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.
Mollie Marriott

Mollie Marriott reveals ‘Truth Is A Wolf’

Truth Is A Wolf the debut album from Mollie Marriott will be released through Amadeus Music on Friday 3rd November. The daughter of the late Steve Marriott and step-daughter of Joe Brown, her vocal pedigree has been long established having worked live and on record with numerous acts (including Oasis), with the likes of BBC Radio 2 disc jockey Bob Harris, and The ...

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War Gods Of The Deep - Monsters, Magic & Mayhem

War Gods Of The Deep – Monsters, Magic & Mayhem

Not to be confused with the early 60s horror movie based on an Edgar Allan Poe poem though that’s possibly where the name came from, War Gods of The Deep may not even be a band just one guy. Both their/his website and Facebook site are purposely obscure. However, should music sounding like Metallica brats weaned on Kiss who still ...

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Robin Trower – Time And Emotion

Recent years have seen a series of blues-orientated albums being released in a rather rapid succession from Robin Trower. It’s not as if the legendary guitarist has anything to prove, but if he’s prepared to serve up master classes in guitar virtuosity it’s worth my while sitting back and having a good listen. Time And Emotion isn’t necessarily just more ...

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Suzi Quatro to release compilation ‘Legend: The Best Of…’

The Best of Suzi Quatro: Legend is due on Friday 22nd September, a 20 track compilation album personally curated by Suzi Quatro herself and featuring digitally re-mastered versions of all her biggest hit singles including ‘Can The Can’, ‘48 Crash’ and ‘Devil Gate Drive’.  Released by Chrysalis Records   the album will be available on gold coloured double vinyl, CD and via digital ...

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Joe Bonamassa – Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening

In January 2016 Grammy nominated blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa packed his platinum selling albums away and headed off to Carnegie Hall where he intended to put in two nights playing an especially rearranged acoustic set of songs. There with a cast of musicians, roughly half of whom he’d not played alongside before and rehearsals taking place only just prior ...

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Joe Bonamassa…Seven 2018 UK Dates

Following the success of this year’s UK tour where he played two concerts of the Royal Albert Hal, blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa has announced a new seven date UK tour for next March. Following his recent Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening DVD and CD, the 2018 tour will feature Bonamassa in a return to electric guitar ...

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Dan Reed’s Confessions

Dan Reed’s Confessions

Dan Reed is about to release his fourth solo album, Confessions, that will coincide with an intimate solo tour in beautiful settings that kicks off at London’s St. Pancras Old Church on Thursday 14th September. Each of these special UK solo concerts will be filmed and recorded for an upcoming live DVD compilation.  What’s more everyone who buys a ticket buyer will also receive ...

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Steve Vai Releases Modern Primitive

Steve Vai Releases Modern Primitive

Virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai is releasing Modern Primitive as a limited edition record through his own Favored Nations Entertainment record label. Modern Primitive features material written and partially recorded with Vai’s band The Classified back in the early 80s, after his first solo record Flex-Able (1983) and prior to the writing and recording of the music of his seminal 1990 album Passion ...

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Orden Ogan – Gunman

Orden Ogan have released the video single ‘Gunman’ from new parent album Gunmen, released through AFM Records. It comes two years after the German power metal band’s fourth studio album, Ravenhead, which reached #16 in the German charts. The band took their name in 1997, and it roughly translates as “The Order of Fear,” taken from the German for “order” and ...

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The Iron Maidens announce UK live dates

Following their 2016 UK debut, all-female tribute band The Iron Maiden return to our shores in October, and not only taking in the capital city as part of a five date tour. Front woman Kirsten Rosenberg can’t hide her excitement: ‘Having played the UK last year – And even getting to meet some of the original members of Iron Maiden ...

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