In the band’s own words: “With members based around the outskirts of Oslo, Norway, progressive death metal act Okular is led by composer/lyricist Andreas Aubert. He writes all the music in the program Guitar Pro, without the help of a guitar. In 2009 he gathered a line-up to record debut album Probiotic, with some of the songs dating as far ...Read More »
The first track is a bit of a dirge truth be known. It ambles, although be it in a slightly melodic vein with a gathering of sampled incoherent voices...
Here at RAMzine we don’t normally review singles, but today we have made an exception because we can’t emphasize enough how much you should go out and...
Fat Wreck Chords have had some of the best punk bands on the planet on their books at various points in their history. Rancid, Against Me and of cour...
Formed during their college days in 2011 and coming at you from Yeovil, Apherium soon forged a sturdy bond and quickly put out their debut album ‘The ...
London’s West End is full of prog-hunters on this cold and chilling February weekday evening. Jeff Wayne’s “Musical Version of The War of ...
Third Eye Blind are back, touring around Europe giving the UK just two dates – London and then Manchester. Just like Stephen Jenkins (Lead Vocal...
It’s been two years since the last album was released by our teenage dark love, Papa Roach and this will be the band’s ninth studio album. So, what’s ...
Fleshpress’ latest release Hulluuden Muuri is the band’s seventh full length release since they formed in 1998 and it is clear that the ba...
A garage band guitar riff crashes out over a classic rock cow bell beat then within a single breath starts bobbing and weaving like a madcap alliance between the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Gong playing Led Zeppelin. You don’t need the vocals to tell you the name of this song is Insomniac because there are those who will find ...Read More »
Imagine the Beach Boys had been on tour with The Darkness in 1962. And also try to imagine that, in this crazy dream, the Wilson brothers had fallen in love with the idea of glam-metal. The result would have sounded like ‘ME’. ‘ME’ are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 2008. They cite numerous and wide ranging influences ...Read More »
Listening to Such Gold is like listening to one of those bands you’ve heard on skate games when you were a kid but can never find again. The vamped up pop-punk is energetic and exciting, with the hardcore vocals blasting out. Track after track, it’s full of speedy drums, catchy riffs and great music. ‘Misadventures’ is the first full-length album ...Read More »
Cult of Luna is a Swedish post-metal band from Umeå. They formed from the remnants of the hardcore punk band called Eclipse in 1998. Cult of Luna’s sound has progressed from material that was strongly influenced by doom metal, to a much less aggressive and more interesting orchestrated variant. Fans and critics have termed this sound ‘post-metal.’ The band is ...Read More »
Thrash behemoths Anthrax return after 2011’s ‘Worship Music’ which was pretty damned good! But interestingly its not new material its an EP of covers that they particularly loved in the 70’s… Single covers and metal bands have had a fraught relationship at best, so to release more than one is brave but is it another ‘The Spaghetti Incident?’ Where we ...Read More »
Describing themselves as ‘five hopeless, misanthropic souls’, Brotherhood Of The Lake unveil yet another deep and utterly gut-wrenching album. Having previously covered dark topics such as depression, desperation and lost hope in their last album, the band had set out to create a soundtrack to the social decline surrounding us in the most gritty, angry and metal way possible. So, ...Read More »
The Enforcer EP is the latest release from Long Island hardcore thrash band This Is Hell. The 11 minute four track EP comes two years after their Black Mass album. Opening track Flag of the Serpent is a musical number clocking in at just over a minute and it does a good job of showcasing just how much potential the ...Read More »
ATTICA RAGE was formed by Ayrshire brothers, singer/guitarist Jonny Parr and drummer Richie Rage in Glasgow, Scotland in 2003. Coatbridge guitarist Stephen Bell joined in 2007 and the line-up is completed by bassist Colin Wilson from Bellshill, who joined in January 2012. Where ‘Road Dog’ – the last album – was all sump-oil and cartilage, new album ‘88 MPH’ is ...Read More »
Valentine’s Day. Shoreditch. If you didn’t know better, you might have thought that the XOYO was preparing to host a romantic evening for swooning couples, with the venue suitably decorated with hundreds of red and white helium balloons, their strings dangling from the ceiling. Atmospheric red lighting created a sumptuous feel, and you’d have been all ready for some Barry ...Read More »