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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Thursday and Friday

Last year we gave you our first Bloodstock-Open-Air coverage. We loved it so much, we went back! This year was just as awesome – if not better than 2015. Before you get the in depth review in the next issue of RAMzine (out early September) here is some of the highlights of the UK’s biggest metal festival. Keep checking back ...

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Interview with Dead Label at MetalDays

Victoria Purcell caught up with Dan O’ Grady (Bass/Vocals), Danny Hall (Guitar), and Claire Percival (Drums) or Dead Label from Celbridge in Ireland. The interview was conducted on the beach at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia. The band discuss how they came to play at the festival, and give us an interesting story from their time in Hollywood where they went ...

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RAMzine Classic: Lone Star – Firing on all Six

Lone Star are an underrated band, from Cardiff, forming in 1975 and swapping various members of the band for the line-up they had in 1977. I first spotted them on The BBC in Concert in December ’77, introduced by Pete Drummond. Their remarkable album Firing on all Six (which was the band’s second album, Lone Star being the band’s first and released ...

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Live: 2000 Trees Festival 2016

“You only have 52 weekends a year – make 7-9th July count”. Alright 2000 Trees, we definitely did just that. In a world of big corporate festivals, it’s incredibly exciting to see an independent fest organised by a group of mates hit its tenth anniversary – particularly with the likes of Hevy falling by the wayside in the cutthroat UK ...

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Forgotten Remains

Breaking Bands Festival – First bands announced

RAMzine are proud to support Breaking Bands Festival. Now moving into it’s third year, the festival is ever growing into the UKs most popular weekend festival for unsigned bands within Metal, Punk and Rock . The festival takes place at Stoke Prior Sports & Country Club in Bromsgrove, 26th-28th May 2017. It’s exciting to see the festival will this year ...

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End of Salvation

Metal 2 The Masses Reading 2016 Final

The final to Reading’s Metal 2 The Masses comes to an end and what a ride it has been for all involved. Metal 2 The Masses is a nationwide competition across the UK, that see’s many local bands come together in a competition where the winners play Bloodstock Festival. Reading promoter Ivor Edwards who orgaised Readings M2TM told us; “This ...

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Live: David Gilmour – Live at Anfiteatro di Pompei

In 1971, Adrian Maben’s vision of blending music with cinematic art took Pink Floyd to the ruins of old Pompeii to play in the ancient amphitheatre. Forty-five years later, David Gilmour returned to play the same venue, though this time to an audience. I was one of the lucky few able to purchase a ticket and see, first-hand, this momentous performance. ...

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Joe Bonamassa

Live: Joe Bonamassa, Newark Riverside Park

On a beautiful sun setting eve in the heart of Newark, comes the final night of a very unique experience known as the British Blues Explosion UK tour, with Joe Bonamassa paying tribute to the distinctly different guitarists that paved the path he know walks. Jeff Beck, John Mayall, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Instantly you find yourself taken back ...

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Top 5 Tracks By Written by Wolves

It is amazing what you come across by listening to bands on YouTube. You go to hear a track and end up clicking on another link and by doing so discover a wealth of music you probably would never have heard, if not for being open minded and taking the plunge. One such band that has come to light are ...

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RAMzine Issue 9 – Download Festival

RAMzine Issue 9 – The Download Festival Review Issue. This issue is jam-packed with festival coverage including a review of Breaking Bands Festival. We introduce you to Reading metalcore band, Sincerely, Yours. Then we take a look back at The Sex Pistols classic album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’. There are lot’s of new releases reviewed in this issue, from a ...

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