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Interview with Biff Byford of Saxon about forthcoming release — Eagles and Dragons

A new Saxon package “Eagles and Dragons” is out soon. The set features nine albums which before today, were only released on vinyl in some regions (including Germany, Italy and the UK) and even then, only in very limited quantities. The new luxury 180 gram vinyl versions in the collection, including inner sleeves with all the lyrics, are a must-have ...

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Dream Theater

Dream Theater present The Astonishing live at London Palladium

London’s West End is full of prog-hunters on this cold and chilling February weekday evening. Jeff Wayne’s “Musical Version of The War of the Worlds” is packing the punters in over at the Dominion. But we’re going to see something far more exciting than that. Have seventeen years really flown-past-us since DREAM THEATER bestowed upon us Scenes from a Memory? ...

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RAMzine Issue 7 – William Francis + Festival Previews!

Issue 7 of RAMzine has arrived! Bringing you an exclusive interview with William Francis, on the last tour for Aiden. We also introduce to a particularly evil band, The Heretic Order, who are on tour with ICON this month. This is also our Festival Previews Issue! Featuring some of our favorite festivals from across the globe.

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Live Review: Steven Wilson @ Hammersmith Apollo

Calming, yet desolate urban scenes of high-rise apartment blocks and the odd green-space provide the backdrop to the intro. Arriving on stage to a raucous applause, each musician takes their station for a smooth transition to opening track, ‘First Regret.’ Initially too bass-heavy, the sound is quickly rectified in time for the first drop that comes in ‘3 Years Older.’ ...

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Bloodstock: The Evolution

Starting out in 2001 as a one-day indoor event and seeing numbers of roughly 700 people, Bloodstock has become a household name amongst rock and metal fans. Now seeing numbers of 15,000 people, it has evolved to a full blown outdoor metal festival (Bloodstock Open Air – BOA), having seen acts such as Lacuna Coil, Testament, Cradle of Filth, Lamb of God and ...

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Alex Marshall from Miss Vincent talks EP’s, Touring with FVK and their charity single!

We caught up with Alex Marshall, front man of South coast Punk rockers, Miss Vincent to discuss the upcoming tour with Fearless Vampire Killers in March, the new video for their EP and the new tracks in the pipeline. Hi Alex! Hello! Let’s jump straight in and talk about the video you’ve recently released for your track ‘Disparate, Desperate’, who ...

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Has digitisation killed the music industry?

With today’s technology and dwindling music sales, I can’t help but wonder if our technological advances have hindered many musicians. NO! I can hear many new budding musicians saying. However, let’s go back to basics. Back in the 70’s/80’s we saw the birth of some of the biggest names to date in the rock and metal world – Metallica, Guns ...

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Sumo Cyco: “Bands need to learn how to multi-task, or they will drown”

Candian dancehall-core band Sumo Cyco seem to just appear from nowhere in 2014, after a successful debut album release and support slot with Fozzy and Nonpoint, SEVER and the boys are working on album number two with the help of YOU! That’s right – dontate to their pledge campaign and you can be credited as an executive producer, provide backing ...

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Live: The Black Dahlia Murder

It’s an incredibly early start for the night gigs at the Camden Underworld in London which tonight, showcases three quality acts of death metal from around the world. With doors opening at 6pm, this doesn’t deter even the most die hard fans of UK death metal titans Ingested who requests that the crowd turn the place into “slamden town”. The crowd not ...

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Interview: Alan Cassidy, Black Dahlia Murder

The Black Dahlia Murder are currently on a tour across Europe in support of their latest album Abysmal which was released back in September 2015. We caught up with drummer Alan Cassidy prior to the doors opening for what was to be a fantastic night of quality metal in one of London’s most iconic music venues The Underworld in Camden. ...

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