Interviews

Interview with Extol

Norwegian progressive group, Extol, have really come back with a bang from their 6 year hiatus this year. 2013 has seen the release of their new self-titled album which has had near unanimously fantastic reviews in the music press. Equally, as they hit their 20th year together, the group are starting to branch out into that territory that bands often ...

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Interview with Venomous Maximus

Venomous Maximus seem like they should be downright terrifying people. Hailing from Texas, and playing Sabbath inspired riffing, coupled with singer Gregg Higgins ghoulish vocals, one can imagine that VM spend all their time in the swamps, chanting incantations and sacrificing small animals to Satan. This is made even scarier by the fact that Higgins has quite an imposing presence. ...

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Interview with Heaven’s Basement

Before Heaven’s Basement blew the roof off The Duchess in York on Saturday 6th July, RAMzine’s Martin Durrant sat down with front man, Aaron Buchanan, and after some fantastic food in the beer garden of Gibson’s on Micklegate, they discussed touring, festivals, and just how far Aaron would go to entertain his audience. First of all, “Filthy Empire” released earlier ...

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Memphis May Fire @ Slam Dunk Festival

RAM caught up with Memphis May Fire at this years Slam Dunk Festival. We talk kebabs and Fame! They play the Twitter Challenge, where they boys guess which band member said which tweet. “We are so thankful to every individual fan, and what they have done, the records they bought, the merchandise they bought, the shows they’ve come to.” – ...

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Tonight Alive Interview @ Slam Dunk Festival 2013

Smiley Dave spoke to Tonight Alive at this years Slam Dunk Festival. The band recently released ‘Breakdown’ featuring Benji Madden of Good Charlotte, we find out the storey behind the collaboration. Watch the video for ‘Breakdown’ here.  New album ‘The other Side’ is set for release in September 2013, the band haven’t released an album since 2010, so there is ...

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Blitz Kids Interview @ Slam Dunk Festival

RAMzine caught up with Blitz Kids at this years Slam Dunk Festival. The guys talk about the new lyric video for ‘On My Own’. “We designed it for festivals” says lead singer Joe James. You can watch the video here. You can listen to new single ‘Run For Cover‘ on Youtube now. The catchy summer track will be available on ...

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Bury Tomorrow Twitter Challenge

Smiley Dave plays the Twitter Challenge with Jason and Kristan of Bury Tomorrow at this years Slam Dunk Festival. In this challenge we find out which band member would rather get to know the people who are not on the internet, which member of BT would like to become a stripper, and what the band might start doing on their UK ...

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TRC @ Takedown Festival 2013

We spoke to Anthony of TRC at this years Takedown Festival. He talks us through where he gets his energy from on stage, and the bands social media skills. RAMzines Smiley Dave then plays a game (named by Fearless Vampire Killers) Twitter Twat, where the band need to identify which band member said which tweet. We hear a story about ...

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The Defiled Interview @ Takedown Festival 2013

Smiley Dave caught up with The AVD and Stitch D from The Defiled at Takedown Festival 2013. We talk squash courts, Danzig and how their new album ‘Daggers’ nearly didn’t happen. Watch the video and read along. How much are you looking forward to today? Stitch D: “It’s good, we haven’t even looked around yet so we don’t know where ...

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Fearless Vampire Killers @ Takedown Festival 2013

Smiley Dave of RAMzine caught up with the Frearless Vampire Killers at this years Takedown Festival. The press room was very busy, Smiley Dave describes it as a ‘farmyard’. As this made the audio on our video a little hard for you to hear we have written it up for you, below. RAMzine: You guys were on earlier today on ...

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