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Interview with The Quireboys

The English band the Quireboys are probably the hardest working – yet most unpretentious – hard rock exponents to come out of the United Kingdom in years. They are also, probably, the most underrated band in rock history. Their blotched story dates back to 1984 when they were once described as “Britain’s answer to Poison” – and very great things ...

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Hard rock hell

Hard Rock Hell VII ‘Cirque Du Rock’ Review

Hard Rock Hell (HRH) VII now in its seventh year is a festival filled with classic rock and metal bands. Each year the festival is themed differently, this year being ‘Cirque Du Rock’. We arrived on the Thursday night and were welcomed by the crazy antics of Area 51. They provided a stage show called ‘Caravan of Lost Souls’ that ...

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mallory knox

Interview with Mallory Knox 2013

It’s been a pretty big year for Mallory Knox with a highly acclaimed debut album, selling out venues on their UK headline tour and making waves abroad. We caught up with Mikey Chapman (vocals) and Sam Douglas (bass & vocals) before the end of 2013 for a chat – with an extra helping of festive cheer… RAMzine: Hi guys! How ...

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saxon interview

Interview with Biff from Saxon

English heavy metal band Saxon are considered to be one of the front-runners of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The band had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980’s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe’s biggest metal acts. They are still ...

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ayreon ram

Interview with Arjen Anthony Lucassen of Ayreon

The Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon) writes and produces complex “rock operas” with disconcerting and intriguing story-lines. These invariably include a series of interesting characters, each one of which is represented by an individual singer. Lucassen plays many of the instruments in each of his works, but he also encourages other guest musicians to participate. Ayreon’s music ...

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the one hundred

The One Hundred – New Breed, New Generation

We are at The Boilerroom in Guildford and it’s The One Hundreds, first ever gig!  “What’s up Guildford! It feels good to be on stage after two years” says lead vocalist Jacob Field. You see, this is a band formed from the ashes of Collapse The Control, a metalcore band that toured abundantly. The One Hundred introduce new drummer Joe ...

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hard rock hell 2013

Hard Rock Hell ‘Cirque Du Rock’ Preview

Hard Rock Hell is back! With the excellent reviews from last year and a mega line-up booked for 2013! Hard Rock Hell is rising and becoming more and more popular each time round! If you was at Hard Rock Hell last year im sure that you already have your ticket, because Hard Rock Hell isn’t just a festival, its more ...

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deff lep

Def Leppard ‘Viva! Hysteria’

Mötley Crüe has done it grandly. Shania did it alone. Elton did it with a big pair of inflatable titties. Rod Stewart did it in a smart suit. Celine did it a lot. And, above all, Elvis did it before he left the building. All the big ones have done it. And this year British classic rock band Def Leppard ...

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the safety fire

Interview with The Safety Fire

This month The Safety Fire will be touring North America with Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless and The Contortionist. The London UK based band first made a name for themselves with the release of their potent and well-received EP “Sections” in 2009. Their reputation as a powerfully energetic live band quickly followed. With their expansive atmospheres and soaring melodies, ...

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jettblack black gold

JETTBLACK Interview

RAMzine caught up with Tom Wright bassiest of Jettblack following their release of Black Gold. Black Gold is a 13-track collection that includes covers of three hard rock anthems (originally recorded by Motorhead, Heart and AC/DC), and unreleased material. RAMzine: Black Gold, the new unreleased material collection is out no via Spinefarm Records. What was the thinking behind releasing a collection of studio ...

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