Tag Archives: 2014

Santa Cruz Interview at Hard Rock Hell

RAMzine caught up with Santa Cruz at Hard Rock Hell, who like to describe themselves as “Pure F*cking Adrenaline”, which we can back-up 110%! The band are set to release a new self-tittled album next March, which they describe as “Amazing”. “The new album is going to be so much more modern” says Archie, as we talk through Santa Cruz’s favourite ...

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Review: Minus The Bear – Lost Loves

‘Lost Loves’ is a bit of a coy title for Minus the Bear’s sixth full-length album. Because it’s not really the Seattle math rockers’ sixth album. A compilation of tracks that ended up on the cutting room floor over the last decade or so, it might fairly be titled ‘Abandoned Junk’. With a cynic’s hat on, it would be easy ...

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The Ghost Inside release ‘Avalanche’

California metalcore crew The Ghost Inside have unveiled their latest single, ‘Avalanche‘. Although a date hasn’t been set for their fourth full-length, this aggressive and powerful track will certainly have fans excited for what these guys will be up to next. Thick with guitar distortion and kit-wrecking tom-tom damage, ‘Avalanche‘ features vocalist Jonathan Vigil at his best, and the band ...

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Review: Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War

It’s been a pretty good year for those Cambridge boys. Gaining traction with genuinely positive press, supporting the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Deftones, and hitting up the likes of Glastonbury, Download and Reading and Leeds; Lonely The Brave are one of the UK rock scene’s most hotly-tipped new acts around. Having only released an EP and a handful of ...

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Motörhead announce UK Tour Dates!

Motörhead have announced that they will be returing to the UK this November! They will be play just 3 dates, in Manchester, Birmingham, and London. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk. Motörhead will be re-released their 2013 album ‘Aftershock’, under the title ‘Aftershock – Tour Edition’ on August 4th. This expanded release contains a bonus disc of live material comprised ...

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Top 10 moments of Sonisphere 2014

10. Progress Wrestling “This is Progress” This Sonisphere weekend RAMzine discovered the world of wrestling, bought to us by Progress Wrestling. Progress brands themselves “Punk Rock Pro Wrestling”. I can guarantee fun at their shows! Rock music + Pro Wrestlers + major crowd participation = one hell of a show, better than some set we saw this weekend! It was ...

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Review: Stars & Flights – Moral Colour

South Wales has a bit of a reputation for doling out some great rock music, and progressive-alt-rock trio Stars & Flights certainly do nothing to dent this reputation. Having had praise from the likes of Radio 1 Rock Show’s Dan P. Carter and critical acclaim for their debut album, Dropping Anchors, this June sees the release of their latest effort, ...

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The Used – Imaginary Enemy

It’s been ten years since The Used released their much-loved album In Love And Death, and even longer since one of their best know tracks ‘The Taste Of Ink’ was released. ‘The Taste of Ink’ wormed its way into the ears and hearts of many a teenage alternative kid. Moving towards the more recent past, 2012’s Vulnerable didn’t make much of ...

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New Rival Sons Album For Summer

Two years after charting across Europe with their Head Down album; Rival Sons are back with a highly anticipated follow-up, Great Western Valkyrie available from Earache Records this June. The winners of Classic Rock magazine’s 2012 Breakthrough Artist, Great Western Valkyrie will be the Long Beach, California band’s fourth full-length album and word has it that it is “Packed full of irresistible ...

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Sonata Artica – Pariah’s Child

Fifteen years into a career, with eight full albums now released, Finland’s Sonata Artica deliver Pariah’s Child, a melodic power metal operatic odyssey in all but name. If, like me, you’ve only heard the band’s music fleetingly before, there’s much that reminds one of Styx and early Queen, not least because of the band’s use of harmony vocals; and even ...

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