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 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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RAMzine – Issue 3 – Atreyu

RAMzine Issue 3 is out now! Available for FREE (below) for your viewing pleasure. In this issue we spoke to Orange Country guys Atreyu, as they tell us about their forthcoming album ‘Long Live’. It’s been six years since they were on the  scene and it feels like a great time for them to come back. Read more about the ...

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Interview with Atreyu!

Victoria Purcell (VP) headed to Search and Destroy Records HQ, in London to catch up with Porter McKnight (Bass) and Brandon Saller (Drums/Vocals) of Atreyu. After 6 years, it’s safe to say we had a lot of questions. Read the lowdown! VP: It’s been 6 years since the last release, what have you all been up to in that time? ...

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Which cities should Five Finger Death Punch & Papa Roach play?

Today Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach have started a social media campaign, where fans can request which cities their 2015 co-headline tour should visit. This came about after they launched the same campaign for US fans, and in the process revived 1.5 million requests to visit Europe! Whilst they have not officially announced the European part of the ...

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Quiet Riot, Joe Lynn Turner and more for HRH AOR

HRH AOR Festival recently announced acts for the festival that will take place March 2016.  HRH AOR HQ have said “After some quality fan feedback HRH AOR 4 has taken a wide spread line up of Heritage bands, legends n Melodic Icons to form what should be the best and fastest selling HRH AOR to date”. First announced is Quiet ...

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