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.
Valley Queen

Valley Queen’s Supergiant Goes Global

LA’s Valley Queen has signed to Riot Records for the worldwide release of their debut album Supergiant. Formed as far back as 2011, the band released a series of singles, followed by an EP in 2017.  Vocalist/guitarist Natalie Carol and bass player Neil Wogensen the only consistent before the return of original guitarist Shawn Morones and addition of Mike DeLuccia ...

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The Lazys

Lazys Play UK

Canadian based Aussie band The Lazys – who took a detour along the way to the USA – will be heading out on tour across Europe next year, with gigs in the UK lined up. Featuring Leon Harrison (vocals), Matty Morris (lead guitar), Glenn Williams (bass), Liam Shearer (rhythm guitar), Andy Nielsen (drums) The Lazys’ career has rocketed after moving halfway across the world, ...

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Sydney Rococo from Kilbey

Former member of The Church, Steve Kilbey has released his new album Sydney Rococo through Golden Robot Records. One of Australia’s most well established musicians. In a career that spans 45 years, Kilbey has written, performed and produced 21 solo albums, as well as 30 with ARIA Hall Of Fame inducted band The Church. Sydney Rococo features songs written over the ...

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Gus G

UK Return for Gus G

Following the success of his recent UK tour, Gus G has already announced his return to these shores with a special one-off date at the Camden Underworld in London on 9th January 2019. The former Firewind guitarist was a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s touring band until 2017, where after he recorded his latest solo album Fearless, released earlier in 2018, ...

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Eden’s Curse

Eden’s Curse 2019 Tour

Following their recent guest appearances on the Michael Schenker Fest tour, and the release of Testament – The Best Of Eden’s Curse, the multinational European band has announced their own headline tour of the UK in April 2019. Eden’s Curse has also announced that there will be two very special guests joining them on the road:  German Melodic metal act Mob ...

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Flotsam & Jetsam

Flotsam & Jetsam Promise End Of Chaos

Flotsam & Jetsam ring in the New Near with The End Of Chaos, their latest album out through AFM Records that they promise is far from being the grand finale to the band’s 30 year career. The Phoenix, USA-based thrash and progressive metal band are still headed by vocalist Eric (AK) Knutson, aided and abetted by guitarists Steve Conley and ...

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Electric Mary

Electric Mary now a Mother!

Ten years strong, the five piece that is Melbourne, Australia’s hard rocking Electric Mary are only  just getting round to releasing their fourth studio album. Going by the name of Mother the record will be available through Listenable Records on 15th February next year. In the run up to Christmas as a present to their fans – and to show ...

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Toto Live At Chelsea in 2019

USA AOR superstar band Toto has been announced as one of the first artists to perform at the Live At Chelsea Concert Series in 2019. Live At Chelsea celebrates its fifth year of bringing live music to the spectacular outdoor grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners – who will see the band headline on Thursday ...

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Seething Akira

Seething Akira – The Islander

Following the release of their debut album Sleepy Skeletor, crossover act Seething Akira release their first single from it, ‘The Islander’ – What’s more it comes with it also features the previously unreleased ‘This Is Our World‘ along with ‘The Islander Rabbit Junk Remix’. Their hybrid of electronic synthesisers, guitars and Beastie Boys style vocals has found them supporting the ...

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Brothers of Metal

Brothers of Metal & the Prophecy of Ragnarok

Featuring a frontline trio of vocalists appears to be the new trend in rock, and Brothers of Metal are just the kind of band who likes to predict it’s going to be a winning formula. With the far ranging “Voice of the Valkyries” in lva Eriksson, the rougher vocal stylings of Joakim Lindbäck Eriksson and narrative rapping from Mats Nilsson, ...

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