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 ...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....
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 Reverse and then Halestorm later this year. However, the biggest news is that their fourth studio album is scheduled to be released on April 26th and after the big success of their first three ...Read More »
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 turned out to be very successful for the band. Tyketto has built up a great following over the years and these guys have managed to bring their melodic rock on some of the most prestigious stages ...Read More »
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 fanbase, they have many festival appearances booked and this is just the beginning. We talked to HOG about their new album, their style and why they released their latest album on cassette… RAMzine: ...Read More »
The End Of The Ocean “We communicate dichotomous elements of melancholy, hope, and the strangest feeling of nostalgia”
Ohioan instrumental post-rockers The End Of The Ocean have returned with a their first full length album in seven years. So, as you can already tell, the anticipation for -aire amongst the band’s very patient fanbase has been pretty high to say the least. Though their 2011 debut Pacific· Atlantic was an empathetic journey that hit the heart without saying a word, there was ...Read More »
Following the release of their exceptional second album All That Divides, Black Peaks ventured across the UK on a short headline run of dates with support from Phoxjaw. Having just finished their run supporting Enter Shikari. We caught up with front man Will at Reading University Students’ Union. RAMzine: So, firstly, how do you describe the sound of Black Peaks? Will: Heavy, Progressive, Hardcore, Post-Rock, ...Read More »