Features

Download 2018: 6 acts you NEED to see on the Avalanche stage

According to their website, Download Festival’s Avalanche stage: “showcases the best in punk rock, post-hardcore and alt-rock,” We can get aboard that, for sure. To  us though Avalanche is the TRUE alternative to the rest of the festival which is filled to the brim with hard rock and metal (not that there’s anything wrong with that). This is like the ...

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Employed to serve

WATCH: Interview with Justine Jones of Employed To Serve

Warming up for Download Festival 2018 with a stretch of dates across the UK Employed To Serve‘s Justine Jones sat down with us to discuss new music, new bands and how she getting them heard. With a collum in Kerrang Justine tells us “Fans and press have now realised that we need to champion new bands, otherwise who will end up ...

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The most rock and metal moments from Eurovision 2018

Vikings, outlaw country, and a band playing Waken – who said Eurovision didn’t rock last weekend? Eurovision. The song contest responsible for helping launch the careers of some of the biggest pop acts to ever take the stage. Be it ABBA (Sweden, 1974), Bucks Fizz (UK, 1981) or Celine Dion (Switzerland, 1988 … even though she is Canadian), the competition ...

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Download 2018: 8 bands you need to see on the Dogtooth Stage

First in the series of ‘bands you need to see at Download 2018’ series, we are starting at the smallest, yet most under stated stage. The Dogtooth Stage. As you will the names are no less bombastic or well known. Not everyone can main stage it y’know. In honesty – every band at Download is worth a watch, but we ...

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Pretty Addicted “I like to cross the line of what’s acceptable in society”

Do you think that rock n roll would be as well loved if no-one took risks, or did something different? Not at all. That’s how rock was born. It went against the grain, and through out the ages – the most well loved genre in the world has represented the individual. Where would the world of rock and metal be ...

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OHHMS

WATCH: OHHMS interviewed inside climbing frame at Hammerfest

RAMzine caught up with Sludge/Post-Metal act OHHMS in one of our most unique interview locations yet! We talk being signed to Holy Roar Records and what music we would like to see in VR, whilst making lego! OHHMS are currently working on their new ‘animal rights’ album called Exist. #OhhmsExist

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RAMzine Issue 18 - Gene Simmons

RAMzine Issue 18 | Gene Simmons, Coldbones, Hammerfest

RAMzine Issue 18 is out now featuring rockstar, businessman and KISS legend Gene Simmons. He talks to us about The Vault which is a monumental collection, a 50-year time capsule of tracks, including some pretty awesome features. Gene tells us “This has never been done before. It’s the largest box set of all time. It is literally 150 of never before released ...

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10 Times Rock and Metal Met Wrestling

If you watched Wrestlemania, NXT Takeover, ROH Supercard of Hour, or any other wrestling event over the weekend you may have picked up a ‘rock n roll’ or party vibe to it, this is nothing new. Rock and wrestlling have went hand-in-hand for decades. Records of the world of professional wrestling mixing with the music industry goes as far back ...

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Saxon Reissues

RAMzine Classic: SAXON – Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and their self-titled debut!

Following in the footsteps of their recent Decade of the Eagle comes a reissuing of the first three albums by metal giants Saxon. They, of course, will need no introduction to rock fans of any age. They were one of the pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and, along with Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, went on ...

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Free - Tons of Sobs

RAMzine Classic: Free – Tons of Sobs

The most remarkable thing about Free when they formed in early 1968, has to be the ages of the band members; bass player Andy Fraser was 15 years old, lead guitarist Paul Kossoff was 17, and both drummer Simon Kirke and singer Paul Rodgers were 18. Kossoff and Kirke were in the band Black Cat Bones, but they felt things weren’t happening and decided ...

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