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Iron Maiden – Brave New World

The year 2000 was a strange time for rock and metal. Nu-metal was really catching on and the classic guard seemed to be becoming irrelevant. All of that changed with the release of Iron Maiden’s “Brave New World”. Singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith returned to the fold, and along with bassist Steve Harris, guitarists Dave Murray and Janick ...

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Dropout Dan – Forever, Instead EP Review

Cambridgeshire-born Daniel O’Dell, aka Dropout Dan, began writing songs from an early age, describing his sound as acoustic lyrical rock with a twist. ‘Forever, Instead’, this year’s follow-up to his 2011 debut EP ‘Do You Remember’, consists of five tracks that showcase Dan’s innovative take on acoustic music. Opening track ‘Oh Little Red’ features a breathy, ethereal sound to the ...

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Ursa Major ‘Old Bones’ Album Review

Ursa Major, the Shepperton five-piece, has recently dropped their latest release ‘Old Bones’. The bands blend of metal and hardcore makes this one of the more interesting releases to come out this year. While most bands that fly under the same genre flag may be content to push out a generic release, made up of an almost paint-by-numbers style of ...

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RAMzine Introduces… The Unkindness of Ravens

The Introducing feature this week is a guest contribution from Robyn Lees, Editor-in-chief of Fit4Talent. This week, I would like to introduce to you the London/Berlin-based electro-rock band The Unkindness of Ravens. Their music is a mind-blowing symphony of deep electro beats, grumbling vocals and gripping sounds that totally absorb you into the music. Their lyrics mostly revolve around a passion ...

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God Damn ‘I’m a Lazer, Youre a Radar’ Single Review

The Black Country Blues/Grunge/Stoner three-piece outfit God Damn was formed by Thomas Edward (Vocals/Guitar) with Dave Copson (Vocals/Guitar) and Ash Weaver (Drums) in 2010. The trio released a collection of early recordings put together under the title ‘Demonstration’ late last year. Since formation, the band have shared the stage with underground legends such as The James Cleaver Quintet, Kong, The ...

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RAMzines Top Ten Rock & Metal Superheroes

Ok, before we start, I would like to make a few things clear. I am fully aware that some of these technically aren’t “super” heroes, as they don’t actually have any super powers. But the thing is there are some very simple people on the internet (not you though, we like you) whose minds would be physically incapable of understanding ...

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Def Leppard – Pyromania

Less is more. This band have proved it time and time again. Def Leppard are the masters of “simple, yet effective”. They solidified their reputation as one of the best accessible rock bands out there with their legendary third album: “Pyromania”. This album features the classic line up of vocalist Joe Elliot, guitarists Steve Clark and Phil Collen, bassist Rick ...

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Heimdall ‘Aeneid’ Album Review

Virgil’s epic poem ‘The Aeneid’ was the conspiracy theory of its day. Aeneas (a trojan) went from, a walk in Homer’s The Iliad, to then being pushed into the limelight, as Virgil joined the dots of popular folklore which present his fanciful tale. Trojans were cast adrift at sea, then landed in Italy, they fought the savages they found and ...

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Okular ‘Sexforce’ Album Review

In the band’s own words: “With members based around the outskirts of Oslo, Norway, progressive death metal act Okular is led by composer/lyricist Andreas Aubert. He writes all the music in the program Guitar Pro, without the help of a guitar. In 2009 he gathered a line-up to record debut album Probiotic, with some of the songs dating as far ...

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Van Halen – Van Halen

Only a few debut albums have such an impact that they transcend generations. Their influence is timeless, for whatever reason it may be. With their first album, released in February 1978, Van Halen single-handedly influenced a generation of glam metal bands, as well as changing the way the electric guitar was viewed in a band. Comprised of elastic frontman David ...

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