Tag Archives: Reading

Buckcherry

Josh Todd of Buckcherry “The road will steal your soul if you’re not careful”

Politely welcomed into the small, dark band room at Sub89, in Reading, we prepare to speak with Josh Todd, front man of hard rock band Buckcherry. The band have just flown over from Japan and are now playing a series of dates in the UK ending in Cardiff. RAMzine: You released new album Warpaint earlier on this year, with the lead ...

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The Rock Guide To Reading and Leeds

For better or worse, Reading and Leeds have evolved into so much more than a rock festival. Nudging its way into the same ilk as V-fest, T In The Park or even Glastonbury, it does leave rock fans who have either been attending for years or are new to festivals scene in general in a bit of a pickle. Though ...

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MUSE Announced – Reading & Leeds

The first headliner has been revealed for the annual Reading and Leeds Festivals, which take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Melvin Benn (promoter of Reading and Leeds) commented: “I’m thrilled to be able to announce MUSE as the first headliner for Reading and Leeds 2017. Their incredible live show promises to be an unforgettable performance – we have so ...

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Reading Metal To The Masses – Heat 3!

Heat 3 of Readings Metal To The Masses commences with Surrey/Hampshire Death Metal band End of Salvation. With dark eyes the band bring an immense sense of doom and debauchery over The Facebar. Vocalist Ryan makes the most of the people that are here by getting involved in the front of the crowd. His vocals do reign a doom like presence. ...

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Cancer Bats

Live Review: Cancer Bats, at Sub89 Reading

The first support band is Incite all the way from Phoenix, AZ. People should always show up for the first band, that’s how you discover awesome new bands such as these guys! I am immediately loving the brutality of this band. They have the sort of power and aggression that I crave from bands these days. Richie C on vocals ...

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Live Review: The Twin Dracula, at The Bowery District, Reading

The Twin Dracula were the opening band for Anti-Flag at The Bowery District in Reading, this August. The Berkshire based band promote a heavy punk rock sound. With a strong start, this band don’t waste any time. The band open with ‘Catholic’ – with elements of rock & roll, The Twin Dracula are the perfect pit-starting band. They prove themselves ...

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Live Review: Brawlers, at The Bowery District, Reading

Playing support to Anti-Flag this August was above-board punk rock band Brawlers. Featuring ex-members of Leftover Crack, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Castrovalva and Martyr Defiled, the band are an exciting group, who live by the saying “every night is Saturday night”. “Are you ready to watch the most electrifying band on the universe” says vocalist Harry George Johns, as they play their ...

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Live Review: Anti-Flag, at The Bowery District, Reading

TURNCOAT! KILLER! LIAR! THIEF! Criminal with protection of the law!” The first words to come from Anti-Flag! Already I am reminded of just how awesome this band are, and the fun to be had at a Punk Rock show! The crowd already singing to every word, a very nostalgic night for some. Anti-Flag sometimes dubbed as ‘Anarcho-punk’, meaning they are an ...

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Live Review: Bury Tomorrow, in Reading

It’s always a hard ask to open a show like this – its early, people have been waiting around in a queue outside since God only knows when and the first thing they get is Confessions of a Traitor front man Stephen MacConville jumping over the barricade. Credit where it’s due, I thought MacConville was fighting a losing battle but ...

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Live Review: Young Guns – Bowery District, Reading

Before making my way down to the Bowery District for the first time, I worked out it was five years since I’d last seen Young Guns. The two year period before that seemed that they played every festival going and had either a headline or high profile support slot each month. Fast forward to now, coming back from a few ...

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