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.

Keith Emerson & Robert Berry Collaboration Comes to Light

Prior to his untimely untimely death keyboard legend Keith Emerson was collaborating on a new album with singer and multi-instrumentalist Robert Berry. Several months after his passing Berry decided to go ahead and make the album they should have recorded together. The result is 3.2  with The Rules Have Changed out on 10th August through Frontiers Music s.r.l. Emerson and Berry ...

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Bad Flowers & Federal Charm Co-headline Planet Rock Tour

Midlands based hard rock band, The Bad Flowers and Stockport-based blues rockers Federal Charm will co-headline a Planet Rock Presents UK tour this September. Tickets go on sale today at 9am from Planet Rock and both The Bad Flowers and Federal Charm’s own websites. The Bad Flowers feature Tom Leighton (vocals, guitar), Dale Bollard Tonks (bass) and Karl Selickis (drums). They were named as one of Planet Rock Radio’s “Ones To Watch” with heavy radio airplay ...

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Bottom Release Mini-album Epidemo

Polish grindcore/death metal pioneers Bottom have released a brand new mini-album, entitled Epidemo, through Deformeathing Production that is available both on CD and digitally.  Epidemo follows on from the well-received Psychofilia full album and includes six brand new tracks, a lock-up cover and one re-recorded song from the band’s 2003 demo, ‘Hateful Music Terrorism’. Around for over 20 years, Bottom work as a ...

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Iconic Canadian 80s band Glass Tiger Make UK Return 

Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, best known for their 1986 UK Top 40 hit single ‘Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)’ and 1991’s ‘My Town’ featuring Rod Stewart, return to the UK for the first time in 27 years to play two rare concerts. The band last came to the UK when they supported Roxette on their 1991 nationwide UK tour. Glass Tiger will play the University ...

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Tad Morose Play Apocalypse

With Swedish heavy metal band Tad Morose due to release their Chapter X album through GMR music on 15th June  they’re getting ahead of the game with their first single from the long player, ‘Apocalypse’ out now. ‘Apocalypse’ is the opening track on Chapter X and has been described as “A semi-proggy, symphonic melodic metal tune loaded with a chorus ...

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Hollowstar Have Their Say 

Cambridgeshire-based rock band Hollowstar have just released a new single ‘All I Gotta Say’ ahead of some heavy duty touring that will see them active throughout the year. ‘All I Gotta Say’ follows their successful EP debut, Some Things Matter, and typifies the band’s foundation of classic rock combined with solid lyrics applied as a succinct form of storytelling. Musically, their influences of Blackstone ...

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Motorjesus Race To Resurrection

 Its been four long years since Mönchengladbach’s Motorjesus rose up the German rock charts with their Electric Revelation album, now with line-up tweaks fine-tuned the gasoline rockers are preparing for the release of their fifth long player Race To Resurrection on 15th June through Drakkar Entertainment. Since their last full length release the band, now featuring Andy Peters (Guitars), Chris ‘Howling’ Birx ...

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King King Win 3 UK Blues Awards

Britain’s No. 1 blues rock band King King added to their already impressive collection of awards on Saturday 19th May by receiving another three in the UK Blues Awards held at Worthing Pavilion. The band received the awards for Blues Band of the Year, Blues Album of the Year for Exile & Grace and singer/guitarist Alan Nimmo won Blues Songwriter ...

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The Exploding Boy Release New Single + Free Download

Swedish post-punk, dark indie rock band The Exploding Boy released their latest album Alarms! earlier this month, through Drakkar Entertainment. Following radio hits ‘Run Red’ and ‘The Day‘ pre-released as singles from the album they have now issued a third track ‘Alarms In Silence‘. With fuzzy guitars and huge melodies with a razor edged alternative rock sound, the band commented on ...

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Lordi unleash new single ‘Your Tongue’s Got The Cat’

Eurovision song contest winners and Finnish horror rockers Lordi have released a new single and accompanying lyric video and it goes by the title of ‘Your Tongue’s Got The Cat’ The song is taken from the band’s new album Sexorcism to be released on AFM Records on 25th May and has been described as “An uncensored shot with a full on ...

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