Tag Archives: metal

Half-Life show no signs of decay on EP ‘I’ve Got To Survive’.

Many bands earn their spurs playing covers in venues of, shall we say, questionable suitability. Been there, done that back in ’79 at Tudhoe Working Men’s Club. A similar path, but in Italy, was the starting point for Half-Life except for this band: formed in 2015 by Andrea Lippi (vocals), Guerrino Mattioni (guitar) and Manolo Cogoni (drums) and Gianluca Olraitz ...

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Cursed Earth

Cursed Earth release The Deathbed Sessions

The moment we here at RAMzine saw that Australian head crushers Cursed Earth were about to drop a star-studded EP, our blackened hearts calloused hearts got racing like a cheetah on speed. All too often some great names have dropped from our scene for one reason or another and this looked all too likely for the Perth riff lords. Following ...

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Emil Bulls – You Should See Me In A Crown

Concurrent with the release of their new album Mixtape, Germany’s Emil Bulls drop a new single in the form of a Billie Eilish cover ‘You Should See Me In A Crown‘. Mixtape find the five man line-up giving their favourite rock and pop songs a metallic overhaul, alongside a signature sound that has made them one of the most independent, popular ...

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Camden Rocks

2019 CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL

CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL is an independent urban festival that presents over 400 of the best rock, indie, metal and punk bands. The showcases are held in more than twenty of Camden Town’s favorite venues, including the Electric Ballroom, Dingwalls, The Underworld and The Hawley Arms. The 2019 edition will feature the exuberant rock act Ash, the Essex poet & singer ...

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BLOODSTOCK

BLOODSTOCK NEWS: METAL 2 THE MASSES FINALS/ SIX MORE BANDS ADDED TO LINE-UP

Bloodstock has many rightful claims to the metal festival throne. Apart from the stellar line-up we witness year after year and the en masse crab walking (just YouTube Evil Scarecrow’s 2014 performance on ‘Crabulon’ and it will make sense-ish), is the festival’s nationwide battle of the bands competition, Metal 2 The Masses. If you’re unfamiliar, bands from all over the country ...

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HARBINGER

BLOODSTOCK NEWS: SEVEN MORE BANDS ANNOUNCED

With Game Of Thrones underway and Avengers: Endgame less than a week away, 2019 is throwing all but the kitchen sink our way, which includes even more god damn bands to announce for this Augusts’ Bloodstock Festival of pure metal extravaganza. Coming to Derbyshire are industrial alt rockers, SULPHER who’ve nabbed themselves a Sophie Lancaster stage slot on Friday, along with ...

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Bloodstock Announce Five More Bands To Line-Up

No one says, “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY MOTHER FUCKERS!!!” quite like Bloodstock, who’ve announced five more bands to their already interstellar line-up. Remember, you’re never alone if you have metal in your heart. Toronto punks Cancer Bats are enforcing the Ronnie James Dio stage, which shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise. Along with releasing one of 2018’s more outstanding records, their recent run ...

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Conjurer

Conjurer only deal in vast quantities of six-stringed agony | Fuel Rock Bar, Cardiff

Not going to lie, seeing Conjurer headline smaller capped venues is rad as hell, but given the reputation they’ve snowballed over the course of 2018, we get the feeling that they may be selling themselves short here. Still, when the intensity is this raw and condensed it makes for one hell of a sight. But first, black metal newcomers Black Pyre are ...

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Asphodelus

Finnish doom trio Asphodelus release Stygian Dreams

Asphodelus in their own words create “death doom for the lost souls”. They harbour clear influences from heavyweights such as Katatonia and My Dying Bride, whilst drawing inspiration from the gloom and darkness of British death/doom, the macabre and mysterious history of an ancient Greek cult and the “masennus” or depression of 90’s Finnish death metal. Despite pulling from such ...

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Behemoth, At The Gates, Wolves In The Throne Room at Bristol’s Marble Factory

The feeling of evil in the air is as thick as tar. Marely being in the presence of Behemoth in the same building is enough to send shivers down the spine of any god-fearing person. Though it shouldn’t be god that they fear tonight. In a staggering three song set, the wide black metal landscape that Wolves In The Throne ...

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