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Interview with ALTAAR

ALTAAR is the creation of Andreas Tylden and Sten Ove Toft. Andreas Tylden has often been described as one of the most important characters in Norwegian hardcore during last decade. And Sten Toft has been described as Norway’s ‘king of noise’. Together, they have assembled an all-star team with ALTAAR . These Oslo, Norway based doom-masters are now considered to ...

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Faith No More – Angel Dust

1989 saw a lot of changes for Faith No More: they had hired a bundle of energy with a high voice in Mike Patton and ‘The Real Thing’ marked a massive surge forward in quality. Their previous two albums only showed glimpses of what might happen if they could harness that creativity. By 1990 the album had hit big time ...

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Audioslave – Audioslave

There seems to be a recurring ‘supergroup’ theme in recent RAMzine Classic articles. As always, the albums that are analysed are done so because they are shining examples to the rest of the music world on how to create music of the highest quality. This is certainly the case with this week’s classic: Audioslave’s self-titled album. This was a band ...

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2013: Whose Year is it?

It has to be said that there certainly are some bands that are going to be huge this year, without question some bands are going to see their careers take flight and propel them into the eye lines of an awful lot of the public, whether that public want to see them or not. This country (UK) has always had ...

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Velvet Revolver – Contraband

The supergroup. Some believe the term is a kiss of death before the band in question even gets off the ground. This was not the case with Velvet Revolver, the group comprised of ex-Guns N Roses and Stone Temple Pilots members. With Scott Weiland on vocals, Slash and Dave Kushner on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass and Matt Sorum on ...

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Deep Purple – In Rock

If Black Sabbath were the parents of rock and roll, then Deep Purple certainly have a claim to be the godparents. The    quintet really changed the sound of rock and roll, and really kept to the bluesy roots of early metal. The MKII lineup of Ian Gillan on vocals, Richie Blackmore on guitar, Ian Paice on drums, Roger Glover on ...

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WIN A DAY PASS FOR HRH AOR FESTIVAL!

In November Team RAM headed down to Wales to check out Hard Rock Hell Festival, which we simply loved! We had a great time chilling to rock by day, and rocking to metal by night. We spoke to headliners Buckcherry, about their upcoming album. Other artists we bumped into included  Kobra & The Lotus, Soil, Chris Jericho from Fozzy, and ...

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Interview with Defy All Reason

Wrexham based band Defy All Reason look set to have a big year ahead of them. Following on from their release of Nickelback-sounding single ‘Shake It’, the band have a UK tour set for 2013, hitting cities such as Liverpool, Chester, Manchester, Wrexham and Worcester, among others. ‘Shake It’ is a no-holds-barred, satisfyingly crunchy ode to the best that the ...

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Miss Lava Interview (Red Supergiant)

Coming out of Lisbon, Portugal Miss Lava have been cutting a fiery hole in the metal stratosphere, their 2009 effort ‘Blues For The Dangerous Mile’ delighted critics with their powerful blend of stoner rock filled to the brim with massive riffs. We caught up with guitarist K Raffah to pick his brains about their anticipated follow up ‘Red Supergiant;’ What ...

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T-Rex – Electric Warrior

There’s very few bands that summarise rock and roll more than T-Rex. Led by the wild haired Marc Bolan, the band blazed a trail for many bands to follow throughout their all to short career, which was ended when Bolan died in a car accident in 1977, aged just 29. However, before his untimely demise, the band recorded one of ...

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