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.

Kingdom Come Celebrates 30 Year anniversary

Kingdom Come will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous hit debut album by putting in a series of live appearances. The band will feature James Kottak (who went on to drum for The Scorpions) along with fellow original guitarists Danny Stag, Rick Steier and bass player Johnny B. Frank. While original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate ...

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Wicked Witch Released by 20th Century

Continuing their quest to unleash unreleased music from hard rock bands of note across the globe, 20th Century Music have released Wicked Witch‘s Wicked Witch of Boston. Wicked Witch featured members that went on to join and form bands such as Savatage, Metal Church, Trans Siberian Orchestra and Circle II Circle. The band formed when Zak Stevens and guitarist Matt Leff ...

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Emperors Of The Wasteland See You Again

Derby based hard rock band Emperors Of The Wasteland have released their debut single ‘See You Again‘ ahead of their full length album Begin that will be out later this year. Formed in 2016, Emperors Of The Wasteland features Al Rhodes (Vocals), Sid Thindal (Guitars), Nick Ward (Bass) and Frazer Knight (Drums). They’re a groove-oriented, blues-based rock band with a ...

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Dynazty’s Firesign

Swedish modern melodic metal band Dynazty return with Firesign, said to be “The band’s most creative, dynamic and inspired album to date.” The record is set for release on 28th September through AFM Records. It follows 2016’s Titanic Mass by the band featuring Nils Molin (Vocals), Love Magnusson and Mike Lavér (Guitars), Jonathan Olsson (Bass) and George Egg (drums), and sees the ...

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Onslaught Unveil New Line-up for Bloodstock 

UK thrash metal act Onslaught will unveil their new line up on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival Bloodstock Festival on 10th August, as longstanding members Nige Rockett, Sy Keeler & Jeff Williams are joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar). “The band is genuinely sounding more powerful and aggressively focused than ever before! “ Rockett announced. “James has ...

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Last Night On Earth by Celldweller

FreqGen has remixed ‘Last Night on Earth’, released last year on Offworld by Celldweller and it is available now through FiXT. Celldweller create a fusion of digital and organic textures: intricately designed soundscapes constructed from drum & bass, electro and modular synths, woven together with aggressive rock, metal and orchestral elements. For this remix FreqGen have fused a down tempo ...

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Martin Barre Goes Down Roads Less Travelled

Martin Barre, best-known as guitarist in Jethro Tull – releases his new solo album Roads Less Travelled through Garage Records on 31st August 2018. Having developed his own distinctive style within the framework of Jethro Tull, Barre’s instantly recognisable and original sound prove the foundation for the record, with Roads Less Travelled said to reflect the last 50 years of his ...

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Legendary Scottish Hard Rockers Nazareth Release New Album

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, Nazareth mark the occasion with Tattooed On My Brain, an album of hard rocking numbers by the legendary band who’ve scored many an international hit single in their lengthy career. The band’s 24th full length album, it is the first to feature new vocalist Carl Sentance (ex-Persian Risk, Don Airey). Founding member and bass ...

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Martin Turner’s Autumn Tour

Martin Turner and his band returns to UK stages for the second leg of his Vintage Years Tour, wherein he will be performing 1970’s iconic Wishbone Ash debut album in its entirety. Back in 1969, bass player/vocalist Martin Turner and drummer Steve Upton moved up to London and were joined by the guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell to form ...

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Uli Jon Roth 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth has announced his 50th Anniversary Stage Tour with six UK dates planned for the tail-end of the year. It has been a busy year for Roth, having already been part of the G3 European and UK Tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, and most recently establishing a new company. UJR Sky Guitars, offering ...

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