Tag Archives: Bloodstock 2016

Interview: Rich Ward of Stuck Mojo / Fozzy – Bloodstock 2016 (audio)

Known as ‘The Duke’ due to his innovative playing style – guitarist Rich Ward has had a glittering career in the world over the past three decades. Starting with rap-rock pioneers Stuck Mojo in the 90s and more recently with Fozzy and a few other projects in between – there’s no denying Ward hasn’t put the eg-work in. We caught ...

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Interview: Evil Scarecrow -Bloodstock 2016 (Podcast & Gallery)

The Nottingham monster-metallers are somewhat of an institution at Bloodstock-Open-Air having played there four times, and always manage to draw a crowd and get them dancing. With a new album and set of live dates on the way – we caught up with drummer Ringmaster Monty Blitzfist, bassist Kraven Morrdeth, and keyboard player Princess Luxury.  We talk about dance routines, ...

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Interview: Brian Tatler of Diamond Head – Bloodstock 2016

Diamond Head have been cited by  ‘The Big 4’ thrash metal bands as a big influence in terms of guitar work and song-writing. Also being part of the 80s British metal scene with Maiden and Def Lep, it’s clear why Brian Tatler and the Stourbridge boys have had such a big following. Now in their 40th year, Diamond Head topped ...

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Interview: Gloryhammer – Bloodstock 2016

Swords and sorcery go hand-in-hand with OTT power metal, so it make sense that Anglo-Swiss power metallers Gloryhammer have such a devote following. Known for anthems like ‘Angus McFife’ and ‘The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee’, the five-piece have dropped the medieval armour for space-age superpowers. After a storming set at Bloodstock 2016, we caught up with drummer Ben Turk aka ...

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Interview: DragonForce guitarist Herman Li – Bloodstock 2016 (Podcast & Gallery)

Anyone who has even dabbled in rock and metal in the past decade has surely heard the anthem that is ‘Fire and The Flames’ known for its intricate guitar work and power-metal vocals. By popular demand the track was even featured on Guitar Hero III and usually seen as the most challenging track to master. Since then the five-piece have ...

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Interview: Anthrax guitarist Jon Donais – Bloodstock 2016

Imagine being in an amazing band like Shadows Fall, now imagine being chosen to be the guitarist of one of your favourite bands growing up. This kinda happened to Jon Donais, who has been a full-time member of iconic thrash band Anthrax since 2013. Earlier this year Anthrax released ‘For All Kings’ featuring Donais. We caught up with Jon at ...

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Interview: Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons – Bloodstock 2016

No stranger to Bloodstock having played here in 2014 on the  Jagermeister stage, not to say he is fresh to this as he played in the legendary Motorhead for 30 years (as you may know) as well as many other bands. Sadly at the end of 2015 we lost the legend that is Lemmy. Dedicating his set to the great ...

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Bloodstock 2016 Highlights: Sunday

Last day of a fantastic weekend full of metal and good times. This has been the biggest Bloodstock to date, and what better way to end it with two of the big four: Anthrax and Slayer! Check out our highlights of Thursday / Friday and Saturday here. Through many confusing ‘Harambe’ lines, black rum ice cream, nacho bowls and real ...

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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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