Author Archives: Ash Crowson

RAMzine Senior Contributor - Guitarist, photographer, geek, gamer, full on metalhead and allround barfly, if i'm not at work, a gig or studying for my degree, you'll find me at the bar! A fascination with second world war history and military aviation. All with a very dry humour to round me off!

Blind River – Made of Dirt

It was somehow two years to the day that Blind River released their first, self titled release, when Made of Dirt came out on Monday. Where on earth that time has gone is beyond me, but one thing I do know, is they have travelled up, down and all around since then doing what they do best on stages both ...

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Bleed From Within

Bleed From Within: “We’ve set the bar pretty high with Fracture, so the next one should be fun…”

Rollback to August 2018, and you’ll probably find me taking a moment to run from the photo pit at Bloodstock to the bar to grab myself a pint to enjoy Bleed From Within absolutely destroying the place. As a photographer, it’s rare we get to enjoy a band playing at a festival, much less remember it, but they certainly were ...

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Rockstars Who Gamble

Long gone seem the days of gigs and nights down pubs, so too sports, nights around poker tables and other social gatherings, and plenty of good times we took for granted with Covid-19 running rampant across the globe. But not all is lost courtesy of living in the day and age of great internet, we have online casinos like High ...

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Heron Time Immemorial

Dark, oppressive, hope crushing force Heron release Time Immemorial

Dark and dreary times can have come for all, and not all music can be bright and cheerful, thankfully for those that relish in the merk, Heron has provided the soundtrack for you. Dry, coarse, cleans invite you in before saturated and Godly distorted tones bludgeon you at sloth-like paces matched with just as harsh vocals beating the drums of ...

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Bleed From Within

Bleed From Within – Fracture

Like your metal fast, filled with groove, technical prowess and a bark to match its bite? Then Bleed From Within‘s Fracture is the choice for you. From the very second ‘The End Of All We Know’ hits your ears, you find yourself strapped to a rocket of mayhem. ‘Pathfinder’ amps up the pace with some devastatingly fast and accurate drumming, ...

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Bad Touch – Kiss the Sky

For those living under a rock for the last decade, Bad Touch are a five-piece group with the feet firmly planted in the classic rock field. Pedaling their way forward with on the back of hard work grafting and three studio albums, it has seen them take the road and support household names including Skid Row, The Quireboys and FM ...

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Bad Touch

Bad Touch’s Stevie Westwood Kisses the Sky

While the current climate has us all locked away from who and what we love doing the most, one thing remains sure, good music continues to be alive and well, coming at us from every direction. The downsides to this are that we and bands alike are unable to celebrate the releases in their greatest way, at lives shows. We’re ...

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Elephant Tree – Habits

Elephant Tree might have slipped under the radar for many in the 7 or so years they’ve been active, but for the rest of us, they are firmly on the map. It feels an age since their sophomore release when it has only been a couple of years, but here it is, their third album, and much like the album ...

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Trivium – What the Dead Men Say

Mention the name Trivium to anyone, and they’ll have an opinion, some good, some bad, but nonetheless, everyone has one. The odd thing about their opinion is that the band has had a career spanning 20 years, but their opinion will come back to just one single part of that period. It was Ascendancy that really thrust them unto the ...

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Elder

Elder return with Omens

Elder have been around for about fifteen years now, and yet to some, they remain completely unknown. Perks of being a band in the style they are, and also criminal at the same time, at how underground it still remains to be. Never resting, the band has always grown and developed with each release, no two albums are much the ...

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