Interviews

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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Save Ferris: “Things are so different for women now, there’s so many more of us now!” Fireball Tour 2019

If you are in to ska-punk, this side of the 80s, there’s no doubt you have heard of Save Ferris. From contributing to movie soundtracks, to their hits in the 1990s, to their comeback in recent years – there’s something that has caught your attention. Now part of the star-studded Fireball Tour: Save Ferris’ front-woman and founder, Monique Powell, chatted ...

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DJ Matt Stocks “Expect Scatman John alongside NOFX and Rancid in my set” Fireball Tour 2019

From interviewing rockstars behind the camera as part of a podcast to sharing the stage in front of the camera with them, Matt Stocks has done it all. Now he will keep on doing it, as he is to share the stage with ska-punk legends Less Than Jake and Goldfinger as part of the Fireball Tour. His DJ set will ...

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black stone cherry

Ramblin’ Man Fair 2019: Interview with Black Stone Cherry’s John Fred

Now picture the scene; you’re alone covering every aspect of the festival, review, photography and interviews, you’re hungover from the very first night where you’ve drank plenty during the day with good people, and even more so when the band entertainment is done while a huge storm comes over and tries its best to flood everyones tent. There’s blistering sun ...

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goldfinger

The Fireball Tour – Less Then Jake, Goldfinger and more!

It’s going to be that time of year again, and no, not the time for resting by the fire with a hot chocolate, but the time for energy,to fuel the Fireball Tour. For the fourth year in a row, the Fireball Tour will hopefully provide the UK with enough energy to make it to the autumn, or at least through ...

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Tarja - In the Raw

In The Raw – An interview with TARJA

The heavy-metal singer-songwriter Tarja Turunen or simply TARJA will release her seventh studio album, titled “In The Raw” on August 30, via EarMusic. The album will be her first since 2016’s “The Shadow Self”. We met the Finnish lyrical-soprano in London to discuss writing and recording the new album: RAMzine: The new album considers caves, shadows, strangers, chambers… it all ...

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Thunderstick

In For The Kill – An interview with NWOBHM stalwarts Thunderstick

The superb NWOBHM entity that is Thunderstick was resurrected in 2016 and released the absolutely thrilling, Something Wicked This Way Comes, the following year to great reviews and praise from the fans. With a hugely interesting new line-up in place, a 4-track EP containing brand new material on the horizon, and a number of festival appearances scheduled for later on this ...

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Helheim

A Turn For The Unexpected – An Interview With Norse Metal Pioneers Helheim

Following the recent release of Helheim’s tenth full-length record, the incredibly diverse and unconventional Rignir, RAMzine simply had to have a chat with bassist/vocalist V’gandr from the Norwegian Viking metal ensemble; in order to learn more about what makes them tick, why alienation is a relevant and important theme within the context of the new album, and how the writing ...

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Little Steven

Little Steven on ‘Summer Of Sorcery’ and his future plans “It’s gonna be a great year!”

Little Steven is back with a brand new album called Summer Of Sorcery which is already popping up in all the charts while getting critical acclaim worldwide. This is his first record of new material in twenty years and he’s now embarking in a world tour together with his loyal band The Disciples Of Soul. The legendary musician doesn’t stop ...

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Sister Shotgun “Having a female vocalist shouldn’t be a gimmick anymore” Interview

Hailing from the West Midlands,  Sister Shotgun have been making music together since 2011. Their latest album ‘Fragments’  could be their ticket to the ‘big time’. But what is the bigger picture for a talented band like Sister Shotgun? We caught up with guitarist Niall Wills to talk about women in rock, the current UK music scene, and writing unique ...

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