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Review: Machine Rox – Next Level

Metal Machine and Global Noise Attack member Richard K started Machine Rox as a personal side project, which grew into the band as it stands today. Completing the line-up is guitarist Valerian Oproriu, keyboard and backing vocals Aga, and newest member of Machine Rox, Drummer Nuj Farrow who joined in 2012. ‘Next Level’ is Machine Rox second studio offering the ...

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Review: Lonely The Brave – The Day’s War

It’s been a pretty good year for those Cambridge boys. Gaining traction with genuinely positive press, supporting the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Deftones, and hitting up the likes of Glastonbury, Download and Reading and Leeds; Lonely The Brave are one of the UK rock scene’s most hotly-tipped new acts around. Having only released an EP and a handful of ...

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Review: Rise Against – The Black Market

‘The Black Market‘ focuses on the cost of self-awareness. “Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band,” says Tim (vocals/guitar). “We’ve always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me.” The intensely melodic strains of the first single: “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” ...

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Interview with Skindred at Redfest

RAMzine spoke to Skindred before their headline set at Redfest, Surrey. Arya Goggin (Drums) tells us how they came to play at Redfest. Arya and Mikey Demus (Guitar) also talk us through the birth of the legendary Newport Helicopter, and how that has gone down at Download Festival over the years, playing to over 70,000 people. We also converse about ...

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Review: Overkill – White Devil Armory

Finally we have our hands on one of the most highly anticipated Thrash albums of this year, Overkill‘s ‘White Devil Armory’. We spoke to Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth about this up-coming release at Hammerfest back in March, and we have been waiting for it ever since. At the time we asked ‘Blitz’ if Overkill would be keeping that consistent Thrash sound, that ...

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Review: Tigers of Junction Street – Self-titled

Biography Formed in 2010, on the outskirts of London Town, Tigers of Junction Street were brought to life by Ash, Tom, James, Josh and James. A long term friendship, shared goals, enthusiasm and passion brought the group together with the desire to hit the road, have a great time and to challenge themselves musically. Tigers Of Junction Street draw influence ...

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Review: Tomas Doncker Band – Moanin’ At Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project

Tomás Doncker started out in the down-town “No Wave” scene (New York) in the early 1980s, before going international, and touring and recording with the jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi (in Japan.) He then went on to complete production and studio sessions with Boosty Collins, Yoko Ono, and Grammy nominated Reggae vocal group The Itals, plus the Grammy-winning producer Prince Charles ...

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I Divide – Last One Standing

Since winning the 2012 Red Bull Bedroom Jam, Exeter boys I Divide have been building a fanbase through hard work and club shows/support slots up and down the UK. But in a market that’s currently seeing plenty of up-and comers with great potential, can I Divide make their mark on the British rock scene? If ‘Last One Standing‘ is anything ...

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Alkaline Trio @ The Forum, London

Alkaline Trio have been knocking around a while now – their debut album ‘Goddamnit’ was released in 1998, and their most recent ‘My Shame Is True’ just last year. The crowd on this Saturday night at The Forum reflects their ranging appeal and long-term growing fanbase, with a mix of older and younger fans packing out the sold-out standing section ...

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Review: Hit The Deck Festival 2014

Hit The Deck Festival takes place yearly, playing a day each in Bristol and Nottingham. RAMzine were at the Nottingham leg of the festival, and here are our selected highlights… Hit The Deck always proves to have an interesting and diverse line-up, with a mixture of big name bands and up-and-comers, 2014’s festival proved no different. First off the bat, ...

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