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.

Collateral on the Merry Go Round

Collateral has just released a new single going by the very apt title of ‘Merry Go Round’ for the British rock band will jumping off one tour and onto another as special guests to a whole series of acts in the months ahead. ‘Merry Go Round’ is taken from the band’s eponymous debut album due out 21sr February from Roulette ...

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Mike Zito UK April Tour

Following the release of his latest album Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, Mike Zito will tour the UK this coming April 2020. Tickets for the eight date tour are available by  clicking here. On Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry Zito performs 20 classic tracks, with an impressive array of 21 guest guitarists lending a hand. ...

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Obsidian Tide

Obsidian Tide hail from Israel and following the progressive metal route are making headway into both the European and Stateside American music scenes. Formed in Tel-Aviv in 2012 by 2012 by guitarist Oz Avneya, he would soon be joined by bass player Shachar Bieber (the pair sharing vocals with Avneya singing the clean ones and Bieber the harsh), alongside Erez ...

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Shakra Turned On

Shakra has a new single out. ‘Turn The Light On’ is taken from the Swiss band’s forthcoming album. The second track extracted from Mad World that will be out on 28th February through AFM Records, the intention for the band was to write “songs that stick in your mind and are just made for the stage.” Have they succeeded? Check ...

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Dynazty’s Presence Of Mind

Dynazty’s Presence Of Mind (1/2/20): ‘Presence Of Mind’ is a brand new single from Dynazty, and taken from their forthcoming album The Dark Delight, due for release on 3rd April on AFM Records. “‘Presence Of Mind’ showcases the raw nature of our band and is just the kind of groovy and melodic onslaught of a song we always wanted to ...

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Anvil Legalised

Ahead of their UK tour, Canadian heavy metal band Anvil release their new music single ‘Legal At Last’, the title track from their upcoming album, to be released on AFM Records. “’Legal At Last’ is our way of telling the public: ‘It’s okay, Anvil are okay, you’re allowed to like us at last!” stated Lips, the band’s vocalist/guitarist. When it comes ...

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John Wetton Remembered

Today marks the third anniversary of the passing of the musician, singer and songwriter John Wetton. Part of the ground breaking progressive rock band King Crimson that he followed with as a founding member of UK, and subsequently the worldwide chart success that was Asia. He also spent time as bass player with Roxy Music, Uriah Heep and Wishbone Ash, as ...

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Rewind 2020

Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest 80s music festival, returns with three UK festivals spread throughout the UK this summer. Each festival will be opened by a unique show celebrating 50 years since the formation of one of the world’s biggest rock bands – Queen. Queen Symphonic features a full symphony orchestra, rock band and four ...

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The New Roses – Nothing But Wild

Maybe it’s the name but the impression I got before hearing them was that The New Roses were probably some glam-sleaze band, docking their caps to The Damned while churning out tunes like The Hellacopters or Ginger & the Wildhearts. I was wrong. Being German, you might also presume they were either gonna be following in the shadow of The ...

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Falling Doves

Hollywood hard rockers The Falling Doves off 2020 with a series of dates worldwide. Currently out in Australia they  will also visit China, Turkey, Dubai and South America for the first time as well as a planned return to the UK, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Mexico, USA, France and Germany. This American band fuses British rock, glam and blues, laced ...

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