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Hammerfest 2014 Review

Hammerfest now a long established festival. Which this year took place in Pwhelli, Wales. We have heard rumours of the location changing, but nothing has yet been confirmed. The festival takes place at a Haven holiday site – so festival goers get to enjoy comfortable beds to sleep in, warm showers, and a kitchen. This is a whole new world ...

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Hammerfest coverage coming soon….

What a weekend! Hammerfest Rocked! Check back this Afternoon for our Hammerfest Review and Photos! Backstage interviews coming all this week! www.facebook.com/RockAndMetalZine

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Hammerfest VI ‘Book of The Dead’ Preview

Hammerfest is a festival that sells out year-on-year. It’s held at the home of Hard Rock Hell – Hafan y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Wales. This isn’t your standard Rock Festival for at this festival you don’t stay in a tent, but in a warm caravan or chalet with showers, kitchens, and very comfortable beds. This adds to comfort of ...

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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 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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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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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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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 – 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 ‘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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