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.

Lordi’s Sextourcism on DVD

Due on 26th July Recordead Live –Sextourcism in Z7 will be the first official Live DVD of Finland’s Eurovision-winning monster rockers Lordi, and it will also be available on vinyl and digipack through AFM Records. The show is two hours long and recorded at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland, a venue that’s practically become a second home to the band, having played ...

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Laurence Jones Band

Previously on record Laurence Jones songs have been slick and aimed at your mainstream music listener but not captured the vibrant groove of his live band. That latter aspect has been addressed with this eponymous new album, not just by the fact of its title and their being collectively present on the cover and promotional material but in that the ...

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United World Rebellion UK Tour 2019 

Multi-platinum selling US band Skid Row, quintessential British rock ’n’ roll band The Quireboys, Planet Rock’s 2019 award nominees Hollowstar, Sweden’s Crashdiet plus Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts will be touring the UK this winter under the United World Rebellion banner. That banner is a star bangled one of course, taking its name from Skid Row’s recent set of ...

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Music Revenue Distribution Opportunities

The shift from hard copies, be they vinyl, CD or even cassette, to softer digital options found the music industry sleeping on the job. Many a music mogul had a long way to fall, but worryingly the working musician also began to find it hard to be recompensed; too often it proving the difference between making a living and doing ...

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Jailbirds’ Great Escape

With current single ‘Nothing Good Lasts Forever’ out now, new album The Great Escape due for release on 5th July and 11th August booked for a Sunday slot at this year’s Bloodstock Festival,  Aussie/Irish hard rock act Jailbirds are making hay while the sun shines. Featuring the McDonald brothers  Axel (Lead vocals and lead guitar) and Jay (Drums) from Sydney, Australia ...

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Face Without Fear

New Jersey’s Face Without Fear is the new outfit from former Murderdolls/Static-X/Dope guitarist Tripp Eisen. The band has just released its first single, ‘Deliverance’. Eisen began putting the band together as far back as 2017, and the single’s genesis has an ever older pedigree dating back to his time in Static-X, albeit updated and supercharged courtesy of the band’s lead ...

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Jared James Nichols’ Nails In The Coffin 

Wisconsin-bred guitarist Jared James Nichols releases new single ‘Nails In The Coffin’ on 28th June ahead of arriving back in the UK for a set of dates supporting Living Colour this July. Recorded in Los Angeles, Nails In The Coffin’ will be available through Old Glory Music. It was produced and co-written by Mark Jackson and Ian Scott. The duo is best known for being ...

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Fyre Byrd Dressing Up

Australian alternative rock duo Fyre Byrd has just dropped their third single ‘Put Me In A Dress’ through Golden Robot Records, a song they believe stakes out their sense of individuality. “‘Put Me In A Dress’ has always been a song for us that we can’t tame, said the band “From the songwriting process to playing it at shows to bringing ...

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John Wetton’s Extraordinary Life

On June 12th it would have been the late John Wetton’s 70th birthday and to commemorate the occasion a unique box set collection of his solo albums featuring a lavish hardback book and more has been announced, going under the apt title of An Extraordinary Life. Wetton’s long and productive career saw him renowned in the roles of singer, bass ...

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Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics – The Man With Stars On His Knees (Special Edition)

“Think Soundgarden. Think Muse,” was the suggestion offered when former Heaven’s Basement vocalist Aaron Buchanan began describing this his new band. More some Faustian pact between The Manic Street Preachers and The Darkness possibly; to be more specific let’s accept the initial flamboyant outrage that latter act presented the mainstream listener with and suggest their intent to be to go ...

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