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.

Glenn Hughes Ready for November Shows

Having had to postpone the second part of his Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live UK tour, for health reasons, earlier in the year, the bass player/vocalist is busy preparing for some substantial UK activity this winter. His rescheduled tour takes place this November, with support slots in the form of Dead Sea Skulls and Piston for assorted shows. ...

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Crooked Suckers

Melbourne act The Crookeds has just released new alt rocking single ‘Sucker For Pain’ on Golden Robot Records. Featuring singer/guitarist Sonny James Falsone, drummer Oscar Linkson, bass player Matt McLean alongside guitarist Aaron Franks, the band’s intent is to fuse the best classic rock elements with the best of today’s indie/alternate rock vibe. The release of 2018 singles ‘Feast of ...

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Magic Kingdom Happenings

Symphonic power metal band Magic Kingdom has a new single out in the form of ‘Fear My Fury‘, taken from their forthcoming album MetAlmighty that will be out 22nd November through AFM Records. Led by Belgian guitarist Dushan Petrossi, who’s also the driving force behind hard rock act Iron Mask, the bands has been together since the late 90s, with ...

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An Evil Scary Winter Ahead

Evil Scarecrow hit the road for the final run of their fourth album Lost In Antartarctica shows at the end of the month before launching a brand new series of shows for an Evil Scarecrow…..In Space mini tour in February 2020. “We are very excited to announce that we are putting together a new show for 2020 which we will ...

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Relayer Revisited for Yes Tour

Progressive rock giants YES will return to the UK in 2020 for an eight date UK tour during May and June wherein they will perform the band’s 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together along with a selection of other classic favourites. The show will feature two sets by the band with full production and a high definition video wall. ...

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The Best of Trapeze

Leavin’ The Hard Times Behind – The Best of Trapeze is a 2 CD collection of the classic rock band, led by guitarist Mel Galley, out on the Cherry Red record label as of 22nd November. That members of Trapeze would go onto to join such heavy weight rock act as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Budgie and Uriah ...

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Downes Braide Association Live In England

Downes Braide Association (DBA) has announced the release of Live In England a 2CD/DVD Box set on 29th November 2019 through Cherry Red Records, with a double vinyl edition released in the new year on 14th February to coincide with what will be their second live appearance. The fourth album release by the duo of keyboard player Geoff Downes and ...

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Joe Bonamassa 2020 UK Tour

Following the release of his latest in concert album Live at The Sydney Opera House on Friday 25th October through the Provogue/Mascot Label Group, Joe Bonamassa will return to the UK in April 2020 to perform six concerts. The blues rock guitarist will be appearing at the Brighton Centre on 25th April, Edinburgh Playhouse on the 27th, the Liverpool M&S ...

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 A Metalite Apocalypse

Stockholm quintet Metalite unleash their very own ‘Apocalypse’ by way of their latest single, out now It’s the second song taken from their forthcoming album Biomechanicals due out on 25th October through AFM Records, wherein new vocalist Erica Ohlsson joins Edwin Premberg &Robert Örnesved (Guitars), Robert Majd (Bass) and Lea Larsson (Drums). “We see ourselves as a modern band that ...

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Roadstars UK 2019 Tour, Saturday 5th October The Flapper, Birmingham

One’s initial impression of the dirty rock with a touch of the blues blasting out on stage from five piece band Gorilla Riot is of a joyous aural collision between Humble Pie and  ZZ Top. There are three guitarists, each a lead player we’ll later find out, two adding backing vocals; the front man delivering fine smoky come gravel elivery ...

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