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Interview: Brian Tatler of Diamond Head – Bloodstock 2016

Diamond Head have been cited by  ‘The Big 4’ thrash metal bands as a big influence in terms of guitar work and song-writing. Also being part of the 80s British metal scene with Maiden and Def Lep, it’s clear why Brian Tatler and the Stourbridge boys have had such a big following. Now in their 40th year, Diamond Head topped ...

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Interview: Gloryhammer – Bloodstock 2016

Swords and sorcery go hand-in-hand with OTT power metal, so it make sense that Anglo-Swiss power metallers Gloryhammer have such a devote following. Known for anthems like ‘Angus McFife’ and ‘The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee’, the five-piece have dropped the medieval armour for space-age superpowers. After a storming set at Bloodstock 2016, we caught up with drummer Ben Turk aka ...

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Interview: Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons – Bloodstock 2016

No stranger to Bloodstock having played here in 2014 on the  Jagermeister stage, not to say he is fresh to this as he played in the legendary Motorhead for 30 years (as you may know) as well as many other bands. Sadly at the end of 2015 we lost the legend that is Lemmy. Dedicating his set to the great ...

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Interview with Dan Reed

The DNR [Dan Reed Network] was founded by Dan Reed in Portland, Oregon in 1984. They established themselves in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Their album The Heat reached #15 in the UK charts in July 1991. The band went on tour with the Rolling Stones, were signed to be on the Polydor label with band-mates such as Bon Jovi and ...

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Interview: Tigertailz

We had the chance to sit down with Welsh glam-metallers Tigertailz a couple of hours before their set started at the Underworld in London. Their UK tour kicked off on the 8th of April and this was only their third date so we found them in the best shape.Formed in the mid-1980s by bassist Justin Smith (known to fans as ...

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Interview: The Dead XIII

Sometimes a band tick all the right boxes live. The Dead XIII are certainly one of them: Theatrical make-up? Check! Great riffage? Check! Spot-on horror vocals? Check! Audience banter? Enthusiasm?Check and check! Now with an album recorded and a headline tour coming up, 2016 looks like it could be the year for The Dead XIII. We caught up with front-man ...

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Interview: Atreyu at Reading Festival

RAMzine caught up with Brandon Saller  (Drums/Vocals) and Porter McKnight (Bass) of Atreyu, prior to their performance at Reading Festival 2015. As RAMzine readers will know we caught up with the band in our June issue for an interview that looked in detail at the bands forth coming album ‘Long Live’. View June issue here. Reading Festival was a great ...

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Interview: Jettblack at Bloodstock 2015 (with audio)

Every band is on a festival line-up for a reason. The reason being – the organiser reckons they are good enough to play their festival, and vast amount of fans will want to see said band.  At this year’s Bloodstock-Open-Air we saw Jettblack play the Sophie stage, to a huge crowd. They aren’t the same kind of band you might ...

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Interview: ArnoCorps at Bloodstock 2015

Not that many people know that there are bands on at Bloodstock Open Air on Thursday too. This year is no different. So who better to headline Thursday than ‘The Greatest Band Of All Time’ ArnoCorps? We caught up with all five…I mean six members of ArnoCorps to talk about why they haven’t played a festival before, the misconceptions about ...

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Interview: Knock-Out Kaine at Bloodstock 2015

There are more stages at Bloodstock than you probably realised: Of course you have the Ronnie James Dio stage, Sophie Lancaster stage and New Blood stage. There’s also a VIP stage for posh folk and a Jagermeister stage. Yes, that orange bar serving a certain Austrian herbal liquor also hosts several bands each year. One of the bands playing on ...

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