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.

Digging Holes with Lordi

Finland heavy metal monster rockers Lordi has dug out a new single from their forthcoming album Killection: A Fictional Compilation that is due out on 31st January on AFM Records. You can pre-order Killection:A Fictional by clicking here. ‘I Dug A Hole For You’ is the band’s new single and the second track to be taken from the full length ...

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Thunder over Human Fortress

Their Reign Of Gold album out now, Human Fortress has released a new single from it called ‘Thunder’. Melodic hooks, heroic hymns and powerful vocals, spiced up with royal-medieval melodies is still the name of the game with Human Fortress, with Tommy Newton still in control of production for their sixth full length album. The German power metal power band ...

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When the Stars are Right is it Serious Black?

German/American power metal band Serious Black has a new single and video out ahead of the release of their new album Suite 226 due out on 31st January through AFM records. Their fourth studio album, Suite 226 is said to feature: “More driving guitars, catchy hooks and the finest riffing,” from Urban Breed (Vocals), Bob Katsionis & Dominik Sebastian (Guitars), ...

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Is Divine Astronaut Undone?

Both haunting and twisted, Divine Astronaut just dropped their debut single ‘Undone’ ahead of the 2020 planned full length recording Made Not In Berlin. Divine Astronaut came into being about 35,000 feet in the air somewhere over Europe in 2019 that the band came to fruition, when producer/multi-instrumentalist Moonhead began lamenting the absence of electronic acts who had spearheaded the ...

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The Metalite Interview

Guitarist Edwin Premberg of modern melodic metal act Metalite recently sat down to discuss the band’s history, where they’re at now, and what the future should bring. Here RAMzine features those findings. How did Metalite come about and is there a meaning behind the name? Edwin Premberg: The name Metalite just popped up when I was planning the new modern ...

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H.E.A.T is on for UK Melodic Mini-Tour

Swedish rock band H.E.A.T will play three exclusive UK shows next May. The tour will be quite a celebration with special support supplied by British rock bands Vega and Collateral, alongside award winning Scottish band Mason Hill. The tour will see H.E.A.T promoting their newly released H.E.A.T II – Available as CD digipak, on vinyl and digitally here. In a ...

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No Time Out for Hackett

Following his most successful solo tour yet, where he over 30 thousand tickets in the UK, Steve Hackett has announced that his 2020/21 World Tour will feature the whole of the 1977 Genesis live album Seconds Out in full, plus more! Seconds Out was the hugely successful double album recorded on Genesis’ 1977 concert tour together with ‘The Cinema Show’, ...

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Black River Rising over Silverthorne

Silverthorne follow their Top 20 iTunes debut single with ‘Black River Rising‘ now out on Golden Robot Records, ahead of the band’s debut EP Tear The Sky Wide Open due for 2020. The band was formed by Brian Tichy (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner etc) and British singer/guitarist Pete Shoulder (Winterville, The Union), along with bassist Daniel Spree and the Tear ...

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Piston’s Crazy Slade Xmas Tribute

Celebrating the festive season,Cannock rock band Piston pay tribute to possibly the greatest rock ‘n roll band to come out of the West Midlands, and without whom Christmases could never be the same; we’re talking Wolverhampton’s Slade. But they’ve not gone for the obvious at this time of the year, but a track previously also a hit in the USA ...

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Glenn Hughes, 29th November, O2 Institute, Birmingham

Dead Sea Skulls are what we used to call a power trio: guitar, bass and drums. Where this particular combination differs is that it has all three members up front and the drummer standing as he plays a reduced size kit and supplies the main vocals. They come from Walsall, and I’m not sure if a large part of this ...

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