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Live: Airbourne, The Electric Ballroom, London

In this day and age, we’ve all heard it on the radio, read it in a magazine or online, that Rock and Roll is dead in some way or another. How idiotic a statement it is though! Music traverses through ages and develops as it goes, sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. Monday and Tuesday night in London was proof ...

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RAMzine Issue 11 – Hard Rock Hell, End of Salvation & more!

Issue 11 is here! This time featuring a 5-page spread on Hard Rock Hell! Representing this on the from cover are Soil and Vodun. Even though Soil were added to the festival last minute, that played a standout performance for what is usually a quiet slot. Vodun from London describe themselves as afro, heavy, psych, soul – they were unlike anything else ...

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Hard Rock Hell – A familiar crowd gather to don their denim and leather!

Navigating further into the depths of Wales, the blue skies faded and the terrain became more rugged as we drew ever nearer to Hard Rock Hell for its tenth instalment. Seeding various spin-offs throughout the year – HRH Blues, HRH AOR, HRH PROG to name but a few – this is the original and, some might say, the best. HRH events ...

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Alter Bridge Live at The O2 Arena

In 2011, Alter Bridge played the biggest show of the bands history. The stage was Wembley Arena. The show, which featured them blowing the roof off with high voltage rock (not literally) was documented on a live DVD, appropriately titled, Alter Bridge Live at Wembley. A few years later they returned to Wembley as champions and did it all again. ...

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Review: Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct

The wait has been insatiable. The hype has been built to breaking point. The anticipation has been off the chart. But after eight long years of waiting since their last studio album, Metallica have finally dropped their eagerly anticipated ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’. As a fan of the band, yours truly was genuinely nervous as to whether the wait would be ...

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Review: Lacuna Coil, Forever Still & Genus Ordinis Dei – O2 Institute Birmingham

Italian gothfathers Lacuna Coil are back in Birmingham – namely the overflowing O2 Institute – for yet another sold-out show as part of the 2016 Delirium World Tour. With the queue already snaking halfway down the street by 7pm, it’s no surprise that we find ourselves packed like sardines into the smaller room downstairs come zero hour. The task of ...

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Interview with Sons Of Texas – Hard Rock Hell

Sons of Texas released their debut album Baptized In the Rio Grande last year and have already built up a huge following. On their last leg of touring their debut they find themselves in the UK in support of Soil. This was the bands first time in the UK, and their first time in Europe. Lead singer Mark Morales told us “We ...

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The worlds best or worst interview with SOiL!? – Hard Rock Hell

“Donald Trump looks like he’d give a mean Blowjob!” We caught up with stateside legends SOiL at Hard Rock Hell 10 to ask if they have any plans for future musical projects. However the interview ended up as the funniest and rudest interview to date. Watch the full interview to see who’s guilty pleasure is Madonna, why Ryan wants to knife ...

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Dani Filth discusses new Devilment album ‘The Mephisto Waltzes’

Fiendishly vivacious Ipswich metallers ‘Devilment’ have released their second studio album The Mephisto Waltzes following the success of their debut The Great and Secret Show. On a dark and stormy Monday night, I battled my way through the forest of imps and goblins to catch up with the notorious front man Dani Filth to discuss the next chapter that he’s ...

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Live: Beth Hart – Birmingham Symphony Hall

Purple lights flood an empty stage, and the dust caught hovering in the air evokes the unearthly appearance of what it might be like to wake up one morning on somewhere like Jupiter. Lord know Holst’s ‘Joybringer’ theme is much needed this year, but I’m content to hear Gary Hoey’s ‘Dust & Bones’ play over the PA, battling to be overheard above this ...

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