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.

Collateral – 4 Shots

Visually I’m looking at pictures of a bunch of tattoo-infested, unkemptly long-haired, leather and tight-trousered sleaze rockers, the PR bumpf throws out names like Bon Jovi and Aerosmith as reference points but the CD that’s currently on replay tells me I’m being told porkies! Frankly, this band has more in common with The Eagles, but a more credible and contemporary ...

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Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett – Under The Eye of The Sun

‘Under The Eye of The Sun’ is new video release from progmeister Steve Hackett, ahead of his 26th solo album At The Edge Of Light  that will itself be released on 25th January 2019 through Inside Out Music. Describing At The Edge Of Light Hackett remarked how: “The contrast between dark and light weaves its way throughout the album in many ...

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Suidakra’s Ode To Arma

Germanic Celtic metal band Suidakra recently released their latest album Cimbric Yarns on the AFM Records, and has now released ‘Ode To Arma‘, their second single from it, along with an official video. A twenty year musical career, with numerous line-up changes along the way they have set their melodic death metal to one side delving into a more ambient, ...

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa – Redemption

This is Joe Bonamassa’s heaviest record for some time, and I’m not just talking musically. He aired a few of these numbers back during his spring UK tour where their subject matter didn’t  register, though obtuse comments made by the guitarist in press releases, alongside him having moved to Nashville and the album’s title being what it is, it gave ...

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De-Arrow Reactivated

20th Century Music continues its intention to spotlight acts and albums that failed to get the attention they felt was deserved back in the last millennium, as they re-present to the world is De-Arrow – An Australian five piece melodic rock band that were active from 1983 to 1989. Guitarist Dragan Stanic and singer Juno Roxas would go onto form Roxus, ...

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Ben Pool

Ben Poole Discusses his Dirty Laundry

Guitarist Ben Poole is currently on tour through to mid-December in support of his new album Anytime You Need Me, and has been making waves on the radio with his single ‘Dirty Laundry’ – Produced by King King’s Wayne Proctor who also play drums on the record as well as being part of the touring line-up with bass player Beau ...

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The Three Tremors

The Three Tremors

Heavy metal thunder will shriek all over the airwaves in January when The Three Tremors release their debut album on Steel Cartel Records – Fronted by former Judas Priest and Iced Earth vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens alongside Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer, Titan Force), and Sean Peck (Cage, Death Dealer), a tour is also promised. “Sean’s band, Cage, opened for Judas Priest on the ...

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Ana Popvich

Ana Popović Returns for May 2019 Tour

Following this year’s tour in support of her Like It On Top album Ana Popović will be returning to the UK in May 2019. The Serbian-born guitarist/vocalist has been playing guitar since she was 15, and under her father’s influence became a gifted blues player with the two of them playing together in Hush, recording and touring internationally before she went ...

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Marillion with Friends Live in 2019

Marillion have announced that they will return to the road in the UK and Europe in 2019 with an extended line up of musicians joining the band. The shows will feature the In Praise of Folly String Quartet plus Sam Morris on horn and Emma Halnan on flute, featured on select numbers throughout the show as on previous occasions. The ...

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The Music of Cream

Malcolm Bruce talks The Music of Cream & More

The Music Of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour features Ginger Baker’s son Kofi, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm and Eric Clapton’s nephew Will Johns playing as part of a multimedia experience that continues the legacy of the world’s original super group. Ahead of their UK tour, Malcolm Bruce took time out to answer a Q & A interview for general release. So, without further ado, ...

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