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.
the oceanic feeling

Waves of Approval for…This Oceanic Feeling

This Oceanic Feeling, are a new three piece band fronted by singer/songwriter & producer Chris Braide, drummer Ash Soan, and bass & guitar specialist Lee Pomeroy, all of whose reputations precede them as they prepare to release  their debut album Universal Mind on 17th July 2015 through Cherry Red Records. Braide and Soan had been founder members of The Producers ...

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Review: Girlschool – Propaganda EP

Currently on their first US tour in over 20 years, the longest-running female heavy metal band in history have a new EP out that’s being sold exclusively at live gigs. Something of an aperitif with a familiar flavour it features two tracks previously available on Girlschool’s 80s hit album Hit And Run (‘Kick It Down’ and ‘Watch Your Step’) that were rerecorded for the band’s Hit And ...

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Crucified Barbara by Hannes Söderlind

Crucified Barbara Go Lunatic – New Video & Single!

Swedish female heavy metal band Crucified Barbara have a new single ‘Lunatic #1’, out as of May 19th that’s taken from their new album, In the Red, available on Despotz Records. The frantically paced track has an accompanying video, directed by Magnus Ewald, featuring the girls running through a pasture intercut with live shots taken from a special performance for select ...

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Schenker Temple of Rock Spirit on a Mission

Review: Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock – Spirit On A Mission

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock are shaping up into the kind of tight, hot combo MSG never quite were.  We can argue how much ‘Lost Horizons’ would influence the epic nature of Iron Maiden’s music, and in hindsight see that  ‘Captain Nemo’  helped birth all those guitar shredders that littered the 90s music scene, but cohesively, as a band, the ...

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Billy Idol

Save Me Now – Billy Idol Video Premiere

Billy Idol has released a new video to accompany his current single, ‘Save Me Now’, an electro-rocking highlight from his recent critically acclaimed album Kings & Queens Of The Underworld, co-written by Idol, Twin Shadow, and Greg Kurstin. Known for his striking and compelling videos, the multi-platinum British rock icon headed to the California desert with his longtime guitarist and ...

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Lynne Jackaman

The Female Fronted… Jackaman!

Lynne Jackaman, former vocalist with London-based rock and soul band Saint Jude, has put together a new band going under the name of Jackaman. With debut single ‘You Can’t Take Back’ out now on Itunes, Jackaman declared that she has “a kick-ass band who will be playing London at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on June 16th where they ...

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Dan Patlansky - Dear Silence Thieves

Review: Dan Patlansky – Dear Silence Thieves

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Dan Patlansky. Ever heard of him? 64,000 people saw him live at a stadium in Johannesburg last year, including main act Bruce Springsteen who was watching from the sides; and he’s special guest on Joe Satriani’s UK tour this November so a good many more are going to catch sight ...

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Ash Newell Photography

New Whitesnake Promotional Video – Soldier of Fortune

Whitesnake have released a new promotional video and single of the band performing ‘Soldier of Fortune’ as featured on their forthcoming CD The Purple Album. As previously revealed at RAMzine, The Purple Album has been described as a “reimagining” covering, as it does, tracks originally recorded while David Coverdale was in Deep Purple. The album will be released by Frontiers Music ...

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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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