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RAMzine Issue 9 – Download Festival

RAMzine Issue 9 – The Download Festival Review Issue. This issue is jam-packed with festival coverage including a review of Breaking Bands Festival. We introduce you to Reading metalcore band, Sincerely, Yours. Then we take a look back at The Sex Pistols classic album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’. There are lot’s of new releases reviewed in this issue, from a ...

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Festival Roundup: Download 2016

How often do you get the chance to see the likes of Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden play on the same weekend? Where else can you hear some of the best music in the world and watch WWE live while it plays? The answer is: nowhere. This was Download Festival 2016. For those resilient enough, the weekend actually starts ...

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BABYMETAL to play Friday main stage Download 2016

Following their (unofficial) cameo appearance during Dragonforce’s set last year, BABYMETAL will take a huge leap straight onto the main stage at Download Festival. The metal/J-pop fusion phenomenon will be performing on Friday, 10 June, despite a statement made in 2014 that “there’s a time & a place for Baby Metal. Each to their own but Download Festival is not it,” ...

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Disturbed unveils new video for hit single ‘The Light’

Disturbed have released the music video for ‘The Light’, the latest single from their critically acclaimed album Immortalized. The video is directed by Cully Bunker and Craig Bernard, with production by Evan Urman and Jason Valen and you can check it out here: Formed in Chicago in 1996, the multi-platinum Disturbed – David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren ...

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Black Sabbath as headliners for Download 2016

Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath have been announced as Saturday headliners for next year’s Download festival. This follows the news the mighty Iron Maiden are to headline the festival on Sunday the 12th of June. Ozzy and and co have headlined the festival previously in 2005 and 2012. Check out this classic performance of ‘Snow Blind’ from 1978: This is ...

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Iron Maiden announced as headline act for Download Festival

Iron Maiden have been the first band announced for Download Festival 2016, and in a worthy position as the final act for the festival. The announcement confirms the headline slot to be the only confirmed UK show of ‘The Book of Souls’ World Tour. Maiden are no stranger to the legendary rock Mecca that is Donington, with a previous headline ...

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RAMzine Issue 4 – We Came As Romans & Download Festival Review

Issue 4 of RAMzine is out now featuring a mightily 5-page review of Download Festival 2015! We started our festival weekend watching All That Remains, and of course finished with KISS! In amongst these two greats, we talk through 38 bands. Head to www.youtube.com/TheRamzine to see all 20 of our backstage interviews, including Black Veil Brides, Black Star Riders, The ...

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Live Review: Enter Shikari at Motion, Bristol

It’s rather admirable that Shikari have stuck to playing this show. Originally billed as a Download Festival ‘warm-up’ gig, the sudden illness of lead singer, Rou Reynolds, forced them to place the show on hold. As a one off show it would have been easy to have forgotten about the whole thing, but this doesn’t seem to be the Shikari ...

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Interview with H.E.A.T. at Download Festival

VP caught up with Crash, the drummer of Swedish band H.E.A.T. at Download Festival 2015. The band are fast hitting up the Hard Rock scene in the UK! Having this year played HRH United Festival in the UK and now landing an excellent slot at Download on the second stage right between super-band The Dead Daises, and Helsinki epic-rockers, Von ...

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Interview with Insomnium at Download Festival

We caught up with Markus Vanhala (guitars) of Insomnium. Their last album ‘Shadows of The Dying Sun‘ was released via Century Media in 2014, and Markus tells us “We have plans to release something next year”. The band are set to head out on their North American Tour next month. Watch the full interview here: INSOMNIUM ‘While We Sleep’ (OFFICIAL ...

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