Author Archives: Neil Mach

RAMzine Senior Writer - With a career spanning 30 years author / journalist Neil Mach is an expert on the music business and is a reliable guide. He especially loves heavy metal, prog & blues.

Future Shock ‘Future Shock’ EP Review

Future Shock is a brand new hard rock project born in the early part of 2011 in London, UK. The stated intent of this band is to reintroduce the power and vitality of the 80s and 90s rock music with a personal touch. The band have now released their self titled EP, produced by Mel Gabbitas (who has worked with such ...

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Heyward Howkins ‘Hale & Hearty’ Album Review

Combining pop, folk, rock and narrative song writing, the début release from Heyward Howkins ‘The Hale & Hearty’ features songs grounded in his local (Philadelphia, PA) surroundings, but his mellow songs also meander, sometimes more by chance, into whimsically imaginative worlds. Heyward first gleaned attention in the early 2000s as the lead guitarist for ‘The Trouble With Sweeney’. Howkins is ...

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Autumn Owls ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ Album Review

Autumn Owls formed and began preparing ideas in 2007, when the Dublin three-piece of Gary McFarlane (guitar, vocals), Adam Browne (bass) and Will Purtill (drums) began writing and recording in a converted shed. Autumn Owls recorded their first full-length album ‘Between Buildings, Toward The Sea’ in April 2012, working with Brian Deck (Califone, Modest Mouse, Iron and Wine) in Chicago. ...

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Deserted Fear ‘My Empire ’ Album Review

Deserted Fear is a Death Metal Band from Eisenberg/Thuringia, Germany. Formed in 2008, they recorded their first demo in 2010 and started to play live the same year. In the later part of 2011 they went into the studio to record their début album ‘ My Empire’. The band signed to FDA REKOTZ for the release of their album, which ...

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My Jerusalem ‘Preachers’ Album Review

“Preachers” is the second full-length release from ‘My Jerusalem’ –  the gothic-soul outfit from Austin, Texas. Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica, Black Joe Lewis) this is the follow-up to My Jerusalem’s 2010 critically acclaimed debut, ‘Gone For Good’. Described by My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein as “ a beautiful, comforting ...

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