Interviews

ALESTORM

We spoke to ALESTORM in Hafan y (Hammerfest)

It’s time to tell you a tale of another band which you simply must watch at Download Festival. It was a rare sunny weekend in Hafan y Môr on the shores of North Wales that we found ourselves in conversation with five drunken pirates who had travelled all the way from The Banana Islands or Sierra Leone… supposedly. ALESTORM is ...

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helhorse

Spinefarm’s HELHORSE play with incendiary energy!

My experience of an HELHORSE show is a messy one. Sometimes all you are in the mood for is to be as messy as you want, get as wasted as you like, dance like you don’t give a flying fuck who is watching. It was in the in the community of the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, north-western Wales that HELHORSE played the after ...

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Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen – An Honest Man

A big man with a big voice, Canada’s Matt Andersen has been attracting attention globally, gathering awards along the way. The blues, gospel, classic rock and heartfelt folk roots take their turn in his music, as those catching him live in concert will find out when he tours the UK and mainland Europe to promote his new album, Honest Man. ...

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Dan Patlansky by Adam Kennedy

Dan Patlansky Interview

Dan Patlansky has opened for Bruce Springsteen, toured with the likes of Joe Satriani and King King, and had his last two albums, Dear Silence Thieves and Introvertigo,  voted the #1 Blues Rock Album of the year by the Blues Rock Review.  There are other award nominations, along with an escalating fan base that can’t get enough of this South African guitarist, singer and ...

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Code Orange

“We’ll always be a hardcore band as long as we’re still Code Orange” – Eric Balderose

They’re a band who has brought a lot to the table over the past few years garnering the interest of many since the release of 2014s I Am King which turned heads from hardcore and metal fans alike. Code Orange recently returned triumphantly to the UK as they joined the might of metal kings themselves Gojira who were also back in ...

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virus - coke finlay

Virus – The Thrash band that took a “20-odd-year” hiatus, return!

Coke Finlay the lead guitarist and vocalist of Virus clearly has a problem… Imagine if you formed a Thrash band all the way back in ’86, you were in your prime, one of the first bands to be signed to Combat Records; which later also became the home of Megadeth, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, Agent Steel, Dark Angel, and Exodus. You ...

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The Raven Age

The Raven Age talk Anthrax Tour, New Album, New Label

We caught up with George Harris, guitarist of The Raven Age at Hammerfest 9. George tells us what it was like to tour with such greats as Anthrax and Iron Maiden. He also talks about the new album Darkness Will Rise which was finally released last week, after they signed with BMG. Watch the full interview here: George Harris and Dan Wright ...

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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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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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Sari Schorr photo by Laurence Harvey

Sari Schorr Speaks Out!

Sari Schorr is A Force OF Nature – It’s implied in the title of her debut album, released on Manhaton Records. Play it or go one better and catch Sari Schorr & The Engine Room live and it becomes a reality. Not only has the lady got one hell of a voice, but you’ll find she has something to say ...

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