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.

Roadstars 2019 – The Best in Breaking Blues & Rock

Touring under the Roadstars moniker this October is hi-octane double bill presentation from Planet Rock and The Gig Cartel in the form of Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones and Gorilla Riot, touted as two of the most exciting new prospects in the world of blues rock. Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones are fronted by a 21-year-old powerhouse guitarist, ...

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Alan Parson Can’t Get There From Here

Grammy Award-winning master of progressive rock Alan Parsons has released ‘I Can’t Get There From Here’ a song featured in the motion picture movie 5-25-77. It is taken from his new album, The Secret, due on 26th April from Frontiers Music Srl.  Guests on the record include Steve Hackett, Lou Gramm and Vinnie Colaiuta. ‘I Can’t Get There From Here’ ...

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Tuning – Hanging By A Thread

San Francisco Bay Area hardcore act Tuning release their new album Hanging Thread through Swell Creek Records. Tuning’s members having previously played in bands with names like Dead Hearts, Halfmast, Modern Problems, Until Your Heart Stops, First To Leave, Dying For It and Spirits – So you probably have a good idea of where they’re coming from. Described as “aggressive and ...

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New Rock Goddess Tour

Rock Goddess will be touring the UK later this year, continuing promotion for their This Time album that hit the top 10 in the official UK rock chart on its recent release. “We were so gutted at having to cancel the last few dates of our recent tour due to my admission into hospital after the Birmingham gig,” said vocalist/guitarist ...

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Double Experience Talk Love

Canadian alt rock band Double Experience has just released their new single ‘Love Is Not Just Talk’, on Drakkar Entertainment. This Ottawa-based dynamic duo of Ian Nichols (vocals, bass) and Brock Tinsley (guitar) deliver band-oriented workshops and panels at conferences, conventions and festivals emphasising a DIY ethic. One that has seen the band play 750 concerts across 16 countries and ...

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Stone Leaders’ Box of Time  

Croatian/American dark prog act Stone Leaders has released ‘Box Of Time’ a lyric video single from their eponymously named debut. Founded after a makeshift band was put together to accompany drummer John Macaluson (ARK, Labyrinth, Michael Romeo etc) as part of a drum clinic, the album was produced by him alongside singer/guitarist Ivan Mihaljevic and is available in the UK ...

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Magnum Support Midlands Acts

Currently on tour in Europe, Magnum will return to play more UK dates this summer. Originally founded in Birmingham by guitarist/songwriter Tony Clarkin and vocalist Bob Catley, when local musicians got together in the 70s to play Snobs nightclub (still there to this day) they then too up a Friday night residency at The Railway (now the site of Birmingham ...

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Bloodthirst – 20 Anniversary Celebrations

Polish thrash metal band Bloodthirst celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of their latest album and a special concert featuring guests in their homeland. The unwieldy but rather provocative title of their fourth full length album is I Am Part Of That Power Which Eternally Wills Evil And Eternally Works Wrong. A concept album, based on Nietzschean philosophy, written ...

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JOANovARC Album & New Tour

Originally scheduled for February, JOANovARC will now release their new self-titled album on Friday 31st May 2019, with UK tour dates through the month and beyond. JOANovARC features 11 ballsy, brash and passionate rock anthems with a modern twist. The album was mixed and mastered by Wayne Proctor (King King) and has been pre-empted by the release of the single ...

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Piston Fire off… One More Day

It’s ‘One More Day’ from five-piece rock ‘n’ roll engine Piston having recently completed a series of dates throughout the UK and releasing their latest single, ahead of a full length album debut later in the year, and a “’One More Day’ is about learning to trust in the natural progression of life,” said vocalist Rob about the single, “We can’t turn ...

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