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Download 2019: Bands you NEED to see as chosen by the fans

Now in its 15th year, Download Festival is the biggest and most anticipated weekend in the rock music calendar. Not only does the festival live up to its hype in it’s UK home but the Download name is now being used around the world. Not only is it an honour for bands to grace the stage at Donnington Park, but ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES

Four Different Shades Of Norwegian Darkness – Dominanz, Madder Mortem, Helheim & Vulture Industries Lay Waste To Bergen

Last night was something quite special in that four rather unique bands convened in Bergen and laid siege to the cool and dimly lit venue that is Kvarteret in Bergen, Norway. While legendary viking metallers Helheim and the progressive outfit that is Matter Mortem have been around for what seems like ages, the hugely experimental Vulture Industries burst into the ...

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In Flames

In Flames, Norma Jean, Light The Torch at Manchester o2 Ritz

Before the first band came on the venue was packed with fans and the atmosphere was infectious. We were in for a night of mosh pits, crowd surfers and head banging, as In Flames, Norma Jean and Light The Torch took over the O2 Ritz in Manchester. The lights dimmed and the crowd were screaming, everyone’s on their feet including the upper floor ...

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The Xcerts

The Xcerts at The Garage, London

With a supporting tour, a headlining tour, and dates in between, The Xcerts have not only kept themselves busy, but everyone else involved, including the fans. Tonight, they’re headlining tour reaches The Garage in London, and it’s obvious that the dedicated fans have gathered. But no fan looks alike. These days, it’s rare to see the older and younger generation ...

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New Years Day

New Years Day talk new album Unbreakable “It’s the strongest album we’ve ever done”

As time goes by American rockers New Years Day are evolving and growing their fan base exponentially. They will soon hit the road with Falling In Reverse and then Halestorm later this year. However, the biggest news is that their fourth studio album is scheduled to be released on April 26th and after the big success of their first three ...

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Seon | Photos by Ashley Crowson

Soen leave an impressive and unforgettable impression on the O2 Islington

Sometimes going to a gig without any prior knowledge or listening to the bands can be a fine line between fantastic and dreadful. You can come away feeling completely euphoric and blown away, or the polar opposite, and get more annoyed the more you dwell on the time and money wasted. Rarely do you find any medium between. With Soen, ...

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Perturbator

Perturbator and Dan Terminus bring dark synthwave to Manchester Academy 2

Tonight as the venue transforms into something majestic and futuristic we venture deep into the electronic universe, and we discover unique artists in the synth electronica genre. I originally discovered this style of music by venturing into gaming soundtracks and then stumbled into this wonderful spectrum of music, I really do feel its ahead of its time! When I first ...

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Bowling For Soup

RAMzine Issue 23 | Bowling For Soup, #DL2019, Fleetwood Mac

Issue 23 of RAMzine is out now featuring a huge interview with Jaret Reddick and Gary Wiseman of Bowling For Soup as they look to celebrate their 25th Birthday as a band later on this year. We talk about how young pop punk band Not Ur Girlfrenz ended up on tour across the US and UK with them, as well as what ...

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Jordan Rudess's Wired for Sound

Jordan Rudess’ ‘Wired for Madness’ is testimony to the extraordinary range and breadth of his musical desires

If you’re a fan of Prog-metal the name Jordan Rudess will be familiar to you as the keyboard player with rock titans Dream Theatre and also as one of the two main composers of their music. But although he’s made his name and stellar reputation inside this band, his skill and musical palette extends far beyond this. His latest solo ...

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Deaf Havana

Deaf Havana, with Hot Milk and LaFontaines at Albert Hall Manchester

Walking up to the Albert Hall Manchester, I notice a queue round the block of people, all there for one reason, to have a great time. I have never been to the Albert Hall before and if you haven’t either I urge you to go. It’s so beautiful inside. I just stood by the sound desk looking up at the ...

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