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.

King King Will Not Fall!

King King release their first new song in three years on Friday 28th February, when the brand new single ‘I Will Not Fall’ is released. Already A-listed on Planet Rock, ‘I Will Not Fall’ will be first release on King King’s own independent label, Channel 9 Music. It wil be available on all digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Google ...

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Anchor Lane – Casino

A smooth voice sings out “You said it all with ‘Blood & Irony’ and I’m not what you want me to be” in near repeat over an oddball bassline before the rest of the band come crashing in to follow suit on this opening number. Constant and near-mesmeric, then just before you think it’s going on like a broken record ...

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Wille & The Bandits Interview

Cornish band Wille & The Bandits are about to embark on a new UK tour with a brand new four line up. Band figurehead, vocalist and guitar player Wille Edwards took time out to discuss the reasons behind changing a successful formula and how this opens up further possibilities for the band long-term. This is the first time you are ...

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Molly Karloff – Supernaturalation

A three-piece, Molly Karloff featuresSimon Guilliard on vocals and guitar, Dan Podbery on bass and Jowie Adkins on drums. Nope, it’s not female fronted and no-one appears to be acting as Alice Cooper styled band representative. This here five track EP is the second one from the Oxford-based British alt-rock, grunge rock band, and a precursor to a full-length album ...

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Félix Rabin – Pogboy

French-born, Swiss residing Félix Rabin doesn’t resemble your typical hotshot modern blues guitarist in the photos shot to promote this new six track EP. But then that’s not really his bag, and he looks less like a throwback to the Beastie Boys‘ heyday when you see pics taken elsewhere without the cap. As for the music, well it seems he’s ...

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Crusader Records Launched

Heavy Metal… the bastard son of early rock n’ roll and the blues has remained a driving force in music since the day it reared its ugly head. Blistering guitar histrionics with razor sharp vocals and attitude to shatter the eardrums of anyone within striking distance! Couple all that with a rabid and loyal fanbase, heavy metal is a genre ...

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Mord’A’Stigmata Exiled

Avantgarde black metal quartet Mord’A’Stigmata will be releasing their first live album Songs for the Exiles (Live At Roadburn 2019). The album is set to be released on 19th of March through Pagan Records. Captured live during the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands on 14th of April 2019, the recording was subsequently mixed and mastered by Marcel van de ...

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Deadrisen’s Destiny

DeadRisen released a new lyric video for their single ‘Destiny’, taken from their upcoming eponymously titled debut album, due for release by AFM Records on 13th March. Combining progressive metal with power metal, Deadrisen features guitarist Rod Rivera (Rivera/Bomma),  bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X), keyboard player Tony Stahl (Livesay) drummer Dan Prestup (Midnight Eternal) and vocalist Will Shaw (Heir Apparent). ...

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Going Under the Zenith Moon

Ever wonder what would happen if Led Zeppelin went home with the Baby Animals and Aretha Franklin after a wine mixer? Apparently, that beautiful night would bring into existence a love child somewhat similar to Melbourne, Australia’s Zenith Moon. The band is a trio, and only their forenames have been presented to us thus far: Matt (Guitar), Kahli (Vocals) and ...

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Collateral

To paraphrase my review of this band’s 4 Shots EP released a while back, they come on like Bon Jovi and Aerosmith but they have more than a little in common with The Eagles, were they more credible and contemporary. Lead singer and acoustic guitarist Angelo Tristan has a husky rasp that initially reminds you of Nickleback’s Chad Kroeger but ...

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