Features

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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, ...

Read More »

Joe Elliotts Down ‘n’ Outz at The Slade Rooms, with support from Vega

Wolverhampton, Dec 12th 2014  On a bitterly cold night I arrived at the Wolver Slade Rooms for what was promising to be a cracking night of rock music, UK style. The Further Adventures of Down ‘n’ Outz were to be played, to what was promising to be a decent, but not sell-out crowd. Featuring Def Leppard‘s front man Joe Elliott ...

Read More »

Live Review: Mastodon, with support from Big Business & Krokodil at the Birmingham O2 Academy

With Mastodon well into the second half of their ‘Once More ‘round The Sun’ tour, promoting the new album of the same name, they were being supported in tonight’s melange of metal mayhem by UK band Krokodil, relative newcomers to the circuit as a band, but with buckets of experience and pedigree as individual members, with main support coming from ...

Read More »

Review: Whitesnake – Live in ’84 / Back To The Bone

Available in a deluxe version and with a DVD courtesy of Frontiers Records the latest live offering from the Whitesnake franchise digs deep, taking us back to what is in hindsight a transitory period. The photos capture five men who’ve had their first proper haircut since they left school, all decked out in black leather. It doesn’t look right, and ...

Read More »

Black State Highway at Hard Rock Hell

Hard Rock Hell was Black State Highway‘s first ever festival, this modern Hard Rock and Bluesy band from Reading, traveled down to Wales, and played a set that impressed and won over many new fans. In this interview we talk about the releases of the bands debut album, and new single ‘Ain’t got No‘, watch the video below! We also ...

Read More »

Massive Interview at Hard Rock Hell

RAMzine caught up with hard rock band Massive at none other then Hard Rock Hell in North Wales. You can see why this band are called Massive, all you have to do is listen to their single ‘On By One’ and you hear their Rock ‘n’ Roll impression. This track really defines the band quite well, and starts off their ...

Read More »

Blues Pills Interview at Hard Rock Hell

Blues Pills have just finished their October 2014 UK tour with The Vintage Caravan and BlackWolf, to which Elin larsson (Lead Vocals) says “We didn’t expect that many people to come to our shows, it’s been going great”. “I guess we already exceeded our expectation, from when we began, from now we want to do another album… and get to ...

Read More »

Hard Rock Hell 8 Review

Hard Rock Hell (HRH) feels like a very well kept secret, hidden by it’s location, hidden by the fact it always sells out, and by the fact that if you did choose to go to a festival, perhaps you didn’t think to go to one November. Whatever the reason, all these things are actually a positive. HRH promotes an atmosphere, far gone ...

Read More »