Reviews

  • Review: Kirk – Masquerade

    Swiss melodic metal rockers Kirk got off to a good start with their debut album The Final Dance back in 2003, but drummer Vito Cecere had health probl...

  • Bloodstock 2018: The Highlights

    If you have ever been to Bloodstock Open Air, you know its like no other festival in the country… or even the world. The fans are extra passiona...

  • WYTCH HAZEL

    Hard rockers WYTCH HAZEL release ‘II: Sojourn’

    Wytch Hazel’s 2016 debut Prelude suggested these Lancastrians had the potential to become a significant entry into the world of hard rock. Two years o...

  • Cherie Currie Live at the Underworld in London

    The original “Cherry Bomb” — Cherie Currie — was the lead singer with the legendary Los Angeles rock band the Runaways (alongside bandmates Joan Jett,...

  • Carnifex – Die Without Hope

    Carnifex is an American death core band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signe...

  • Eye Ra Haze – Eye of the Storm

    New York five-piece Eye Ra Haze weave their way into your aural consciousness with rumbling hypnotic near-minimalist melodies and more haunting foregr...

  • Lethe - First Corpse on the Moon

    Review: Lethe – The First Corpse on the Moon

    Primus. Tool. Fantômas. There are bands that truly epitomise what it is to eclectic, and blend myriad influences without becoming convoluted or start ...

  • Review: Fearless Vampire Killers – Bruises

    Fearless Vampire Killers could be the busiest band in rock at the moment. 2014 saw the British rockers release their 2nd full album Unbreakable Hearts...

bad wolves

Bad Wolves Live at O2 Ritz Manchester

Bad Wolves have been in the spotlight over the past few months highly due to their cover of The Cranberries ‘Zombie‘ which is a fantastic cover and is bloody fantastic to hear live too. But who are Bad Wolves? Where have they come from and what are their other tracks? Bad Wolves are a brand new supergroup featuring members Tommy Vext ...

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saxon

SAXON’s The Eagle Has Landed            

To be a rock fan in the early eighties was heaven itself. The awkwardly named ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ (NWOBHM) had seen some great bands coming forward, the Monsters of Rock festivals at Donington (forerunner of Download), had begun and there were some great live albums being released. No Sleep Til’ Hammersmith, Strangers in the Night and Saxon’s 1982 offering The ...

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The Xcerts

The Xcerts had a Late One

Hailing from Scotland, though you’d never be able to tell with their unaccented vocals and no bagpipes insight rockers, The Xcerts, release an acoustic EP titled Late One Night. It was recorded, of course, entirely over one late night. Commenting on this, vocalist, Murray Macleod said, “We recorded the entire EP in one night which lent a nice organic feel ...

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Flat Earth & Cyanide

‘Cyanide’ is the second single taken from the debut album None For One by Flat Earth, featuring former members of HIM and Amorphis. “I have a strong tendency of creating a picture of a person with a lot of issues in my head who I then try to encourage to change in my lyrics,” said vocalist Anthony of the song. “I’m very likely ...

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Black Ink River

With a ‘70s retro-rock revolution underway meet Black Ink River, the newest arrival to the party and all the way from Västerås in Sweden. Dano Wahlström (vocals/percussion), Bosse Karlsson (guitar), Anders Modd (bass) and Roger Johannessen (drums) formerly played with bands like Wolf, GrandExit, Monaco Blues Band and Uncle Doghouse before joining forces to make rock music they liked with ...

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Bohemian Rhapsody — Gary Langan

Bohemian Rhapsody Unplugged — Seminar by Gary Langan

On Saturday RAMzine went to the exemplary Festival of Sound (The Music and Audio Show) which is the UK’s Largest Luxury Audio and Lifestyle Show, held in West London. We went to attend a seminar given by GARY LANGAN, the 62-year-old engineer, producer, mixer and musician who worked as an assistant engineer at the SARM studios in the 1970s, learning ...

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Nazareth – Tattooed On My Brain 

Nazareth were never a straight-up hard rock band, they bothered the Top 20 singles charts too much in their glory days for that and one look from their earliest albums on would tell you they were as likely to cover a number by The Band as much as The Yardbirds. Ultimately they brought out songs they liked. Not that they’ve ...

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Homebound

Farnham five piece Homebound find fantastic form

Homebound, the Farnham based pop-punk outfit have released, for me, arguably one of the strongest collections of the year. There is so much across this release that causes it to stand above the myriad other pop-punk albums and EP’s coming out. For example, there are traces of much heavier elements scattered amongst the more upbeat pop-punk foundations. Opening track ‘Change ...

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Abandoned By Bears

Abandoned By Bears show dedication and passion on Headstorm

You’d be forgiven for not being familiar with Abandoned By Bears. The Swedish easycore/pop-punkers have seemingly gone under the radar for many, despite being signed to Victory and an almost continuous touring and releasing schedule since their inception in 2012. However, latest release Headstorm will almost certainly go a long way to changing that. The eleven tracks that make up Headstorm are ...

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Bast – Nanoangstrom

Slow and heavy, Bast are a band that have entered their tenth year of existence this year and through that time, they have crafted themselves a name with an unnerving sound of blackened doom that has landed them slots on festival lineups and one off support slots with plenty of bands that have caused a stir in their genres. Following ...

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