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.

Johannes Luley – QITARA

Perfect Beings guitarist Johannes Luley’s second solo album branches out from the progressive rock of his main band to explore jazz rock and fusion over its mainly instrumental tracks. ‘The Doer’ opens proceedings with a flamenco played in between a full ensemble band riffing out hard over which Luley infuses John McLaughlin inspired scales to solo effortlessly, a saxophone following ...

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Into The Unknown – Out of The Shadows

There are nine tracks featured across the length of Into The Unknown’s debut album Out of The Shadows, two being cover versions, the remainder co-written by vocalist Lucie Hölzlová, guitarist Ryan Atkins and bassist/producer Rupert Withers.  First up is a cover of Chris de Burgh’s ‘Don’t Pay The Ferryman’. However, if all you’ve heard by the man are easy listening ...

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Toe To Toe – Rise Up

Rise Up by Sydney hardcore band Toe To Toe is their new album released on 24th November, through Golden Robot Records. Formed back in 1992, and with original singer Scott Mac still at the helm, Toe To Toe are one of few Australian hardcore band to have received acknowledgment in their own country, and taken in national tours through Japan, ...

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Devilpriest – Devil Inspired Chant

Situated along the Oder River, once part of Bohemia, long fought over and now residing partly in Chezoslavakia but more so Poland is Silesia and where a band called Devilpriest hail from. The band features Tom Hermies on guitars and vocals, Durtal Tot on guitars and bass and Necro Docre on drums, and on 10th November they release their debut ...

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Bad Touch & Mollie Marriott – Baby Get It On!

Ahead of their November UK headline tour Bad Touch have got together with the tour’s special guest Mollie Marriott and recorded ‘Baby Get It On’, a special new single that will be released on Monday 23rd October as a free MP3 download. There’s also an official music video for ‘Baby Get It On’ out now that you can view here ...

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King King by Rob Blackham

King King – Broken Single & Video

King King have released an official music video for their new single ‘Broken’ and you can view it here at Ramzine right now. ‘Broken is taken from the award-winning band’s latest album Exile and Grace that was only released on Friday 13th October and has already topped the Blues Charts and is now heading toward the UK’s Top 30 main ...

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Samantha Fish – New Album & UK Tour

Multi-award winning American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, Samantha Fish, has a new studio album Belle of the West out on Ruf Records on Friday 17th November 2017 with a nationwide eight date UK tour kicking off at The Stables in Milton Keynes just three days later on Monday 20th. “You should always get outside of the box,” said Fish, on how she approached making Belle of the West. “Challenging yourself is how ...

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Stormbringer

Bleed For… Stormbringer!

Stormbringer have released a new single from their third album Born A Dying Breed that will be released on November 3rd through Attic Records. The single is titled ‘Bleed For’ and there is an accompanying video that you can watch below here at RAMzine. Stormbringer set out on a UK tour from November through to December in support of Born ...

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The Cherry Dolls

The Cherry Dolls – Blister

With two critically acclaimed EPs under their belt and more broken guitar strings and tour damaged gear than they’d care to recall, Antipodean punk/indy act The Cherry Dolls have released new single/video ‘Blister‘ as a lead-in to the release of their forthcoming debut album Viva Los Dolls. Available on Golden Robot Records as of 24t November, Viva Los Dolls. has ...

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Geoff Downes & Chris Braide

Skyscraper Souls… Geoff Downes & Chris Braide

The Downes Braide Association (DBA) release new album Skyscraper Souls on 17th November through their own label X2X Records distributed through Cherry Red. This is the third collaboration from keyboard player Geoff Downes and singer, songwriter and producer Chris Braide, and follows their previous critically-acclaimed releases Pictures of You (2012) and Suburban Ghosts (2015). Now based in LA, Braide has written ...

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