Introducing: Cortes

Cortes have realised their debut single, ‘Close To Nowhere.’ “Who are they,” I hear you ask. Allow me to enlighten you. Cortes are an indy/blues rock trio currently stomping around London. Their 2014 demo release, ‘Facing My Fear,’ received air time on BBC Radio 1 with Zane Lowe’s comment that it was “most certainly better than good.” But, of course, ...

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The Enid

Robert John Godfrey Announces Retirement from THE ENID

THE ENID are a progressive British rock group set up by former Barclay James Harvest music director and the Royal College of Music composer and pianist Robert John Godfrey. Founded in 1973, RJG is one of only two original members still present in the 2016 line-up (the long-serving drummer Dave Storey worked on the band’s debut album.) Other key members ...

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Live Review: Inglorious, The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Review by Paul Birch, photos by Martin Tierney I’ve seen Ali Clinton live a number of times, in various bands, and usually fronting rock trios. A talented youth, the influences of Rory Gallagher and to a lesser degree Jimmy Page were always evident in his fiery blues rock playing. Tonight he’s covering broader terrain, travelling in pastures trod by Virgil ...

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new saxon

Interview with Biff Byford of Saxon about forthcoming release — Eagles and Dragons

A new Saxon package “Eagles and Dragons” is out soon. The set features nine albums which before today, were only released on vinyl in some regions (including Germany, Italy and the UK) and even then, only in very limited quantities. The new luxury 180 gram vinyl versions in the collection, including inner sleeves with all the lyrics, are a must-have ...

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Dream Theater

Dream Theater present The Astonishing live at London Palladium

London’s West End is full of prog-hunters on this cold and chilling February weekday evening. Jeff Wayne’s “Musical Version of The War of the Worlds” is packing the punters in over at the Dominion. But we’re going to see something far more exciting than that. Have seventeen years really flown-past-us since DREAM THEATER bestowed upon us Scenes from a Memory? ...

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ramzine issue 7 update

RAMzine Issue 7 – William Francis + Festival Previews!

Issue 7 of RAMzine has arrived! Bringing you an exclusive interview with William Francis, on the last tour for Aiden. We also introduce to a particularly evil band, The Heretic Order, who are on tour with ICON this month. This is also our Festival Previews Issue! Featuring some of our favorite festivals from across the globe.

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Photo Credit: Caroline Traitler

Live Review: Steven Wilson @ Hammersmith Apollo

Calming, yet desolate urban scenes of high-rise apartment blocks and the odd green-space provide the backdrop to the intro. Arriving on stage to a raucous applause, each musician takes their station for a smooth transition to opening track, ‘First Regret.’ Initially too bass-heavy, the sound is quickly rectified in time for the first drop that comes in ‘3 Years Older.’ ...

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Bloodstock: The Evolution

Starting out in 2001 as a one-day indoor event and seeing numbers of roughly 700 people, Bloodstock has become a household name amongst rock and metal fans. Now seeing numbers of 15,000 people, it has evolved to a full blown outdoor metal festival (Bloodstock Open Air – BOA), having seen acts such as Lacuna Coil, Testament, Cradle of Filth, Lamb of God and ...

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miss vinsent

Alex Marshall from Miss Vincent talks EP’s, Touring with FVK and their charity single!

We caught up with Alex Marshall, front man of South coast Punk rockers, Miss Vincent to discuss the upcoming tour with Fearless Vampire Killers in March, the new video for their EP and the new tracks in the pipeline. Hi Alex! Hello! Let’s jump straight in and talk about the video you’ve recently released for your track ‘Disparate, Desperate’, who ...

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Record store

Has digitisation killed the music industry?

With today’s technology and dwindling music sales, I can’t help but wonder if our technological advances have hindered many musicians. NO! I can hear many new budding musicians saying. However, let’s go back to basics. Back in the 70’s/80’s we saw the birth of some of the biggest names to date in the rock and metal world – Metallica, Guns ...

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