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Against the current

Against The Current | 11 Questions at Reading Festival

September 17th, Against The Current will play the first show of their WORLD TOUR, starting in Asia before going on to Australia. The band will head back to the UK this November in support of pop punk classic’s Good Charlotte. After a strong set on the Reading Festival Main Stage powered by boundless confidence and energy, we caught up with Against The ...

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Mikey Demus with Ace + students Photo @neilmach 2017 ©

Interview and Masterclass with Skindred Guitarist Mikey Demus

This week RAMzine had the unique opportunity of visiting London’s Metropolis Studios, at the Powerhouse in Chiswick as guests of The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) to see a guitar masterclass given by expert guitarist MIKEY DEMUS of heavy rock & reggae band SKINDRED. The class was given to ACM students and introduced by the Skunk Anansie guitarist Martin “Ace” ...

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Faster Pussycat

Chad and Ace of Faster Pussycat talk about future and past of the band

Faster Pussycat turned back the clock and turned the Underworld in Camden into the Glam Rock scene of Hollywood via 1986 for the entire set. The group was most successful during the late 1980’s with their self-titled album, their 1989 gold album Wake Me When It’s Over and the 80,000 selling Whipped! in 1992. The music of Faster Pussycat has a definite Ramones ...

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Stone Broken

Interview with Stone Broken at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2017

At Ramblin’ Man Fair we met up with the hard-working 4-piece hard rock band from Walsall — Stone Broken — who have just been announced they will act as support for rock legends Living Colour this autumn. They’ve already been on tour, this Spring, with Glenn Hughes and it seems the breakthrough UK hard rock act is going from strength-to-strength at ...

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Jared James Nichols

Jared James Nichols at Ramblin’ Man Fair – “Black Magic is direct, raw, straight to the point”

Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and red-hot blues guitarist, Jared James Nichols returns this October with a new album Black Magic. He fronts a “power-trio” under his own name, with sounds based around the raw vision of late 1960s & early 1970s hard-rocking blues outfits such as Cream and Mountain. Over the last four years,  Jared James has shared stages with ...

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This Year's Ghost

PREMIERE: This Year’s Ghost ‘Old Familiar’

“Old Familiar is about how frivolous the music business appears to be nowadays and how many artists in the public eye are struggling to stay afloat because of its monetary over quality nature. Despite all of the anxiety and worry that this may bring to us as artists, it has become an element of the industry we choose to accept ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS

Interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS at Ramblin’ Man Fair

BLACK STAR RIDERS were formed in 2012 by four members of Thin Lizzy – Scott Gorham, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and bassist Marco Mendoza – plus former Megadeth and Alice Cooper drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. The band’s debut album All Hell Breaks Loose” was released in 2013, and attained universal approval with a follow-up album, The Killer Instinct released in February ...

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Skein's Deadweight

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Skein

Deadweight is the second album from Finnish atmospheric metals Skein and unlike their 2014 debut Of Wings Unfolding  (which was a concept album) Deadweight, tackles some pretty hefty subject matter like social responsibility, misuse of power and basic human characteristics. This album draws on a rawness that is balanced with both clean and screaming vocals to highlight the punch of the ...

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TOSELAND

Interview with TOSELAND at Ramblin’ Man Fair

Following a premature end to his World Superbike career, James Toseland decided to focus on his first true love – music. After parting company with his first band, Crash, he embarked on a band project known, simply, as TOSELAND. The band’s first single ‘Life is Beautiful’ was released in April 2013 and later it was announced that they had been ...

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Guy Griffin

Interview with QUIREBOYS at Ramblin’ Man Fair

English hard rock band QUIREBOYS have been ultra-busy releasing an album a year since signing with ‘Off Yer Rocka’ and releasing Beautiful Curse in 2013. And in between a teaser EP expected this autumn and a fresh studio album perhaps in 2018, the lads are set to release a collection of iconic blues tunes on an album titled White Trash ...

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