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SOiL UK Tour: October 2014

Chicago, Illinois band SOiL are one of those bands that us 90’s grungers grew up listening to throughout our teens and early 20’s, rock clubs across the country still play ‘Halo’  their first single off their second studio album ‘Scars‘ which was out in 2001. Which is quite impressive, considering the amount of singles that get release in the world of Rock and Metal ...

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Interview with Toseland

James Toseland is a man of many enviable talents. He’s also a bloody lovely guy. Racing motorbikes for Honda at 18 years old, Toseland retired due to injury in 2011 with 252 races, 61 podium positions, and two World Superbike titles under his belt. So what’s a world class biker to do when he can’t ride competitively any more? Be a ...

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Review: Meshuggah – I (Special Edition)

There are few bands in the world that can get away with a 21-minute long EP comprising of just one track… ‘I’ was released in was 2004 and was originally meant to be released by Jason Popson’s Fractured Transmitter record label, but in the end came out via Nuclear Blast as a ‘one-off’. Now, in keeping with their 25th anniversary celebrations, the ...

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Butserfest Review 2014

It’s not often I get over excited about a festival which declares itself alcohol free. In fact it would have to be something pretty special to get me there in the first place. And Butserfest is. Butserfest is now in its eighth year; after local young people told the council there wasn’t enough to do in the area. Growing year ...

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RAMzine’s Top Ten Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumours

Everyone loves a good yarn, a good tall-tale, hey! Sometimes the myth is actually better than reality. Rock music is no different; it is choc-full of legends that people down the boozer love to regale you with but which ones are actually really true? Well people, here’s your chance to trump your friends with your awesome knowledge of all things ...

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Review: Slash – World on Fire

‘World On Fire’ is the third solo album from British-American rock legend SLASH. This 17-track album is set to indeed follow in the footsteps of previously released critically acclaimed ‘Apocalyptic Love’. The album is released via Slash’s label Dik Hayd International, and then distributed through Roadrunner Records This will be the second release that this line-up has produced an album together ...

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Review: H.E.A.T. – Tearing Down The Walls

A haunting melody of some regret stirs from the notes of a keyboard in cinematic overture before being edged out by the crash and ride of a bopping rock charge over which a young voice calls out: “My heart is on fire and I want you to feel the same. No turning back. Here I am. Here we stand – ...

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Interview with Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Slim Jim Phantom (Bowie) and Earl Slickhave (Stray Cats)

Photo by: Debra Raffles Trizzini As I was sitting down trying to think of an introduction, a friend of mine sat down next to me and said something that struck me. “It’s just hitting me who we’ve got here tonight. It’s surreal to see these kind of people walking around here”. Surreal indeed. Hertford is an idyllic place, but it doesn’t exactly ...

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Interview with HELLYEAH

It’s late Saturday afternoon and the HELLYEAH sound check is booming away. We are waiting for our interview with Vinnie Paul (drummer). HELLYEAH have debuted #1 on the US BILLBOARD Hard Rock Charts (Top 20 on the overall charts) and the single ‘Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)’ hit the Top 20 at rock radio in the US. HELLYEAH have made an impressive showing with their fourth ...

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Interview with Ricky Warwick, Black Star Riders

Thursday 7th August 2014, and we are at The Asylum in Birmingham to talk to Ricky Warwick, a man that has been working in Hard Rock bands since the 80’s, the longest length of his career spent in Scottish band The Almighty. In 2009 Ricky was invited to join Thin Lizzy as lead vocalist and guitarist. Ricky played in Thin ...

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