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RAMzine Rock and Metal Awards

Announcing RAMzine’s Rock & Metal Awards

We are very excited to announce the first ever RAMzine Rock & Metal Awards in partnership with ROCK PEN Conference and XL Promotions. The RAMzine Awards are for bands, but they are also for the Rock & Metal community, we want to recognise those that go above and beyond for the genres be them fans, or the people behind the ...

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My Regime - Deranged Patterns

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – My Regime

If furiously fast Thrash is your thing then this is the album for you. Sweden’s My Regime are not letting go of the assault they created on the last album and this seems to give the feel it is a continuation of Dogmas just with more pumped up body crushing riffs. Deranged Patterns has more than a foot in the past ...

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Panic Cell bassist talks Mental Health Awareness in Music Industry

Former Panic Cell bassist talks Mental Health Awareness in Music Industry

We’ve been seeing public awareness for mental health grow and in recent times more concern for musician’s well-being in this fast evolving music industry. As someone that quit a full-time ‘traditional’ job in my late twenties to join a band and then go on to form my own business in my late thirties, I strongly feel the need to highlight ...

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RAMzine - Kobra & The Lotus

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Kobra & The Lotus

It’s been a little over three years since the High Priestess came out and now Kobra & The Lotus are back with full force in the form of Prevail I, their most powerful album yet seeing them cement themselves as a staple in modern female fronted hard rock category. From the off this album showcases Kobra Paige’s true vocal ability ...

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Download Festival 2016

Download Festival: The Evolution of Rock

After the infamous ‘Monsters Of Rock’ festival ceased in 1996, there was a huge void in the UK rock festival scene. That was until 2003 when Stuart Galbraith, Tom Pyke and Andy Copping came up with an idea to use the same location for a new rock and metal festival, this festival was to be known as ‘Download’. The name ...

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Don Jamieson – Communication Breakdown

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Don Jamieson

It’s not often I get to review comedy albums but this is something different. You may recognise the name as one of the presenters of VH1’s “That Metal Show”, but what most people don’t know over here in the UK is that Don Jamieson is an Emmy-Award Winner and circuit comedian. This is his third album on legendary label Metal ...

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HEAVY METAL TRUANTS IN METAL SPIN CLASS

RAMzine attends Heavy Metal Spinning with Download Dog in support of The Heavy Metal Truants

Inspired by the The Heavy Metal Truants — who complete a strenuous cycle ride from London to Donnington each year and have been donating to children’s charities since 2013 — the wonderful mob from Download organized a very special one-off heavy-metal spinning class this week [for metal heads and beginners] at the ostentatious 1Rebel fitness studio in the heart of ...

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RAMzine Issue 13

RAMzine Issue 13: Doyle, Dead Label, HRH Reviews!

Issue 13 is here! Grab your free print copy now. In this issue, we have a brief chat with former Misfit, Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. He talks veganism, Misfits, and his new starring role. We also catch up with some old friends, Dead Label, who you will be able to catch this year on the Dogtooth Stage at Download Festival. They ...

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The Dollyrots

Premiere: The Dollyrots – City of Angels

Alternative punk rockers The Dollyrots have teamed up with RAMzine to bring you the exclusive premiere of their new lyric video for ‘City of Angels’. The Dollyrots infectious blend of sing-a-long punk rock really makes you smile! Whilst Kelly Ogden (bass and vocals) and Luis Cabezas (guitar and vocals) provide some of us with a sense nostalgia from a carefree-teen ...

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Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James - Life Of Agony

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Life Of Agony

If energetic alternative rock is your thing then the eagerly awaited new offering from Life Of Agony is just the tonic. It has been 12 years since their last album and the world has changed beyond all measures. There is a drive and intensity in these new songs that only someone like Mina Caputo could pen, wearing her heart on ...

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