Interviews

Tony Palermo

Papa Roach “We don’t want to become a different band but we wanted to create something new”

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 ...

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holding out

Unsigned Band Of The Week: Holding Out

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, ...

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The Fell and Sex Pissed Dolls at Soccer Six

Interview: The Fell – Soccer SixFest 2017

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 ...

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Against the current

Against The Current | 11 Questions at Reading Festival

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 ...

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Mikey Demus with Ace + students Photo @neilmach 2017 ©

Interview and Masterclass with Skindred Guitarist Mikey Demus

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” ...

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Faster Pussycat

Chad and Ace of Faster Pussycat talk about future and past of the band

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 ...

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Possessed

Possessed “The truest way to be original is to be yourself” Bloodstock 2017 Interview

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 ...

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courtesans

Courtesans “Stay true to yourself, it does pay-off” Bloodstock 2017 Interview

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 ...

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Stone Broken

Interview with Stone Broken at Ramblin’ Man Fair 2017

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 ...

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Jared James Nichols

Jared James Nichols at Ramblin’ Man Fair – “Black Magic is direct, raw, straight to the point”

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 ...

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