Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

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

MUSE for Download Festival

Download festival have just announced the second band to be announced and headlining the Saturday night MUSE with special guests FAITH NO MORE, A DAY TO REMEMBER, and MARILYN MANSON headlining the second stage. Considered by many to be the greatest live act in the world, Muse will follow in the footsteps of Rock Gods past and present when they ...

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Download Festival 2015: First Announcement

Download Festival made it’s first announcement earlier this morning. Announcing Slipknot as the first main stage headliner for the Friday night, sharing the stage as special guests shall be Judas Priest – prior to this Five Finger Death Punch will take to the stage. Black Stone Cherry are set to headline the second stage on the same day. This is ...

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An Evening with OPETH

‘An Evening with OPETH’ will take place at the London Palladium on 18th October 2015. The evening to celebrate the bands 25th Anniversary. This special show will feature two sets from the band! Including 2005’s ‘Ghost Reveries’ album in its entirety (which in turn is celebrating its 10th anniversary), plus a second set of classics from their 25-year career. Frontman ...

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BLOODSTOCK 2015 announce ORANGE GOBLIN, 1349 & ARMORED SAINT!

BLOODSTOCK have announced another batch of ace bands! British stoner/doom overlords, ORANGE GOBLIN are set for a main stage slot in 2015. Having recently unleashed their eighth studio album, ‘Back From The Abyss’ via Candlelight Records, the band are currently laying waste to Europe on tour with the mighty St Vitus. Check out the brand new video for ‘Sabbath Hex’ ...

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Sleepwave Announce Intimate Headline Shows

Sleepwave is the new band from former Underøath singer Spencer Chamberlain, featuring band mate Stephen Bowman. Already signed to Epitaph, and recently releases their first album ‘Broken Compass’. Sleepwave are set to play support to Bring Me The Horizon on the 5th December, however you can get tickets for one of their intimate dates just before this performance which is bound ...

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HRH Prog 3 Announcement

HRH Prog recently announced a whole ton of new bands for the festival which takes place March 2015. The Skys all the way from Lithuania, will perform a very rare UK appearance. Also announced is Prog Metallers Collibus, a five-piece female-fronted band. Also joining these guys will be 90’s Prog heroes Jump, Black Peaks (formerly known as Shrine) and The Dream Circuit. Full line up so far: Rick Wakeman ...

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Review: Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds

Absolute kings Machine Head release their eighth studio album, ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’. Produced by Robb Flynn and Juan Urteaga, who has also produced Testament and Vile. Mixed by Colin Richardson, who has worked with Carcass, Fear Factory, Slipknot, Behemoth, and Devildriver. Additional tracking, editing and mixing was completed with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap and Steve Lagudi. Before you start ...

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ZAPPA Family Trust present remastered music

In 2012, when the rights to Frank Zappa‘s masters reverted back to Zappa Records and the Zappa Family Trust – headed by Zappa’s widow Gail Zappa – the family made his entire recorded catalog available on iTunes for the first time and began remastering the albums for reissue on vinyl. Presented with proper care and attention to detail, the releases ...

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HRH 9 on track for a Xmas Sell out

Hard Rock Hell 8 is just around the corner, and yet Hard Rock Hell 9 has almost sold out! This just goes to show how popular this ever growing event is. We can tell you from personal experience, that this is one of the friendliest, fun festivals on the calender – and it happens just before we start to get ...

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Interview with SOiL

This Halloween we ventured down to sub89 in Reading, to talk to SOiL and Hed P.E. SOiL are one of those bands that us 90’s grungers grew up listening to throughout our teens and early 20’s, rock clubs across the country still play ‘Halo’  their first single off their second studio album ‘Scars‘ which was out in 2001. We sat down with ...

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