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.

Leaves’ Eyes & Their Viking Saga Videos

Following the release of their latest album Sign Of The Dragonhead at the start of this year, symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes have released their latest video taken from the album and all three released thus far can be viewed here at Ramzine – All in all they’re like a streamlined rock version of The Vikings TV series. ‘Sign Of the ...

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The Dreadful Symphonies – Charity Compilation!

The Dreadful Symphonies is a compilation album now available that is limited to 616 copies in a CD jewel case format through The Crowd Went Crazy Records, and digitally through Bandcamp. All proceeds will go towards the medical costs of the two-and-a-half year old daughter of Marcin Jaworski, guitarist/bassist with The Dead Goats, who is suffering from a malignant brain ...

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Laurence Jones Speaks… The Truth

Laurence Jones plays guitar. He’s played guitar and sang on some pretty big stages around the world, fronting his own band and supporting some major ones. Success has not eluded him in terms of record sales, and with a heady mix of rock, blues and pop to be found on his latest album The Truth his self-confidence is apparent. Ahead ...

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Varmia – W Ciele Nie

Black metal folk band  Varmia release their second album W Ciele Nie on 20th April through Pagan Records. The band’s name is taken from the historical region of Warmia in Poland, their lyrical content inspired by the area’s pre-Slavic heritage while also using Slavic instruments recorded live. W Ciele Nie was recorded in a makeshift studio in an old barn, while the ...

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New Ross The Boss Album – By Blood Sworn

Former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss releases a new album in the form of By Blood Sworn on 20th April, and has just released a lyric video for the track ‘This Is Vengeance‘ taken from it, that you can check out right here at Ramzine. Concurrent with playing with the band DeathDealer these days, Ross The Boss is also the name for ...

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Joe Bonamassa – Friday 16th March, Genting Arena, Birmingham

Lights go down a harmonica howls loud and an old blues number makes out like its speeding down a train track as from my vantage point I see Joe Bonamassa and his band, led by torches, walk a small flight of stairs and take up their positions on stage. Across the raised backline drummer Anton Fig on drums is shouldered ...

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Palace of the King – Get Right With The Maker

Palace of the King  have just released ‘I Am the Storm’, their second single from their new album Get Right With The Maker due out on 23rd March through Golden Robot Records. The full track listing for  Get Right With The Maker has now been revealed as ‘I Am The Storm’, ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’, ‘Sold Me Down the River’, ‘A Dog ...

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Nothing But Trouble With The Lazys

The long wait is over (for those outside of Canada) with the release of The Lazys’ latest single, ‘Nothing But Trouble’ to the rest of the world. It is taken from their new album, Tropical Hazards, that will be available as of 4th May on digital, CD and vinyl. ‘Nothing But Trouble’ is currently at #13 in the charts and rising. It ...

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The Lockhearts – Americana Doom Fuzz

The Lockhearts release their full length album Americana Doom Fuzz worldwide as of 13th April. Fronted by Tim Meaco (vocals/guitar), with Jameel Majam (bass), Samuel Sheumack (guitar) and Steve “Woodie” Woodward (drums), The Lockhearts formed in Sydney’s inner west over a shared love of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty and, apparently, hot sauce. Taking up an 18 month residency at Sydney’s Brighton Up ...

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Martin Turner – The Vintage Years Spring Tour

Former Wishbone Ash vocalist and bass player Martin Turner returns to the tour the UK with his solo band this Spring. It has been announced that following last year’s sold-out shows where they performed Wishbone Ash’s seminal 1972 album Argus in its entirety, they will follow suit performing 1974’s iconic There’s the Rub album in full. There’s the Rub marked ...

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