Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

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

Interview with Cavalera Conspiracy at Download Festival

VP caught up with Igor Cavalera of Cavalera Conspiracy at Download Festival 2015. Cavalera Conspiracy have just been round the world on tour, Igor says “It’s nice to bring a live version to people, as it sounds very different from the record”. VP asks Igor what it is that drives him to want to make Death Metal music -he tells ...

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Interview with Bobmus at Download Festival

VP spoke to Feffe and Matte of Swedish Hard Rock band Bombus at Download Festival 2015. We talk about food, Rock AM Ring, and festivals in general. Talking of genres Feffe tells us “We don’t want to be in a scene, we have never been interested in belonging to anything”. Their last album ‘The Poet and The Parrot’ was out ...

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Interview with Black Veil Brides at Download Festival

VP caught up with Jake, Jinxx, and Ashley from Black Veil Brides, at Download Festival 2015. We talk about the great British weather, bands on the Download bill, and the bands future aspirations and side projects. We ask if the band have much separation from being a band members, to day to day life. Ashley tells us “I think its ...

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Interview with Crown The Empire at Dowload Festival

We caught up with Andy Leo (vocals) and  Benn Suede (lead guitarist) of Crown the Empire backstage at Download Festival. We talk through the bands music videos, Andy tells us “We are really ambitious with the way we make our music videos, acting is always something that we wanted to explore”. A new frosty music video is said to be released ...

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Interview with Black Star Riders at Download Festival

We caught up with Ricky Warwick (Vocals/Guitar) and Jimmy DeGrasso (Drums) of Black Star Riders at Download Festival 2015. Following on from our interview with Damon in February we re-visit the subject of record sales, and expand upon some of the issues in the music industry today. “Budgets are not what they used to be, there used to be huge ...

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Interview with The Pink Slips at Download Festival 2015

VP caught up with Grace ‘Grave’ McKagan at Download Festival 2015. Her band The Pink Slips played Jake’s stage on the Saturday night. Managed currently by her father Duff Mckagen, the band are sure to get a great start. Although Grace tells us in this interview the band have their own tour van that sleeps 5 even though their are ...

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Interview with All That Remains at Download Festival 2015

VP caught up with Phil Labonte (vocals) and Mike Martin (guitar) of All That Remains at Download Festival 2015. We had a slight technical faux pas at the start which means that the first question is not get filmed. VP spoke to Phil about a previous interview conducted with him via email. In that interview we had asked ‘What does ...

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Interview with We Are Harlot at Download Festival 2015

Victoria Purcell caught up with Bruno Agra (Drummer) of We Are Harlot at Download Festival 2015. We talk about the  bands first ever UK performance at the festival, and how it went. Bruno formerly of band Revolution Renaissance, along with fellow band members Danny Worsnop (former Asking Alexandria), Jeff George (formerly of Sebastian Bach), Brian Weaver (from Silvertide) often get ...

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RockComm London 2015

This week RAMzine attended the first rock music industry conference in the UK. The event took place in Shoreditch, London – showcasing many big players within the music industry in a legion of panel discussions on a range of rock music topics. The annual conference is not just for bands, but also for anyone currently in the industry or looking to ...

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Breaking Bands Festival Announce Next Years Headline Acts!

RAMzine recently attended Breaking Bands Festival in Stoke, and already we can’t wait for next year! Already announced includes former Maiden front-man Blaze Bayley, midlands metallers Reign of Fury, and the Scandinavia Evil Masquerade. Organiser Jason McGuire has announced that Breaking Bands 2016 will take place on once again at Stoke Prior Sports and Social Club in Bromsgrove on the ...

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