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.

Irish Music Award Nomination for Cormac Neeson

Cormac Neeson, lead vocalist with The Answer is on the short list for the prestigious Northern Ireland  Music Prize 2019 for Album of The Year, for his solo debut recording White Feather. Now in its sixth year, the Northern Ireland  Music Prize celebrates the pinnacle of that country’s music with nominees shortlisted by people from across all areas of the music industry – ...

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New Steve Hackett Video

Currently touring North America Steve Hackett has released new video footage worldwide, featuring another exert from his forthcoming release Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live. Previously he released the Genesis track ‘Dancing With The Moonlit Knight’ that you can watch again at RAMzine by clicking here. Now, he’s released a solo track, ‘The Steppes’. “I think this is the most powerful ...

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Crystal Viper’s Tales Of Fire And Ice

Female fronted heavy metal act Crystal Viper release new single ‘Still Alive‘ ahead of their upcoming album Tales Of Fire And Ice due on 22nd November through AFM Records. Founded by the singer, guitarist and composer, Marta Gabriel this Polish band have been going since 2007, and since released six studio albums, alongside EPs and singles. The band that also ...

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Cluzo’s Globalisation Blues

Gascon duo The Inspector Cluzo has released ‘Globalisation Blues’, a new song taken from their novel new album Brothers In Ideals that’s due out in the new year. There new album will in fact be last year’s UK breakthrough album, We, The People Of The Soil re-recorded acoustically. The idea sprung from the pair recorded an acoustic set for Arte-Deezer ...

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Do Wicked Garden Care?

Alternative rock band Wicked Garden has released the second single from their debut album, Post Dystopian Leisure Music, out now on Shock Records/Vanity Music Group. The song is ‘Ask Me If I Care’ and you can order it by clicking here and watch the video for it right here at RAMzine. “It was written as a tribute to Pat Dinizio of ...

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Collateral & Piston, Friday 20th September 2019: The Asylum 2, Birmingham

The members of Collateral obviously listened to their granddads talk about how back-in-the-day Deep Purple began their live act with the aural equivalent of a train crash; Blackmore screeching notes out to emphasis the metal behemoth scraping loose from its tracks.  These young lads like the idea so much they not only deliver their opening number in this manner but ...

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Burnt Out Wreck’s Hell

Burnt Out Wreck will release their sophomore album, This Is Hell, on 11th October through Burnt Out Wreckords/Cherry Red Records “The title says it all. It’s a hard hitting, fast paced and more focused album,” said front man Gary Moat. Having traded in his drum stool with Heavy Pettin’ to stand in front of the microphone, moved onto Mother’s Ruin then took ...

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Deaf Rat Hail The End Of Days

Swedish band Deaf Rat has just released ‘Hail The End Of Days’ as the second single from their forthcoming debut album. ‘Hail The End Of Days‘ is said to be “a dark and sinister hymn for the lost and forsaken that breathes the spirit of rock ’n roll and hard rock legends.  We offer you the opportunity to watch the video ...

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Anchor Lane’s Fame Shame

Glasgow rock band Anchor Lane will be playing The Garage 2 in their hometown as part of the celebrations for the release of their new single ‘Fame Shame’ on Friday 11th October. Following the release of their New Beginning EP in 2017, singer Conor Gaffney, guitarist Lawrence O’ Brien, bass player Matthew Quigley and drummer Scott Hanlon as Anchor Lane ...

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 Female Metal Voices Tour 2019

Leaves’ Eyes headline the annual Female Metal Voices Tour that heads out through Europe soon, with dates in the UK scheduled for late November. Joining Norwegian/German Viking symphonic rockers Leaves’ Eyes are Norway’s Sirenia, Denmark’s Forever Still, Finland’s Lost In Grey, Switzerland’s Kassogtha and Italy’s Asphodelia. The complete tour runs from November through to December courtesy of The Flaming Arts Agency, with ...

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