRH Doom vs HRH Stoner will take place at the O2 Academy Sheffield, on 1st & 2nd October 2016, featuring two stages across two days. The last of the tickets can be booked online at or you can call Harri on 0203 287 4994. With much excitement ...

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Parkway Drive will play Reading & Leeds – UK Festival Exclusive

Parkway Drive will play their only UK Festival appearance of the summer at Reading & Leeds. The August bank holiday festival in two locations has also announced: Foals and Disclosure (as co- headliners), Jack Ü, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Fetty Wap, Crystal Castles, The Internet, Nothing But Thieves, Oliver Heldens, Hannah Wants and more! Foals commented: “We’re absolutely buzzing ...

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