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Blind River

Blind River leave an impression after playing free show at The Black Heart

When you have a birthday midweek and hit a good few pubs with friends, there is little more that can top it off perfectly than finding yourself a gig at the weekend. Mine was already pre-planned, having had the pleasure of photographing Blind River early this year supporting Grand Magus where they really left an impression, I found myself really ...

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A Gloomy Journey Through The Norwegian Netherworld: HEX A.D.

The captivating and compelling doom metal/stoner rock outfit named Hex A.D. Is undoubtedly one of the most interesting bands on the Norwegian circuit these days. Spearheaded by the talented multi-instrumentalist Rick Hagan, the band has already unearthed and released two full-length curses as well as a brilliant single appropriately titled ‘The Cranium Seal‘ since its inception just a few years ...

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Satyricon play venue located inside a cave in Norway!

The Norwegian black metal institution that is Satyricon recently embarked on a club tour in their native country, which, luckily, included a visit to Hulen in Bergen on a cold and bleak Wednesday night. Not surprisingly, the gig was sold out and the room was crammed with people. Witnessing a band of this size at a small, intimate venue such ...

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Godflesh

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Godflesh

When we talk about pioneers of a sound they don’t get more pioneering than Godflesh who have been making post punk and industrial music since its inception in the very early nineteen eighties and they have been influencing bands and the scene from then on. Drawing influence from power electronic of forefathers Whitehouse, noise rock band Swans, as well as ambient music creator Brian ...

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RAMzine 16

RAMzine 16 – Airbourne, Hard Rock Hell XI, DEUCE

RAMzine Issue 16 is here! We caught up with drummer Ryan O’Keeffe of Airbourne at Hard Rock Hell Festival in Wales before the band embarked on eight dates across the UK! We travelled down to Hard Rock Hell XI for two and a half days of non-stop rock ‘n roll! And we had a little chat with vocalist/producer Deuce. We reflect on 2017, looking at ...

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Dimebag Darrell

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Dimebag Darrell

It’s been 11 years since Dimevision Vol 1: The Fun I Have landed in peoples ears. As 2017 rolls to an end there is a new offering of tracks recorded by the guitarist before his untimely death. Vol 2 has been put together by long time girlfriend Rita Haney and Dime’s closest and old friend Daryl “Bobby Tongs” Amberger who ...

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Gene Simmons presents ‘The Vault’ to the London press

Kiss co-founder and rock n’ roll hero Gene Simmons has recently been travelling around the globe to promote his book ‘On Power’ in which he teaches how to be successful in life and business, mentioning anecdotes from his own life and career. He’s also introducing his 2,000 dollars collection called ‘The Vault‘ which is comprised of 150 unedited and never ...

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Alice Cooper reunites with original band for a show that will be hard to forget.

Someone call him a legend, others a shock-rocker. The 69 years old rock ‘n roll hero keeps leaving his fans wanting more and tonight it’s no different. Alice Cooper is reuniting his original band for what will be a brilliant gig we won’t be able to forget easily. In the 70’s he could have been compared to a modern Marilyn ...

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stray train

Exclusive: Stray Train stream new album Blues From Hell!

Blues From Hell – The Legend of the Courageous Five is the new album from blues rock machine Stray Train. The Slovenian band have been grabbing our attention over the past few years at various European Festivals and just last week with the release of their debut video ‘Heading for the Sun’. Vocalist Luka Lamut tells us: “We began writing songs for ...

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RAM Rod

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – RAM

Hard Rock outfit RAM return with their new album Rod, another band coming from the Gothenburg scene which seems to produce band after band of strong fiery hard music (must be something in the water there). Having been together and recording since the start of the millennium it’s fair to say that RAM have stayed true to their beliefs and they are ...

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