Reviews

Phandrom

Phandrom – Victims of the Sea

Norway’s Phandrom are firmly rooted in the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal of the 70’s and 80’s, spiced up, so they say, with traces of Baroque music, opera and raw elements of jazz. Leader and guitar player, Hallgeir Pedersen, co-founded Phandrom along with drummer Bjørn Ivar Aslaksen, bass player Odd Erling Simensen and vocalist Terje Storvig. Their 6-track album, Victim of ...

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Ulver

ULVER – Otherworldly Sounds, Strange Textures, Dazzling Visuals & Musical Excellence

The Norwegian masters of avantgarde music, the legendary and highly innovative Ulver, performed a 90-minute set at the renowned Grieghallen in Bergen, Norway last night and the entire affair was nothing short of mesmerizing and downright transcendent. The delightful and cool thing about these weirdos is that you never know what you are going to get, which is to say ...

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Zeal & Ardor

Listen to the new Zeal & Ardor track ‘Built On Ashes’ here – New Tunes Tuesday

Because of bank holiday, hopefully you can let us off for bringing you the newest of tunes on a Tueseday. (or Tunesday. New Tunes Tuesday. Fixed -Ed. Taken from Zeal & Arbor’s forthcoming new album, Stranger Fruit, comes the new single – Built on Ashes. The lyrics pay homage to the Billie Holliday classic, Strange Fruit, and state like a strange fruit ...

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finecreatures

Brighton’s FINE CREATURES to release Electric La, La Land!

Fine Creatures are a Brighton based 4-piece who met through university and a shared love of  ‘60’s pop and ‘90’s alt-rock. “When we first started, I always said that I wanted to be ‘the dirty Beatles’, says front man, James Hall. Not a bad summary actually, as this 5-track release, Electric La, La Land, is ripe with pop sensibilities scattered with echoes of ...

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CASKET FEEDER

CASKET FEEDER mix murky death metal and vicious hardcore to great effect!

British death metal scumbags Casket Feeder have cursed us yet again and brought misery to the world by means of this wicked 5-track EP of theirs bearing the charming title that is Scalps. Following last year’s Venomous Tongues EP, Scalps is basically more of the same, but delivered with even more conviction and spite compared to earlier on. The way ...

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa – British Blues Explosion

The swinging sixties was a train ride away and a cultural milieu too far from the Surrey Delta, an expression latterly picked up when everyone realised that this little patch of England had been the birthplace of so many of the primary exponents of the British rhythm and blues scene, from groups like The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds to ...

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Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats return to a thunderous welcome back!

Strange things have been occurring during the dates between 24th-27th April at the Camden Underworld… Yours truly received numerous reports of war wounds, madness, chaos, bloodshed, whiplash, hangovers, and bangovers. What the hell was happening down in the dark, sweaty lairs of the Underworld during this time?! Oh yeah… Cancer Bats had arrived back to the UK with not just ...

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Blind River

Blind River set to release new album

Back early last year, I found myself strolling into the Underworld to cover a show of one of my favourite bands, Grand Magus with support from the fantastic Planet of Zeus. Now at RAMzine, we like to pride ourselves on trying to showcase the new and upcoming bands, so getting in early and checking out those opening acts is a ...

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Burn The Priest – Legion: XX

There is so much that can be said about nostalgia, looking back on life in all its good, and bad glory. One thing that is for certain though, when you have managed to do something that gets you known, it doesn’t hurt to remember where you come from and what got you there. Legion: XX is in a way like ...

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Godsmack – When Legends Rise

Godsmack are one of those dirty little secrets, a band I grew up with back in the late 90’s. I remember being a teen and in some store with second hand albums, extremely little in the way of rock or metal, but I did find the self titled release along with something else. Sitting down at home with a mate ...

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