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.
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Orden Ogan – Gunmen Out!

 German melodic power metal band Orden Ogan has released their fifth studio album Gunmen through AFM Records, described as “their heaviest but at the same time also most melodic piece of work”. Gunmen features 10 songs, including a guest appearance by former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the track ‘Come With Me To The Other Side’.  Produced ...

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Dom Zly Debut EP

Dom Zly release their self-titled debut EP through Unquiet Records on the 13th October. Dom Zly translates as “Bad House” in Polish, and it’s from Pulawy in that country where the band formed in autumn 2016. Featuring Krzysztof D (vocals), Grzegorz N and Lukasz W (guitars), Mariusz A (bass)and Grzegorz K (drums) who are also members of bands like Kaldera, ...

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Stormbringer – Through These Eyes Single & Video

Northants rockers Stormbringer have released new single ‘Through These Eyes’ taken from their forthcoming third album Born Of A Dying Breed due out on November 3rd from Attic Records. They have also released an accompanying lyric video, as featured on this page that you can view and listen to.  Stormbringer came together during the summer of 2011 to mix classic rock ...

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Kult Mogil – Portentaque EP

Almost two years since the release of Anxiety Never Descending their debut album, death metal act Kult Mogil return with a new EP Portentaque. Scheduled for release on 29th September 2017 through Pagan Records and featuring artwork by Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogaland and layout by Mentalporn. It will be available on CD, 12” vinyl (45 rpm) and Gabriel Alegría Sabogal ...

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King King – Exile & Grace

This time last year King King had a live album out; the culmination of three recorded in the studio, an awful lot of touring, and a bagful of talent put in by the multiple blues rock award winners. As a statement we viewed it as a greatest hits collection and looked for similar songs getting added to their set list ...

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The Bad Flowers – New Single & Tour Dates

Following airplay on Planet Rock for their new single ‘Thunder Child‘, Black Country-based three piece blues rock band The Bad Flowers have now also released an official video to accompany it, prior to embarking on assorted gigs and touring throughout the UK. The Bad Flowers formed in Cannock, near Wolverhampton in 2014, lead vocalist and guitarist Tom Leighton, bassist Dale Tonks and drummer Karl Selickis learning ...

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Marillion 2018 UK Tour

With two London shows selling out in four minutes (The Royal Albert Hall in October, and the London Palladium in November), expect a seven date UK tour in April next year to do similarly brisk business for progressive rock band Marillion. The last couple of years have found the band on a particular high. Their most recent album, F E A ...

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Suzi Quatro – The Best Of Suzi Quatro: Legend

Suzi Quatro arrived full-blown (but only pint-sized) as a tomboy caterwauling Aphrodite one Thursday evening singing ‘Can The Can’ on Top of The Pops. Her figure-hugging black leather cat-suit eternally etched on the minds of school boys and their fathers, her espousing rhetoric straight out of the The Wild Ones came as both a shock to the system and an ...

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Black Country Communion – BCCIV

Time waits for no man it knows things go round in circles. Wait long enough and those missed opportunities might not feel like lost causes any more. In the entertainment business if you wear yourself ragged, stopping having hits films, records or books but stash enough away to hideaway out in oblivion the call may come in redefining you as ...

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Into The Unknown – Don’t Pay The Ferryman

Into The Unknown have released a video for ‘Don’t Pay The Ferryman’ a track from their debut album Out of The Shadows due on 20th October. ‘Don’t Pay The Ferryman’ was written by Chris de Burgh. However, if all you’ve heard by the man are easy listening smash hits like ‘Lady in Red’ you might be surprised to find out ...

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