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Caravela Escarlate

Through Endless Skies – An Interview With Prog Rockers Caravela Escarlate

Some months ago I came across a wonderfully eclectic and captivating album by the Brazilian prog rock entity named Caravela Escarlate. As much as I liked their self-titled record the first few times I spun the disc, it was not until I recently returned to it that it dawned on me just how amazing it truly is. Caravela Escarlate’s brand ...

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Helheim

A Turn For The Unexpected – An Interview With Norse Metal Pioneers Helheim

Following the recent release of Helheim’s tenth full-length record, the incredibly diverse and unconventional Rignir, RAMzine simply had to have a chat with bassist/vocalist V’gandr from the Norwegian Viking metal ensemble; in order to learn more about what makes them tick, why alienation is a relevant and important theme within the context of the new album, and how the writing ...

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The Sunday Sadness: “I didn’t even meet my band mate until the video shoot, now we are best friends”

French four-piece The Sunday Sadness are the very definition of an ‘en trend’ band in 2019. They mix influences of electronic music, emo, pop, and hip-hop and they look very cool. Formed through social media, the band have just released their self-titled EP and look to release an album in the summer. We caught up with vocalist and writer Matthieu Kirby ...

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parkway drive

Parkway Drive to headline Bloodstock’s Saturday night

The board is set, and the pieces are moving for Bloodstock Open Air festival 2019. Yesterday [2/2/19] the festival posted official word of their final headline act who will stand shoulder to shoulder with Sabaton and Scorpions. None other than Australian metalcore titans Parkway Drive will take the slot, who’re currently embarked on their first European arena tour. This will ...

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Grand Slam

The Dawn of a New Beginning – The Return of Grand Slam

With a new album on the horizon, the incredibly talented ensemble known as Grand Slam are determined to leave a mark on the world of hard rock music. Originally conceived back in 1984 by legendary Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott (1949-1986) and featuring the brilliant Mark Stanway (Magnum) on keyboards and Laurence Archer (UFO, Wild Horses) on guitars, the band ...

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Judas Priest

“It’s the Priest style of heavy metal” says Rob Halford of Judas Priest

The godfathers of pure heavy metal, the magnificent Judas Priest, hardly need any introduction at all. How can one even begin to summarise what the seemingly unstoppable British outfit have meant and still mean to legions of fans all over the world? Where to begin? The entire back catalogue is so vast and impressive that it defies words, and the ...

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Interview: Hungarian punk-rockers The Hellfreaks

In the age of the internet it’s not hard to find great new bands from abroad, even if they have not released any material in your home country. In that case, we won’t pretend you might have heard of Hungary’s premier punk rockers The Hellfreaks. They have been around for 9 years so there’s a chance you could have heard ...

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Interview: Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup (audio)

Earlier this year Bowling For Soup front man went it alone on an acoustic and ‘storytelling’ tour across the UK. This was to invite fans new and old in to personal stories from his career. We caught up with Jaret before his Newcastle gig to talk about his life before Bowling For Soup, depression in the music industry, and the ...

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X Japan “Our story is almost too dramatic to be true” Yoshiki Interview

X Japan are one of the most successful rock groups in Japanese history. The band has sold more than 30 million albums, singles and videos combined. They have sold out Japan’s 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times and played to tens of thousands of fans outside of Japan. X Japan were formed in 1982 by Yoshiki and Toshi while they were ...

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Interview: The Fell – Soccer SixFest 2017

Staged at Mile End Stadium – Soccer SixFest is a fusion of football and music with an outdoor summer festival vibe. Musicians and celebrities from TV, sport,and film compete in a number of football tournaments across the festival to see who will be crowned Soccer SixFest Champions and take home the trophy. After the football ends, all ticket holders can ...

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