Previously on record Laurence Jones songs have been slick and aimed at your mainstream music listener but not captured the vibrant groove of his live band. That latter aspect has been addressed with this eponymous new album, not just by the fact of its title and their being collectively present on the cover and promotional material but in that the ...Read More »
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Following the success of their debut album, Higher Power, The Dirty Nil have dipped into their back catalogue to bring new fans a taste of what they w...
Swedish AOR act Houston debuted to general acclaim as a duo featuring Hank Erix on vocals and Freddie Allen drums back in 2010. Producer and keyboard ...
Attending Stone Free Festival for the second year in a row, after the successful lineup of 2016, which saw Alice Cooper closing the night in style whi...
If you are not a fan of slow, heavy, soul destroying doom, then just stop reading, go away now and find something light and fluffy for your weak mind!...
Hacktivist are without a doubt, one of the best live bands I’ve ever had the privilege of seeing more than once, and they did not disappoint or fail t...
Valentine’s Day. Shoreditch. If you didn’t know better, you might have thought that the XOYO was preparing to host a romantic evening for swooning cou...
“LOST SOCIETY are one of the most promising Finnish newcomers of our times, and back with a vengeance in 2014. Founded in early 2010 in Jyväskylä by T...
So here we are the ‘middle’ day of DL19: For some the best day, the show-stealer. Yet, for some, this is a stepping stone to the grand finale. Last night we came for Def Leppard, but the real headliner was Mud (apologies for that awful joke). Tonight, SlipKnot close the festival, yet there’s still a Puddle Of Mudd (again, sorry). ...Read More »
As you may have read from our previous instalment. It was kind of muddy, but don’t believe the news reports that everyone left before the festival began: I can honestly say this was one of the busiest Downloads in memory. So here it is, the first ‘proper’ day of the festival. Looking at the line-up this seems to be the ...Read More »
Downloaders don’t do things by halves, and this year just proves it as a huge number of campers are already settled into the mud at the iconic Castle Donington site. As you probably know, the rain has been relentless but maybe not as bad as the infamous ‘drownload’ of 2016. There is mud, yes, but guess what: this is a ...Read More »
You may remember the bands as recommended by fans of Download and readers of RAMzine alike. A list by the fans, for the fans. Great. Here at RAMzine, we have some more bands in mind that you need to see at the extremely stacked festival this weekend. As you can imagine the people who put together RAMzine day-to-day have very ...Read More »
Many bands earn their spurs playing covers in venues of, shall we say, questionable suitability. Been there, done that back in ’79 at Tudhoe Working Men’s Club. A similar path, but in Italy, was the starting point for Half-Life except for this band: formed in 2015 by Andrea Lippi (vocals), Guerrino Mattioni (guitar) and Manolo Cogoni (drums) and Gianluca Olraitz ...Read More »
The UK has consistently punched above its weight when it comes to producing the world’s stellar rock guitarists down the years, with many of them going on to sustain long, illustrious and influential careers. Few of these players, though, can truly be described as having been seminal, in the sense they’ve inspired a whole generation to want to learn how ...Read More »
“Think Soundgarden. Think Muse,” was the suggestion offered when former Heaven’s Basement vocalist Aaron Buchanan began describing this his new band. More some Faustian pact between The Manic Street Preachers and The Darkness possibly; to be more specific let’s accept the initial flamboyant outrage that latter act presented the mainstream listener with and suggest their intent to be to go ...Read More »
D-A-D began playing together in the early 1980s in Copenhagen, Denmark, under their original band name Disneyland After Dark, although it was quickly abbreviated in the face of the wrath emanating from the land of Walt. I kind of agree with the sentiment though. Mickey was always hiding a malevolent streak. They released their first EP in 1985 and are in ...Read More »
Originally formed as a Metallica cover band, Peurto Rico’s Calamity is far more than you may think at first, having evolved into a totally new beast over the course of their first two original full-length albums. Kairos is the second of these albums and comes out of the gate like a starved wolverine. Dealing out tight thrash riffs at warp speed ...Read More »