Tag Archives: festival

Bloodstock 2018: Bands you MUST see – by RAMzine staff

Only a coupel of days to go to the biggest event in the metal calendar – Bloodstock Open Air. A few weeks back we brought you a guide to the must see bands, by the fans. Now its time for those behind this very website, and your favourite zine – RAMzine.  I posed the question: ‘Who is the one band ...

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The Rock Guide To Reading and Leeds

For better or worse, Reading and Leeds have evolved into so much more than a rock festival. Nudging its way into the same ilk as V-fest, T In The Park or even Glastonbury, it does leave rock fans who have either been attending for years or are new to festivals scene in general in a bit of a pickle. Though ...

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Voodoo Sioux “We’ll surprise some people, it’ll be hard and heavy” – Bloodstock 2018 Interview

When did you find out Voodoo Sioux were playing Bloodstock Festival? A little while ago now. Our drummer Nige was away on holiday in Wales when he received the email. The wi-fi over there is a bit hit and miss, so it could’ve been a few more days before he picked it up. He made sure he found some telephone ...

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Dragonforce

Frédéric Leclercq of DragonForce at Download 2018 “We’re working on a new album that we’re releasing next year”

Love them; hate them; flail your body in a sugar rushed category five whirlwind to them; you got to give it to DragonForce – they actually made power metal… well, cool…-ish. Frilly laced shirts and pompous three-disc marathons of operatic guitar wankery does not sit well in the frenzied equation of DragonForce’s hyper speed power/fantasy recipe. Bringing a balls to ...

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Avenged Sevenfold

Download 2018: Friday Highlights

Over for another year. This week is like the ‘boxing day’ of Download: everything’s done, everyone’s recovering, and another year to go. Fifteen years since Download was launched, is it still exciting as it was back in 2003? Will it go down in history like it’s spiritual predecessor Monsters Of Rock? Or will it be like that Christmas you got ...

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Interview: Megadeth “American Festivals are copying what you have been doing for years” Bloodstock 2017

One of the biggest names announced early on for Bloodstock 2017 was one of the big four, thrash metal legends Megadeth. Through ups and downs over the years they are still coming out strong, the best evidence of this is their 2016 album Dystopia, which got a huge critical and commercial success. We were lucky enough to sit down with seasoned ...

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Spyder Byte – Road To Bloodstock 2017

Next on our series of interviews and features are unsigned Kent sleaze-metallers Spyder Byte. make sure you check them out on Bloodstock’s famous bar-come-stage combo – The Jagermeister Stage. This stage has hosted the likes of Phil Campbell and Knock Out Kaine in the past, and welcome a whole new roster of bands in 2017. We spoke to vocalist Daniel ...

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Wind Rose on the Road to Bloodstock 2017

Bloodstock 2017 is just on the horizon, and the full line-up is ready and in place. One thing some fans forget is that there are bands performing on the Thursday night before the festival officially starts, in the past, we have had fantastic performances from the likes of Phil Campbell, ArnoCorps, and Bull Riff Stampede. 2017 sees headliners Battle Beast, ...

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Download Festival 2016

Download 2017 begins, and will be one for the ages.

This year’s Download may be the most unpredictable and important yet. With live music being targetted by attacks earlier this year in Manchester, Rock AM Ring being evacuated, and not forgetting the Paris attacks in 2015. Security is being extra vigilant, which means we will be extra safe. No matter what happens – they can’t bring stop the Download crowd ...

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Wednesday 13 lives out his own funeral in the video for ‘Condolences’

Some of you may be looking forward to the horror-punk icon Wednesday 13 at Download next weekend, in the mean time we get to see his funeral. Or at least what it might look like in Wednesday 13’s new video ‘Condolences’. This is the title track from the new album released on June 2nd, via Nuclear Blast. Check out the ...

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