Interviews

Anchor Lane Sing Out Loud

Scottish rock band Anchor Lane took time out ahead of the release of their debut album, Casino, to discuss the rock & roll hopes, dreams, along with some of the concerns they have about modern life; ones that worked their way into some of the songs on the album. Despite which, the overall sound they create if defiantly upbeat. You’ve ...

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KINGDOM OF MADNESS

On A Storyteller’s Night – An Interview With Kingdom Of Madness: Classic Magnum

In 2018, the hugely skilled Mark Stanway (ex-Magnum, ex-Grand Slam) assembled an amazing cast of musicians primarily from past line-ups and eras of the renowned outfit Magnum in order to celebrate that band’s rich and timeless catalogue of songs from the celebrated 1978-1994 period. Boasting a marvelous line-up consisting of Micky Barker, Mo Birch, Richard Bailey, Chris Ousey, Brian Badhams, ...

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Kaldvard

Raging Fires & Medieval Injustice – An Interview With Pagan Black Metallers Kaldvard

I recently had the pleasure of immersing myself in the upcoming record entitled Dømt til Bål og Brann by the Norwegian entity known as Kaldvard, and it literally blew me away by means of its epic melodies, crushing riffs, and evocative atmosphere. Now, their debut offering (Fossegrimens Pant, 2018) was a solid slab of melodic pagan metal with bombast aplenty ...

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The Metalite Interview

Guitarist Edwin Premberg of modern melodic metal act Metalite recently sat down to discuss the band’s history, where they’re at now, and what the future should bring. Here RAMzine features those findings. How did Metalite come about and is there a meaning behind the name? Edwin Premberg: The name Metalite just popped up when I was planning the new modern ...

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Buckcherry

Josh Todd of Buckcherry “The road will steal your soul if you’re not careful”

Politely welcomed into the small, dark band room at Sub89, in Reading, we prepare to speak with Josh Todd, front man of hard rock band Buckcherry. The band have just flown over from Japan and are now playing a series of dates in the UK ending in Cardiff. RAMzine: You released new album Warpaint earlier on this year, with the lead ...

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Lucy In Blue

Leave The Pale Blue Sky Behind – An Interview With Icelandic Prog Rockers Lucy In Blue

A few months ago the ever-reliable and awesome Karisma Records (Norway) released a true gem of a record in the shape of In Flight by the Icelandic prog rock outfit named Lucy in Blue. Now, I am not exactly sure how to describe or put into words just how beautiful and moving the aforementioned LP is. You want drama and ...

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InMe: “We are now like an evolved Pokemon or a modified T-800 from The Terminator” Interview.

It’s safe to say InMe have a passionate following. Going by their recent tour and newly released material – it’s easy to see why.  Ahead of the release of their new album , Jumpstart Hope, we caught up with bassist Greg McPherson to talk about the band’s long lasting appeal, new material and the music industry in 2019. First of ...

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DragonForce

DragonForce: “Sad to see Vadim and Fred go […] we continue to bring the full bombastic DragonForce experience” Extreme Power Metal 2019

On September 27, 2019, the influential and distinctive British power metal band DragonForce, founded in 1999 by guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman, will release their eighth studio album, titled: “Extreme Power Metal.” A video for the track “Highway to Oblivion” has already been released, with praise heaped onto it by loyal fans. And “Heart Demolition” — the track that’s ...

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Caravela Escarlate

Through Endless Skies – An Interview With Prog Rockers Caravela Escarlate

Some months ago I came across a wonderfully eclectic and captivating album by the Brazilian prog rock entity named Caravela Escarlate. As much as I liked their self-titled record the first few times I spun the disc, it was not until I recently returned to it that it dawned on me just how amazing it truly is. Caravela Escarlate’s brand ...

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goldfinger

Goldfinger: “The arts are so important and it’s not always easy to get out there” Fireball Tour 2019

With seven hit studio albums and a legendary cover of ‘99 Red Balloons,’ ska-punk legends Goldfinger are no stranger to touring, especially action-packed, energy-fueled tours! This September they’re set to bring that energy to the alongside Less Than Jake, on the Fireball Fire Tour. We caught up with lead guitarist Philip “Moon Valjean” Sneed to discuss their thoughts before they ...

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