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The Rock Guide To Reading and Leeds

For better or worse, Reading and Leeds have evolved into so much more than a rock festival. Nudging its way into the same ilk as V-fest, T In The Park or even Glastonbury, it does leave rock fans who have either been attending for years or are new to festivals scene in general in a bit of a pickle. Though ...

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Little Steven ” I’m actually frustrated that I’m not doing more.”

On Thursday the 26th of July, a day before his well awaited live show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Little Steven has hosted a very entertaining ‘Underground Dance Party’ at one of the ultimate rock ‘n roll locations, the Hard Rock Cafe in London. He arrives bang on time and greets fans and press just before introducing his DJ set. Little ...

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Bloodstock 2018: Bands you MUST see – as chosen by the fans

What sets Bloodstock aside from other big festivals in the UK is the fact they book the biggest names in the world of metal. Thing is, there are so many metal (and rock) bands out there – it’s no mean feat trying to listen to them all. When it comes to the ever-stacked line-up of Bloodstock Festival, where do you ...

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RAMzine Issue 19

RAMzine Issue 19 – Download Festival, Avenged Sevenfold, The Bronx

RAMzine Issue 19 is out now featuring our gigantic review of Download Festival. From the kennel (Dogtooth Stage) to see Scouse metallers Loathe, over the main stage to see Guns N Roses, we ensured we covered all bases. We even took some time to pop backstage prior to Avenged Sevenfold’s set for a catch up with Zacky Vengeance. Earlier that ...

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YES at stonefree

Stone Free Festival Day Two Showcases The Golden Era Of Prog

Well after a hard and heavy Saturday courtesy of giants like Orange Goblin, Megadeth, and Scorpions to name a few, you’d think after a quick gaze through hazy eyes of the Sunday line up would be a gentle hangover cure. That turns out would be completely dependant on the plan you set out for yourself on who to start the ...

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Cancer Bats

Interview with Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats at Download 2018 “Dude, this is such a party!”

Cancer Bats are on fire this year. Dropping one of 2018’s best punk albums out of nowhere back in April, The Spark That Moves caught us all off guard in the best possible way. Seems these days bands do a much better job of keeping their cards closely tucked into their chest than are given credit for. The element of surprise ...

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Dragonforce

Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce at Download 2018 “We’re working on a new album that we’re releasing next year”

Love them; hate them; flail your body in a sugar rushed category five whirlwind to them; you got to give it to DragonForce – they actually made power metal… well, cool…-ish. Frilly laced shirts and pompous three-disc marathons of operatic guitar wankery does not sit well in the frenzied equation of DragonForce’s hyper speed power/fantasy recipe. Bringing a balls to ...

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body count

Sons Of South Central – BODY COUNT Turn London Into Slam Central In An Epic Club Show Performance

Hot on the heels of their amazing 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bloodlust, Ice-T’s metal band Body Count have had what can only be described as an incredible resurgence in attention and interest. Not to dismiss the coverage and praise they got on their awesome 2014 comeback album Manslaughter, but Bloodlust was one of last year’s finest metal albums – both musically, thematically, ...

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Hollywood Vampires

Hollywood Vampires, the legends that should never die

The Godfather of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper, is bringing his supergroup in the capital tonight after having put together some of the best musicians under one name –  Hollywood Vampires. The band’s name, which comes from a celebrity drinking club formed by Cooper in the 70s, has seen guest appearances by Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh and Cristopher Lee ...

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blind river

Blind River intimate album release show

It may have been a few weeks ago now, but a slow recovery from a concussion since the Blind River album release show is testament to just how good and busy it got. It is no secret how much we (and very much I) have championed these guys since first coming across them last year, and bands like them are ...

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