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RAMzines Map of UK Festivals 2013

Festival season is on its way and there are a lot of great festivals happening this year! Its time to start planning which ones we are going to, to make this slightly easier we have compiled a list of all weekend and day festivals that include Rock and Metal music across the UK. Check out the MAP to look for ...

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WIN BUSH

WIN Limited Edition Bush Live DVD + The Sea Of Memories Boxset

BUSH have just released their first live recorded performance from the Roseland Theater in Portland, along with their latest album ‘Sea Of Memories’, making a mega BUSH box-set! It features all the classic songs you love from Sixteen Stone, Razorblade Suitcase, The Science of  Things, Golden State and The Sea of Memories. You will also he happy to know that ...

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the smoking hearts

Interview with ‘The Smoking Hearts’

London-based sleazy punks The Smoking Hearts (originally from Bedfordshire UK) are a 5 Piece Rock ‘n’ Roll band who have promised to bring excitement and danger to audiences – right from the start. Formed by friends Nobba Green (guitar) and Simon Barker (guitar), as a musical outlet for their sweaty punk fuelled rock alter ego personas – The Smoking Hearts ...

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Interview with ALTAAR

ALTAAR is the creation of Andreas Tylden and Sten Ove Toft. Andreas Tylden has often been described as one of the most important characters in Norwegian hardcore during last decade. And Sten Toft has been described as Norway’s ‘king of noise’. Together, they have assembled an all-star team with ALTAAR . These Oslo, Norway based doom-masters are now considered to ...

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Whose year is it?

2013: Whose Year is it?

It has to be said that there certainly are some bands that are going to be huge this year, without question some bands are going to see their careers take flight and propel them into the eye lines of an awful lot of the public, whether that public want to see them or not. This country (UK) has always had ...

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Interview with Defy All Reason

Wrexham based band Defy All Reason look set to have a big year ahead of them. Following on from their release of Nickelback-sounding single ‘Shake It’, the band have a UK tour set for 2013, hitting cities such as Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, Wrexham and Worcester, among others. ‘Shake It’ is a no-holds-barred, satisfyingly crunchy ode to the best that the ...

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Miss Lava Interview (Red Supergiant)

Coming out of Lisbon, Portugal Miss Lava have been cutting a fiery hole in the metal stratosphere, their 2009 effort ‘Blues For The Dangerous Mile’ delighted critics with their powerful blend of stoner rock filled to the brim with massive riffs. We caught up with guitarist K Raffah to pick his brains about their anticipated follow up ‘Red Supergiant;’ What ...

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While She Sleeps Festure

While She Sleeps Interview

While She Sleeps are a band that have arguably redefined what it is to be a metalcore band in the 21st century. Now, after the release of their debut album This Is the Six, which was amazingly well received by critics across the board, they have a slot as main support to Asking Alexandria on their UK/Europe tour. I sat down with ...

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pearl jam

Pearl Jam – Ten

Grunge is certainly a branch of the metal family tree that has divided opinion. However, Pearl Jam with their seminal release “Ten” created an album that bore all the hallmarks of metal. There were riffs, big sweeping choruses and more melodies than you could shake a stick at. Frontman Eddie Vedder’s signature vocal style really set this album apart from ...

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RAMzines Top 10 moments from Hard Rock Hell 2012!

For what was such a fantastic festival, condensing Hard Rock Hell into a list Top 10 Moments was no easy task. However, after much deliberation, here’s Team RAM’s Top 10 Moments of Hard Rock Hell 2012. 10: Trucker Diablo “calling out” Axl Rose with their song “Not So Superstar”. It’s no secret that there’s plenty of people in the rock ...

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