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 »
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....
Now picture the scene; you’re alone covering every aspect of the festival, review, photography and interviews, you’re hungover from the very first nig...
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 Fireb...
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...
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 »
English hard rock band QUIREBOYS have been ultra-busy releasing an album a year since signing with ‘Off Yer Rocka’ and releasing Beautiful Curse in 2013. And in between a teaser EP expected this autumn and a fresh studio album perhaps in 2018, the lads are set to release a collection of iconic blues tunes on an album titled White Trash ...Read More »
Bloodstock weekend is upon us! As always, RAMzine are on site. First up are Galway folk-metal band -Na Cruithne. We talk to guitarist Rónán Ó ‘hArrachtáin about winning M2TM, being a folk-metal band…and a lot of swearing! … How does it feel to play Bloodstock 2017? It’s been amazing. This will be the icing on the cake for a great year ...Read More »
The last in our interviews leading up to this year’s epic Bloodstock Festival. The band in question are melodic death-metallers -Shrouded. We spoke to vocalist/guitarist Shane Hughes about winning the Belfast M2TM, what it is like to play Bloodstock, and his influences. … How does it feel to play Bloodstock 2017? It’s totally surreal. It’s been a lifelong dream of ...Read More »
Next in our series of interviews on the road to Bloodstock 2017, with the festival starting tomorrow, are Newcastle’s Metal 2 The Masses winners – Decrepit Monolith. We spoke to vocalist Odious and guitarist Baal about their contribution to the M2TM competition, their influences, and their famous ‘Fuck Your Faith’ slogan. … How does it feel to play Bloodstock 2017? ...Read More »
Next on our series of interviews and features are unsigned Kent sleaze-metallers Spyder Byte. make sure you check them out on Bloodstock’s famous bar-come-stage combo – The Jagermeister Stage. This stage has hosted the likes of Phil Campbell and Knock Out Kaine in the past, and welcome a whole new roster of bands in 2017. We spoke to vocalist Daniel ...Read More »