Author Archives: Victoria Purcell

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

Amaranthe to release third album ‘Massive Addictive’ via Spinefarm Records

Sweden’s Amaranthe are set to release their third album ‘Massive Addictive‘ via Spinefarm Records on October 20th. The album was recorded at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica) at the helm. The 12-song album is said to be a flawlessly executed clinic of masterfully and carefully crafted modern metal, boasting Olof Mörck’s surgically precise riffs and soaring ...

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Nightwish Drummer Jukka Nevalainen to sit out of studio time

Jukka Nevalainen, drummer for the Finland-based symphonic metal act Nightwish, has just announced that he’ll be sitting out on the recording sessions for the bands forthcoming release. Jukka announces Kai Hahto [WINTERSUN, SWALLOW THE SUN, TREES OF ETERNITY] as his replacement. You can read/watch the full statement below. “How to begin telling something that you wouldn’t want to have to ...

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25 Years of Meshuggah!

Sweden’s extreme metallers Meshuggah are now celebrating their 25-year anniversary. Meshuggah announce the upcoming re-issue of 2004’s one song EP, I, via Nuclear Blast on 29th September. Album artwork & concept are courtesy of Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake, who comments on the EP’s mutant resurrection:  “This 21 minute madness that is the song “I” is something we’ve always been extremely ...

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Godsmack are back!

Wow Godsmack! It’s been a long time since I have heard that name. They have been around for a long time, since 1995 – Back when cassette tapes were all the rage! The one cassette tape that I (for some reason) have laying around in my room is one from Godsmack. I don’t have a cassette tape player! So I am ...

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HRH PROG 3 announces Rick Wakeman

The legendary Rick Wakeman formerly of prog rockers YES, has just been announced as headline for HRH Prog next spring. Rick has also been associated with Strawbs, Bowie, Juniors Eyes, and Black Sabbath. Rick has also guested on over 2000 records for such amazing artists as Marc Bolan, Lou Reed & Donavan. He is a keyboard legend – Check out ...

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Hammerfest announces HRH Stoner Rock stage

Hammerfest 7 have just announced that on Saturday March 14th 2015, its sister brand HRH will host a special HRH Stoner Rock Stage. Bands set to perform on the HRH Stoner Rock Stage include the already announced acts Sahg and Hang the Bastard. Joining them are PIST, The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, 7 Weeks, Sigiriya, Sedulus, Steak, Phase Reverse and ...

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Slipknot Update

Slipknot have released their first new music video in over 6 years, after premiering ‘The Negative One’ via on Friday. The single is available for purchase via all the normal outlets iTunes, Amazon etc. A studio album is on the way, however they are still putting the final touches together, including coming up with a name for it! This ...

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ARCTURON – Announces new EP

ARCTURON now celebrate their 10-year anniversary, and with that are said to return with a declaration of war! They are armed with new EP ‘Expect Us’ which will be released October 24th via Supreme Chaos Records. ‘Expect Us’ was recorded in Swedish Fascinationstreet Studios and produced by Johan Örnborg (Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Amon Amarth). ARCTURON say “The recordings are finished and ...

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Hammerfest 7 is pleased to announce its sister brand HRH, will host its own specialist Doom afternoon, aptly titled HRH Doom at next March’s event on Friday March 13th. The following acts have been confirmed to play: Dysteria GURT Spider Kitten Limb The Bendal Interlude Diesel King Check out the video for the SludgyNoise – GURT and their video for ...

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Butserfest announces Create to Inspire, Saint[the]Sinner and When We Were Wolves

Butserfest is an alcohol free youth festival, founded following consultation with local young people in East Hamshire, who said there was not enough to do in the area. Now in its 8th year Butserfest has grown year by year and now has a reputation as one of the best festivals of its kind in the country. Recent announcements include George ...

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