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.

King’s X 2019 European Tour

Progressive metal act King’s X recently announced they will be flying over from the USA for a full tour, playing dates throughout mainland Europe and the United Kingdom. As previously report at RAMzine, the band has been in the recording studio preparing for their first album in ten years, having signed to Golden Robot Records. Whether or not the album ...

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Danny Bryant’s Means of Escape

British blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant marks his debut as a producer with the releases his own 11th studio album, Means of Escape, on Friday 20th September through Jazzhaus Records. Prior to that the title track will be released as a single on will be Friday 8th July. Featuring nine blues rock numbers that are said to “powerful, contemporary and bold”, ...

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WOUNDEDSPiRiT- Taking Back Control

Imagine Blur, all tooled up, taking the train to Madchester but never reaching there, instead getting waylaid halfway in that mysterious hinterland called The Black Country. The Britpop wars not so much forgotten but ignored like yesterday’s old fish & chip paper, music is timeless there and influences eternally diverse. Say a band like that began developing songwriting skills using ...

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Into The Night with The New Strange

The New Strange is a musical partnership recently formed between James Durbin, of American Idol fame and Alex Grossi guitarist with heavy metal band Quiet Riot and hard rock supergroup Hookers & Blow. They have worked both individually and collectively on various musical projects for the likes of Walt Disney Touchstone Pictures and various US TV stations, writing original material and reworking ...

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American Glutton Declares Fruit Will Rot

Jacksonville, Florida heavy rock/metal band American Glutton release new album Fruit Will Rot on From The Ashes Records. American Glutton features four powerhouse veteran performers in vocalist Raven Cain, guitarist Tommy Harrison (Dogs of Pleasure), bassist Dani Harrison (The Hippie Werewolves), and drummer Kirk Ferguson (Conflict of Interest) who joined forces in 2016 and released Dish Served Cold the following year. Fruit ...

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 Ealing Blues Festival

Following Ealing Blues Festival’s announcement of Nick Lowe as one of its main acts over the weekend of Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st July, a full line up for this year’s summer event has reveals appearances by cult beatbox bluesman Son of Dave and the award-winning Kyla Brox. Canadian-born Son of Dave has built a reputation through his prolific, eclectic musical style. Often reflective and ...

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Laurence Jones Band Ready to Tear up Europe

Laurence Jones Band has the award-winning guitarist giving his band members full billing on his latest album that’s due out on Friday 27th September via on Top Stop Music (Courtesy of Sony). Furthermore Bennett Holland (keyboards), Greg Smith (bass) and Phil Wilson (drums) are also listed as co-writers alongside singer/guitarist Laurence Jones on the featured tracks, with the exception of ...

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Piston – Stand Up, Shout It Out!

As previously announced at RAMzine, British rock bands Piston and Collateral will be heading out on a co-headline tour in September, and the former named band has a new single out now to prepare fans for what’s to come. ‘Rainmaker’ is the name of Piston’s single and it’s taken from their upcoming album. It was produced by Dan Swift and remixed by Romesh Dodangoda, ...

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Savoy Brown – City Night

I’ve no idea how old Kim Simmonds is but he’s spent over 50 years rocking the blues and doesn’t appear to be letting up with this Savoy Brown’s 40th album. City Night offers no major surprises but it’s a persistent and compelling work. Blues and blues rock to the core, there’s a hard driving shifting rhythm courtesy of bass player ...

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Inspector Cluzo’s Ideologies

France’s The Inspector Cluzo will play the Download Festival on Saturday 15th June at, on the Zippo Encore Stage. They will be sharing the stage with renowned hard rock acts such as Halestorm, Stone Temple Pilots and Three Days Grace. The Gascon duo toured the UK with Clutch at the tail-end of last year and followed this with dates in ...

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