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Johannes of Avatar Interview

RAMzine sat down with Johannes Eckerström of Avatar, who tells us after this long he dose feel like the band need a bit of a break saying “on average we have been doing 5 shows a week for 14 weeks”. That is a lot, but it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Avatar have propelled into the world of Rock and Metal certainly ...

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Review: Whitesnake – Live in ’84 / Back To The Bone

Available in a deluxe version and with a DVD courtesy of Frontiers Records the latest live offering from the Whitesnake franchise digs deep, taking us back to what is in hindsight a transitory period. The photos capture five men who’ve had their first proper haircut since they left school, all decked out in black leather. It doesn’t look right, and ...

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Santa Cruz Interview at Hard Rock Hell

RAMzine caught up with Santa Cruz at Hard Rock Hell, who like to describe themselves as “Pure F*cking Adrenaline”, which we can back-up 110%! The band are set to release a new self-tittled album next March, which they describe as “Amazing”. “The new album is going to be so much more modern” says Archie, as we talk through Santa Cruz’s favourite ...

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The Vintage Caravan Interview at Hard Rock Hell

Hard Rock Hell 2014 saw another brilliant live performance from Nuclear Blast band The Vintage Caravan. We last saw them assemble the location that is Hafan Y Mor, Pwllheli (North Wales), back in March for Hammerfest! The guys hailing from Iceland, bring to the table a bit of Classic Rock, Blues and Prog Rock! Our favorite tracks currently being ‘Expand ...

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Hard Rock Hell 8 Review

Hard Rock Hell (HRH) feels like a very well kept secret, hidden by it’s location, hidden by the fact it always sells out, and by the fact that if you did choose to go to a festival, perhaps you didn’t think to go to one November. Whatever the reason, all these things are actually a positive. HRH promotes an atmosphere, far gone ...

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Review: Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds

Absolute kings Machine Head release their eighth studio album, ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’. Produced by Robb Flynn and Juan Urteaga, who has also produced Testament and Vile. Mixed by Colin Richardson, who has worked with Carcass, Fear Factory, Slipknot, Behemoth, and Devildriver. Additional tracking, editing and mixing was completed with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap and Steve Lagudi. Before you start ...

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Interview with SOiL

This Halloween we ventured down to sub89 in Reading, to talk to SOiL and Hed P.E. SOiL are one of those bands that us 90’s grungers grew up listening to throughout our teens and early 20’s, rock clubs across the country still play ‘Halo’  their first single off their second studio album ‘Scars‘ which was out in 2001. We sat down with ...

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RIP Wayne Static: Top 5 Static Tracks

On November the 1st, it was announced that front-man of Static-X, Wayne Richard Wells – better known as Wayne Static, passed away due to a drug overdose at the age of 48. Fans and fellow musicians such as Corey Taylor, Motorhead and Aaron Lewis of Staid shared their condolences online. Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor tweeted: “I am absolutely devastated to ...

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Interview with Skid Row’s Dave ‘The Snake’ Sabo

Skid Row released ’18 and Life‘ all the way back in 1989. As a pretty small kid I bought, and still have, the vinyl, (yeah I said vinyl) copy that came sellotaped to a rock magazine around that time. So when this iteration of Skid Row were in town there was no way I wasn’t interviewing them. We caught up ...

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Live Review: Skid Row

It’s late into a damp Wednesday afternoon. I’ve bombed it from work to Bournemouth to get to The Old Fire Station just in the nick of time. A tall, smiley gent opens the door and introduces himself as the tour manager. He is terribly sorry, but the boys are running a little late due to a heavy night last night, ...

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