Fifth album in from Epica the symphonic metal band who hail from Holland, but the first I’ve had the opportunity to listen to. Increasingly I’m hearing bands, and predominantly European ones, whose albums tend to be what you might term concept orientated, that is to say there’s an overall story or theme behind them. Each of the five digi-pak versions ...Read More »
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 ...
Of all the bands who surfaced during year zero, 1976, when the punk wars raged full-on, Chelsea can probably consider themselves to be amongst the unl...
Of all the names regularly mentioned as sixties guitar heroes in the classic rock firmament, few stars shine brighter than that of the iconic man in b...
Since forming in 2013 following front man Rich Larder’s emergency operation, Lock & Key have been hell-bent on making mayhem provoking music. Aggr...
When Nile’s debut album Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka came out in 1998 the impact was startling with much need. The Death Metal genre had become...
At the end of July we attended the industry evening of the ACM Summer Live events. This is a series of concerts held in Guildford, Surrey — this year ...
A year after the release of their debut Ethereal EP, dark metal outfit Deathwhite return with their Solitary Martyr EP. The first track ‘Pressure’ is...
Love them or hate them, there’s no way you can scoff at Thy Art Is Murder. The Australian crew have made impressions all over the world with onl...
Celebrating German metal siren Doro Pesch’s career with the Raise Your Fist 30Years Anniversary-Edition, record label Nuclear Blast have included a bonus CD of rare, new and previously unreleased material under the title ‘Powerful Passionate Favorites’ and much as the American misspelling of Favourites aggravates me endlessly, I find quite a few guilty pleasures to be heard on the actual ...Read More »
Avatar – words cannot describe how nuts and awesome they are live! Avenged Sevenfold personally picked Avatar as their support act across their European tour in late 2013. Due to this massive break for the band they have now received loads of bookings for major festivals such as Download, Bloodstock and Rock On The Range, for late 2014. If your ...Read More »
Alkaline Trio have been knocking around a while now – their debut album ‘Goddamnit’ was released in 1998, and their most recent ‘My Shame Is True’ just last year. The crowd on this Saturday night at The Forum reflects their ranging appeal and long-term growing fanbase, with a mix of older and younger fans packing out the sold-out standing section ...Read More »
Hit The Deck Festival takes place yearly, playing a day each in Bristol and Nottingham. RAMzine were at the Nottingham leg of the festival, and here are our selected highlights… Hit The Deck always proves to have an interesting and diverse line-up, with a mixture of big name bands and up-and-comers, 2014’s festival proved no different. First off the bat, ...Read More »
Review by Paul H Birch, Photos by Lisa Billingham Tonight there’s a good vibe in Wolverhampton and inside its Civic Theatre FM kick off promptly, giving us the one-two punch of Tough Love and I Belong To the Night as Steve Overland’s voice echoes outside to be heard by those yet to be let in. Don’t Stop rocks out with ...Read More »
It’s been ten years since The Used released their much-loved album In Love And Death, and even longer since one of their best know tracks ‘The Taste Of Ink’ was released. ‘The Taste of Ink’ wormed its way into the ears and hearts of many a teenage alternative kid. Moving towards the more recent past, 2012’s Vulnerable didn’t make much of ...Read More »
Documentary showing the moving story of The Clash “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them.” Thus with a quote from Shakespeare this DVD begins giving way to the sound of helicopters hovering over a huge auditorium in the States, then cutting to ground level as The Clash stroll ...Read More »
What an amazing tribute to a gone but never forgotten hero – Ronnie James Dio, who I am sure, would be very proud of this. Biography Ronnie James Dio was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire under the name Ronald James Padavona on the 10th July 1942. It was a very sad day for all metal heads, as Ronnie bid his ...Read More »
“It’s a different style of music for me,” says Jones of Devil You Know. “It’s heavy as anything any of us are known for but I get to do some different things people won’t expect. I’ve been singing almost all my life. Being around good songwriters and musicians in my former bands really helped mould me into who I am ...Read More »