X Japan are one of the most successful rock groups in Japanese history. The band has sold more than 30 million albums, singles and videos combined. They have sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times and played to tens of thousands of fans outside of Japan. X Japan were formed in 1982 by Yoshiki and Toshi while they were ...Read More »
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...
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 pro...
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. A...
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, w...
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 li...
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-pac...
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 thei...
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....
It’s really hard to compete with the likes of Stone Sour in 2017. Though we’ve had a jam-fucking-packed year of decade-defining albums, the Iowans just go and drop their first record in four years, simply eliminating the competition with its megaton impact on the metal world. Cheers for that, guys! Their sixth album Hydrograd is a return to form in ...Read More »
Papa Roach’s new album Crooked Teeth is off to a hot start and just before their gig in the UK capital we had the chance to sit down with drummer Tony Palermo. We got to talk about past and future of this band that after nearly 25 years doesn’t seem to stop nor disappoint their fans. Find out all the ...Read More »
The punk pop influence can be found everywhere it seems these days, and produces a lot of great bands too. Our first ‘Unsigned Band Of The Week’ interview takes us to Newcastle, where we spoke to the lads from Holding Out. Check back every week for a new unsigned band interview. If you would like to feature on this page, ...Read More »
Staged at Mile End Stadium – Soccer SixFest is a fusion of football and music with an outdoor summer festival vibe. Musicians and celebrities from TV, sport,and film compete in a number of football tournaments across the festival to see who will be crowned Soccer SixFest Champions and take home the trophy. After the football ends, all ticket holders can ...Read More »
September 17th, Against The Current will play the first show of their WORLD TOUR, starting in Asia before going on to Australia. The band will head back to the UK this November in support of pop punk classic’s Good Charlotte. After a strong set on the Reading Festival Main Stage powered by boundless confidence and energy, we caught up with Against The ...Read More »
This week RAMzine had the unique opportunity of visiting London’s Metropolis Studios, at the Powerhouse in Chiswick as guests of The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) to see a guitar masterclass given by expert guitarist MIKEY DEMUS of heavy rock & reggae band SKINDRED. The class was given to ACM students and introduced by the Skunk Anansie guitarist Martin “Ace” ...Read More »
Faster Pussycat turned back the clock and turned the Underworld in Camden into the Glam Rock scene of Hollywood via 1986 for the entire set. The group was most successful during the late 1980’s with their self-titled album, their 1989 gold album Wake Me When It’s Over and the 80,000 selling Whipped! in 1992. The music of Faster Pussycat has a definite Ramones ...Read More »
As part of the 1980s San Francisco metal scene –Possessed are seen as one of the ‘original’ death-metal bands (if not the first). Recently signed to Nuclear Blast, it is certain that Possessed will release their first album for 32 years in 2018. We caught up with founding member and vocalist Jeff Becerra at Bloodstock 2017 to talk about how the ...Read More »
Bloodstock 2017 will be known as the year the festival cast its net much wider. As well as having headliners Ghost and main stage acts such as Skindred, a lot of bands playing this year are not usually part of the ‘extreme metal’ circle that BOA is known for. One great example of this is London based four-piece Courtesans. Who ...Read More »