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Download 2015 – Post-festival summary

Three days of fantastic festival performances from the best the world of rock and metal has to offer; Download festival has come to an end. Of course I am a little saddened but, with a quarter mile between stages and, to my count, 123 bands over the three days, I have probably walked over 20 miles over the course of ...

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RockComm London 2015

This week RAMzine attended the first rock music industry conference in the UK. The event took place in Shoreditch, London – showcasing many big players within the music industry in a legion of panel discussions on a range of rock music topics. The annual conference is not just for bands, but also for anyone currently in the industry or looking to ...

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Breaking Bands Festival Announce Next Years Headline Acts!

RAMzine recently attended Breaking Bands Festival in Stoke, and already we can’t wait for next year! Already announced includes former Maiden front-man Blaze Bayley, midlands metallers Reign of Fury, and the Scandinavia Evil Masquerade. Organiser Jason McGuire has announced that Breaking Bands 2016 will take place on once again at Stoke Prior Sports and Social Club in Bromsgrove on the ...

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RAMzine – Issue 3 – Atreyu

RAMzine Issue 3 is out now! Available for FREE (below) for your viewing pleasure. In this issue we spoke to Orange Country guys Atreyu, as they tell us about their forthcoming album ‘Long Live’. It’s been six years since they were on the  scene and it feels like a great time for them to come back. Read more about the ...

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Live Review: The Beach Boys – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Never let it be said that RAMzine has a blinkered approach to its music coverage! We were lucky enough to be catching the inimitable Beach Boys on the third leg of a relatively short UK tour, celebrating over fifty years of their music which had them referred to, in some quarters, as Americas first, best rock band (certainly their US ...

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Interview with Atreyu!

Victoria Purcell (VP) headed to Search and Destroy Records HQ, in London to catch up with Porter McKnight (Bass) and Brandon Saller (Drums/Vocals) of Atreyu. After 6 years, it’s safe to say we had a lot of questions. Read the lowdown! VP: It’s been 6 years since the last release, what have you all been up to in that time? ...

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Interview: Sumo Cyco

Although this genre-bending band have been together since 2011, it seems like they came out of nowhere. Mixing Skindred -esque dub-metal with No Doubt style ska-pop, Sumo Cyco are the ones to watch. We caught up with front-woman SEVER to talk about the new album, female-fronted bands and touring with Britney Spears. How would you describe the sound of Sumo ...

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Men on a Mission: Oh Rococo, Deadlines

It’s a dull and slightly chilly evening; only two bands on tonight Oh Rococo & Deadlines, but the price is the same, £5.50; is this partly to blame for the decrease in audiences at local live music venues or are we still pointing fingers at money hungry promoters and the interweb…? Sadly, there are even less people than last weekend… ...

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Review: Dames of Darkness Festival 2015

The fifth edition of The Dames of Darkness bash took place over two days on 9th-10th May 2015 at the excellent Robin 2 venue in Bilston. RAMZine attended to report on the festivities. Day One Opening the festival on day one was The Fall of Eve – a symphonic rock project formed by formed by Laura Tracey (Evangeline) with Michael ...

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Interview: Fearless Vampire Killers

In the past few years Fearless Vampire Killers have gone from strength to strength: they have released two albums, their own novels, an exclusive social network and have just finished a European tour supporting Black Veil Brides and In This Moment. About to embark on their UK headline tour, we caught up with vocalist and guitarist Kier Kemp to talk ...

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