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.

Uli Jon Roth 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth has announced his 50th Anniversary Stage Tour with six UK dates planned for the tail-end of the year. It has been a busy year for Roth, having already been part of the G3 European and UK Tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, and most recently establishing a new company. UJR Sky Guitars, offering ...

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Ben Poole – Anytime You Need Me

Ben Poole follows a similar route with Anytime You Need Me as his previous Time Has Come.  Same square-jawed good looks album photo cover albeit a little more macho looking courtesy of being adorned with a black leather jacket and the same pop-flavoured blues rock with some added emphasis on song structures and digging in with a little more soul ...

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Downes Braide Association To Perform Live

DBA, the musical collaboration between keyboard player Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia, Buggles) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide, are set to make their first ever live stage performance  on Friday 28th September. Sponsored by Prog magazine, the event will take place in the candlelit, atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries situated in a Grade II Georgian manor house in the heart of Sussex ...

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Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster from Hellion Prime! 

Sacramento-based power metal band Hellion Prime release their sophomore album Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster on August 31st. Ahead of that comes ‘Silent Skies’, the album’s first single and you can watch the music video for it here at Ramzine. Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster features nine tracks and continues the band’s theme of blending science fiction with science ...

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I’ll Be Damned… On the Road To Disorder

Rebel rockers I’ll Be Damned have been described as “Denmark’s hottest rock sensation since Volbeat”. The band have just released their new single new single ‘The Entire Universe’, taken from their second full length album Road To Disorder due out on Drakkar Entertainment as of 31st August. Formed in 2010, I’ll Be Damned have shared stages with bands as diverse ...

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Theia Release The Ghost Light

Burton-on-Trent hard rock power trio Theia have their third full length album, The Ghost Light, out now on WDFD Records. Featuring Kyle Lamley on guitars & vocals, Paul Edwards on bass & vocals and drummer Jake Dalton, the band have a new single ‘Throw Me A Bone’ taken from the parent album that’s also out now, alongside an accompanying video ...

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Flickertail Touring UK

“Flickertail deliver earworms about kitchen sink dramas and love songs for those waiting for the pub to open,” said Ramzine’s review of their Hurry Up And Wait EP earlier this year. Now there’s a chance to hear the Australian band live when they tour the UK this October. Flickertail feature Liam Whelan (Lead Vocals/lead and rhythm guitar), Jonny Goldrick (Lead and ...

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Crystal Viper At the Edge of Time

Female fronted Polish heavy metal act  Crystal Viper have released a new special, limited edition EP entitled At The Edge Of Time that is out now on AFM Records. Crystal Viper were founded back in 2003 by singer, guitarist and composer Marta Gabriel.  They released five studio albums, single singles and compilations, and toured in more than 15 countries from ...

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Yes Vinyl + Postcard Book

Previously only available to pre-order, progressive rock band Yes are making their celebratory postcard book available now, alongside releasing vinyl editions of their reimagined Fly From Here – Return Trip, featuring the Drama line-up and new lead vocals by Trevor Horn, to coincide with their 50th Anniversary celebrations. They are available now to order through Pledge here and Burning Shed ...

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 New Roses Touring UK

Germany’s hottest young rock band The New Roses head out on an 11 date UK tour at the tail-end of this year. The New Roses’ song ‘Without A Trace’ was featured on the soundtrack of the US TV series Sons Of Anarchy and was chosen as the official song for the German DVD trailer campaign. Having signed with Napalm Records ...

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