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.

Savoy Brown Still Going Strong

Over 50 years of rocking the blues, with a recent UK tour under their wings, Savoy Brown release their 40th album City Night on Friday 7th June 2019 through Quarto Valley Records (distributed by Proper). Following 2017’s Witchy Feelin’ being a number one Billboard blues hit in 2017, expectations are high for the band formed in London back in 1965 by guitarist Kim Simmonds. With ...

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Scardust Sign with M-Theory Audio

Israel’s leading progressive metal band Scardust has signed to M-Theory Audio who will reissue the group’s acclaimed full-length debut, Sands of Time, on 24th May ahead of several major summer festival performances. The deal calls for Sands of Time to be made available for the first ever on vinyl, in a limited-edition double record release that will include the group’s ...

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Hookers & Blow Strike Deal

Formed over 15 years for live dates but never previously committing to a record deal, Hookers & Blow, the band formed by Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, has now signed  with the world’s fastest growing independent record label Golden Robot Records for a 2019 release. Alongside Reed and Grossi, Hookers & Blow‘s line up now includes drummer Johnny ...

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Rare & Unreleased Rory Gallagher Recordings!

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the late Rory Gallagher’s recording career.  To mark the occasion Universal will release rare and unreleased recordings of him playing his favourite blues material, taken from the vaults of the legendary guitarist estate’s archive. Aptly named Blues it will be released on 31st May. For those too young to be aware, Rory Gallagher was a man both The ...

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Rebecca Downes – No Time For Sleep

Black Country singer Rebecca Downes has released ‘If I Go To Sleep’ on video ahead of the release of her third album, More Sinner Than Saint. Available through Mad Hat Records as of 24th May it features some very special guest performances. Featured on More Sinner Than Saint  alongside Downes are guitarist/co-songwriter Birkett , rhythm section Dan Clark and Lloyd Daker ...

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Prophets Of Addiction – Nothing but the Truth 

Hollywood glam/punk n’ roll outfit Prophets Of Addiction release an unplugged record for their third full length album, Nothing but the Truth available through HiVolMusic. The decision to make an entirely acoustic album arose when drummer Wayne Stokely too seriously ill, eventually being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. “We were devastated, of course, and decided to put off the planned full band ...

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Collateral Sing Lullaby

Securing positive returns, rock band Collateral prepare for the imminent release of a new single in ‘Lullaby’ on Friday 3rd May ahead of their debut album, and an appearance at this year’s  Camden Rocks Festival on Saturday 1st June alongside dates around the country that will take them throughout the year. “‘Lullaby’  is a song that has the basic feeling of the world we all live ...

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Bloodbound – The Warlock’s Trail

Swedish power metal band Bloodbound have brought out a lyric video for ‘The Warlock’s Trail’, a song featured on their latest full length epic, Rise Of The Dragon Empire, available through AFM Records. Rise Of The Dragon Empire is their eighth album, Bloodhound once again teamed up with engineer Jonas Kjellgren who has been responsible for the mix on the ...

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Iron Savior Stand Up And Fight

Hamburg power metal act Iron Savior has released a new video single in the shape of ‘Stand Up And Fight’. The track is taken from their recently released tenth album Kill Or Get Killed on AFM Records. The Teutonic band features Piet Sielck (vocals, guitars), Joachim Piesel’ Küstner (guitars), Jan S. Eckert (bass) and Patrick Klose (drums). You can watch ...

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Flat Earth Cover Nirvana

Flat Earth, the band formed by former members of HIM, Amorphis and Polanski have released a new single, a live cover of Nirvana‘s ‘School’. The band’s creative vision was to utilise the heyday of alternative rock while also drawing from a variety of other genres without losing the thread in-between. To that end, they released their debut album None For ...

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