Live Reviews

Live: Tigertailz, Camden Underworld, London

Tonight Tigertailz fans got out the leather, the hairspray and the glitter together with the excitement to watch them performing at The Underworld after quite a long absence from the London rock scene. Everyone is ready to go back all the way to the 80’s hair metal days, at least for one night of pure entertainment. Once, back in the early ...

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Live! Butcher Babies, Sumo Cyco, and Confessions Of A Traitor

We walk into Sub89, Reading to hear Confessions Of A Traitor loud and proud. It’s a very familiar sound as they are playing ‘One Step Closer’ by Linkin Park, however COAT have put their own stamp on it, it’s got a heavier twist. Just like that – we are sold on the band, as so are the crowd! Vocalist Stephen MacConville gets the crowd ...

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Live: The Treatment, Academy 2, Newcastle

So many bands on the touring circuit are taking lessons learnt from rock icons like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin and putting a 21st Century spin on it. The Treatment are a great example of this.  With new vocalist Mitchell Emms and guitarist Tao Grey in tow – the Cambridge rockers are on the road to show us how to have ...

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LIVE! MaybeSheWill – London Koko

Every now and again an opportunity surfaces to take part in something truly remarkable. The definition of remarkable is entirely subjective here of course, but for some, it’s the birth of their child, others it’s scaling the Great Wall of China, for us here at RAMzine, it’s definitely being able to witness the final show ever of Brit post rock ...

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Broken Witt Rebels, The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, April 2016

Second City kids on a Friday night out: lads fresh from the cash point supping from bottles of beer, girls in their party frocks clocking the competition coming in. The Sunflower Lounge is rammed. Something in my aged mind triggers a vague memory that long before the congregation gathered here was conceived this might’ve been a quiet gay bar, one ...

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Reading Metal To The Masses – Heat 3!

Heat 3 of Readings Metal To The Masses commences with Surrey/Hampshire Death Metal band End of Salvation. With dark eyes the band bring an immense sense of doom and debauchery over The Facebar. Vocalist Ryan makes the most of the people that are here by getting involved in the front of the crowd. His vocals do reign a doom like presence. ...

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Reading Metal To The Masses – Heat 1!

First band of the night is The Freudian Session, a 4 piece punk band from Reading. The first thing that stand outs is that one of the guys seems to be topless. Usually you expect this sort of thing from a drummer, however it was in fact the bassist (pictured right below). The lead vocalist looks the part, great vocals, but ...

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Live: HRH AOR On The Road Tour, O2 Academy, Newcastle

Hard Rock Hell started as a unique rock and metal festival experience in 2007. Over the years it has spawned many other festivals under the banner, even taking it as far as Ibiza. 9 years on, what else can you do with HRH (in this case it’s AOR incarnation)? Take it on the road of course. Headlined by the legends ...

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LIVE: Trivium play Portsmouth

On Tuesday 22nd March we arrived at the Pyramid Centre in Portsmouth to see Trivium. The first thing that stood out was the hundreds of metal heads queuing up and silhouetted against the sea front back drop. Once entering the venue, it was a large open space with a glass sky light that formed a point, it was clear to ...

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LIVE: Joe Bonamassa, The BIC, Bournemouth

Joe Bonamassa is the rock and blues reaper that will reach into you, and shake you by your very soul! On Sunday the 20th March, I was given the absolute pleasure of reviewing Joe Bonamassa at the BIC in Bournemouth. This was a rescheduled show after Joe was forced to cancel back in October due to illness.  Six months later ...

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