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.

Sons Of Apollo’s Desolate July

Ringing in the new decade with a sonic boom via the release of the third single from their second studio album, MMXX, United States supergroup Sons Of Apollo contemplate past and future in ‘Desolate July’. The song is a tribute to musician David Z, who tragically passed away in 2017. “From the few seconds of hearing this song, it guided ...

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Shakra’s Mad World

wiss hard rock band Shakra mark their 25th anniversary together this year, and while it has had its ups and downs, the quintet is gearing up to celebrate the occasion with their fans. First out the box is a new single going by the handle ‘Too Much Is Not Enough‘. It pre-empts Mad World, their latest album that will be ...

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25th Anniversary for Folk Metal Pioneers Cruachan

Back in 1992, three young Irishmen, Keith Fay, John Fay and John Clohessy, took their love of Celtic history and mythology, blended it with traditional Irish music and pure metal and virtually created a whole new genre of music, going out under the name Cruachan. Pioneers in the folk metal genre and recognised as one of its founders, Cruachan has arguably ...

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What Molly Karloff Said

British alt-rock, grunge rock trio Molly Karloff will unveil their new EP, Supernaturalation, on Friday 6th March 2020, but pre-empt it with the release of new single ‘She Said’ that will be available as of this released Friday 10th January.  Featuring five tracks, Supernaturalation will be distributed digitally by Cargo, physically by Roulette Media and available to pre-order by clicking ...

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Black Sabbath – 50 Years & Beyond

Lucifer stands guard within Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. He has been there since 1947 when Sir Jacob Epstein’s brass sculpture, weighing in at two ton, was first hoisted in through a side window. Viewed in his persona as archangel and morning star rather than lord of darkness, his presence is benevolent, and visitors to the second city’s historic emporium ...

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Bad Boys Make You Eat Dust

Former Badlands bassist Greg Chaisson has a new band going by the name of Kings Of Dust who will be releasing their debut album this March through Shock Records/Vanity Music Group. Chaisson whose earlier career saw him play with Steeler, and in his time played with guitarists such as Pat Travers, Craig Erickson and Jake E Lee in both Badlands ...

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Shyyne Go Their Own Way

Wolverhampton band Shyyne recently signed with WDFD Records who will release the band’s new album Go Your Own Way in February, with the title track just released as a single. Formed in 2015 by  ex-Surrender and Rezist frontman Toni Gale and former Roulette guitarist Mark Wilkins, they set upon establishing themselves as an 80s style sleaze metal act and attracting ...

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Malone Sibun – Come Together

Imagine that when the original The Jeff Beck Group imploded Rod and Ronnie didn’t team up with The Small Faces but the main man himself along with Rod’s replacement Bobby Tench did instead. This version of The Faces would keep the blues rock/psychedelic-proto hard rock and soul from the original JBG while the melodies and good time singalong hearts-on-their-sleeves soul ...

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Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin’ Stones

Performing live since she was a kid the now 22-year old Hannah Wicklund made her UK debut live this year on Planet Rock’s Roadstar’s tour, releasing this her third album in the process. A rich vein of psychedelic blues rock of the American vein runs through her work, but while the summer sounds of the 60s and 70s has left ...

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The Three Tremors, Solo & in the UK!

Those voices of metal, The Three Tremors, releasea 3-disc digipak through Steel Cartel Records where each of the singers perform their debut album alone, adding their individual stylings and nuances to all 12 tracks, and announce their first ever UK dates for this coming February. Featuring Tim ‘Ripper; Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples), Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin (Jag ...

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