At Ramblin’ Man Fair we met up with the hard-working 4-piece hard rock band from Walsall — Stone Broken — who have just been announced they will act as support for rock legends Living Colour this autumn. They’ve already been on tour, this Spring, with Glenn Hughes and it seems the breakthrough UK hard rock act is going from strength-to-strength at ...Read More »
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 superb NWOBHM entity that is Thunderstick was resurrected in 2016 and released the absolutely thrilling, Something Wicked This Way Comes, the foll...
Following the recent release of Helheim’s tenth full-length record, the incredibly diverse and unconventional Rignir, RAMzine simply had to have...
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 wor...
Hailing from the West Midlands, Sister Shotgun have been making music together since 2011. Their latest album ‘Fragments’ could be their...
As time goes by American rockers New Years Day are evolving and growing their fan base exponentially. They will soon hit the road with Falling In Reve...
As their second album Strength In Numbers in now turning 25, Tyketto are celebrating the event with a UK tour which, judging by the ticket sales, has ...
Yorkshire alt-rockers Hands Off Gretel (HOG) are in a sweet spot right now. Their album has just been released with a bit of help from their expanding...
Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and red-hot blues guitarist, Jared James Nichols returns this October with a new album Black Magic. He fronts a “power-trio” under his own name, with sounds based around the raw vision of late 1960s & early 1970s hard-rocking blues outfits such as Cream and Mountain. Over the last four years, Jared James has shared stages with ...Read More »
Connecticut five-piece Hatebreed have been spanning the genres of hardcore punk and metal since their formation in 1994. After their 2016 album The Concrete Confessional received a great reception from fans and critics alike, Hatebreed were a welcome addition to the line up of Bloodstock, as well as The Warped Tour and many other festivals around the world this year. ...Read More »
Welsh nu-metal/ ragga-punk heroes Skindred raised a few eyebrows when they were announced for Bloodstock, which is traditionally an ‘extreme metal’ festival. For most: this was a great addition to the line-up being part of the metal family, and being festival favourites from Boomtown to Download and everywhere in between. Some Bloodstock purists weren’t sure of their place between Hell ...Read More »
Making a name for herself as a slide guitarist with a unique sound all her own and moving from a solid blues rock base to a mainstream classic rock sound with her latest album Stolen Hearts, Finland’s Erja Lyytinen is someone to keep your eye on. With a September UK tour imminent that shouldn’t be hard, but to discover what’s ...Read More »
Interview: Megadeth “American Festivals are copying what you have been doing for years” Bloodstock 2017
One of the biggest names announced early on for Bloodstock 2017 was one of the big four, thrash metal legends Megadeth. Through ups and downs over the years they are still coming out strong, the best evidence of this is their 2016 album Dystopia, which got a huge critical and commercial success. We were lucky enough to sit down with seasoned ...Read More »
BLACK STAR RIDERS were formed in 2012 by four members of Thin Lizzy – Scott Gorham, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and bassist Marco Mendoza – plus former Megadeth and Alice Cooper drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. The band’s debut album All Hell Breaks Loose” was released in 2013, and attained universal approval with a follow-up album, The Killer Instinct released in February ...Read More »
Sadly it’s another year over for Bloodstock Open Air 2017, but we can relive the weekend over-and-over again with our hightlights, many interviews, and full coverage in the next issue of RAMzine. First up is an audio interview with Havok lead guitarist Reece Scruggs. Reece talks about their Bloodstock set compared to other European festivals, as well as his badge ...Read More »
Following a premature end to his World Superbike career, James Toseland decided to focus on his first true love – music. After parting company with his first band, Crash, he embarked on a band project known, simply, as TOSELAND. The band’s first single ‘Life is Beautiful’ was released in April 2013 and later it was announced that they had been ...Read More »
MASSIVE are a volatile bunch of ever-intoxicated macho rockers from Melbourne, Australia, who formed an alliance in 2012 that seems fuelled by adrenaline, weak lager and a determination to party harder than everyone else they meet. They’ve been known to travel thousands of miles, sometimes across baking deserts, to get to gigs. Inevitably, when they arrive, things get hot and ...Read More »