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Review: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Vinyl Box Set 1973-1977

What can you say about an iconic band like Lynryd Skynyrd that hasn’t been said before? A band who are the essence  of Southern Rock, and arguably the Classic Rock Genre. Skynyrd’s story is one that will forever be passed down in rock legend- and have decided to captured their glory days in this box set. Famously the Jacksonville icons ...

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Live Review: Slipknot & KoRn ‘Prepare For Hell’ Tour,Arena, Newcastle

“In many ways Newcastle is like Des Moines,” announces Slipknot frontman Cory Taylor to the crowd “because Newcastle is home of some of the craziest human beings we’ve ever met.”…. We’ll take that as a compliment Corey! We know from various interviews that Corey Taylor is fully behind the live music scene in the UK, even Tweeting about a possible ...

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Review: Papa Roach – F.E.A.R.

FEAR the emotion induced by threats which cause a change in brain and organ function and ultimately a change in the way we behave – and now F.E.A.R’ is the new album from Papa Roach! Which also goes by another name ‘Face Everything and Rise’, the tittle track of this album. Yes people they are back! After the continued success of 2012′s ‘The Connection’ the ...

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Preview: Takedown Festival 2015

The story of Takedown Festival is a truly inspiring one. Once a small annual gig in Salisbury that has now become a staplepoint in the calender of alternative music in the south. Adding what is sure to be another glourious chapter to this story, the festival returns to its newer home in the halls of Southampton University for the 4th ...

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Review: AC/DC – Rock or Bust

The sun comes up, Justin Bieber’s a twat and AC/DC play Rock and Roll. These are just facts and for most of them we are glad. Yet, not all has been well in the AC/DC camp during the making of their latest album, ‘Rock or Bust’.  Sadly, the man whose riffs launched a thousand guitarists, Malcolm Young, has been struck ...

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Live Review: Queen + Adam Lambert, Arena, Newcastle

If there is one band in the history of popular music who have brilliant legacy for playing live – it has to be Queen. Live at the Rainbow in 1974, Montreal in 1981, Live Aid in 1985,  and more recently live at Big Ben on New Year’s Eve 2014. The news that Queen were to tour again with the help ...

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Machine Head tribute to Dimebag Darrell

This cold December night in London, I feel like I have been part of something very special. A gig highly anticipated by all in attendance, but we did not comprehend how unique this gig was going to be. You see this day December 7th 2014, is just one day shy of the 10 year anniversary of the death of one ...

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Top Rock and Metal Albums of 2014

It has been a fantastic year for music. We saw new releases from Mastodon, Taking Back Sunday, Against Me!, Beartooth, The Used, Dead Harts, Feed The Rhino, Sleepwave, The Ghost Inside. No to mention Machine Head, In This Moment, AC DC, Slipknot, and so so many more! I always find these round-up articles really hard, as I tend to stick ...

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The RAMzine Alternative Christmas Playlist

Sick of Slade? Wound up by Wizzard? Find Mariah mundane? If you’re looking for a an alternative to the usual Christmas cheesefests, the RAMZine team have picked out their favourite rock and metal Christmas tunes to guarantee a real rock and roll Christmas… Skindred – Jungle Bells “This is my favourite, Skindred before they were very well known. It’s a ...

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Live Review: Fish at Sub89, Reading

Fish is still an imposing man. He stands so high that he can reach the ceiling with his hands (of which, more in a moment). Yet he moves fluidly. Graceful. He slinks on stage like an eel. Synchronized, he swishes and swirls back and forth. Using all the stage-space available at the excellent concert venue at Sub89 in Reading. And, ...

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