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.
Black Country Communion

Black Country Communion – The Last Song For My Resting Place

Black Country Communion have released their third single from their latest studio album BCCIV. A Joe Bonamassa sung track inspired by Wallace Hartley, the violinist and band leader on the ill-fated Titanic ship its rather apt title being ‘The Last Song For My Resting Place’. “The fact that he played everyone off the ship to the detriment of himself brings you back ...

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Stone Broken

Stone Broken, Jared James Nichols & The Bad Flowers 2018 UK Tour

Stone Broken will be heading out on a headline tour from February through to March of 2018, with American guitarist Jared James Nichols and British rock band The Bad Flowers as special guests. Planet Rock is offering an exclusive ticket pre-sale and they can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 27th October via MyTicket. Stone ...

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Evil Scarecrow Shows Announced

Evil Scarecrow have announced a series of upcoming shows, ahead of the release of their fourth album. “We have some amazing one off shows to see out the rest of 2017,” said the band’s vocalist/guitarist who goes under the monicker Dr Rabid Hell. “It’s been a mind blowing year for us (again!). So we are going to celebrate in true ...

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Terminal Function – Krakstören EP

Swedish death metal/djent quartet Terminal Function release a three track maxi-single, the Krakstören EP on 27th October through Stupid Dream Records. Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Terminal Function in their own Soundfraction Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, the band set out to write shorter, more explosive songs, having previously explored more extensive songs and suites of material strung together to tell ...

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The Cherry Dolls – Begging You Please

The Cherry Dolls have released a new video for ‘Begging You Please’ taken from their forthcoming album Viva Los Dolls from which you are promised “An explosion of filthy primordial guitars, liquid rhythms and primal voodoo jams”. Viva Los Dolls was apparently recorded during a frenetic blast of activity while the rest of Australia was sleeping off its collective New ...

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Johannes Luley – QITARA

Perfect Beings guitarist Johannes Luley’s second solo album branches out from the progressive rock of his main band to explore jazz rock and fusion over its mainly instrumental tracks. ‘The Doer’ opens proceedings with a flamenco played in between a full ensemble band riffing out hard over which Luley infuses John McLaughlin inspired scales to solo effortlessly, a saxophone following ...

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Into The Unknown – Out of The Shadows

There are nine tracks featured across the length of Into The Unknown’s debut album Out of The Shadows, two being cover versions, the remainder co-written by vocalist Lucie Hölzlová, guitarist Ryan Atkins and bassist/producer Rupert Withers.  First up is a cover of Chris de Burgh’s ‘Don’t Pay The Ferryman’. However, if all you’ve heard by the man are easy listening ...

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Toe To Toe – Rise Up

Rise Up by Sydney hardcore band Toe To Toe is their new album released on 24th November, through Golden Robot Records. Formed back in 1992, and with original singer Scott Mac still at the helm, Toe To Toe are one of few Australian hardcore band to have received acknowledgment in their own country, and taken in national tours through Japan, ...

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Devilpriest – Devil Inspired Chant

Situated along the Oder River, once part of Bohemia, long fought over and now residing partly in Chezoslavakia but more so Poland is Silesia and where a band called Devilpriest hail from. The band features Tom Hermies on guitars and vocals, Durtal Tot on guitars and bass and Necro Docre on drums, and on 10th November they release their debut ...

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Bad Touch & Mollie Marriott – Baby Get It On!

Ahead of their November UK headline tour Bad Touch have got together with the tour’s special guest Mollie Marriott and recorded ‘Baby Get It On’, a special new single released on Monday 23rd October as a free MP3 download. ‘Baby Get It On’ can be downloaded from Planet Rock by clicking here. The song was recorded at Decoy Studios and mastered ...

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