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.
Mollie Marriott

Mollie Marriott to Headline London Borderline

Following the recent release of her debut album Truth Is A Wolf and current single ‘Control’  Mollie Marriott will perform a rare headline concert at London’s Borderline on Thursday 1st June 2017. The daughter of former Small Faces and Humble Pie vocalist/guitarist Steve Marriott and stepdaughter to original Brit rock ’n’ roller Joe Brown, audiences might not be used to seeing her step stage front but they’re more than ...

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Frontline

Frontline Debut Due

He was the drummer in a band called A.D.D. but had plans for a solo project, then as Jason Delismon started writing songs with guitarist Mike Nowak it grew into a full blown band. Now, this Chicago based modern rock act are going under the name of Frontline and have their debut album Cold World due for release from the ...

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Nikka Costa - Underneath & In Between

Nikka Costa – Underneath And In Between

Nikka Costa has opened as special guest for such diverse acts as The Police, Coldplay, AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz, and Prince, the latter with whom she’s written songs as she has with Eric Clapton. She’s also headlined worldwide on her own and had hits, having made her first record when she was only eight years old back in 1980. That her father ...

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Thy Worshiper

Thy Worshiper – Popiól (Introibo ad Altare Dei)

It was over two decades ago when black metal began to take a hold on the music scene in Poland. Bands such as Behemoth, Lux Occulta and Sacrilegium came to the forefront, as Thy Worshiper whose 1997 release Popiól (Introibo ad altare Dei) is being reissued by Arachnophobia Records. Remastered by Haldor Grunberg at Satanic Audio with new design work, the band are still active ...

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Dan Patlansky by Adam Kennedy

Dan Patlansky Interview

Dan Patlansky has opened for Bruce Springsteen, toured with the likes of Joe Satriani and King King, and had his last two albums, Dear Silence Thieves and Introvertigo,  voted the #1 Blues Rock Album of the year by the Blues Rock Review.  There are other award nominations, along with an escalating fan base that can’t get enough of this South African guitarist, singer and ...

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Wilko Johnson photo by Leif Laaksonen

Wilko Johnson Band Royal Albert Hall Anniversary Celebrations

‘I’m supposed to be dead!’ announced Rhythm ‘n’ blues guitar ace Wilko Johnson after recovering from major surgery; an operation that previously he believed could not even take place having been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2012. Yet seemingly this unstoppable force is ready to jettison across a stage sawing away at his faithful telecaster once more with a ...

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Dan Patlansky

Dan Patlansky – Sonnova Faith

Dan Patlansky has released new single ‘Sonnova Faith’ with accompanying video taken from his most recent album Introvertigo, that was recently voted the #1 Blues Rock Album of 2016 by the Blues Rock Review (having also won it with his 2014 Dear Silence Thieves album). Alongside the official video release the award winning singer/guitarist has also made a behind-the-scenes making of video about it. All ...

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Arachnophobia

April Arachnophobia Albums

Polish heavy metal record label Arachnophobia is releasing both a brand new album and a remastered one for the tail end of April, Wolfkhan’s Cyber Necro Spirituals and Vae Victis by December’s Fire. December’s Fire originally released Vae Victis in 1996 via Germany’s Last Epitaph Productions as the first solo outing from Piotr Weltrowski, a member of Hefeystos who has also collaborated ...

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Steve Hackett - The Night Siren

Steve Hackett – The Night Siren

‘Behind The Smoke’ begins singularly with Steve Hackett’s voice, a call to prayer as the music begins to encapsulate and Arabian dirge becomes more profoundly classic progressive rock. Halfway through the tempo changes adding an air of mystery and danger, the vocals now are indeed uttered by those from the East, chanting over the sound of drumming, and for the ...

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Joe Bonamassa by Christie Goodwin

Joe Bonamassa – Live At Carnegie Hall Acoustic Release

Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening is the latest offering from the platinum-selling and Grammy nominated blues rock maestro that will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl as of Friday 23rd June 2017, and also available to pre-order. Recorded on January 21-22nd it features Joe Bonamassa performing two unique all-acoustic shows at the New Yourk City’s renowned Carnegie Hall. His band for ...

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