Tag Archives: alt rock

King’s X Cancel European Tour

A family emergency has forced King’s X to cancel their imminent European Tour, including an appearance at the Veruno Prog Rock Festival in Italy. A comment from the band stated: “We are truly heartbroken that we will not be able to see all of our European fans, as we have been clamouring for these dates since we announced them.” Concerned ...

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Empty Trail Steaming Ahead

Three piece Texan rockers Empty Trail hit the ground running with their debut single ‘My World’ cracking the US Top 40 Radio Charts; now with a new record deal they release their follow-up in ‘Lost’. Musically, arena rock, with brooding verses build towards epic choruses, Frontman Rick Lambert described the song as a search for a missing piece: It may seem like anger, ...

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Fyre Byrd Dressing Up

Australian alternative rock duo Fyre Byrd has just dropped their third single ‘Put Me In A Dress’ through Golden Robot Records, a song they believe stakes out their sense of individuality. “‘Put Me In A Dress’ has always been a song for us that we can’t tame, said the band “From the songwriting process to playing it at shows to bringing ...

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King’s X 2019 European Tour

Progressive metal act King’s X recently announced they will be flying over from the USA for a full tour, playing dates throughout mainland Europe and the United Kingdom. As previously report at RAMzine, the band has been in the recording studio preparing for their first album in ten years, having signed to Golden Robot Records. Whether or not the album ...

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Inspector Cluzo’s Ideologies

France’s The Inspector Cluzo will play the Download Festival on Saturday 15th June at, on the Zippo Encore Stage. They will be sharing the stage with renowned hard rock acts such as Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots and Three Days Grace. The Gascon duo toured the UK with Clutch at the tail-end of last year and followed this with dates in ...

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Valley Queen Boiling Over

Los Angles indie rockers Valley Queen release their first ever internationally available single with ‘Boiling Water’ and there’s an animated video to accompany the song out in virtual reality too. ‘Boiling Water’ is taken from their debut album Supergiant that came out last year in the USA. However, the band recently signed to Bread and Butter Records who will make ...

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Matt Pearce & the Mutiny impress with ‘Gotta Get Home’

The Voodoo Six main man has a different project: Matt Pearce and the Mutiny is the name he has given it because in his own words: “I felt disobedient… I felt defiant… And I felt like I had to mutiny,” following the end of a relationship. With a strong band behind him, he has moved more towards heavy, funky blues with ...

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Interpol indulges the ear with new EP, ‘A Fine Mess’

Interpol’s latest EP, A Fine Mess, serves as a robust and worthy successor to last summer’s album, Marauder. What is perhaps the most notable aspect of A Fine Mess is that it is consistent in its strength; it exists without choppy transitions, nor does it attempt to infuse each track with any musical element it does not need. Interpol has ...

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Flat Earth Cover Nirvana

Flat Earth, the band formed by former members of HIM, Amorphis and Polanski have released a new single, a live cover of Nirvana‘s ‘School’. The band’s creative vision was to utilise the heyday of alternative rock while also drawing from a variety of other genres without losing the thread in-between. To that end, they released their debut album None For ...

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Hands Off Gretel “[Music] saved me in many ways and I’d love to do that for someone else”

Yorkshire alt-rockers Hands Off Gretel (HOG) are in a sweet spot right now. Their album has just been released with a bit of help from their expanding fanbase, they have many festival appearances booked and this is just the beginning. We talked to HOG about their new album, their style and why they released their latest album on cassette… RAMzine: ...

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