Serpentine – Stage 2 – Friday If there’s one band of the weekend that impressed us more than anyone else, it was these guys. It was evident from the very beginning that this band are in it for the pure passion of it; interacting with each other and having a laugh, as well as producing a set full of technically ...Read More »
Casuistry’s first track ‘Believe The Unseen’ comes blasting out of the speakers, there is a clear homage to Meshuggah, before settling int...
Formed in 2009, the Florida based band Dark Sermon arrives in the global metal community determined to stand out from the cookie-cutter junk and the t...
Not only do they have a great name, they also have an amazing eye-catching cover for their new album March of the Pigs. Dirty metal most definitely de...
Seasons Hollow are currently a small band looking to create a big impact. The five-piece that call Hereford their home have been working away and rece...
For some time Fleshgod Apocalypse having been making ripples in the world of extreme metal. Causing a splash underground with their debut Ocracles, be...
Grammy-nominated Joe Bonamassa gets my vote for the most over-hyped guitarist out there today. Not because the guy can’t play because he sure as hell ...
Unleashed are among the earliest founders of the Swedish death metal scene, alongside classic acts such as Entombed and Dismember. Dawn of the Nine is...
Looking for some retro rock with a bigger bang for your buck? Then it would be safe to say Inglorious are likely to be taking up a fair percentage of ...
Taking the stage as the penultimate band of the weekend, SOiL really had to step their game due to the high calibre of performances across the whole weekend on both stages. Opening with “Break It Down”, the band show that they have still got the fire they had when they first broke through 10 years ago. Frontman Ryan McCombs was ...Read More »
Blackfoot – Stage 1 – Saturday Blackfoot was kicking off the southern rock infested night at Hard Rock Hell with their raunchy, blues fuelled sound. The band has a good collection of songs with anthemic style choruses and sing-along lyrics. The beat was heavy and the guitars were blaring, producing a sound that was very much easy to dance to ...Read More »
As the final band of the weekend, Buckcherry were under serious pressure to deliver after what had been a wonderful weekend of high standard live performances. By god, did they deliver. What a show, from start to finish. From the moment the opening chords of “Ridin'”, it was instantly obvious that Buckcherry were at Hard Rock Hell to make sure ...Read More »
Ajenda – Stage 2 – Friday If you haven’t heard of Ajenda already, then this performance will surely gain them a few fans. The bands front woman Jen had a voice similar to Pink crossed with Joan Jett, giving a complete unique perspective of the Belfast based band. The bluesy numbers were a hit with the crowd as they started ...Read More »
The Burning Crows – Stage 2 – Friday Team RAM had to check out The Burning Crows at Hard Rock Hell last weekend due to the fact they have been generating a lot of interest on their current tour with The Quireboys. Their bluesy, raunchy sound has been widely welcomed by rock fans across the nation and Team RAM can ...Read More »
Bonafide – Stage 1 – Saturday Travelling all the way from Sweden to grace us with their presence at Hard Rock Hell is Bonafide. There is nothing really to it with these guys; it’s down right dirty, sleazy, infectious hard rock that you simple would have a hard time trying not to like. Their live show at Hard Rock Hell ...Read More »
Sebastian Bach – Stage 1 – Friday When Team RAM heard that Skid Row legend Sebastian Bach was headlining this years’ Hard Rock Hell festival, we simply couldn’t pass the chance to go watch him. However, we were gravely disappointed with his set which was so highly anticipated. The set started late due to technical difficulties, which amounts to a ...Read More »
Hang the Bastard have been making some reasonably sized ripples in the pond since their inception on the dirty streets of London around half a decade ago. And yet, they still seem to have remained relatively underground, despite having toured with some pretty noticeable names; TRC or Baroness anyone? That should give you some idea as to what kind of ...Read More »
You’ll all have seen them by now – these ‘electronic cigarettes’ that claim to help you cut down on smoking, with the aim of eventually quitting. Long gone is the stigma that cigarette smoking is ‘cool’ and in comes the new generalisation that it damages your health, makes you smell and you have to stand in the freezing cold throughout ...Read More »