Features

Napalm Death

HRH United Hammerfest 2017 Friday Highlights

There’s a lot of tired and hungover people lumbering around this morning as Hammerfest’s attendees wander to the arenas to open up the first full day of the festival’s ninth instalment. Despite the alcohol induced hindrance, there’s a sizeable swathe of metalheads making their way to the second stage to see something very exciting indeed. Desert Storm open up proceedings inexpert ...

Read More »
Armored Saint

HRH United Hammerfest 2017 Thursday Highlights

Well, here we are; back for another instalment of the legendary Hard Rock Hell United Hammerfest, and if the first day is anything to go by, the quality is damn high. The sun is beating down on the black shirted, leather jacket-clad festival attendees, and the mood is understandably, ridiculously jubilant. Opening the entire festival with a song described as ...

Read More »
Darkest Hour Album – Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour are back to their rip-snorting best on this, their ninth studio album, which has been paid for as part of a hugely successful Crowd Funding Campaign; having smashed the target set to fans in record time. For a band who are nine albums deep into a career, they are certainly going for it all guns blazing. They are ...

Read More »
steel Panther

Steel Panther: Lexxi talks bitchin’ metal, wooing the ladies and the definition of a ‘Poontang Boomerang’

“The UK is our biggest fanbase… we can’t wait to get back over there” Lexxi Foxx, bassist of Steel Panther tells us. That makes sense, we don’t know many people who don’t find them hilarious, they hit our British humour right on the head. I remember seeing Steel Panther for the first time, back in 2010 I received a text message from ...

Read More »
Ministry - Sphinctour

RAMzine Classic Album: Ministry – Sphinctour

Did you know that Ministry were once a new wave synth pop outfit driven by Al Jourgenson in 1981? The 80’s were a time for synthesisers and saw Ministry change their style to become one of the leading industrial metal bands of the 80’s. Their success was made paramount in the early naughty nineties when they released their fifth studio ...

Read More »
september mourning

September Mourning – On a war against fate, in a fight for humanity

Download 2015, RAMzine were in the press area interviewing zillions of bands, and in between waiting for the next band to come along, we noticed someone dressed head to toe in white. Rare to see at a rock festival, but you could clearly tell it was performance clothing. We went over to introduce ourselves to September, otherwise known as Emily, ...

Read More »
Booze & Glory

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Booze & Glory

Booze & Glory are back with the next instalment of the party fuelled sounds of rowdy old skool punk and Oi anthems. Having been making music since 2009 Chapter IV see’s the London boys upping their game with the infectious way they write songs for Friday & Saturday nights whilst writing about subjects as diverse as installing positive thinking in ...

Read More »
download festival

System Of A Down. Biffy Clyro. Aerosmith.

System Of A Down. Biffy Clyro. Aerosmith. Prophets Of Rage. Five Finger Death Punch. AFI. Alter Bridge. Mastodon. Sum 41. Rob Zombie. Slayer. Opeth. Good Charlotte. The Dead Daisies. Ministry. Airbourne. The names speak for themselves, and perhaps one of the more exciting names this year is Prophets Of Rage: an amalgamation of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and ...

Read More »
ZZ TOP

Preview: Ramblin’ Man – ZZ TOP, EXTREME, STEVE ‘N’ SEAGULLS

We all have a craving for Southern music, down-home blues and exciting classic rock, right? Yessiree, we do. So we cannot wait to head into the English countryside this July for a weekend with the Ramblers. We’ll be joining the friendliest crowds in the country to celebrate the best music on Earth  — down Kent way — for this year’s ...

Read More »
Michael Monroe

Hard Rock Hell AOR 2017 Highlights: Saturday

Well, it feels like we’ve barely started, but we’re on the dawn of the final day of this year’s Hard Rock Hell AOR. The whole event has been excellent so far, and the organisers have certainly saved the best til last. Let’s dive right in. Power is the optimal word for Häxan. There are few things more impressive than a ...

Read More »