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RAMzine Issue 19

RAMzine Issue 19 – Download Festival, Avenged Sevenfold, The Bronx

RAMzine Issue 19 is out now featuring our gigantic review of Download Festival. From the kennel (Dogtooth Stage) to see Scouse metallers Loathe, over the main stage to see Guns N Roses, we ensured we covered all bases. We even took some time to pop backstage prior to Avenged Sevenfold’s set for a catch up with Zacky Vengeance. Earlier that ...

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Craziest Tour Riders in Rock

Top Ten Craziest Tour Riders in Rock

While recent studies have suggested that there are a number of health benefits associated with rock music, some of the tour riders on this list are about as far away from healthy as you can imagine. From bald, toothless hookers to boa constrictors – not to mention copious amounts of alcohol – some of these tour riders have doubtless driven ...

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Cancer Bats

Interview with Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats at Download 2018 “Dude, this is such a party!”

Cancer Bats are on fire this year. Dropping one of 2018’s best punk albums out of nowhere back in April, The Spark That Moves caught us all off guard in the best possible way. Seems these days bands do a much better job of keeping their cards closely tucked into their chest than are given credit for. The element of surprise ...

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Dragonforce

Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce at Download 2018 “We’re working on a new album that we’re releasing next year”

Love them; hate them; flail your body in a sugar rushed category five whirlwind to them; you got to give it to DragonForce – they actually made power metal… well, cool…-ish. Frilly laced shirts and pompous three-disc marathons of operatic guitar wankery does not sit well in the frenzied equation of DragonForce’s hyper speed power/fantasy recipe. Bringing a balls to ...

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body count

Sons Of South Central – BODY COUNT Turn London Into Slam Central In An Epic Club Show Performance

Hot on the heels of their amazing 2017 Grammy-nominated album Bloodlust, Ice-T’s metal band Body Count have had what can only be described as an incredible resurgence in attention and interest. Not to dismiss the coverage and praise they got on their awesome 2014 comeback album Manslaughter, but Bloodlust was one of last year’s finest metal albums – both musically, thematically, ...

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Nazareth - Razamanaz

RAMzine Classic: Nazareth – Razamanaz

As a mere boy of 14, I remember with alarming clarity the night of February 27th, 1973. I was off to my first ever concert in Newcastle City Hall to see my heroes, Deep Purple perform. Even queuing up was exciting: I had made my own badge of Purple by cutting out their picture from Sounds, pasting it onto some cardboard ...

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Scorpions

Stone Free Festival: A rocking Saturday headlined by Buckcherry, Megadeth and Scorpions. 

Attending Stone Free Festival for the second year in a row, after the successful lineup of 2016, which saw Alice Cooper closing the night in style while delivering his amazing carnival of rock ‘n roll. The venue stays the same, every year this festival takes over the whole O2 complex for the weekend with the bonus of not having to deal with ...

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Download 2018: Sunday Highlights

The last day of Download is usually the best, and the worst. Best – for obvious reasons. Like a great meal, the best is saved until last. We have a star-studded finale to what was a great weekend and will go down as one of the biggest Downloads ever. The worst? Simply for the reason that the festival is drawing ...

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Download 2018: Saturday Highlights

Friday was somewhat full of surprises: an unlikely headliner, astonishing highlights, and satisfying breakthroughs. Saturday looks like the typical ‘classic rock’ day. Where some may argue the ‘classic’ flavour of rock n roll is making a comeback (hence the strange ‘NWOBCR’ label) whereas others (including myself) would contend it never….ever…went away. Also – as a lot of the bands will ...

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Ozzy and Sharon

The Golden Gods Awards 2018: The annual celebration of metal, talent and community

Each year Metal Hammers’ Golden Gods Awards represents the celebration of the past twelve months of rock and metal from around the world. The O2 Indigo in London is rammed with fans waiting for their idols to come and perform and take to the stage for their well-deserved awards. The full list of winners at the 2018 Metal Hammer Golden Gods ...

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