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Wednesday 13 and Evil Scarecrow at The Garage in London

I have never been to a show quite like this before. With only two bands playing and we all have to be kicked out before 10 O’clock as the venue turns into a nightclub after the gig. Not sounding like a wild night out, is it? And yet not only was this show sold out but the extra night they ...

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Live: Nickelback, O2 Arena, London

Despite Nickelback being a divisive group, although a lot of people hating on their music,  some couldn’t wait to attend this huge show in London. Nickelback have finally returned to the UK as part of their world tour, including dates at Wembley and at the O2 Arena. The No Fixed Address tour commencing on the 12th of October at Motorpoint ...

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Review: Steel Panther, Bowling For Soup & Buckcherry – Wembley Arena

I remember seeing Steel Panther for the first time, it was in a stuffy tent at Download ’09. We ran over to the third stage to see them on a wim and they turned out to be one of our favourite new bands that year. They were hilarious and the only other ‘funny’ band around at the time seemed to be Bowling For ...

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Live: Ugly Kid Joe, Riverside, Newcastle

Some see Ugly Kid Joe as an oddity of the grungey, post-glam metal scene. A one-hit wonder even. They will for sure be remembered for ‘That song off Wayne’s World’ but a lot of old school, and a few who have been curious know this band have a varied, if not troubled history. Heavily influenced by rock gods Motorhead and ...

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Barb Wire Dolls — Live at the Camden Assembly

They shuffled onto stage at London’s Camden London Assembly (former Barfly) with an attitude that seemed rather apathetic if not lackadaisical. Running 15 minutes late — they did not say “Hello” to the public — but maybe that’s the way this gruff artistic grunge punk-rock outfit “BARB WIRE DOLLS” approach such things. They didn’t seem so much “Desperate” [the title ...

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Live! Orange Goblin, Sub 89, Reading

Orange Goblin are a new take on old school heavy metal bands, such as Motorhead, Mountain and Black Sabbath. The four Londoners formed in the mid-nineties and since then have toured the world with their classic, heavy-riffed metal with such veterans as Dio, Clutch and Alice Cooper. We were lucky enough to go see them perform on the opening night of ...

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Live: Feeder, Mensbar, Newcastle University

Grant Nicholas and Feeder have had one of the most up-and-down careers in rock history. They started as a respectable indie/brit-rock band in the 90s in the aftermath of grunge, rose up the charts with mega-hits like ‘Buck Rogers’, sadly faced with the death of their original drummer Jon Lee, mellowed out and got critical acclaim with albums like ‘Comfort ...

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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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