Interviews

Interview with Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe

Ugly Kid Joe are a rock band that formed in California in 1990. Breaking up in 1997, the band reformed in 2010 and have been touring extensively, as releasing a new EP Stairway To Hell. RAMzine sat down to speak with their lead vocalist, Whitfield Crane. Team RAM: Stairway to Hell was released a few months ago, what’s the reaction been ...

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Interview with Jan Bünning of Paragon

Paragon is a speed metal/power metal band from Hamburg, Germany founded in 1994 by guitarist Martin Christian. In 2009, Paragon took a break. During this time they lost two of their members: Guitarist Günny Kruse, who had played on their three studio albums between 2005–2008, and also bassist Dirk Seifert who only played on “Screenslaves”. In November 2009, the band ...

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Fearless Vampire Killers Interview

It’s Halloween in London and the Koko in Camden is rammed full of people in their best fancy dress ready to catch Wednesday 13. Their support tonight comes from Fearless Vampire Killers. Ramzine caught up with Lawrence and Drew from the band before they headed out on stage. Team RAM: Are you nervous about playing such a big venue tonight? ...

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Canterbury Interview

Canterbury are an indie-rock four piece band who despite their name aren’t from Canterbury but in actual fact reside in Farnham, Surrey. The band currently have two albums out, most noteworthy is this summers release ‘Heavy In The Day’. The band are just about to head out on tour supporting Deaf Havana across the UK and we were lucky enough ...

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AxeWound Interview

AxeWound  is one ‘super group’ that has appeared out of nowhere. Consisting of Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine, Liam Cormier from Cancer Bats, Mikey Kingswood from Glamour Of The Kill, Joe Copcutt of Rise To Remain, and Jason Bowld of Pitchshifter, their latest relase – ‘Vultures’ – is a guaranteed 10 tracks worth of blissful destruction. We managed to ...

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OPM INTERVIEW @ The Independent in Sunderland

Team RAM went down to The Independent in Sunderland a few weeks back to speak to OPM on their 13th anniversary UK tour. Interviewer Neale Greever talks to the band about what it feels like to be playing their hits eleven years since their original release as well as what they think about the rise in popularity of reggae/ska genre. ...

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Our People Versus Yours Interview

Our People Versus Yours are an Essex-based post-hardcore/metal quintet formed in 2008. Their EP ‘Lights’, released in 2011, has received widespread critical acclaim, and now they are back in 2012 having just finished recording their début album. With an EP already released are you excited about the prospect of releasing a full length album? The prospect of releasing a full length album ...

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Echoes Interview

Echoes are a post-metal band formed in Winchester back in 2010. They claim their influences are This Will Destroy You, Rinoa, Devil Sold His Soul and Hans Zimmer. They recently went into the studio to record their debut album, so we had a brief chat with them to find out how things were in their camp: You’re about to record your ...

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Lay Siege Interview

We recently caught up with Northampton-based quartet Lay Siege to chat about their new mini-album Obolus and their plans for the future. Your debut mini album ‘Obolus’ has been very well received, were you expecting the response you got from it? Well we were really happy with what we had achieved with the record, but we weren’t expecting unanimously positive ...

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Villa Rise Interview

Villa Rise are an Australian hardcore quintet currently working in the UK. Their debut EP Wastelands has just been released, so we sat down with them for a drink, when this happened… You guys are originally from Australia what made you want to come to the UK? We all kind of hit the same point in our lives where we ...

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