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HRH Metal 2017 in Photos

February 2017 we sent a photographer along to HRH Metal at the O2 Academy Birmingham to capture the mania. Skindred always manage to conquer any festival stage they play with an excellent balance of talent, entertainment and crowd participation. Lawnmower Deth since their return to the scene have also been known for entertainment and crowd participation. Throw in Red Rum, and we have ...

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Betraying The Martyrs The Resilient

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Betraying The Martyrs

From the offset, this album is head and shoulders above the previous two. It’s crushing in more ways than you would think and has a majestic feel that these French extreme tech metallers have perfected over that past recordings. The opening track ‘Lost For Words’ pulls you in straight away blending hooks and riffs with operatic and brutal vocals until ...

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Power Trip Nightmare Logic

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Power Trip

Hailing from Dallas Texas Power Trip’s new album Nightmare Logic lands on February 24th via Southern Lord. The 8 track album is packed with heavy riffs and grooves that you’d come to expect from bands that come out of that area of the states. For me, the intro to ‘Waiting Around To Die’ is crushingly progressive but it’s their fusion ...

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Chris Shiflett

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett to release solo country album

When Chris Shiflett is not busy as the lead guitarist of Foo Fighters, he turns his hand to Alt-Country. His new solo album West Coast Town is due for release April 14th. If you are anything like me you may love your rock and metal, however, alt-country can be a nice transition when you just want to listen to something extremely ...

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Glenn Hughes The Robin 2 Bilston

Live: Glenn Hughes, The Robin 2, Bilston

Sly & the Family Stone pour out of the house PA, singing about ‘A Family Affair’. It’s fitting. There’s a sense of déjà vu at the Robin 2 tonight; there usually is when Glenn Hughes plays his native Black Country. You’ll regularly catch sight of other musicians who still live locally, maybe a retired footballer and a stand-up comic and ...

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RAMzine Issue 12

RAMzine Issue 12 – Festival Previews, In Flames, Johnny Deathshadow

Get a FREE print copy here. Aerosmith, Airborne, Amon Amarth – three very different style bands, yet we are very excited to see all of them headline festivals this summer! RAMzine’s traditional Festival Previews Feature returns in this issue, as we come into the new year and start planning our summer. We had a chance to catch up with Anders of In ...

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Skeletal Dreadful Life

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Skeletal

Finland is renowned for its quality Death and Thrash influenced bands, Skeletal have a debut album that will be looked back in time as one of those albums that sets them out from the rest of the pack. The band have taken their time with their first full-length album having formed in 2007 in Jyvaskyla. They pull a big sound ...

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Jimmy Eat World

Jimmy Eat World, The Amity Affliction – Reading & Leeds

Kasabian have been announced as the second headliner for the annual Reading and Leeds Festivals, which take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Also announced this morning is Arizona rockers Jimmy Eat World. It’s amazing to think that Jimmy Eat World have stood the test of time within the music industry, across 9 studio albums, whilst always having the same ...

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Daycare For Jedi This Is What You Get

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Daycare For Jedi

When you open up your inbox and there is a band called Daycare For Jedi sat waiting for you the intrigue in the name alone forced me to get this in my ears and I was more than pleasantly surprised. The Danish pop-punk outfit deliver a sound that would not feel out of place alongside the likes of ADTR or ...

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The Train Kept A-Rollin by Spencer Vignes

The Train Kept A-Rollin by Spencer Vignes — Book Review

Freight railways were the only means of transportation for the bluesmen of yesteryear. The musicians jumped into the back car not just because they couldn’t afford a passenger ticket but often because they weren’t allowed on board a service that had been designated ‘whites only.’ Hours spent with other artists hidden away in the cattle sections, perhaps armed with rhythm ...

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