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.

Terminal Function Deliver a 360 Video

Swedish djent /tech metallers Terminal Function have released ‘The End Delivered’ as a 360 video – One where you can watch the video from several different angles simply by dragging your cursor or finger across your screen or clicking the arrows in the upper left of the video screen. Guitarist Stefan Aaronson said, “Being a tech-metal band, we’re obviously very nerdy ...

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Black Ink River

With a ‘70s retro-rock revolution underway meet Black Ink River, the newest arrival to the party and all the way from Västerås in Sweden. Dano Wahlström (vocals/percussion), Bosse Karlsson (guitar), Anders Modd (bass) and Roger Johannessen (drums) formerly played with bands like Wolf, GrandExit, Monaco Blues Band and Uncle Doghouse before joining forces to make rock music they liked with ...

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The Original Virus Returns!

Formed in 1986, Virus caused a stir from day one with their punk attitude firmly embedded into their brand of thrash metal, their raucous behaviour earning them a certain amount of infamy! Whilst those heady, crazy days may now be past, their desire to bring their blistering sound back into the open most definitely is not, and so the original ...

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Kaleb McKane Supporting Uli Jon Roth

Kaleb McKane has been announced as the special guest on former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth’s forthcoming UK tour.  Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer McKane recently released his first EP, Universe in Reverse,  and will follow that up on 2019 with his debut album. The three track EP was  produced by Miles James (Michael Kiwanuka, Emile ande) and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Foo ...

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Billy Idol… Revitalized!

Punk rock icon and MTV sensation Billy Idol’s 1980s remix collection Vital Idol has had a modern-day upgrade with numerous celebratory hands getting on board for Vital Idol: Revitalized. The record is out now on CD and digitally through Virgin EMI/UMC and on a 2 elpee 180-gram black vinyl in addition to a limited edition, colour variant to follow on 16th November. More than 30 years ...

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Suburban Ghosts Remixed

Following their recent sold-out live performance debut at Trading Boundaries, comes news of a total remixed release of the Downes Braide Association’s critically acclaimed Suburban Ghosts album on 30th November. Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes, The Buggles) and Ivor Novello songwriter and singer Chris Braide have made three albums together under the DBA monicker, but on Friday 28th September they were ...

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Kids Just Wanna Be Happy

For all of societies pressures, family, friends, social media and school swirling around your head, sometimes all you want to do is fly a kite in the park and be happy! Life might be a bully but you’ve just got to look that bully in the eye, smile and stand up for happiness… Or so they say! Young Australian band ...

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Elize Ryd Guests With Arion

The latest single from Finnish melodic metal band Arion is ‘At The Break Of Dawn’ and it features a guest vocal appearance by Elize Ry. Rye’s main occupation is of course as singer with Swedish melodic metal core/power metal band Amaranthe, with previous form as a guest artist with Kamelot. She also appears on the video for the single that you ...

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Nazareth – Tattooed On My Brain 

Nazareth were never a straight-up hard rock band, they bothered the Top 20 singles charts too much in their glory days for that and one look from their earliest albums on would tell you they were as likely to cover a number by The Band as much as The Yardbirds. Ultimately they brought out songs they liked. Not that they’ve ...

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Gus G & Vinnie Moore

Guitarist Gus G who led his own band Firewind and played with Ozzy Osbourne has released a new single along with an official music video for his new song ‘Force Majeure’. It’s a brand new track that not even on his latest album Fearless, available now throug AFM Records. The video features a guest appearance from UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore. ...

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