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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Skeletal

Finland is renowned for its quality Death and Thrash influenced bands, Skeletal have a debut album that will be looked back in time as one of those albums that sets them out from the rest of the pack. The band have taken their time with their first full-length album having formed in 2007 in Jyvaskyla. They pull a big sound ...

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Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World, The Amity Affliction – Reading & Leeds

Kasabian have been announced as the second headliner for the annual Reading and Leeds Festivals, which take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Also announced this morning is Arizona rockers Jimmy Eat World. It’s amazing to think that Jimmy Eat World have stood the test of time within the music industry, across 9 studio albums, whilst always having the same ...

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Daycare For Jedi This Is What You Get

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Daycare For Jedi

When you open up your inbox and there is a band called Daycare For Jedi sat waiting for you the intrigue in the name alone forced me to get this in my ears and I was more than pleasantly surprised. The Danish pop-punk outfit deliver a sound that would not feel out of place alongside the likes of ADTR or ...

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The Train Kept A-Rollin by Spencer Vignes

The Train Kept A-Rollin by Spencer Vignes — Book Review

Freight railways were the only means of transportation for the bluesmen of yesteryear. The musicians jumped into the back car not just because they couldn’t afford a passenger ticket but often because they weren’t allowed on board a service that had been designated ‘whites only.’ Hours spent with other artists hidden away in the cattle sections, perhaps armed with rhythm ...

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Comaniac

Song Premiere: Comaniac – Bow Low

Labeled “THE thrash highlight of 2015” (by powermetal.de, 9.5/10) it’s time for Comaniac to pummel the UK with some loud music! The name of the band describes them pretty well, Comaniac meaning “Company of Maniacs”. The Swiss quartet today unleash their new track ‘Bow Low‘ on the United Kingdom and beyond. This powerful track is drenched in totalitarian themes as said to be ...

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Interview with Dick Valentine of Electric Six

You think you’ve interviewed interesting band members, and then you get to interview Dick Valentine. The lead singer of the ever-prevailing Electric Six gave us a raw, unfiltered insight into the unforgiving realities of the music industry and coping with being an artist for a career. But we also spoke about underwater rollercoasters. Completely standard stuff for an interview with ...

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Live: Electric Six, O2 Academy, Birmingham

When Blank Parody come on stage, we don’t know what to expect. Some members are looking relaxed in their jeans and tees but their frontman is dressed to impress in a sharp blazer. They belt out loud and proud alternative rock, providing a decent spectacle to the crowd. They don’t let those ‘opening band blues’ hold them back one bit, ...

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Greg Lake

Greg Lake passes from Cancer aged 69

Greg Lake, the King Crimson, vocalist and bassist, and who also fronted ELP has died from Cancer aged 69. 2016 has been a terrible year for the passing of brilliant musicians, who now join the big stage in the sky, but have left some superb legacies for their fans. Lake was an English singer, musician, songwriter and producer, who also ...

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airbourne

Live: Airbourne, The Electric Ballroom, London

In this day and age, we’ve all heard it on the radio, read it in a magazine or online, that Rock and Roll is dead in some way or another. How idiotic a statement it is though! Music traverses through ages and develops as it goes, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. Monday and Tuesday night in London was proof ...

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RAMzine Issue 11 – Hard Rock Hell, End of Salvation & more!

Issue 11 is here! This time featuring a 5-page spread on Hard Rock Hell! Representing this on the from cover are Soil and Vodun. Even though Soil were added to the festival last minute, that played a standout performance for what is usually a quiet slot. Vodun from London describe themselves as afro, heavy, psych, soul – they were unlike anything else ...

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