Reviews

  • Live: The Black Dahlia Murder

    It’s an incredibly early start for the night gigs at the Camden Underworld in London which tonight, showcases three quality acts of death metal ...

  • SILENT DESCENT ‘MIND GAMES’ ALBUM REVIEW

    There have been countless attempts in the past and present where bands have tried to fuse metal with a different genre. Previously there were fusions ...

  • Review: Dinosaur Pile-up, at Tooting Tram and Social

    Grunge-Punk trio Dinosaur Pile-Up, who are due to release their third studio record later this year, took the stage at Tooting Tram and Social last we...

  • Cancer Bats, Sanguine, & Idiom @ Exeter

    With the metal scene starting to diminish in Exeter, it was a relief to see something a bit different come this far south. With Canadian hardcore/punk...

  • Bitterfeldt - Götzen.Dämmerung

    Review: Bitterfeldt – Götzen.Dämmerung

    The stark reality of this band hits you straight between the eyes as soon as the play button is released. The dark, anxious strides of rhythm plumb ou...

  • Review: CJ Wildheart – Mable

    ” ‘Mable’ is basically me working in my home studio throughout summer/winter 2013 writing, demoing and going a little stir crazy. It...

  • Review: Vintage Trouble – 1 Hopeful Rd

    Take a band like Los Angeles rockers Maroon 5 — who play their super brand of neo-soul, rhythm ‘n’ blues and pop to immense crowds… extremely ef...

  • Slam Dunk South Review

    What an incredible Festival, this is probably one of the luckiest Festivals in the UK. For the past two years the weather has been perfect for the ons...

Perry Farrell is in Kind Heaven

Jane’s Addiction seemed, at their height, to be able to appeal to a broader spectrum of music fans than many of their contemporaries. Everyone loved ‘Been Caught Stealing’ even if they didn’t admit it at the time. Now their charismatic frontman, Perry Farrell has his first new material in almost a decade out on release. Called Kind Heaven it features Dhani Harrison ...

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Chains of daisy

An impressive debut from Chains of Daisy

This short but sweet release from Chains of Daisy is an impressive first effort, and is sure to catch the attention of those in charge of the schedules on rock radio. It’s the bookends of this EP that really stand out. Both hark back to classics from yesteryear but come with fresh twists. ‘Dead as Stone’, the title track which ...

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CJ Ramone proves punk’s not dead with ‘The Holy Spell’         

If the Rolling Stones are the greatest rock ‘n roll in the world, then Ramones have a more than viable claim to be the greatest punk rock band in the world. And while arguments will forever rage over which band were the first real punk band, there can be little doubt, circa 1977 -Ramones were the most influential, certainly here ...

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Cursed Earth

Cursed Earth release The Deathbed Sessions

The moment we here at RAMzine saw that Australian head crushers Cursed Earth were about to drop a star-studded EP, our blackened hearts calloused hearts got racing like a cheetah on speed. All too often some great names have dropped from our scene for one reason or another and this looked all too likely for the Perth riff lords. Following ...

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Gaahls Wyrd

Gaahls Wyrd release debut Gastir – Ghosts Invited

Renowned Norwegian vocalist Kristian ‘Gaahl’ Espedal is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and intense musicians you will ever encounter both on record and live on stage as evidenced by his splendid work with Gorgoroth, God Seed, Wardruna, and Trelldom in the past. After a short period of musical inactivity, late 2015 marked the beginning of an exciting new endeavor ...

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Footprints in the custard

Footprints In The Custard, Raised By Owls, Novacrow, Mad Spanner at Rebellion

Rebellion in Manchester is located in the popular area of Deansgate Locks, with tram and train station situated near by. This increasingly popular venue recently had a full makeover and looks great. We had the great pleasure of seeing Footprints In The Custard here as they release their brand new album A New Low. The queue snaked around the corner of the venue ...

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Savoy Brown – City Night

I’ve no idea how old Kim Simmonds is but he’s spent over 50 years rocking the blues and doesn’t appear to be letting up with this Savoy Brown’s 40th album. City Night offers no major surprises but it’s a persistent and compelling work. Blues and blues rock to the core, there’s a hard driving shifting rhythm courtesy of bass player ...

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Erya Lyytinen – Another World

When first introduced to Erya Lyytinen we met a nifty slide guitar player with a penchant for old time blues. But time doesn’t stand still even if people try to. Change may be forced on us externally or opportunities arise that can lift us up, maybe help our careers, on the other side of the coin when those closest to ...

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Glenn Shorrock Sings Little River Band

The Little River Band were one of Australia’s most popular musical exports. A harmony rock band mainly of what might be considered soft rock these days but they also featured some impressive arrangements. With over 30 million album sales and over 30 members having passed through the band’s line-up. Sadly none of the original line-up hold copyright to in the ...

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Electric Mary – Mother

A helium pitched voice hovers over a cyclical heavy groove while an  old school heavy rock solo works its way round the fretboard on opening gambit ‘Gimme Love’  and it suitably grabs one’s attention.  They follow that by going in hard and fast with ‘Hold Onto What You Have ‘ that finds vocalist Rusty Brown going from rock god wailing ...

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