alice in chains

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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the great escape

The Great Escape Festival Review 2013

With some absolutely incredible acts to see, like Swim Deep at The Audio, Arcane Roots at the Concorde 2 and Dingus Khan at The Hope – this year’s Great Escape in Brighton was always going to be massive. Tremendous bands to discover, huge expectations to be satisfied, enormous distances to be covered, immense excitement anticipated, and large amounts of alcohol ...

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slam dunk review

Slam Dunk South Review

What an incredible Festival, this is probably one of the luckiest Festivals in the UK. For the past two years the weather has been perfect for the onslaught of phenomenal live Bands from all over the world. It’s pretty unheard of for a festival to hand out stage times of all the bands playing on the day as you usually ...

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Metallica – Metallica

This is probably one of the most well known heavy metal albums in history. It catapulted thrash metal into the mainstream, with Metallica’s more commercially minded sound shining through. Affectionately referred to as “The Black Album”, to do with its predominately black artwork, this is the album the band are best known for. Released in 1991, it features James Hetfield ...

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pantera discography

Pantera Discography

Discography Dissection: Pantera Without doubt the biggest and most influential metal band of the 90’s that met a sad end after their initial break up by the death of ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott, a truly great loss. One that also halted any plans that Pantera could be reunited one day and from personal frustration means I will never get to see ...

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KISS – Destroyer

You wanted the best, you got the best. As the announcer proclaims over the PA before every KISS concert, I figured I’d paraphrase him at the start of this week’s RAMzine Classic. The subject this week being KISS’ seminal 1976 release ‘Destroyer’. This album included the band’s classic lineup, Paul Stanley (The Starchild) on guitar/vocals, Gene Simmons (The Demon) on ...

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Takedown 2013

Takedown Festival 2013

Takedown Festival 2013, is a well-established festival now that it’s in its second year. Takedown 2013 took place in Southampton on 11th May 2013. The first band that the RAMzine Team went to see was Our Hollow, Our Home who opened The Southampton Music Stage. The room was packed, apart from the pit space in the middle. As soon as ...

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Unckle Funk at Stortford Music Festival

Stortford Music Festival

Festival time is upon us, and while many are prepping their camping gear for Download, and others are planning their trips to Hevy Fest, there is a gap that cannot be filled by these big hitting week-long adventures – the local music festival. On the cusp of Hertfordshire and Essex is Stortford Music Festival which celebrates local talent breaching the ...

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slayer tibute

Slayer – Seasons in the Abyss

You may have read on RAMzine.co.uk this week that the great Jeff Hanneman, guitarist with legendary metal band Slayer passed away at the age of 49. This devastating news was met with a stunning reaction from the worldwide metal community, as everyone banded together to show their respects to a man who changed the genre we love so much forever. ...

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