Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

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

Download makes site improvements for 2017!

Download Festival has announced some improvements for this years festival taking place 9-11th June 2017. The improvements include new drainage systems, alternative traffic routes, improved disabled access, a 400 strong ‘Dog Squad’ to aid festival goers, and a stage relocation are among the new developments put in place to better meet the needs of Download fans. Read the full press release ...

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Download Festival

Download Festival: SIKTH, SUICIDE SILENCE, CODE ORANGE & MORE!

Our favourite premier rock festival, Download, has now announced a load more bands! Blackwater Conspiracy – Blackwaters – Code Orange – Devin Townsend Project – Drones – Krokodil – Love Zombies – Machine Gun Kelly – Max & Igor Cavalera – Nothing More – Orange Goblin – Otherkin – Pertubator – Sick Puppies – Sikth – Suicide Silence – Tax ...

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virus - coke finlay

Virus – The Thrash band that took a “20-odd-year” hiatus, return!

Coke Finlay the lead guitarist and vocalist of Virus clearly has a problem… Imagine if you formed a Thrash band all the way back in ’86, you were in your prime, one of the first bands to be signed to Combat Records; which later also became the home of Megadeth, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, Agent Steel, Dark Angel, and Exodus. You ...

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The Raven Age

The Raven Age talk Anthrax Tour, New Album, New Label

We caught up with George Harris, guitarist of The Raven Age at Hammerfest 9. George tells us what it was like to tour with such greats as Anthrax and Iron Maiden. He also talks about the new album Darkness Will Rise which was finally released last week, after they signed with BMG. Watch the full interview here: George Harris and Dan Wright ...

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Comaniac

Video premiere: Comaniac ‘Coal’

Thrashtastic Comanic have returned with the release of a video for the first track ‘Coal’ off their forthcoming album. The lyrics “I lost all I had as I return to Coal” explain the black and white video well. It’s a simple yet effective video for a track with a lot of riff force behind it. “Pride only lasts for 30 seconds in the ...

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steel Panther

Steel Panther: Lexxi talks bitchin’ metal, wooing the ladies and the definition of a ‘Poontang Boomerang’

“The UK is our biggest fanbase… we can’t wait to get back over there” Lexxi Foxx, bassist of Steel Panther tells us. That makes sense, we don’t know many people who don’t find them hilarious, they hit our British humour right on the head. I remember seeing Steel Panther for the first time, back in 2010 I received a text message from ...

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september mourning

September Mourning – On a war against fate, in a fight for humanity

Download 2015, RAMzine were in the press area interviewing zillions of bands, and in between waiting for the next band to come along, we noticed someone dressed head to toe in white. Rare to see at a rock festival, but you could clearly tell it was performance clothing. We went over to introduce ourselves to September, otherwise known as Emily, ...

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Ill Niño

Ill Niño “15 Years Of Revolution” Tour

Ill Niño remind me of my teens when responsibility was not present. You can’t go wrong with 90s/00s rock to regain a sense of freedom from earlier years! Ill Niño bring their “15 Years Of Revolution” tour to the UK this March! This year marks the 15 year anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album Revolution Revolución. To celebrate the band will be playing ...

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Carl Palmer

HRH Prog announces renowned drummer Carl Palmer

HRH Prog 5 is bearly over and already there has been an announcement for Prog 6! The first announcement goes to one of the most respected rock drummers to emerge from the 1960s, Carl Palmer. Carl is one of the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and ASIA. He will take to the ...

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ALESTORM

New Alestorm Album – No Grave But The Sea!

It’s almost Hammerfest! Which means we get to see our favourite metal pirates, Alestorm, and probe them about their forthcoming album No Grave But The Sea. The bands 5th album will be released May 26th 2017 on Napalm Records. Captain Christopher Bowes commented: “Oh wow! It’s a new Alestorm album! I hope all of you fellow humans & dogs like it; ...

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