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RAMzines Map of UK Festivals 2013

Festival season is on its way and there are a lot of great festivals happening this year! Its time to start planning which ones we are going to, to make this slightly easier we have compiled a list of all weekend and day festivals that include Rock and Metal music across the UK. Check out the MAP to look for ...

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RAMzine Introduces… Our Last Act

“To change our local music scene and bring something new to people’s ears”. That is the mission statement of Reading five piece Our Last Act, who since 2010 has been doing just that. Formed of Kieran Palmer (Lead Guitar), Ben Perrin (Rhythm Guitar), Matthew Maidment (Drummer) and Callum Thomas (Singer/Screamer) they have been honing in on getting that certain sound ...

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WIN Limited Edition Bush Live DVD + The Sea Of Memories Boxset

BUSH have just released their first live recorded performance from the Roseland Theater in Portland, along with their latest album ‘Sea Of Memories’, making a mega BUSH box-set! It features all the classic songs you love from Sixteen Stone, Razorblade Suitcase, The Science of  Things, Golden State and The Sea of Memories. You will also he happy to know that ...

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Van Halen – Van Halen

Only a few debut albums have such an impact that they transcend generations. Their influence is timeless, for whatever reason it may be. With their first album, released in February 1978, Van Halen single-handedly influenced a generation of glam metal bands, as well as changing the way the electric guitar was viewed in a band. Comprised of elastic frontman David ...

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RAMzine Introduces… Beneath the Wake

Deathcore is, of course, not to everybody’s taste. Certainly, images of early Bring Me the Horizon have been known to induce seizures to some of the metal community, but in my eyes there are some modern bands such as Upon a Burning Body, Chelsea Grin and Whitechapel (who don’t actually consider themselves to be ‘deathcore’ but I’m including them anyway) have ...

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RAMzines Top Ten Break-Up Songs

We’ve all been there huh? Maybe it was through a ‘kind’ face to face, perhaps it was a phone call or even worse a text but its safe to say that we have all been dumped. After the tears and begging comes the alcohol and then the long surveying of your CDs with that one song, the song that makes ...

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Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II

Led Zeppelin are simply the most influential band of all time. If you speak to any rock musician in the modern world, it’s pretty much guaranteed that they’ve been influenced by Zeppelin, or by a band that was influenced by them. The fact the band transcend generations with their high octane rock is astounding. Comprised of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist ...

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RAMzine Introduces… Radio Alcatraz

Radio Alcatraz are a band that were formed around what is essentially the best goal a band can have: to make music that’s honest and credible and to have a live show to match. And boy have they done it! Producing a sound that stems from a variety of influences including Breach, At The Drive In, Refused, Hell Is For ...

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RAMzines Top Ten Drummers

People love a frontman – he’s at the front of the stage if you’re at a gig, or the focal point of that track that your listening to. They’re all clever wordplay and pitch perfect notes; then you’ve got those kicking guitars, maybe its the lead, bass, rhythm or backing but its the hips of the song, all grind and ...

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AC/DC – Back In Black

Iconic. Quintessential. Timeless. This series of articles is meant to be about albums and bands that encompass these three words. We’ve covered bands from Aerosmith to Pantera and Van Halen to Iron Maiden. However, there’s one band with one particular album that you can’t help but like. That band is AC/DC, and the album is 1980’s “Back in Black”. “Back ...

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