Features

John Martyn ‘The Island Years’ Limited Edition Box Set

John Martyn was a walking contradiction, even when he lost a leg. That he made music so beautiful and so full of anger, sometimes in the same song, proved this. What we thought we knew about him changed somewhat after he died: he wasn’t born in Scotland, the name he sang under wasn’t his real one, and pretty much everything ...

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Interview with The Safety Fire

This month The Safety Fire will be touring North America with Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless and The Contortionist. The London UK based band first made a name for themselves with the release of their potent and well-received EP “Sections” in 2009. Their reputation as a powerfully energetic live band quickly followed. With their expansive atmospheres and soaring melodies, ...

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Beacons Festival 2013

Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales on Helseker Farm estate, this years near to capacity Beacons Festival was due to be a fun filled weekend of debauched rocking out fueled by copious amounts of fruit based cider and the occasional pie and mash. Arriving on Friday lunchtime first impressions were of it’s intimacy and uniqueness.  It’s a ...

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JETTBLACK Interview

RAMzine caught up with Tom Wright bassiest of Jettblack following their release of Black Gold. Black Gold is a 13-track collection that includes covers of three hard rock anthems (originally recorded by Motorhead, Heart and AC/DC), and unreleased material. RAMzine: Black Gold, the new unreleased material collection is out no via Spinefarm Records. What was the thinking behind releasing a collection of studio ...

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Interview with Olli Herman of Reckless Love

Finnish glam-metallers Reckless Love started out on their wild ways as Reckless Life back in 2001 – playing Guns N’ Roses covers, before gaining success by writing and playing their own songs. They won the Kuopio Band Competition in 2004 – leading to a Scandinavian tour in 2005. Two years later, frontman Olli Herman moved temporarily to Crashdïet, the Swedish ...

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Redfest 2013 Review

Progressively getting bigger and bigger each year, Redfest was back this year with an diverse range of rock music. Taking place in Surrey, the festival is just 20 minutes from London, and was very cheap! Only £36 for a day ticket or £65 for the weekend! The weekend was blessed with lovely weather, with just a few much needed refreshing ...

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Anthrax – Among The Living

Underrated, under appreciated, yet one of the best metal bands of the last 30 years. Anthrax are a band that everyone knows, everyone loves, yet not enough people truly love. With the marriage of heavy riffs and high sweeping vocals, they set the template for melodic thrash metal. No better was this shown than on their 1987 masterpiece ‘Among the ...

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Redfest 2013

Redfest now in its 7th year, at Robins Cook Farm (Surrey) returns with a mix of established and up-and-coming artists. Last year the festival played host to such acts as Modestep, Young Guns, and Kids In Glass Houses. This year get ready for some fun artists perfect for this beautiful sunshine! There are a wide variety of acts playing this ...

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Alice in Chains – Dirt

I always thought that grunge was an interesting concept. Plenty of bands came out of that Seattle hotbed in the early 90s, including Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. However, one band had that crossover appeal into metal and with their dark, brooding lyrics and melodies, became the thinking man’s grunge band. With their seminal album “Dirt”, the band bridged that ...

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Pierce The Veil & Woe Is Me @ Reading, Sub89

300 fans line-up the whole way around the corner of Readings Sub89, to get a good view of tonight’s California rockstars Pierce The Veil. Whilst queuing I text my photographer to see if he was near, and he reported he was on his way, and had overheard one fan confirm that lead singer Vic Futures smelled really nice. From here ...

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