Live Reviews

Live: Fearless Vampire Killers, Talking Heads, Southhampton

Kicking off the evening was a London based band called LoveLess. They seemed to be a good selection for starting off the night and got the crowd going. They moved about a lot and took full advantage of the ‘ego’ step that had been placed centre stage. The lead singer I must admit did remind me a little of Manson ...

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Live Review: New Device / One Last Run, The Firehouse, Southampton

Mother of Pearl give us a loud and proud opener making a good first impression with a good bit of energy. This does die down a bit as they go on; they seem very concentrated when they play giving off this intense vibe which suits the ‘metal Nirvana’ thing they have going on. Between tunes, they’re actually quite light hearted ...

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Live: Scuzz UK Throwdown Tour, Think Tank, Newcastle

Review of  29/2/16 date at Think Tank, Newcastle. Photos by Rich Broome from 3/3/16 performance at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells (Max Raptor had to cancel due to health issues). The UK rock/ metal scene is a little under rated it seems, so much talent gets over looked until a tour like this one comes along.  The revolving triple-headline of Allusondrugs, ...

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Live: Ryan Hamilton, Think Tank, Newcastle

Talking to a full house, the Texan singer-songwriter announces: “When I decided to do this solo album – they said ‘you are nothing without Jaret Reddick’,” speaking as member of Reddick’s ‘other’  band People On Vacation, and former front-man of Smile Smile. Yet Hamilton has certainly proved those people wrong by releasing a fan-funded solo album which charted in the ...

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Theory of a Deadman Live at O2 Ritz Manchester

Theory of a Deadman are back in the UK for the first time in a few years and tonight they kick ass. With this they have two fantastic support acts, Forever Never and Royal Republic. Opening up the show Forever Never have returned to the stage, and it’s their third time here in Manchester. These confidant bunch are eager to ...

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Live Review: Inglorious, The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Review by Paul Birch, photos by Martin Tierney I’ve seen Ali Clinton live a number of times, in various bands, and usually fronting rock trios. A talented youth, the influences of Rory Gallagher and to a lesser degree Jimmy Page were always evident in his fiery blues rock playing. Tonight he’s covering broader terrain, travelling in pastures trod by Virgil ...

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Hacktivist

Live: Hacktivist,Think Tank, Newcastle

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 to blow my mind when they kicked off their UK tour in Newcastle. With support from Counting Days and Draganaught to warm up the crowd with deep growls and thrashing breakdowns, the ...

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Live Review: Wednesday 13 & Roman Surman, Think Tank, Newcastle

You may have noticed we have been covering live events as blogs as of late – this might be for gigs we feel the actual atmosphere is worth talking about , more than the performance. It would be tempting to write this as a blog seeing as this wasn’t your traditional gig. Advertised as ‘Undead and Unplugged’ Wenesday 13 and ...

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slipknot

Blog: When SlipKnot came to the capital

This is the first of a new style of live coverage. The RAMzine blogs will be accounts of fans and team members at the big gigs around the world. This will be a personal account and different to the usual live review. Don’t worry, the traditional reviews are still being published but you may see more blogs popping up from ...

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Rick Wakeman, Solihull Arts Complex, Thursday 11th February 2016

“Am I looking through rose-tinted glasses, or are we the youngest people here?” whispered my better half looking out among the greying flock being herded to their seats. Not quite, thought I when young singer/songwriter Prash Gor bounced on stage with his battered acoustic guitar. The Leicester lad then proceeds to sing around half a dozen songs, a number about ...

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