A few years ago at Download
Festival, I was watching Iron
Maiden play their headline
set. I was slightly disappointed as
they played exactly the same set as I
had seen at the 02 Arena few months
before (although I hear with the end
of that massive world tour, brings
the end to the same set) - Anyway,
I was talking to some people in the
crowd who had never seen Iron Maiden before, which I felt strange as
they seemed to have headlined a UK
festival nearly every year.
It occurred to me that there are new
fans out there, fans that are still discovering many of these great artists.
All these artists that lead us along
the path to the current UK music
scene. Fans are still disscovering Iron
Maiden and many bands from the
70s/80s/90s and beyond every day. On the flip side to this when you go to a festival,
you disscover so many great new bands. The internet has changed the industry, and
there is just so much out there, so many genres, so much choice.
Showcasing the new and celebrating the old, that has been RAMzines mission statement from when we first started as a Rock and Metal website. Showcasing and Celebrating a range of bands across the rather large spectrum that is Rock and Metal.
In this issue we celebrate the great Dio, as this May marks the 5 year anniversary of
his death. The man that influenced many, and will never be forgotten. In a hope that
some people many learn something new, or simply celebrate with us.
Excitingly you can now purchase physical copies of RAMzine for just £3 including delivery to any UK address! www.RAMzine.co.uk/shop.
Editor In Chief
04 Celebrating Dio
One of the first to use those famouse Metal
Horns, we take a look over Dio’s life.
06 Hammerfest Review
From pirate rockers Red Rum, to Doom
legends Candlemass, and Swidish
legends Kamelot. We had a great time at
08 AOR Festival Review
H.E.A.T, Dare, and the mightly Night Ranger.
09 Prog Festival Review
The Skys, Rick Wakeman, Collibus.
We catch up with Tommy Karevik, to
talk about Kamelot’s forthcoming album
12 Night Ranger
We talk to Jack Blades of Night Ranger
about partying, and the fun he has on
Rock and Metl crusie ships.
13 Peacemaker, Die!
Formed from the ashes of Blackbyrd,
Peacemaker, Die! are about to start again
with ‘Chapter One’.
10 Album Reviews
On the cover: Dio Illustration by Gerardo Israel Rodela Quiroz.
-Ape Machine - Live at Freak Valley
-Holy Serpent- Holy Serpent
-Whisky Dick - Welcome To Yeehaw Country
-Turbowolf - Two Hands
-Gravyard Johnnys - Dead Transmission
-Conduit- Life On Repaet
-Cardinal Bay- Way Back Home
-Prolong The Agony - All We Are
-Beyond Dishonour - Generations
-Entropy O.A.C. - Dark Clouds and Clarity
-Nightrage - The Puritan
-Agonistic Front - The American Dream Died
-The Real McKenzies - Rats in the Burlap
-The Dirty Youth - Gold Dust
Ásta Björg Hansen (Proof
Cover by Ryan Stanikk
HRH AOR Festival
Christ James Ryan
HRH Prog Review &