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Bloodstock 2015 Highlights: Sunday

Sunday  – the last day of the festival. A day where we look back on the best times this weekend and make the most of our last few hours at Bloodstock. But it’s not over yet! We have a full day of rock ‘n’ roll debauchery ahead of us. This morning we are greeted by London groove-metallers Skarthia on the ...

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Bloodstock 2015 Highlights: Saturday

All photos by Mark Lloyd. Traditionally Saturday is the most ‘fun’ day at a festival, and looking at the line-up for today, Bloodstock 2015 shouldn’t be any different.It’s a bit sunny to be sporting black-metal face-paint but 1349 pull it off well. What a way to wake up! Something completely different on the Dio stage from Finnish folk-metallers Korpiklaani. Who ...

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Chantel McGregor Talks New Album & UK Tour

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Chantel McGregor will release her highly anticipated new album, Lose Control, on Friday 9th October 2015 on her independent boutique label Tis Rock Music. The new album is the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2011 debut solo album, Like No Other, after a subsequent four years of touring and festival appearances Chantel McGregor was jamming in her ...

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Interview: Lawnmower Deth at Bloodstock 2015 (Audio)

You’ve heard of the wall of death, you know the circle pit of death, everyone has caught a crowd-surfing band member – but have you ever performed the hokey-cokey at a metal gig? If you saw Lawnmower Deth at Bloodstock this year, you know you have! After their surprise comeback in 2008, odd-ball thrash-metal legends Lawnmower Deth have been popping up ...

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Interview: Trivium at Bloodstock 2015

It doesn’t seem like yesterday we discovered Trivium’s breakthrough album ‘Ascendancy’, a decade later the Orlando metal band headlined the UK’s biggest heavy metal festival: Bloodstock Open Air 2015 . We caught up with the band’s guitar maestro, Corey Beaulieu, to talk about: arty videos, the Dio influence and the upcoming new album. How are you enjoying Bloodstock Open Air so far? ...

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Breaking Bands Festival announces 19 bands!

We were already pretty excited for Breaking Bands 2016! But this most recent announcement makes it even more exciting! The festival have now announced 19 band, 3 acoustic acts and their sponsors! Breaking Bands 2016 is shaping to be ever bigger and better then last year (and trust me, last year was already excellent). Next years headliners include Reign Of ...

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Interview with Fear Factory at Metaldays 2015

Victoria Purcell caught up with Burton C. Bell (vocalist) of Fear Factory, at MetalDays Festival 2015 in Slovenia. Fear Factory have now released their 9th studio album Genexus through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. We ask Burton the meaning behind the album tittle, he tells us “Genexus [was] a word with no definition to it… so we created our own definition to it; we ...

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Interview with Dream Theater at Metaldays 2015

Victoria Purcell caught up with James LaBrie of Dream Theater, prior to the bands performance at MetalDays Festival in Slovenia. We talk about the beautiful country of Slovenia – during MetalDays festival it was a at least 35 degrees everyday. James mentions that the band had previously played Slovenia during an ice storm! Amongst talking song durations, and the hallmark ...

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MetalDays 2015 – Festival Review

Any spare time I get throughout festival season, you can find me in a field in a tent – that’s my happy place. Each year I face the same dilemma, I dream of a beach holiday in the sun; I know I should travel more, but I just can’t draw myself away from the festivals. Music is what I live ...

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RAMzine Issue 4 – We Came As Romans & Download Festival Review

Issue 4 of RAMzine is out now featuring a mightily 5-page review of Download Festival 2015! We started our festival weekend watching All That Remains, and of course finished with KISS! In amongst these two greats, we talk through 38 bands. Head to www.youtube.com/TheRamzine to see all 20 of our backstage interviews, including Black Veil Brides, Black Star Riders, The ...

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