Hailing from Scotland, though you’d never be able to tell with their unaccented vocals and no bagpipes insight rockers, The Xcerts, release an acoustic EP titled Late One Night. It was recorded, of course, entirely over one late night. Commenting on this, vocalist, Murray Macleod said, “We recorded the entire EP in one night which lent a nice organic feel ...Read More »
Hildamay – Miles Away (Album) If you’ve had a chance to hear the new single Changing The Key from Kent boys Hildamay, then you’ll have a rough ...
Hit The Deck Festival takes place yearly, playing a day each in Bristol and Nottingham. RAMzine were at the Nottingham leg of the festival, and here a...
Absolute kings Machine Head release their eighth studio album, ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’. Produced by Robb Flynn and Juan Urteaga, who h...
Let’s go into battle! And what better way then to ride on the horse of Ex Deo whose album The Immortal Wars carries you to troubled landscapes of shee...
Thrash behemoths Anthrax return after 2011’s ‘Worship Music’ which was pretty damned good! But interestingly its not new material it...
In case you’ve spent the last couple of months under a rock, or on the moon – or possibly under a rock ON the moon – this February, ...
The biological Cancer as everyone knows can grow inside anyone at any age, although when it is black depressive metal it will probably only grow in th...
Probably the most underrated band in the world, Testament hit the stage at Hard Rock Hell on the Saturday evening and proceeded to utterly tear the pl...
‘Cyanide’ is the second single taken from the debut album None For One by Flat Earth, featuring former members of HIM and Amorphis. “I have a strong tendency of creating a picture of a person with a lot of issues in my head who I then try to encourage to change in my lyrics,” said vocalist Anthony of the song. “I’m very likely ...Read More »
With a ‘70s retro-rock revolution underway meet Black Ink River, the newest arrival to the party and all the way from Västerås in Sweden. Dano Wahlström (vocals/percussion), Bosse Karlsson (guitar), Anders Modd (bass) and Roger Johannessen (drums) formerly played with bands like Wolf, GrandExit, Monaco Blues Band and Uncle Doghouse before joining forces to make rock music they liked with ...Read More »
On Saturday RAMzine went to the exemplary Festival of Sound (The Music and Audio Show) which is the UK’s Largest Luxury Audio and Lifestyle Show, held in West London. We went to attend a seminar given by GARY LANGAN, the 62-year-old engineer, producer, mixer and musician who worked as an assistant engineer at the SARM studios in the 1970s, learning ...Read More »
Nazareth were never a straight-up hard rock band, they bothered the Top 20 singles charts too much in their glory days for that and one look from their earliest albums on would tell you they were as likely to cover a number by The Band as much as The Yardbirds. Ultimately they brought out songs they liked. Not that they’ve ...Read More »
Homebound, the Farnham based pop-punk outfit have released, for me, arguably one of the strongest collections of the year. There is so much across this release that causes it to stand above the myriad other pop-punk albums and EP’s coming out. For example, there are traces of much heavier elements scattered amongst the more upbeat pop-punk foundations. Opening track ‘Change ...Read More »
You’d be forgiven for not being familiar with Abandoned By Bears. The Swedish easycore/pop-punkers have seemingly gone under the radar for many, despite being signed to Victory and an almost continuous touring and releasing schedule since their inception in 2012. However, latest release Headstorm will almost certainly go a long way to changing that. The eleven tracks that make up Headstorm are ...Read More »
Slow and heavy, Bast are a band that have entered their tenth year of existence this year and through that time, they have crafted themselves a name with an unnerving sound of blackened doom that has landed them slots on festival lineups and one off support slots with plenty of bands that have caused a stir in their genres. Following ...Read More »
This is the fifth album by Nashville based All Them Witches and if you’ve heard any of the previous ones (the excellent Sleeping Through the War springs to mind), prepare for something different, something even better. This latest album, ATW, owes more to Blue Cheer and the 13thFloor Elevators than their earlier output, although the signs were there… now they are ...Read More »
European progmeisters Riverside return with their new album, their seventh and certainly the most emotionally charged album they’ve ever released. This is the first album of new music the band have released since the tragic death of guitarist Piotr Grudzinski in February 2016, which produced much soul searching on the part of band leader Mariusz Duda, who also lost his ...Read More »