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.
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Review: Kansas – The Prelude Implicit

15 albums down the road, a tinkling piano over the Celtic heartbeat that is ‘With This Heart’  acts as overture to The Prelude Implicit, the first studio album Kansas have released in sixteen years. Despite expressions of love and devotion expressed there’s an underlying melancholy to it. Such thoughts are case aside immediately after as adventurous optimism takes shape musically ...

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room – A Force Of Nature

The lady sings the blues, and then she rocks. The too obvious comparison is Janis Joplin (sometimes I wonder how many people have actually ever heard the 60s icon). Whereas if we’re talking tonal range and a female vocalist of past pedigree we might opt more towards Grace Slick wail and Maggie Bell’s roar, she’s also in a similar range ...

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Abattoir’s Mark Caro introduces new band ‘Shark’

Mark Caro, co-founder of 80s thrash metal band Abattoir, has resurfaced fronting Shark, a Los Angeles based three-piece Angeles based three-piece who have just released their debut album, the independently released Extreme Outbreak. Joining guitarist/vocalist Caro in Shark are Craig Miller (from LA club legends A La Carte) on bass and Los Angeles drum veteran, John Poblick. They began work on ...

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Glenn Hughes reveals new track ‘Heavy’

Ahead of his forthcoming UK tour Glenn Hughes has released new single ‘Heavy’ taken from the new album Resonate that is being released worldwide by Frontiers Music Srl on Friday 4th November. ‘Heavy’ features the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Chad Smith, alongside Soren Andersen back on guitar with vocalist/bass player Hughes on form. For full details on Resonate and Hughes’ tour ...

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Joe Bonamassa – This Train

Blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa has released This Train’, the first track from his last studio album, as a standalone single. Edited for radio it sounds a little brighter to these ears with a shimmering dizzy bottleneck more present in the mix, so too the hard hammering infective fills from the piano. In our Ramzine review of parent album Blues ...

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Kansas release lyric video for ‘Visibility Zero’

Kansas have released ‘Visibility Zero’ as a lyric video single from their new studio album The Prelude Implicit The second single to be released from the band’s first new studio album in quite some years, the band commented: “Visibility Zero is a great Kansas song written by band members Zak Rizvi and Ronnie Platt. It features a blistering violin solo ...

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Ray Wilson reveals ‘Never Should Have Sent You Roses’

Former Genesis and Stiltskin vocalist Ray Wilson has released new video single ‘Never Should Have Sent You Roses’ the second track to be taken from his new album  Makes Me Feel Like Home due out on 7th October. “In the song, the English girl leaves the Scottish boy and his love for her drives him to contemplate suicide,” commented Wilson ...

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King King reveals plans for live album

Setting the mood for their second UK tour this year, King King – will be releasing their first ever live album, with the aptly named King King Live, on Friday 21st October through Manhaton Records. Available as a deluxe edition 3 disc set King King Live will include two CDs of the band’s sold sold-out hometown concert at O2 ABC in Glasgow on 14th May this year plus ...

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Neal Morse Band reveals new album ‘The Similitude of A Dream’

The Neal Morse Band release new concept album The Similitude of a Dream on 11th November via Radiant Records (through Metal Blade Records/SONY). This will be the eighth studio album from Morse, who has also played with Spock’s Beard, Flying Colors and Transatlantic, playing alongside Twisted Sister/ Winery Dogs/ ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portney and bass guitarist Randy George, with a permanent band line-up ...

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Glenn Hughes reveals details of new solo album ‘Resonate’

Following summer festivals and solo shows in the USA, UK and Europe, alongside the imminent return of Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes will release Resonate, his first solo album in over eight years, to coincide with his November UK tour. Hughes’ twelfth album of original solo material, Resonate will be released on Friday 4th November 2016 through Frontiers Music Srl. It will be ...

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