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Rammer

Formed: 1998
From: Toronto, ON, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Rammer News

Below is our complete Rammer news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

CBC Radio 3 Launches First Full Metal Podcast

Canada's CBC Radio 3 has launched the first Full Metal Podcast, hosted by Lisa Christiansen. The podcast features new music from Arapacis, Bison, Cursed, Cryptopsy, Derelict, Divinity, Forty Birds, Gross Misconduct, Penetrator, Protest the Hero, Rammer and Sequoia.

"We play a lot of great music here at Radio 3, and for one radio station we do play an unbelievable number of different genres, from hip hop to folk; electronica to pop and hard rock. But there is one genre that is sadly under-represented - metal.

"But not anymore. Today marks the first Full Metal Podcast for CBC Radio 3. And I couldn't be more um, filled with unholy joy.

"For the past few months a crack team of producers and one eager host, have listened to literally hours of metal tunes from our collection here at New Music Canada. We then sought out the opinions of a few serious metal heads and created this podcast.

"You'll hear music from Protest the Hero, Cursed, Bison, and Cryptopsy. I check in with a touring Cam Pipes of 3 Inches of Blood and ponder the why behind Montreal's metal capital of North America status with legendary drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy.

"It's a cross-country journey through some of the hardest and loudest music being made in Canada today, and it's all in one easy to enjoy package. So kick back and get ready and watch where you bang that head. Neck injuries are not covered by Radio 3."

To listen to the podcast, visit CBC Radio 3.

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Rammer Calls It Quits

Toronto-based thrashers RAMMER have issued the following band update:

"After nine long years, the mighty RAMMER will be entering the grave at the end of March."

"It is supremely frustrating to me that a band so utterly unique and powerful should fall prey to its own toxicity and not be able to realize the potential it possesses. Many things over the years have kept RAMMER from becoming as functional and productive as it could and SHOULD be. All of you out there in bands who are reading this will know at least partly what I mean. It is the frustrations arising from this inherent state as well as constantly evolving personal goals and ambitions which have caused some members to leave." More...

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3 Inches Of Blood Cancel Upcoming Tour Dates

3 INCHES OF BLOOD has cancelled its remaining US tour dates with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, HATE ETERNAL and DECREPIT BIRTH, as well as Canadian dates with RAMMER due to inclement weather and safety concerns.

Cam Pipes said today, "It was not an easy decision to make, but due to the rapidly declining weather in the remaining areas of the tour, we have decided that it would be unsafe to continue touring in these conditions. We have had a great time with all the bands on this tour, so it is especially disappointing to have to cancel our remaining appearances. We are committed to rescheduling the shows when the weather is safer and the roads less treacherous. Sorry to disappoint anybody, but we would rather stay safe and live to play another day."

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Cauldron and Skeletonwitch Mini-tour

Cauldron (featuring members of Goat Horn, Rammer & Coliseum) will be playing a series of dates with Cleveland's Skeletonwitch. Each date also features other notable acts, including Destructor and Atomic Bitchwax. Here are the tour dates:

11/17 Cleveland, OH @ The Jigsaw Saloon w/ Destructor, Lick the Blade
11/18 Youngstown, OH @ Nyabinghi w/ Members of the Press
11/19 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Bludwulf, Atomic Bitchwax

You can check out each band's music at their respective MySpace pages:

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Infernal Majesty Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Galy Records (www.galyrecords.com) have posted Infernal Majesty's updated One Who Points To Canada tour schedule for 2004, which includes the band’s headlining date at the QC Metalfest, scheduled for July 31st at L’A.N.T.I. in Quebec City, Quebec. Other acts scheduled to perform include: Goat Horn, Rammer, Mesrine, Fuck the Facts, Dead Jesus and others.

Upcoming Infernal Majesty tour dates currently include:

July
21 in Edmundston, NB at TBA
24 in Toronto, ON at The Funhaus (with Anvil, Razor, Exciter +)
25 in Kingston, ON at TBA
26 in Perth, ON at TBA
27 in Peterborough, ON at TBA
28 in Oshawa, ON at TBA
31 in Quebec, QC at L'A.N.T.I. (QC MetalFest 3)

August
1 in Montreal, QC at TBA
2 in Ottawa, ON at TBA
4 in London, ON at Armadillo
5 in Windsor, ON at Million Club
6 in Sarnia, ON at TBA

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