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VULTURE INDUSTRIES

The Pulse Of Bliss – An Interview With Vulture Industries

Compelling, experimental, and highly original, the avantgarde metal ensemble known as Vulture Industries have captivated and challenged music addicts around the globe for 15 years now. Their elusive and charmingly eccentric frontman Bjørnar E. Nilsen invited RAMzine into the band’s dark and twisted world… Musically speaking, Vulture Industries has never been a predictable entity. Was the will and determination to ...

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Power Trip

Power Trip Continue Their Rise To Greatness With A Chaotic Headline Show In London

Whilst most certainly a beloved genre of music, it would be critically safe to say that the genre of metal has certainly had its peaks and troughs over the years. Some periods of time are saturated with formulaic slices of generic predictability, whilst other times are exciting, invigorating, and unpredictable. Right now in metal music, we are on the verge ...

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Bloodstock 2018: Bands you MUST see – by RAMzine staff

Only a coupel of days to go to the biggest event in the metal calendar – Bloodstock Open Air. A few weeks back we brought you a guide to the must see bands, by the fans. Now its time for those behind this very website, and your favourite zine – RAMzine.  I posed the question: ‘Who is the one band ...

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The Rock Guide To Reading and Leeds

For better or worse, Reading and Leeds have evolved into so much more than a rock festival. Nudging its way into the same ilk as V-fest, T In The Park or even Glastonbury, it does leave rock fans who have either been attending for years or are new to festivals scene in general in a bit of a pickle. Though ...

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Bloodstock 2018: Bands you MUST see – as chosen by the fans

What sets Bloodstock aside from other big festivals in the UK is the fact they book the biggest names in the world of metal. Thing is, there are so many metal (and rock) bands out there – it’s no mean feat trying to listen to them all. When it comes to the ever-stacked line-up of Bloodstock Festival, where do you ...

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RAMzine Issue 19

RAMzine Issue 19 – Download Festival, Avenged Sevenfold, The Bronx

RAMzine Issue 19 is out now featuring our gigantic review of Download Festival. From the kennel (Dogtooth Stage) to see Scouse metallers Loathe, over the main stage to see Guns N Roses, we ensured we covered all bases. We even took some time to pop backstage prior to Avenged Sevenfold’s set for a catch up with Zacky Vengeance. Earlier that ...

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Craziest Tour Riders in Rock

Top Ten Craziest Tour Riders in Rock

While recent studies have suggested that there are a number of health benefits associated with rock music, some of the tour riders on this list are about as far away from healthy as you can imagine. From bald, toothless hookers to boa constrictors – not to mention copious amounts of alcohol – some of these tour riders have doubtless driven ...

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Cancer Bats

Interview with Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats at Download 2018 “Dude, this is such a party!”

Cancer Bats are on fire this year. Dropping one of 2018’s best punk albums out of nowhere back in April, The Spark That Moves caught us all off guard in the best possible way. Seems these days bands do a much better job of keeping their cards closely tucked into their chest than are given credit for. The element of surprise ...

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Dragonforce

Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce at Download 2018 “We’re working on a new album that we’re releasing next year”

Love them; hate them; flail your body in a sugar rushed category five whirlwind to them; you got to give it to DragonForce – they actually made power metal… well, cool…-ish. Frilly laced shirts and pompous three-disc marathons of operatic guitar wankery does not sit well in the frenzied equation of DragonForce’s hyper speed power/fantasy recipe. Bringing a balls to ...

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body count

Sons Of South Central – BODY COUNT Turn London Into Slam Central In An Epic Club Show Performance

Hot on the heels of their amazing 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bloodlust, Ice-T’s metal band Body Count have had what can only be described as an incredible resurgence in attention and interest. Not to dismiss the coverage and praise they got on their awesome 2014 comeback album Manslaughter, but Bloodlust was one of last year’s finest metal albums – both musically, thematically, ...

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