Interviews

Interview with Triaxis at Hammerfest

Triaxis are a 5-piece heavy metal band from South Wales. They formed in 2006. They recently released their second album, ‘Rage and Retribution’ on Rocksector Records. The album was engineered by Chris Fielding (Primordial/Winterfylleth.) Triaxis were a big hit at their appearance at Bloodstock in 2009 and also in 2012. They have previously played Hammerfest, in 2011. At this year’s ...

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Interview with Viza at Hammerfest

Viza are a seven-piece band from Los Angeles, California. They play an erratically amusing blend of highly energized international rock. Their music combines a fascinating fusion of the old and the new, employing traditional instruments such as the ancient string instrument – the oud – blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass and drums. Viza have managed ...

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Interview with The Goddamn Electric at Hammerfest

The Goddamn Electric was founded in January 2010. A group of four lads from Manchester, with a common passion for rock music – who decided take a journey together to restore rock back to its former glory! Taking their name from a well known Pantera song, their combination of catchy riffs, gravel-crushing vocals and a reliably solid backbone of pounding ...

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Interview With Ryan Wilson Of The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives are back in town and it looks like they’ll be back in style with their new album ‘We Met At The Sea’ hitting our stores on April 28th. The bands debut ‘Wait For Me’ went platinum, and their second release went Gold, and now after signing to independent label, Cooking Vinyl, the boys are sure to kick ...

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Interview With Tobias Sammet of Avantasia

With Avantasia’s upcoming album ‘Mystery Of Time’ just a  few short weeks away, RAMzine spoke to man behind the magic, Tobias Sammet, to find out a little more about the making of the new album and what it takes to make an Avantasia concept album. The new album is expected to be released March 30th via Nuclear Blast Records and features ...

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Interview with What Now

Durban (South African) born and bred – yet London based – the rocking trio WHAT NOW release their full-length studio album ‘Move Like a Sinner’ on 11 March 2013. RAMZINE met the band at London’s fabulous venue The Lexington this January. We chatted to Tyron (vocals and bass guitar) Ryan (guitars and vocals) and Adam (drums and sampling) about travelling ...

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Interview with Malnàtt

Earlier this year we reviewed the Italian black metal band, Malnàtt and their latest album ‘Principia Discordia’ (See review here). It was enjoyable to write about and certainly had an unconventional approach when it came to creating their Black Metal sound. Knowing this, I was looking forward to asking the band some questions. They came back with some intriguing answers… ...

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Interview with Neaera

Westphalian (German) melodic shredders Neaera formed in 2004 when guitarist Tobias Buck (at that stage with death/grind band Malzan) formed the group as a side-project. The decision was made to create a sound similar to Tobias’s favourite bands working in the Swedish death metal genre of the period. The original line-up, consisting of Buck, Sebastian Heldt, Benny Hilleke, and Benjamin ...

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Interview with ‘The Smoking Hearts’

London-based sleazy punks The Smoking Hearts (originally from Bedfordshire UK) are a 5 Piece Rock ‘n’ Roll band who have promised to bring excitement and danger to audiences – right from the start. Formed by friends Nobba Green (guitar) and Simon Barker (guitar), as a musical outlet for their sweaty punk fuelled rock alter ego personas – The Smoking Hearts ...

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Interview with ALTAAR

ALTAAR is the creation of Andreas Tylden and Sten Ove Toft. Andreas Tylden has often been described as one of the most important characters in Norwegian hardcore during last decade. And Sten Toft has been described as Norway’s ‘king of noise’. Together, they have assembled an all-star team with ALTAAR . These Oslo, Norway based doom-masters are now considered to ...

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