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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

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 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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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 – 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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Takedown 2013

Takedown Twenty-Thirteen is one of the finest displays of great Rock and Metal music this spring. The one-day festival is located in the music hub that is Southampton, which itself is a place that seems to breed great bands – it is home to Bury Tomorrow, Our Time Down Here, Burn The Fleet, Natives, and countless more! Death of an ...

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Cambridge Folk Festival

Although RAMzine is dedicated to giving the hardest of metal-heads the latest in News and Reviews, even we  like to take a step back and listen to some great rock, acoustic and folk tracks. Set up at Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge Folk Festival will be celebrating its golden Fiftieth Anniversary next year, making it one of the longest running festivals ...

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Megadeth – Rust In Peace

Some people say Megadeth are in the shadow of Metallica, with singer Dave Mustaine being a former member of Metallica. To those naysayers, I say; “Nay”! Megadeth deserve to be considered as a top quality metal band outright, whatever their previous relationship with Metallica may have been. This is proven by the strength of 1990s “Rust In Peace”. The lineup ...

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Metallica Discography

Discography Dissection: Metallica So, this is a new feature on different bands’ discographies to give a helping hand to those just getting into rock and metal to give insight on where to start when trying to get into new bands. I had the same problems many moons ago when first getting into this vast scene of music myself and didn’t ...

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