Features

Review: Dames of Darkness Festival 2015

The fifth edition of The Dames of Darkness bash took place over two days on 9th-10th May 2015 at the excellent Robin 2 venue in Bilston. RAMZine attended to report on the festivities. Day One Opening the festival on day one was The Fall of Eve – a symphonic rock project formed by formed by Laura Tracey (Evangeline) with Michael ...

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Interview: Fearless Vampire Killers

In the past few years Fearless Vampire Killers have gone from strength to strength: they have released two albums, their own novels, an exclusive social network and have just finished a European tour supporting Black Veil Brides and In This Moment. About to embark on their UK headline tour, we caught up with vocalist and guitarist Kier Kemp to talk ...

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Men on a Mission: Stupid Chief, The Influence, Circadian

We are two guys on a mission, a mission to find the next big thing before the big thing finds them! We will tour UK venues searching for unsigned UK talent and list up who we’re hedging our bets on. We’re looking for groups that bring something a bit special to our souls by nailing or redefining a genre or ...

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Breaking Bands Festival – Sold Out!

Breaking Bands Festival is a brand new festival to add to your calendar. Well, for next year at least if you haven’t already got a ticket, as it is now officially sold out! The festival aims to bring the very best of the bands of the future into one place. Breaking Bands Festival takes place in just a few weeks time ...

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Black Label Society will headline Thursday at Hard Rock Hell 9!

Wow, what an announcement! – Following huge fan demand, Black Label Society will be playing the HRH stage alongside Saxon and UFO. The festival that takes place this November will also play host to Scorpion Child, Crowbot, The Scams, and more! See the full line-up in the poster below. With a many more acts to be announced, and Hard Rock Hell always providing ...

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Hammerfest 8 announces Exodus & more!

Hammerfest has made it’s first announcement for next years festival – and there are only 58 rooms left! We repeat just 58! The festival takes place at Camp HRH, Pwllheli, North Wales between 10th – 13th March 2016. Hammerfest 8 has just announced American thrash legends Exodus as headliners, joined by death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse, thrashers Lawnmower Deth, metallers ...

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Rainover – Transcending in the Blue and Drifting into Rebirth

Album: Transcending in the Blue and Drifting into Rebirth Writing for a number of webzines can bring its rewards and there is no bigger reward than being sent over a band that captures the imagination and creosotes the senses in a rich magic that keeps on giving. I was introduced to this band by Crimson Moonzine run by Summon is a zine ...

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Iggy Pop & Hotei Collaboration

‘How The Cookie Crumbles’  – the new collaboration between Iggy Pop and legendary Japanese guitarist Hotei is now avalible to hear on Youtube (as below). Opening with a growl, throughout the track gives you a sense of light hearted horror. The facts are ‘How The Cookie Crumbles’ is well written, and features some great guitar hooks, it’s catchy, and is quite refreshing. “In ...

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Interview: William Control

William Control aka Will Francis has gone from goth-punk front man to dark-wave solo artist and renowned album producer. Control is about to go on his ‘Punishment’ tour playing at various venues across the UK, surrounding his set at Whitby Goth Weekend alongside goth-punk legends The Damned. We caught up with the mysterious man himself to talk about the Aiden ...

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RAMzine – Issue 2 – DIO

Issue Two of RAMzine is out now! This issue sees us take a leap towards our mission of showcasing the new and celebrating the old. May 16th draws closer, marking the death of rock legend Ronnie James Dio, we celebrate our fallen hero with a snapshot of his life. Looking at newer bands, we talk to South Wales lads Peacemaker,Die! ...

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