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.

Mike Zito & Friends’ Chuck Berry Tribute

Following last year’s First Class Life, a collection of songs that detailed his journey from addiction to sobriety, guitarist Mike Zito continues to tap into tradition while maintaining a contemporary credence by paying his respects to one of the founders of rock ‘n roll along with a number of influential music friends. Due out on 1st November through Ruf Records, ...

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Hawk Eyes Gigs & Singles

Following the release of their fourth album Advice, British rock band Hawk Eyes release a new single in the run up to a couple of shows up in support of the releases. You can catch Hawk Eyes on the 18th October at Temple Of Boom, Leeds. Then the following day on the 19th October they will be playing at the ...

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Santa Muerte’s Sinner

Having recently released their latest album, German heavy metal act Sinner now release a lyric video featuring the title track single ‘Santa Muerte’. Santa Muerte,both album and single, are available from AFM Records and features various star guests, alongside an expanded line-up beside Matt Sinner himself, who’s kept the band on course for more than 35 years, releasing well over a ...

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Wille & The Bandits Gunning for More

Recently returned from their first American tour, Wille & The Bandits will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK on another not-to-be missed tour in the new year. Paving the way the band has released a new single, ‘Victim Of The Night’, taken from their critically acclaimed album Paths. As evidenced on Paths, Wille & The Bandits take ...

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Jailbirds See Black

Canadian power trio The Jailbirds has just released a video for the track ‘Black Madonna’, taken from their recently released EP, The Black River, out now on Golden Robot Records. Over the last three years, guitarist/vocalist Myke Penney, bass player Liam Hills, and drummer Eric Parent have performed extensively across Ontario to become Winners of Best Rock Band at the ...

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CoreLeoni’s Angel

Following the release of their recent album, Swiss rock band CoreLeoni has lifted a track off it as their new single. CoreLeoni II is out on AFM Records, and the single is ‘Angel’. It’s a track that will be familiar to many of CoreLeoni’s parent band, major international act Gotthard. Following the tour celebrations for Gotthard’s 25th anniversary, co-founder, guitarist ...

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1+1=2 with H.E.A.T.

Swedish AOR band H.E.A.T. will deliver a brand new album, due early next year and pre-empt that with the release of a new single titled ‘One by One’. “’One by One’ is about enlightening people and showing an alternative path to life. A road less travelled, if you will.” Came a statement from the band. You can join some 40,000 and ...

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Gentle Giant’s Unburied Treasure

Recipients of Prog magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and inducted into their own home town’s Hall of Fame in Portsmouth, now nearly 30 years after calling it a day, the members of progressive rock Gentle Giant have authorised an ultimate box set that will go by the very apt title of Unburied Treasure. Encompassing not only the 12 studio ...

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Destrends are on Medication 

“The ice caps are melting, waters over your head. Temperature rising, drink till you’re dead.” That’s the observation made by Melbourne based post-punk collective Destrends on their new single ‘Medication’. Out now, it speaks of our current world leaders’ apathy towards issues that affect the next generation, with a focus on climate change. And it’s suggested that in such a ...

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In The Whale Next Year

Denver, Colorado duo In The Whale will be unleashing their particular brand of raw, aggressive and energetic music in 2020 courtesy of Riot Records. Together since 2011, In The Whale have supported the likes of Jane’s Addiction, The Descendants, The Offspring, Gogol Bordello while putting in appearances at Lollapalooza and various other US festivals. Last year the band  released the six ...

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