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Doyle II “As We Die”

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Doyle

When you get passed the new album from a member of the legendary Misfits you know it’s gonna have a style and production to it that will stir the excitement even if it’s not a new Misfits recording (we can all dream can’t we). This new offering from Doyle lives up to expectations and in places exceeds them in abundance. ...

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ALESTORM

We spoke to ALESTORM in Hafan y (Hammerfest)

It’s time to tell you a tale of another band which you simply must watch at Download Festival. It was a rare sunny weekend in Hafan y Môr on the shores of North Wales that we found ourselves in conversation with five drunken pirates who had travelled all the way from The Banana Islands or Sierra Leone… supposedly. ALESTORM is ...

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helhorse

Spinefarm’s HELHORSE play with incendiary energy!

My experience of an HELHORSE show is a messy one. Sometimes all you are in the mood for is to be as messy as you want, get as wasted as you like, dance like you don’t give a flying fuck who is watching. It was in the in the community of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, north-western Wales that HELHORSE played the after ...

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Tyler Bryant the Shakedown

Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown – “Slick, Captivating, Rock N Roll!”

Meet the band who will not only be playing with Guns N’ Roses this year, also Aerosmith, Deep Purple and Tom Petty! Tyler Bryant is a 26-year-old guitarist hailing from Texas. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at age 17 to write songs and that is where he met bandmate Caleb Crosby (drums). Completing the line-up of Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown is Graham Whitford (guitar) and Noah ...

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Bossk

Live: Bossk, Vow, OHHMS – “Shrouded in darkness”

Manchester Rebellion, May 12th, 2017. After only a few months away, Bossk returns to Manchester to deliver their unique brand of atmospheric drone/black metal with Vow and OHHMS as support. First on stage was Vow, a fairly newly formed band from Manchester, the band have a distinctive sound that will probably spark some debate from new listeners as to how ...

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Final Cut

Premiere of Final Cut’s Generation Y – The invention of Violent Blues Thrash

Swiss Thrash Lords Final Cut unleash their new video via RAMzine today. The pounding video for ‘Generation Y’ see’s vocalist Patrick Härdi and the band follow a lad about his day. Music is life, we can relate. About half way through the track the use of  harmonica is a wonderful surprise, and now we can clearly hear why Final Cut have dubbed ...

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RAMzine Rock and Metal Awards

Announcing RAMzine’s Rock & Metal Awards

We are very excited to announce the first ever RAMzine Rock & Metal Awards in partnership with ROCK PEN Conference and XL Promotions. The RAMzine Awards are for bands, but they are also for the Rock & Metal community, we want to recognise those that go above and beyond for the genres be them fans, or the people behind the ...

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My Regime - Deranged Patterns

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – My Regime

If furiously fast Thrash is your thing then this is the album for you. Sweden’s My Regime are not letting go of the assault they created on the last album and this seems to give the feel it is a continuation of Dogmas just with more pumped up body crushing riffs. Deranged Patterns has more than a foot in the past ...

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Panic Cell bassist talks Mental Health Awareness in Music Industry

Former Panic Cell bassist talks Mental Health Awareness in Music Industry

We’ve been seeing public awareness for mental health grow and in recent times more concern for musician’s well-being in this fast evolving music industry. As someone that quit a full-time ‘traditional’ job in my late twenties to join a band and then go on to form my own business in my late thirties, I strongly feel the need to highlight ...

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RAMzine - Kobra & The Lotus

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Kobra & The Lotus

It’s been a little over three years since the High Priestess came out and now Kobra & The Lotus are back with full force in the form of Prevail I, their most powerful album yet seeing them cement themselves as a staple in modern female fronted hard rock category. From the off this album showcases Kobra Paige’s true vocal ability ...

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