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Beast Modulus

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Beast Modulus

Being explodes into your ears in a wave of static sounding news bulletins before pounding into a pure groove and thunderous sonic fury. From the off this is a strangely aggressive album with lead singer Kurt’s vocals searing like a man on a mission. Later in the album his ability and range draw from a number of influences such as ...

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Creeper

Creeper’s Southampton Show with Puppy, Energy & Milk Teeth

Just a day after releasing their first full-length feature, Eternity, In Your Arms, Creeper set off on a UK tour bringing pop-punk bands Puppy, Energy and Milk Teeth. RAMzine headed down to the sold out show at Southampton’s The 1865 last week to check them out. First to take the stage were Puppy. They kicked the night off early and ...

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Download Festival

Download Festival: SIKTH, SUICIDE SILENCE, CODE ORANGE & MORE!

Our favourite premier rock festival, Download, has now announced a load more bands! Blackwater Conspiracy – Blackwaters – Code Orange – Devin Townsend Project – Drones – Krokodil – Love Zombies – Machine Gun Kelly – Max & Igor Cavalera – Nothing More – Orange Goblin – Otherkin – Pertubator – Sick Puppies – Sikth – Suicide Silence – Tax ...

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Evil Scarecrow

HRH Hammerfest 2017: Saturday Highlights

All good things must come to an end, and this mindset hangs heavy in the air of the final day of Hammerfest 2017. As bleak as it feels, it’s not going to dampen any spirits, as roaring hordes of horn-throwing metal fans are racing to kick-start the glorious finale. Opening the ‘Young Blood’ portion of the festival is the Birmingham ...

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Napalm Death

HRH United Hammerfest 2017 Friday Highlights

There’s a lot of tired and hungover people lumbering around this morning as Hammerfest’s attendees wander to the arenas to open up the first full day of the festival’s ninth instalment. Despite the alcohol induced hindrance, there’s a sizeable swathe of metalheads making their way to the second stage to see something very exciting indeed. Desert Storm open up proceedings inexpert ...

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Armored Saint

HRH United Hammerfest 2017 Thursday Highlights

Well, here we are; back for another instalment of the legendary Hard Rock Hell United Hammerfest, and if the first day is anything to go by, the quality is damn high. The sun is beating down on the black shirted, leather jacket-clad festival attendees, and the mood is understandably, ridiculously jubilant. Opening the entire festival with a song described as ...

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Darkest Hour Album – Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora

Deliberations From The Shire with Mike James – Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour are back to their rip-snorting best on this, their ninth studio album, which has been paid for as part of a hugely successful Crowd Funding Campaign; having smashed the target set to fans in record time. For a band who are nine albums deep into a career, they are certainly going for it all guns blazing. They are ...

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steel Panther

Steel Panther: Lexxi talks bitchin’ metal, wooing the ladies and the definition of a ‘Poontang Boomerang’

“The UK is our biggest fanbase… we can’t wait to get back over there” Lexxi Foxx, bassist of Steel Panther tells us. That makes sense, we don’t know many people who don’t find them hilarious, they hit our British humour right on the head. I remember seeing Steel Panther for the first time, back in 2010 I received a text message from ...

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Ministry - Sphinctour

RAMzine Classic Album: Ministry – Sphinctour

Did you know that Ministry were once a new wave synth pop outfit driven by Al Jourgenson in 1981? The 80’s were a time for synthesisers and saw Ministry change their style to become one of the leading industrial metal bands of the 80’s. Their success was made paramount in the early naughty nineties when they released their fifth studio ...

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september mourning

September Mourning – On a war against fate, in a fight for humanity

Download 2015, RAMzine were in the press area interviewing zillions of bands, and in between waiting for the next band to come along, we noticed someone dressed head to toe in white. Rare to see at a rock festival, but you could clearly tell it was performance clothing. We went over to introduce ourselves to September, otherwise known as Emily, ...

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