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.

Review: Revolution Saints – Revolution Saints

Maybe it was because I’d been reading too many detective novels, but there was something that didn’t feel quite right about the revelation of a super group going under the name Revolution Saints. The first we heard about them was that guitarist Doug Aldrich had left a fat pay cheque with Whitesnake to form the band. But that got back-peddled, and ...

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Crucified Barbara by Hannes Söderlind

Metal Legends & New Wave Hotshots Invade North America

Legendary all-female British hard rockers Girlschool are gearing up to storm North America for the first time in 20 years, intent on proving they’re the hardest rocking bunch of females to ever destroy a stage… But they’ll have some competition, because they’re taking Swedish headbangers Crucified Barbara across the Atlantic as part of a combined invasion. Girlschool will be previewing ...

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Beta Release New Single, Atlas

Modern rock act Beta have released a new single, ‘Atlas’, available via IL Sistema Entertainment. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP, Medusa that is set for worldwide release this summer and was produced by Milo Froideval (Molotov) at Topetitud Studios Mexico City, Mexico. “Recording with Milo was quite an adventure,” said front-man Blas Cernicchiaro. “He is a great producer ...

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Review: Ian Siegal – One Night In Amsterdam

Ian Siegal came out with the solo acoustic Man & Guitar in 2014, whereas this year’s live release One Night In Amsterdam, finds him backed by Dusty Ciggaar on guitar, Danny Van’t Hoff on bass and Raphael Schwiddessen on drums. This Dutch-German band average around the age of only 23. are fairly recent replacements to a line-up that Siegal had been gigged round Europe with ...

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Rob Reed, Christina Booth & David Longdon

Prog Rockers Unite For Charity EP

A newly recorded song version of Steve Hackett’s ‘Spectral Mornings’ has been released as a special charity EP in aid of the Parkinson’s Society UK featuring a number of performers well known on the prog rock scene. The players include former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett himself, Big Big Train’s David Longdon on lead vocals, with Magenta’s Cristina Booth also featured on ...

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Joe Lynn Turner (Rated X). Photo by Alex Solca.

Rewind with Joe Lynn Turner this Summer

Rewind The 80s Music Festival, the world’s first and biggest music festival celebrating that decade, returns with three UK festivals during summer 2015 with former Rainbow and Deep Purple vocalist Joe Lynn Turner putting in a live appearance during the Rewind Scotland event. Rewind Scotland returns for a fourth year at Scone Palace, Perthshire from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th ...

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Exorcism Unveil In Sin!

Exorcism will release their new EP, World In Sin on June 1, 2015, via Dream Records on CD and digital formats. The limited edition EP of 666 copies will be made exclusively available through the band’s website and can be pre-ordered. Masterminded by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Csaba  Zvekan who wrote, produced, mixed and mastered the EP wiith the help of Dominus at Total Master Sound in Spain, it features cover artwork by Gragoth and features Joe Stump and Biggie ...

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South Africa’s Dan Patlansky – New Album & UK Tours

Award-winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky, is set to release his new album Dear Silence Thieves in the UK on Monday April 27th.  The album will coincide with a special London album launch showcase concert at London’s Borderline venue on the same day, plus selected solo dates around the UK taking him through to May before he returns ...

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Whitesnake Return with The Purple Album

Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL.  The Purple Album is a reimagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark ...

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Robin Trower - Something’s About To Change

Album Review: Robin Trower – Something’s About To Change

70s stadium super-stardom in the USA was not a manufactured thing. You could get on a major touring bill, pay payola to get a local chart hit, but you survived and made your reputation by standing on that stage, blowing the opposition away and turning on a stoned partying blue collar audience to the music you played. Armed with his ...

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