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.

To by Totenmesse

Pagan Records’ new signing, Totenmesse, are set to release their debut album, To (translated as “This” from Polish), on 2 November 2018 on CD, vinyl and digitally on Pagan Records. Totenmesse were formed in 2016, and recorded their first release, Demo 2017, a year later. Their name means meaning “requiem” or “mass of the dead” in German. No strangers to extreme metal, the band ...

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Bad Touch – Shake A Leg

Third album in, Bad Touch have a working blueprint for the kind of record they want to make: Classic in that it references the rock bands they were themselves brought up on, but more particularly one containing songs that will strike a chord with those seeing them alive; with a good singalong that if heard at a festival the ear ...

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Joe Bonamassa – New Video & Date

Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa has added a return to Glasgow’s SEC Armadillo where he will play on Monday 22nd April 2019.  His only Scottish date, the concert will kick off his short UK tour two days before he performs three consecutive nights at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 24th April 2019, Thursday 25th April 2019 and Friday 26th April. Tickets for all the concerts are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.jbonamassa.com/tour-dates Redemption, Bonamassa’s ...

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Sari Schorr – Never Say Never

Two years down the road, second album in, Stateside singer Sari Schorr sounds much travelled and has a few things that she wants to get off her chest rather than go for the easy option and just sing about falling in and out of love. Message songs and preaching politics rarely get an audience in modern rock music, but she ...

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Mia Klose is Stronger

Sweden’s blonde rock bombshell Mia Klose is back. Her new album, Stronger, will be released on the 28th September, marking her return to music after a two-year hiatus. Her sound and songwriting have matured, but the record is filled with hooks and 80s rock flavours. But that’s where the 80s ends –  It’s intended as music for the 21st century. ...

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Glenn Hughes Interview

Black Country Communion, Black Sabbath and Trapeze are among the bands Glenn Hughes has played and sung with, alongside investing time in a healthy solo career in more recent years. Now the Cannock-born vocalist and bass player is putting the two sides of his musical career together . September through to October will find Hughes’ solo band performing with him ...

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Johnny Wore Black is Back

Megadeth‘s David Ellefson returns to play bass guitar ob Johnny Wore Black’s third album Ultra Violent Light released on the EMP label group. Put together by vocalist Jay Coen in 2012, with a view to writing and creating music felt deep in his heart. Having written songs since his teens, there was plenty of past material, a selection of which ...

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The Bad Flowers Ask Who Needs A Soul

The Bad Flowers release ‘Who Needs A Soul’ as their latest single on Friday 14th September, taken from their debut  album Starting Gun. The single coincides with their Planet Rocks Presents co-headlining tour with Federal Charm that opens at the Bristol Thekla on Wednesday 19th September. Special guests will be Those Damn Crows. Tickets are available from planetrocktickets.co.uk and thebadflowers.uk. A full list of dates for the tour can be found at ...

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Flat Earth Know Who to Blame

Featuring ex-members of HIM and Amorphis and newly signed to Drakkar Entertainment, Flat Earth have just released ‘Blame‘ their first single, with a debut album due later in the year. Flat Earth features guitarist Mikko ‘Linde’ Lindström and drummer Mika ‘Gas Lipstick” Karppinen (both from HIM), alongside bassist Niclas Etelävuori (Amorphis) and vocalist Anttoni ‘Anthony’ Pikkarainen who was vocalist with Polanski. ...

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Gama Bomb Bring Out The Monster

Irish thrash outfit Gama Bomb have released the video for their new single ‘Bring Out The Monster’ which introduces the band’s new mascot to the world at large. The fist-pounding track is the second single from the band’s sixth album Speed Between The Lines that is out October 12th through AFM Records. The video takes inspiration from classic movies like ...

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