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Download Festival 2016

Download Festival: The Evolution of Rock

After the infamous ‘Monsters Of Rock’ festival ceased in 1996, there was a huge void in the UK rock festival scene. That was until 2003 when Stuart Galbraith, Tom Pyke and Andy Copping came up with an idea to use the same location for a new rock and metal festival, this festival was to be known as ‘Download’. The name ...

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Don Jamieson – Communication Breakdown

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Don Jamieson

It’s not often I get to review comedy albums but this is something different. You may recognise the name as one of the presenters of VH1’s “That Metal Show”, but what most people don’t know over here in the UK is that Don Jamieson is an Emmy-Award Winner and circuit comedian. This is his third album on legendary label Metal ...

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HEAVY METAL TRUANTS IN METAL SPIN CLASS

RAMzine attends Heavy Metal Spinning with Download Dog in support of The Heavy Metal Truants

Inspired by the The Heavy Metal Truants — who complete a strenuous cycle ride from London to Donnington each year and have been donating to children’s charities since 2013 — the wonderful mob from Download organized a very special one-off heavy-metal spinning class this week [for metal heads and beginners] at the ostentatious 1Rebel fitness studio in the heart of ...

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RAMzine Issue 13

RAMzine Issue 13: Doyle, Dead Label, HRH Reviews!

Issue 13 is here! Grab your free print copy now. In this issue, we have a brief chat with former Misfit, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. He talks veganism, Misfits, and his new starring role. We also catch up with some old friends, Dead Label, who you will be able to catch this year on the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival. They ...

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The Dollyrots

Premiere: The Dollyrots – City of Angels

Alternative punk rockers The Dollyrots have teamed up with RAMzine to bring you the exclusive premiere of their new lyric video for ‘City of Angels’. The Dollyrots infectious blend of sing-a-long punk rock really makes you smile! Whilst Kelly Ogden (bass and vocals) and Luis Cabezas (guitar and vocals) provide some of us with a sense nostalgia from a carefree-teen ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James - Life Of Agony

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Life Of Agony

If energetic alternative rock is your thing then the eagerly awaited new offering from Life Of Agony is just the tonic. It has been 12 years since their last album and the world has changed beyond all measures. There is a drive and intensity in these new songs that only someone like Mina Caputo could pen, wearing her heart on ...

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Code Orange

“We’ll always be a hardcore band as long as we’re still Code Orange” – Eric Balderose

They’re a band who has brought a lot to the table over the past few years garnering the interest of many since the release of 2014s I Am King which turned heads from hardcore and metal fans alike. Code Orange recently returned triumphantly to the UK as they joined the might of metal kings themselves Gojira who were also back in ...

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metaldays

MetalDays – Final band announcement!

MetalDays, the best festival on the Metalhead calendar, has now announced fourteen more acts! HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SÓLSTAFIR, BÖMBERS, GRAVE DIGGER, FIRESPAWN, RAVEN, LIK, BOTANIST, THE CRAWLING, GREYBEARDS, SEVEN SPIRES, PANTALEON, PIKES EDGE and NORD. Joining an already strong line-up headlined by Amon Amarth, Marilyn Manson, Opeth, Iced Earth and Doro, MetalDays proves killer yet again! The festival takes places ...

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Eve To Adam's Odyssey

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Eve To Adam

If big catchy sing-a-long tunes are your thing then the new album from New York City’s Eve To Adam will not disappoint. Imagine the fist-pumping sounds of Avenged Sevenfold or the headbanging riffage of Queens of The Stone Age and you can get the scope of the type of song that is included in new album Odyssey. This album is ...

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Beast Modulus

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Beast Modulus

Being explodes into your ears in a wave of static sounding news bulletins before pounding into a pure groove and thunderous sonic fury. From the off this is a strangely aggressive album with lead singer Kurt’s vocals searing like a man on a mission. Later in the album his ability and range draw from a number of influences such as ...

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