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.

Downes Braide Association Live In England

Downes Braide Association (DBA) has announced the release of Live In England a 2CD/DVD Box set on 29th November 2019 through Cherry Red Records, with a double vinyl edition released in the new year on 14th February to coincide with what will be their second live appearance. The fourth album release by the duo of keyboard player Geoff Downes and ...

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Joe Bonamassa 2020 UK Tour

Following the release of his latest in concert album Live at The Sydney Opera House on Friday 25th October through the Provogue/Mascot Label Group, Joe Bonamassa will return to the UK in April 2020 to perform six concerts. The blues rock guitarist will be appearing at the Brighton Centre on 25th April, Edinburgh Playhouse on the 27th, the Liverpool M&S ...

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 A Metalite Apocalypse

Stockholm quintet Metalite unleash their very own ‘Apocalypse’ by way of their latest single, out now It’s the second song taken from their forthcoming album Biomechanicals due out on 25th October through AFM Records, wherein new vocalist Erica Ohlsson joins Edwin Premberg &Robert Örnesved (Guitars), Robert Majd (Bass) and Lea Larsson (Drums). “We see ourselves as a modern band that ...

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Roadstars UK 2019 Tour, Saturday 5th October The Flapper, Birmingham

One’s initial impression of the dirty rock with a touch of the blues blasting out on stage from five piece band Gorilla Riot is of a joyous aural collision between Humble Pie and  ZZ Top. There are three guitarists, each a lead player we’ll later find out, two adding backing vocals; the front man delivering fine smoky come gravel elivery ...

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Mike Zito & Friends’ Chuck Berry Tribute

Following last year’s First Class Life, a collection of songs that detailed his journey from addiction to sobriety, guitarist Mike Zito continues to tap into tradition while maintaining a contemporary credence by paying his respects to one of the founders of rock ‘n roll along with a number of influential music friends. Due out on 1st November through Ruf Records, ...

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Hawk Eyes Gigs & Singles

Following the release of their fourth album Advice, British rock band Hawk Eyes release a new single in the run up to a couple of shows up in support of the releases. You can catch Hawk Eyes on the 18th October at Temple Of Boom, Leeds. Then the following day on the 19th October they will be playing at the ...

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Santa Muerte’s Sinner

Having recently released their latest album, German heavy metal act Sinner now release a lyric video featuring the title track single ‘Santa Muerte’. Santa Muerte,both album and single, are available from AFM Records and features various star guests, alongside an expanded line-up beside Matt Sinner himself, who’s kept the band on course for more than 35 years, releasing well over a ...

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Wille & The Bandits Gunning for More

Recently returned from their first American tour, Wille & The Bandits will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK on another not-to-be missed tour in the new year. Paving the way the band has released a new single, ‘Victim Of The Night’, taken from their critically acclaimed album Paths. As evidenced on Paths, Wille & The Bandits take ...

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Jailbirds See Black

Canadian power trio The Jailbirds has just released a video for the track ‘Black Madonna’, taken from their recently released EP, The Black River, out now on Golden Robot Records. Over the last three years, guitarist/vocalist Myke Penney, bass player Liam Hills, and drummer Eric Parent have performed extensively across Ontario to become Winners of Best Rock Band at the ...

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CoreLeoni’s Angel

Following the release of their recent album, Swiss rock band CoreLeoni has lifted a track off it as their new single. CoreLeoni II is out on AFM Records, and the single is ‘Angel’. It’s a track that will be familiar to many of CoreLeoni’s parent band, major international act Gotthard. Following the tour celebrations for Gotthard’s 25th anniversary, co-founder, guitarist ...

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