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Paramore

Paramore’s Tour 3 – All Killer, Too Much Filler?

Now, after about twelve years of being a fan of Paramore, just the very thought of seeing Hayley Williams and the gang live for the first time was enough to send shivers down my spine and throw uncontrollable feelings of excitement through my stomach. My deep desire for them to play the entirety of All We Know Is Falling (their absolute ...

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Kayak's Ton Scherpenzeel

Interview with Prog Rock Band Kayak’s Ton Scherpenzeel

The Dutch band, Kayak, despite being well known in Prog rock circles, are largely an unknown quantity to the average rock fan. Formed in 1972 by Ton Scherpenzeel and Pim Koopman, they released their debut album, See See the Sun, in 1973 and it contained no less than three hit singles. Between 1973 and 1981 the band released a further ...

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Anvil Pounding The Pavement

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Anvil

As fresh in 2018 as they have ever been Canadian rock giants Anvil return with their 17th album Pounding The Pavement. The band seem to have taken on board comments from fans saying they want a return to the sounds Anvil are known for and this album will not disappoint those fans. The musicianship, as always is on point, but for ...

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Rebels with a Cause

Rebels with a Cause: New Book Exposes ‘Secret History’ of Original Rolling Stones

Books about every aspect of the life and times of the Stones are not exactly thin on the ground. You name the time period, the song, the event and the person during their fifty-year plus existence, and it’s pretty much a certainty there’s a book covering it somewhere. Many of them eulogise the Stones in terms of their longevity and ...

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David Shankle Manowar

One man’s journey to Maniacs Metal Meeting in Brazil

It’s Thursday 7th December and I´m in the heart of Patagonia. It´s early in the morning and time to start a full extreme metal weekend. The first step is to get a plane from Comodoro (Patagonia) to Buenos Aires, then get a connection to Brazil. There’re already some people wearing black leather, they’re Mortuorial Eclipse, a symphonic blackened-death metal band. They ...

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Morbid Angel - Covenant

RAMzine Classic: Morbid Angel – Covenant

With the release of their latest album, Kingdoms Disdained, it is important to look back at the early career of Morbid Angel instead of focusing on the legendary misstep released in 2011 and remember why the band was considered one of the original death metal bands with their landmark 1993 album, Covenant. Covenant opens with ‘Rapture’ and never before has ...

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Five Finger Death Punch Wembley

Five Finger Death Punch + In Flames | London

Ending our 2017, absolutely and quite frankly gloriously we head to Wembley Arena to see Five Finger Death Punch on their co-headline tour with In Flames, supported by Of Mice & Men. In Flames start with a familiar opening, ‘Drained’ the first track off their latest album, Battles. They take us back and forth through nostalgic teen-metal-hood going back to 2004’s ...

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RAMzine Classic: Budgie's 1971 Debut

RAMzine Classic: Budgie’s 1971 Debut

One of the most underrated bands in the history of heavy rock, Budgie. They formed in 1967 in South Wales and used various names including Ten Ton Budgie, before settling on just Budgie. According to founding member Burke Shelley this was because he “loved the idea of playing noisy, heavy rock” however calling themselves “after something diametrically opposed to that”. Shelley ...

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Mastodon

Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show

Topping album of the year polls for almost two decades and seemingly reinventing their sound with every subsequent album, Atlanta Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show along with Chicago based post-metal outfit, Russian Circles, and Mastodon’s ever familiar support band, Red Fang. Russian Circles started the show and it feels like their set ...

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Greenleaf

The Underworld became “tonehenge” courtesy of Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax and Steak.

Christmas came early this month, for those of the stoner scene in London. The Underworld was set to become “tonehenge” for the evening with a trio of bands providing the finest desert rock/stoner/psychedelic musicianship you could wish for, courtesy of Greenleaf, The Atomic Bitchwax, and Steak. Kicking off the show was Londons very own Steak, my love for this band ...

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