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Hard Rock Hell – A familiar crowd gather to don their denim and leather!

Navigating further into the depths of Wales, the blue skies faded and the terrain became more rugged as we drew ever nearer to Hard Rock Hell for its tenth instalment. Seeding various spin-offs throughout the year – HRH Blues, HRH AOR, HRH PROG to name but a few – this is the original and, some might say, the best. HRH events ...

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Live Review: Brutal Assault Festival 2016, Czech Republic

We were very fortunate to have access to this years Brutal Assault Festival which is considered one of the best for the extreme metal scene in Europe. With killer bands across four whole days, Cheap Czech lager and a wonderful selection of food (also very cheap) what more could we possibly ask for? With the festival held within the confines ...

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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Sunday

Last day of a fantastic weekend full of metal and good times. This has been the biggest Bloodstock to date, and what better way to end it with two of the big four: Anthrax and Slayer! Check out our highlights of Thursday / Friday and Saturday here. Through many confusing ‘Harambe’ lines, black rum ice cream, nacho bowls and real ...

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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Saturday

It’s funny to think by Saturday morning you are halfway through a festival. The fun keeps coming as the sun keeps on shining over Catton Park for the remaining two days of the most epic Bloodstock ever… This is part 2 of out Bloodstock-Open-Air 2016 highlights, with the full review featuring in issue 10 of RAMzine (due early September). If ...

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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Thursday and Friday

Last year we gave you our first Bloodstock-Open-Air coverage. We loved it so much, we went back! This year was just as awesome – if not better than 2015. Before you get the in depth review in the next issue of RAMzine (out early September) here is some of the highlights of the UK’s biggest metal festival. Keep checking back ...

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Live: 2000 Trees Festival 2016

“You only have 52 weekends a year – make 7-9th July count”. Alright 2000 Trees, we definitely did just that. In a world of big corporate festivals, it’s incredibly exciting to see an independent fest organised by a group of mates hit its tenth anniversary – particularly with the likes of Hevy falling by the wayside in the cutthroat UK ...

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Live: Stone Free Festival 2016

Stone Free Festival is a major new festival for the UK bringing a wealth of artists and events together under one roof for a whole weekend on the 18th and 19th of June. Working in association with Classic Rock Magazine and Prog Magazine, the premiere worldwide music publications for the music aficionado, Stone Free Festival provides a stunning line-up in the arena ...

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Festival Roundup: Download 2016

How often do you get the chance to see the likes of Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden play on the same weekend? Where else can you hear some of the best music in the world and watch WWE live while it plays? The answer is: nowhere. This was Download Festival 2016. For those resilient enough, the weekend actually starts ...

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Live: Camden Rocks Festival 2016

Camden Rocks must be the most affordable and spontaneous choice among us Londoners who enjoy live music. It’s quite obvious that this festival has always been more than just about the bands. There is a whole vibe of wanting to have a good time (and maybe more than just a couple of drinks) whilst also being able to watch a ...

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Live: Desertfest 2016

Come the end of April, Camden town descends into a sea of long hair, beards and beer guzzling monsters. Catering for the Stoner/Doom/Sludge/Psychedelic rock crowd across multiple venues, Desertfest finds its home in the heart of it all, cutting off and taking over Greenland Place (just off the side street by Worlds End) and having the Black Heart at the ...

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