From the early days when every teenager with a fringe had ‘Juneau’ lyrics splashed across their MySpace page to the softer alt-rock dalliances of ‘Tales Don’t Tell Themselves’, Funeral For A Friend have steered the course of the music scene exploring a variety of sounds and elements of the rock genre. Previous release ‘Welcome Home Armageddon’ featured a return to ...Read More »
Someone call him a legend, others a shock-rocker. The 69 years old rock ‘n roll hero keeps leaving his fans wanting more and tonight it’s ...
There’s an excited crowd waiting for Mr. Big in a packed Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Everybody is ready to give them a very warm welcome back after their ...
“This is a song for those who never stop believing” proclaims Chris Braide as ‘Prelude’ begins. This optimism, gilded with naivety, continues to preva...
Featuring former members of King Crimson, post-punk band Shriekback and Jerry Marotta, who played drums on Peter Gabriel’s first five solo albums, Se...
The queue at the Roundhouse started quite early with hundreds of fans ready to get their rock ‘n roll dose. This eventful evening starts around ...
Glitz, blitz, glamour and more kilts than an SNP convention, tonight marks the very first Hard Rock Hell Annual Awards ceremony in all its glory. Afte...
Even before listening to this album, there’s a tinge of sadness involved because, soon after the album was completed, Virgil Howe, son of Yes guitar l...
Stormbringer are a band from Northants who’ve been making waves at gigs for a few years and building a name for themselves in the process. Their 2013 ...
Ios own individual mixture of post-hardcore and progressive music gained them enough local success (in Birmingham) to record a self released EP which triggered a career spawning two full length albums since. The dawn of 2013 saw the release of Io’s 3rd album, Our Disintegrating Museum which is set to continue their amazing run so far. Firstly, Our Disintegrating Museum ...Read More »
Lisbon’s heavy rock ensemble – Miss Lava – have unleashed their fierce new brute-baby into the world. Their terrorizing new album, ‘Red Supergiant’ has been released by Raging Planet Records. The crypto-domes have splintered, the ash-clouds have been scattered, and the lava has spurted forth. So, all we can do is submit to the violent forces created by these bearded ...Read More »
Having previously toured with the likes of Silverstein, Mayday Parade and A Skylit Drive, Australian five-piece Avastera have accomplished a lot in their relatively short time together, particularly throughout the past 12 months – including releasing their debut EP, The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long, featuring seven songs that explore being more than just a pop-punk band. Opening track Hear ...Read More »
Blink 182 are certainly not the band they used to be. Gone are the days of the naked band singing songs about wanting to perform sex acts on household pets and friends parents and a new era has been ushered in, an era of maturity and adulthood but fear not, there is still the spark of the adolescent Blink flickering ...Read More »
The cool stylings of Downfall of Gaia are displayed in their latest album Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes, a real floaty album with points of musical genius dispersed with bouts of metal-standard vocals and heavy drumming. Talk about clash of the titans. First thing that struck me by Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes is that this is an album ...Read More »
1978 was a strange time in music in the UK we had ABBA, The Bee Gees and Boney M releasing top selling albums keeping the ‘Disco’ feel alive, The Sex Pistols had already released and started the Punk revolution as artists like Gary Numan started making large splashes in the charts.In the world of rock the more successful artists told ...Read More »
Bands in the 1970’s would often release live recordings and fans would in turn clamour for them; how many people of that era have a copy of ‘Frampton Comes Alive!’ or ‘Eagles Live?’ Even in the 1990’s this was something of a staple as MTVs ‘Unplugged’ series saw a host of grunge bands including Pearl Jam and Nirvana knowing that ...Read More »
An incredibly intense EP, Race Car Hearts give us their beautiful debut Tender/Vicious. Opening the EP is their latest single ‘Pins’, and it is very unusual for a song to make us go, ‘Oh my god this is awesome’, but it did (Just ask RAMzines Editor-In-Chief Vicky – We were chatting when the link kicked in, I was blown away ...Read More »
There have been countless attempts in the past and present where bands have tried to fuse metal with a different genre. Previously there were fusions with folk and classical music which caught on extremely well and became genres in the own right. But more often in the modern world more and more musical hybrids associated with heavy music are combined ...Read More »