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.

Destrends’ Missing People

Melbourne-based post punks Destrends release a new single in ‘Missing People’, that’s out now on Bread & Butter Records. Returning with a new line-up late last year, the band whose penchant for distinctive theatrical outfits when playing live suits their Gothic 80s new wave punk musical ethos, giving us something of an advance warning with their post-apocalyptic dystopian single ‘Medication’. ...

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New Kings Of Dust Single

Phoenix based retro-rock band Kings Of Dust has a new single out going by the hand of ‘Ya, That’s Me’. “The song discusses being stuck with who you are. Good or bad,” says Michael Thomas Beck, lead vocalist with the band that also features seasoned musicians Ryan McKay on guitars, Greg Chaisson on bass, alongside drummer and percussionist Jimi Taft. ...

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Satriani Reschedules Too!

Guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani is the latest rock act to reschedule an upcoming tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. His May tour of the UK ins support of his Shapeshiftingalbum, will now take place in 2021, with ticket sales remaining valid. In a statement on the decision, Satriani commented: “The current COVID-19 virus has now reached pandemic proportions and is making ...

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Robert Jon & The Wreck Releases

American southern rock band Robert Jon & The Wreck release a brand-new album going by the handle, Last Light On The Highway, that will be released worldwide on Friday 8th May. You can pre-order the album direct from the band’s website by clicking here and ahead of Last Light On The Highway’s release Robert Jon & The Wreck release new ...

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Firewind Raise Flames

Power metal act Firewind has a new self-titled album due out on 15th May and before that a new single, available through AFM Records. “Hey everyone! We’re finally back with some new music for you!” said lead guitarist Gus G, who had taken time away to play with Ozzy Osbourne, and release and tour his solo music. The band, who ...

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Virtual Pint

Vulnerable Music Venues, Theatres and Pubs Fundraiser

#VirtualPint is a new fundraising initiative, where fans can support vulnerable music venues, theatres and pubs in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. It has been launched in response to the unprecedented challenge faced by such venues during the coronavirus pandemic.  This fundraiser lets fans buy virtual drinks in exchange for entry into a prize draw, and is already being ...

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King Bull

Canadian rock band King Bull has a new single out, ‘Pay Attention‘, on Riot Records. Hailing from Red Deer, Alberta, a place not renowned for being the most artistic of Canadian communities, King Bull has been together for the last 13 years. A closer look and you might find a striking resemblance between Red Deer Alberta 2020 and the 1977 ...

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Alignments: Evil

Canadian alt rockers Double Experience release their latest EP Alignments: Evil, the third and final EP to be taken from upcoming album Alignments that will be released on 24th April on Drakkar Entertainment. The duo, featuring Ian Nichols (Vocals, bass) and Brock Tinsley (Guitar), have recorded the following songs for the album: ‘Perish Song’, ‘New Me’, ‘Something’s Got To Give’, ‘Ghost ...

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DeadRisen Singles

DeadRisen the progressive and power metal combination formed by Rivera/Bomma guitarist Rod Rivera and Symphony X bassist Mike LePond, alongside Will Shaw (vocals), Tony Stahl (keyboards), and Dan Prestup (drums) have been releasing more singles from their debut album out on AFM Records now. ‘Destiny‘ was the second single taken from the album and you can check out the lyric ...

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Fortunate Losers Make Waves

Hard rock band Fortunate Losers release a new single ‘Tidal Waves’, from their upcoming EP, on Golden Robot Records who they signed with last year. Following their 2018 full-length album debut with Cut Teeth, released in 2018, Fortunate Losers has been extending the band’s Canadian fan base, leading to last year’s Send Help tour taking then into Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and ...

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