Live: The Treatment, Academy 2, Newcastle

So many bands on the touring circuit are taking lessons learnt from rock icons like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin and putting a 21st Century spin on it. The Treatment are a great example of this.  With new vocalist Mitchell Emms and guitarist Tao Grey in tow – the Cambridge rockers are on the road to show us how to have ...

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Butcher Babies

Interview with Heidi Shepherd & Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies

I sat down with Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies at Reading’s Sub 89. It’s not often I get to interview women in this industry, so I wondered if we be on the same page. My first impressions were how polite they were. Prior to the interview we spoke of the tour so far, to which Carla told ...

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Trivium’s Paolo Gregoletto talks tour, down time and the new album

Following the success of their recent UK tour, I caught up with the wonderful Paolo Gregoletto from Trivium to discuss the new album, the tour and what he likes to do in his down time. How are you all? How has the tour been across the UK and then Japan/Australia? Doing great, my body is still trying to figure out ...

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Camden Rocks Festival

Preview: Camden Rocks Festival 2016

Camden Town has long been the hub of the UK’s rock ‘n’ roll scene. The British music business might largely be run out of plush West London offices, but it’s in the bars and clubs of Camden where the raw talent which fuels the industry is incubated and developed, where the buzz on the world’s hottest new bands is amplified ...

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Chris Rivers Artwork

Heavens Basement’s Chris Rivers shows us his other talents

Many of our favourite bands and musicians blow us away with their talents, but quite often you find that they’re gifted individuals on and off the stage. That is certainly the case for Heavens Basement drummer Chris Rivers. Chris has recently opened up a Facebook page showcasing his skills as an artist and honestly, it’s blown us away! We caught ...

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LIVE! MaybeSheWill – London Koko

Every now and again an opportunity surfaces to take part in something truly remarkable. The definition of remarkable is entirely subjective here of course, but for some, it’s the birth of their child, others it’s scaling the Great Wall of China, for us here at RAMzine, it’s definitely being able to witness the final show ever of Brit post rock ...

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ramzine issue 8

RAMzine Issue 8 – Hammerfest, Cradle of Filth, Anti-Clone, AshesToAngels!

RAMzine Issue 8 is here! This issue is our biggest yet, jam-packed with content! We have traveled to Wales quite a few times over the last month for the HRH events, as we cover Hammerfest, HRH AOR, HRH Prog (check out our HRH Blues review online soon!). We catch up with Dani Filth as he stops by Hammerfest to play ...

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Interview: Tigertailz

We had the chance to sit down with Welsh glam-metallers Tigertailz a couple of hours before their set started at the Underworld in London. Their UK tour kicked off on the 8th of April and this was only their third date so we found them in the best shape.Formed in the mid-1980s by bassist Justin Smith (known to fans as ...

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Trivium by Chloe Turvey

LIVE: Trivium play Portsmouth

On Tuesday 22nd March we arrived at the Pyramid Centre in Portsmouth to see Trivium. The first thing that stood out was the hundreds of metal heads queuing up and silhouetted against the sea front back drop. Once entering the venue, it was a large open space with a glass sky light that formed a point, it was clear to ...

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Joe Bonamassa by Mark Lloyd

LIVE: Joe Bonamassa, The BIC, Bournemouth

Joe Bonamassa is the rock and blues reaper that will reach into you, and shake you by your very soul! On Sunday the 20th March, I was given the absolute pleasure of reviewing Joe Bonamassa at the BIC in Bournemouth. This was a rescheduled show after Joe was forced to cancel back in October due to illness.  Six months later ...

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