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.

Flickertail – Hurry Up And Wait

Flickertail hail from Sydney’s Inner West, but there’s apparently some Irish lineage in them too. They previously operated under the handle of The Bitter Sweethearts and drop names like Thin Lizzy, The Darkness and Oasis as inspiration if you filter that through a garage band you’re about on key. They operate on the catchy end of rock, tunes that by ...

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Take The Pill Free… From Theia!

 Midlands-based rock band Theia have made their first album – Take The Pill – available for free download for a limited period through WDFD Records Ltd. All Theia are asking is that people to donate £1 for each download to the charity closest to the band’s hearts –  Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse UK. While it’s not mandatory and we wish there ...

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Tri State Corner Release Hero & New Video

Tri State Corner pre-empt the release their new album Hero on 27th April through Drakkar Entertainment with new video ‘Downfall’ that you can view here at Ramzine. Tri-State Corner began 13 years ago when ive guys from Greece, Poland and Germany set off to revolutionise the music scene by integrating a Greek lute (a Bouzouki), into their catchy rock songs, ...

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Dead City Ruins – Dirty Water Video

Australian rockers Dead City Ruins have released new song ‘Dirty Water’ on video and you can watch it here at Ramzine. ‘Dirty Water’ is taken from Dead City Ruins’ new album Never Say Die that will be released on 13th April through AFM Records. Tracks featured on Never Say Die are ‘Devil Man’, ‘Bones’, ‘Dirty Water’, ‘Rust And Ruin’, ‘The ...

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Palace Of The King – Get Right With Your Maker

Picture some crime thriller movie where there’s a scene taking place in a strip joint. That’s how the first couple of bars of ‘I Am the Storm’ start out. After that it’s a different kettle of fish with screaming psychedelic rock with a vocalist who sounds like a tired and weary Steve Marriott fronting The Black Crowes singing over the ...

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Bonfire – Temple Of Lies

Only guitarist Hans Ziller remains as an original member of German melodic rock band Bonfire, a band who’ve had their successes since the mid-80s albeit failing to crack the American market. But then, the influence of British bands like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep touring constantly throughout Europe with hit albums during the 70s became engrained within the consciousness of ...

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The Ugly Kings – Black Widow 

‘Black Widow’ is the brand new single from Australia’s The Ugly Kings. It is the second track released from their debut album Darkness Is My Home that will be released on 13th April through Kozmik Artifactz. The song has been described as “a song bowing under the unfettered weight of the band’s unique rich, dark, melancholic and twisted blues rock”. And that’s not ...

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Stryper – God Damn Evil 

Christian heavy metal band Stryper show they’re still going strong by releasing their brand album, God Damn Evil, on 20th April through the Frontiers Music s.r.l. The band’s 10th album, it follows on from 2013’s No More Hell To Pay and has been described as their “heaviest release yet!” As testament to that you can watch the video to the ...

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Kły – Szczerzenie 

Although Kły were established as far back as 1997, the band only released their first demo, Taran-Gai, only last year. Now, steaming ahead they release their first full length album in the form of Szczerzenie. Featuring six tracks: ‘Bliże’, ‘Wypełni’, ‘Jeżeli’, ‘Pogranicze’, ‘Kłysica’ and ‘Dale’ the roots of the album are said to lie in a “melancholic Burzum-like black metal ...

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Koniec Pola – CY

Members of Licho, S., Wędrowcy~Tułacze~Zbiegi and Strzępy got together two years to take a different musical approach post-rock, black metal and experimental music. Now that collective, going under the name Koniec Pola​ have released their debut album, Cy. The name Koniec Pola​ can be translated from Polish to mean “The End of the Field” and that’s also apt for the ...

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