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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Saturday

It’s funny to think by Saturday morning you are halfway through a festival. The fun keeps coming as the sun keeps on shining over Catton Park for the remaining two days of the most epic Bloodstock ever… This is part 2 of out Bloodstock-Open-Air 2016 highlights, with the full review featuring in issue 10 of RAMzine (due early September). If ...

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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Thursday and Friday

Last year we gave you our first Bloodstock-Open-Air coverage. We loved it so much, we went back! This year was just as awesome – if not better than 2015. Before you get the in depth review in the next issue of RAMzine (out early September) here is some of the highlights of the UK’s biggest metal festival. Keep checking back ...

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Review: Sodom – Decision Day

Drumroll please, and be sure to add those thrash riffs into the mix because, ladies and gentlemen, the new Sodom is here. With a history that spans a massive 34 years and with a back-catalogue of 15 albums, the band are still going strong as they release Decision Day and sure, as an old school thrash fan, I may be a ...

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Review: Chronicles – The Measure EP

The Measure is the third EP from 6-strong, East Midlands metallers, Chronicles. Opening with crunchy guitars, meaty bass and pounding drums, the intro to ‘Day Vs Knight’ feels a little out of place with what follows, almost like it is a sound and level check; it does, however, give some comfort in that it demonstrates that a rather nice tone ...

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Review: The Dead Daisies – Make Some Noise

Heavyweight promotion told us to invest our ticket money on the likes of The Kings of Chaos and Hollywood Vampires but The Dead Daisies (featuring people who’ve played with such diverse outfits as Guns N’Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Thin Lizzy, Robert Palmer and the goddamn Rolling Stones) have been sweating their asses off in clubs, at festivals and on star-studded support ...

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Review: Sinsaenum – Echoes Of The Tortured

Sinsaenum are here, people. The much awaited album Echoes Of The Tortured is released July 27th. The extreme-metal supergroup is fronted by Mayhem and Sunn O)))‘s Attila Csihar, along with Dååth and former Chimaira keyboardist Sean Zatorsky; it also includes current VIMIC and former Slipknot sticksman, Jordison, on drum duties, Dragonforce bassist Frederic Leclercq on guitar and Seth‘s Heimoth on bass. The ...

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Review: Cortez – Initial Reissue 10th Anniversary

At the very beginning of 2001 Cortez formed (maybe that should read Vortex- as it really sucks you into its hardcore laced fury). Their music holds a very experimental flavour of rotting rhythms and gigantic riffs that implode on listening – first issued in 2005. Now soon to be released as a 10th Anniversary edition with a striking cover that ...

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Live: Ramblin’ Man Fair 2016, Mote Park, Maidstone

This weekend saw what was another fine addition to the festival season this year with the Ramblin Man Fair taking place in Maidstone’s Mote Park for two days of pure rock and roll. The sun was out for the weekend’s festivities, with most catching the rays and turning a funny shade of red/brown as they checked out the latest and ...

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Review: Asatta – Spiralling into Oblivion

It’s been far too long since I have had a moment’s peace and quiet to sit down and check out some new music, so as soon as I saw our RAMzine promo-list I snapped at the opportunity knowing things are about to get a whole lot busier as we come to the end of the festival season and lots of ...

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Review: Armed With Books – Honestly, Honesty.

If you like your hardcore to headbutt you into submission, then Armed With Books are not the band for you. Instead, their latest EP Honestly, Honesty. is brimming with a tense, under the surface aggression that contrasts with the lighter touches of their guitars; that feeling turns this light music into something that feels like it is constantly verging on exploding. It ...

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