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Sum 41 - Don't Call It A Sum Back Tour

Live:Sum 41,Brixton Academy, London

The band who helped make your summers bright as a teenager, the band who made you realise you didn’t want to be casualties of society, the band who’s cheeky-smiled skater–punk style injected the anthem fuelled songs at your parties… Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Sum 41. But first, the main support act, Hollerado. These Toronto-based musicians are not ...

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RAMzine Classic: Judas Priest - Sin after Sin

RAMzine Classic: Judas Priest – Sin After Sin

Judas Priest Sin after Sin was released 8th April 1977 through CBS Records. Who would have thought that Judas Priest started their incredible journey in 1969. Their first album was brought out in 1974 and entitled Rocka Rolla. My favourite album from Priest is without doubt Sin after Sin released in 1977 mainly due to the fact it brings back memories spending my time ...

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King King

King King + Broken Witt Rebels: The Robin 2, 2017

The Robin 2 is heaving, packed to the rafters and Broken Witt Rebels looked dwarfed by the whole affair. This despite the fact they’ve grown up a lot in the last year. Still young, but a little worldlier; less running around manically, more concentrating on the music. Fortunately, tonight’s crowd seem familiar with that part of the equation, and where ...

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dreamshade

Dreamshade “Be VIBRANT in everything you do in life!”

Post-hardcore melody makers Dreamshade will make their debut UK appearance this March, starting in Manchester on the 21st, ending in London on the 26th. We spoke with Kevin (Vocals) and Fella (Guitars, Vocals) for a pre-tour catch-up. RAMzine are loving your new album Vibrant. What made you go with the theme of reflecting upon relationships? Fella: We always had very ...

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1919 Bloodline

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – 1919

Bloodline is the second full-length album by post punk and early “Goth” pioneers 1919 and comes only 33 years after their debut release. The Original line-up got back together in 2015 for a splattering of festival shows and two European tours to coincide with new EP Death Note. This album fuses dark and heavy bleak atmospheric melodic sounds that for ...

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skindred

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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