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Interview with Rat Attack at Hit The Deck

We caught up with Rat Attack after they played Hit The Deck 2014. The band talk about the recent departure of vocalist Mike, and how that has had an effect on the band. Rat Attack also talk to us about their musical direction and if the band could change with a new vocalist. How was Hit The Deck? How did ...

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Interview with Paragon

We spoke to Jan Bünning who plays bass and backing vocals for German Heavy Metal band Paragon. We caught up with Jan after Hammerfest 2014. This was Paragon’s first ever UK appearance – we hope to see them back over here soon! Their performance gave that classic metal vibe, that we so love here at RAMzine. Our favourite track of ...

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Interview with Counterhold

RAMzine spoke to Steve Jenkins of Counterhold, after randomly bumping into him at this year’s Hammerfest. Although they don’t specifically like the label I’m going to introduce them as a melodic progressive metal band, based in South Wales. Like them on Facebook! As you are new to us at RAMzine could you tell us a bit about your story? How ...

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follow my lead

Interview with Follow My Lead

Follow My Lead are a 5 piece Post Hardcore/Metalcore band based in Ireland. With members coming from Derry, Belfast and as far as Dublin. They are a brutal – to the point – hard working – fan orientated, and catchy as f**k. While still a relatively new band, they are starting to explode into the music scene with vengeance. A nice ...

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Interview with Maplerun at Hammerfest

We caught up with Maplerun after Hammerfest 2014. We talk to them about their influences – touring with Skindred and Soil – and the release of their most recently album ‘Restless’. How did you find Hammerfest? “In one word – amazing!! A really organized festival, in a very beautiful location with a big variety of bands to watch and a ...

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afterlife interview

Interview with Afterlife at Hammerfest

Afterlife – the Hard Rock bad from Scotland, are due to release their new E.P. ‘Masters Of Reality’ on 31st March 2014, via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. Their most recent studio album ‘OMEGA‘ was recorded during the summer of 2013 at a secluded studio overlooking Loch Fyne in Scotland and features 11 tracks. The E.P features the lead single from ...

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Interview with Avatar at Hammerfest

Avatar are a Swedish band that have really stood out since the release of their 4th studio album ‘Black Waltz’ in 2012. Lead vocalist Johannes says it was on Black Waltz that the band really “got [their] sh*t together”. Johannes goes on to say after ‘Black Waltz’ “something clicked… and seeing the make-up awakened something that wasn’t their before.. suddenly the music had ...

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Interview with Soilwork at Hammerfest

We spoke to David and Bjorn of Soilwork prior to their set at Hammerfest 2014. Soilwork have recently released double album The Living Infinite. We talk to them about why they chose a double album, and if they would make another one in the future to which they said: “We needed a new challenge as a band, rather then just throw ...

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Interview with Derision at Hammerfest

Derision, a metal band from the North West of England with no gimmicks and pure energy, took to the stage at Hammerfest and put on a show that will not be easy to forget! Here we speak with Derision about gaining a new band member and the inspiration behind the new video “Predation“.

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the vintage caravan

Interview with The Vintage Caravan at Hammerfest

The Vintage Caravan – the Icelandic Hard Rock and Blues band. They have just releases their new album ‘Voyage’ through Nuclear Blast – RAMzine gave it an 8/10 (see the review here). In this interview we talk to Óskar (Guitar and vocals), Guðjón (Drums), and Alexander (Bass). They tell us about their video for ‘Expand Your Mind’ saying that rather ...

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