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Lykantropi

Lykantropi — Black Old Stone, Re-Release

The Swedish, vintage-sounding band LYKANTROPI from Värmland in the Scandinavian Mountains, create cinematic, multi-layered pop songs that come with evocative flutes, beautiful harmonies and psychedelic guitars that tend to lead the listener into spacey, yet melancholic, dimensions. Their most recent album “Spirituosa” was released in May 2019. But now their label is re-releasing the 2017 “Black Old Stone” album (via ...

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CRYSTAL VIPER photo credit: Tim_Tronckoe

CRYSTAL VIPER Tell of Ice and Fire

CRYSTAL VIPER is a female fronted heavy metal act from Katowice, Poland, founded by the Moon Chamber singer/guitarist and songwriter, MARTA GABRIEL. Their regular touring and festival appearances have established their position as one of the most resolute bands of a generation. While the band is normally tagged “new wave of traditional heavy metal” their new album, entitled “Tales Of ...

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Marisa And The Moths

Marisa and the Moths Bring Filthy Pretty Grunge

The Reading UK based, female-fronted, alt-rock, grunge outfit Marisa And The Moths with songwriter Marisa Rodriguez on lead vocals and guitar, released their electrifying debut single and music video “Skin” on Friday 13th September 2019 taken from the forthcoming self-titled album. The single had that kind of teetering boom that is more of a wobblebonk than anything. Then we got ...

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Tattoo Convention 28SEP 2019

Fifteenth Annual International Tattoo Convention — London, Tobacco Dock

For some, the world of ink must evoke an image of needles and screams… Perhaps that is why the art-form has its detractors. But the reality could not be further from the truth, as RAMzine discovered, when we visited the London Tattoo Convention last weekend. The ink world is really a universe that revolves around respect, exchange, participation, diversity and ...

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Rockin’ Tattoos — THE LONDON TATTOO CONVENTION 2019

It is believed that the British have been using body art for more than 2,000 years. The ancient Greek explorer Pytheas of Massalia ( 330–300 BC) reported that the Celts of Britain were “people of forms” —  meaning people of pictures and shapes… and this specifically suggests that the ancient Brits painted themselves and probably tattooed their bodies. But tattoos didn’t ...

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DragonForce

DragonForce: “Sad to see Vadim and Fred go […] we continue to bring the full bombastic DragonForce experience” Extreme Power Metal 2019

On September 27, 2019, the influential and distinctive British power metal band DragonForce, founded in 1999 by guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman, will release their eighth studio album, titled: “Extreme Power Metal.” A video for the track “Highway to Oblivion” has already been released, with praise heaped onto it by loyal fans. And “Heart Demolition” — the track that’s ...

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CAMDEN ROCKS 2019 — Two Day Festival Report

Day One: The hottest weekend of the year began under a blazing sun and the brightest sky. After we’d collected our wrist-candy from The Underworld, we hotfooted to the primary performance venue, the 1500 capacity Electric Ballroom, to catch festival openers: the Kent arena-rockers-in-waiting Collateral. And, indeed, they were every bit as “Big Shot” as we expected and a perfect ...

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SOTO unfold musically on ‘Origami’

Puerto Rican musician Jeff Scott Soto is perhaps best known as Yngwie Malmsteen’s vocalist and also the singer for Journey, Talisman, Sons of Apollo and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Although he’s a classic soul singer — the same singing style as Steve Perry, maybe — he’s equally at home, working on the ear-assaultive hard rock or pushing his lung power to ...

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Not Ur Girlfrenz

NOT UR GIRLFRENZ — New Kids in America (Debut EP)

Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup is the mentor for the teenage Texas rock band, NOT UR GIRLFRENZ. They are one of the youngest bands on the planet, one of the youngest bands you’ve ever willingly listened to, and one of the youngest bands ever to go on a Vans Warped Tour. They recently visited the UK on the Bowling ...

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Bohemian Rhapsody — Gary Langan

Bohemian Rhapsody Unplugged — Seminar by Gary Langan

On Saturday RAMzine went to the exemplary Festival of Sound (The Music and Audio Show) which is the UK’s Largest Luxury Audio and Lifestyle Show, held in West London. We went to attend a seminar given by GARY LANGAN, the 62-year-old engineer, producer, mixer and musician who worked as an assistant engineer at the SARM studios in the 1970s, learning ...

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