Author Archives: Paul H Birch

RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

Selling England By The Pound in 2019

Steve Hackett has announced a 20 date UK tour to take place this time next year. As has been the manner of his recent annual outing he will devote most of the evening to a classic Genesis album on which he played guitar alongside other solo and band favourites. Fans will be delighted to learn that in 2019 it will ...

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More Classic Deep Purple Live in 2019

With his recent UK tour headlined as Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live there are obviously a lot of happy promoters and venues out there following the sold-out shows and all concerned have been quick to take notice with a fresh set of concerts now planned for next year. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes joined ...

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Another World with Erja Lyytinen

With a UK tour that kicks off on Tuesday November 6th at London’s Borderline, European Blues Award winner Erja Lyytinen has just released her latest single ‘Another World’. Self-released on her own label, Tuohi Records, it’s the second single, following ‘Without You’, taken from her upcoming new studio album to be released in early 2019. Written and composed by Lyytinen herself, ...

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Midge Ure – Songs, Questions & Answers

Midge Ure returns to the UK theatre circuit in early 2019 with a special concert experience – The Scottish music legend will present his Songs, Questions & Answers tour from March through to May. From boy band one hit wonders Slik to new wave punks The Rich Kids, a tour of duty with British rock heroes Thin Lizzy onto electronica success with ...

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Glass Tiger’s Alan Frew Interviewed

Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, return to the UK to play a rare concert at the University of London Union Live on Friday 19th October  and the Rockingham Festival on Sunday 21st October. Best known for their 1986 UK Top 40 hit single ‘Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)’ and 1991’s ‘My Town’ featuring Rod Stewart, Glass Tiger celebrated their 30th Anniversary earlier this year by releasing a new album entitled 31, ...

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Cimbric Yarns From Suidakra

After 24 years of band history, Suidakra release their thirteenth studio album Cimbric Yarns on 16th November through AFM Records. Instead of their characteristic bombastic melodic death metal, the musicians offer an acoustic, ambient work that takes the audience into a mystical land far before time. Cimbric Yarns is based on a fantasy world that was created during the artwork/soundtrack collaboration ...

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Lift Your Head Up with Bad Touch

Coinciding with the release of their new album, Shake A Leg, rock band Bad Touch have launched an official music video for their brand new single. ‘Lift Your Head Up’ is the name of the single and it’s the first track on the parent album. However, the single version has been remixed for radio by Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Stone Broken).  The official ...

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Flat Earth & Cyanide

‘Cyanide’ is the second single taken from the debut album None For One by Flat Earth, featuring former members of HIM and Amorphis. “I have a strong tendency of creating a picture of a person with a lot of issues in my head who I then try to encourage to change in my lyrics,” said vocalist Anthony of the song. “I’m very likely ...

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Terminal Function Deliver a 360 Video

Swedish djent /tech metallers Terminal Function have released ‘The End Delivered’ as a 360 video – One where you can watch the video from several different angles simply by dragging your cursor or finger across your screen or clicking the arrows in the upper left of the video screen. Guitarist Stefan Aaronson said, “Being a tech-metal band, we’re obviously very nerdy ...

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Black Ink River

With a ‘70s retro-rock revolution underway meet Black Ink River, the newest arrival to the party and all the way from Västerås in Sweden. Dano Wahlström (vocals/percussion), Bosse Karlsson (guitar), Anders Modd (bass) and Roger Johannessen (drums) formerly played with bands like Wolf, GrandExit, Monaco Blues Band and Uncle Doghouse before joining forces to make rock music they liked with ...

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