Interviews

Wille & The Bandits Interview

Cornish band Wille & The Bandits are about to embark on a new UK tour with a brand new four line up. Band figurehead, vocalist and guitar player Wille Edwards took time out to discuss the reasons behind changing a successful formula and how this opens up further possibilities for the band long-term. This is the first time you are ...

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Dwall

Enveloped By Norwegian Darkness – An Interview With Dwaal

The Oslo-based entity named Dwaal is undoubtedly one of the most captivating musical encounters that yours truly has had the pleasure of experiencing lately. Their richly textured and deeply unsettling mixture of doom metal, sludge, post-black metal, and oppressive ambient soundscapes is both effective and trance-inducing, and the slow, intense compositions that constitute their debut offering entitled Gospel of the ...

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Wayward Sons

Wayward Sons – The Road to Download 2020

Download Festival is going to be here sooner than you think, and it looks like it’s going to be the most epic year yet. To celebrate we are going to bring you Download 2020 content every week until the big weekend comes around. We call this ‘The Road To Download 2020’. Kicking this off is a band that rose from ...

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My Dying Bride - Your Broken Shore

My Dying Bride — Ghost of Orion — The Interview

Over almost 30 years, West Yorkshire’s MY DYING BRIDE, formed in the ebbing summer of 1990 by vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe, with guitarist Andrew Craighan and the original drummer Rick Miah, have become England’s most doleful export and a worldwide phenomenon… the viziers of doom-death! But since Feel the Misery [2015] and a group of live shows that had to be canceled ...

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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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