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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: Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016, Mote Park, Maidstone

This weekend saw what was another fine addition to the festival season this year with the Ramblin Man Fair taking place in Maidstone’s Mote Park for two days of pure rock and roll. The sun was out for the weekend’s festivities, with most catching the rays and turning a funny shade of red/brown as they checked out the latest and ...

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Live: Courtesans, Cluny 2, Newcastle

Although there seems to be more women in bands than ever in the world, the UK rock scene is sadly still a sexist pig. Although our North American cousins have plenty of homegrown idols, bands with female members like Altered Sky or Heel seem to sadly overlooked. Hopefully Courtesans will change all that. The lead singer is female, the guitarist ...

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Live: As Sirens Fall, Head Of Steam, Newcastle

You could say this is the golden era of unsigned rock bands. Many bands don’t need a label nowadays to gain a loyal following: FVK, Ashestoangels, and many more have proven this in the past few years. Formed in 2014, As Sirens Fall look to follow this trend. Being their first headline tour – this could break them in to ...

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Live: William Control, Think Tank, Newcastle

It’s been a busy old year for Mr Control. At the beginning of 2016 he retired his band Aiden, after supporting Black Veil Brides with said band, launched a new clothing line, fought for the right to his first two solo records, and even recording new material. So how does he have time to tour? Either way, this is a ...

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Metal 2 The Masses Reading 2016 Final

The final to Reading’s Metal 2 The Masses comes to an end and what a ride it has been for all involved. Metal 2 The Masses is a nationwide competition across the UK, that see’s many local bands come together in a competition where the winners play Bloodstock Festival. Reading promoter Ivor Edwards who orgaised Readings M2TM told us; “This ...

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Live: David Gilmour – Live at Anfiteatro di Pompei

In 1971, Adrian Maben’s vision of blending music with cinematic art took Pink Floyd to the ruins of old Pompeii to play in the ancient amphitheatre. Forty-five years later, David Gilmour returned to play the same venue, though this time to an audience. I was one of the lucky few able to purchase a ticket and see, first-hand, this momentous performance. ...

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Live: Joe Bonamassa, Newark Riverside Park

On a beautiful sun setting eve in the heart of Newark, comes the final night of a very unique experience known as the British Blues Explosion UK tour, with Joe Bonamassa paying tribute to the distinctly different guitarists that paved the path he know walks. Jeff Beck, John Mayall, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Instantly you find yourself taken back ...

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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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Live: Testament, Brooklyn Bowl, London

The typical nightmare of the London rush hour, British weather bringing torrents of rain and flooding, and then the break down of two tube trains on route to the O2 all tried their hardest to dampen the excitement of a unique night with one of thrash metals finest. Testament were in the capital and rather than just a night of ...

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