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.

New Black Country Communion Video – The Cove

Setting the bar high for all other major live bands this year, following their storming UK shows in January, Black Country Communion, have released a brand new video for ‘The Cove’, that appears on their latest album album, BCCIV, available through Mascot Records. Following a several year hiatus Anglo-American rock supergroup Black Country Communion returned with all founding members intact: Vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), ...

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Rose Tattoo -Tatts Live In Brunswick 1982

36 years back an Australian radio station played this live show from the Bombay Bicycle Club across the Antipodean airwaves. It’s hard to believe. Hard to conceive that it happened so long ago, and incomprehensible that something so raw and savage – with language not for the faint-hearted – would get played in that format. So what is it? A ...

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Exclusive Robin Trower UK Date

Guitar legend Robin Trower will play an exclusive UK concert at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on Tuesday 27th February. It promises to be a masterclass in electrifying six string pyrotechnics, and from a man now aged 72. The former Procul Harem guitarist found solo fame with a string of hit albums in the 70s while playing arena gigs in the USA, merging heavy rock with ...

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Voodoo Circle, Raised On Rock Featuring New Single Higher Love

Voodoo Circle have released a new single and video ‘Higher Love’ taken from their new album Raised On Rock that will be out on 9th February through AFM Records. Founded by guitarist Alex Beyrodt who remains the band’s main songwriter, this is their fifth album and the first to feature new vocalist Herbie Langhans who’s sang with Avantasia before.  The ...

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Alive And Dangerous… In London!

Following their successful concerts at Nell’s Jazz & Blues last November, Thin Lizzy drumming legend Brian Downey and his new band Alive And Dangerous will be  returning to perform there as part of the London Fleadh week. The concert will take place on Saturday 10th February, and aside from Downey the band features Brian Grace (best known as the guitarist for ...

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GTR Classic – When the Heart Rules the Mind Reimagined

In 1985 progressive rock guitarists Steve Hackett and Steve Howe – of Genesis and Yes/Asia fame respectively – formed the AOR rock band GTR, who went on to record one album that hit No. 11 in the alubm charts and  went gold, tour North America and Europe in 1986, and a hit single in ‘When the Heart Rules the Mind’ ...

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Cool Britannia This Summer!

This summer sees the launch of a brand new music festival Cool Britannia — that will take place at Knebworth — the stately home of rock. Cool Britannia will feature some of the best of British rock and dance music. The Main Stage will be headlined by The Happy Mondays and Ocean Colour Scene while support artists includeWelsh rock band ...

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Thaurorod – Coast of Gold

Finnish power metal band Thaurorod release their latest album Coast Of Gold on 16th February through Drakkar Entertainment. Musically, Finland’s town of Hyvinkää where they hail from is best known as a hotbed for black metal, so an act like Thaurorod practically get viewed as deviants. The band is used to overcoming obstacles though, operating a revolving door of members ...

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Marillion Add Tour Dates

Three new dates have been added to the forthcoming tour by Marillion this April. Tickets are now on sale for new shows in Belfast, Dublin and York.  The band’s recent show at The Royal Albert Hall, sold out in just four minutes, and previous dates announced for April means the tour is already almost sold out. After nearly 40 years, progressive rock band Marillion continue to ...

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Letzte Instanz – Morgenland

Going strong for two decades now, German rock band Letzte Instanz release their new album Morgenland on February 16th through AFM Records. Described as one of Germany’s “most important ambassadors for ambitious artistic impression” Holly Loose (vocals), Bernie Geef (guitar), M. Stolz (violin), Benni Cellini (cello), Michael Ende (bass) and Andy Horst (drums) are said to give the listener food ...

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