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.
Stahlmann

Stahlmann – Kinder Den Sehnsucht

Germany’s Stahlmann release their new album Kinder Den Sehnsucht on 22nd March through AFM Records that’s said break open some “traditional genre borders.” Stoic guitars, chilling electro-parts and brutal lyrics mix with punk rock and Deutschrock elements throughout. Stahlmann frontman Mart Soer claims the band are confronting a modern society with their own portrait on the record: “Our society is more ...

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A New Revenge

A New Revenge!

A New Revenge might be what’s termed a super group of the heavy metal variety, featuring four well known talents who’ve come together to deliver their debut album, Enemies & Lovers out on 29th March and single ‘The Way’ that’s available right now. Fronted by Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens, who’s previously sung with Judas Priest, Iced Earth and the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, with Keri ...

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Rebecca Downes

Rebecca Downes- More Sinner Than Saint

Black Country singer Rebecca Downes releases her eagerly awaited third album, More Sinner Than Saint, through Mad Hat Records on 24th May, and it features some very special guest performances. Voted Female Vocalist of the Year at the FORM UK Blues Awards, this latest offering sees her in rockier mode, though long time fans are unlikely to be disappointed. Consulting with ...

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Flight Brigade – Fury Road

Flight Brigade – Fury Road

By playing it the old school way of touring extensively and performing at major UK festivals, alternative indie-rock band Flight Brigade caught the ear of producer Chris Porter (George Michael, Elton John, Bowie) who invited the band to record their forthcoming second album at The Visconti Studio. The results of that will be their second album Chase By Wolves, but it’s not ...

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iemusic

ie:music Diversify “Doubling down on rock and metal”

Global artist management company, ie:music is expanding its horizons and looking beyond the likes of Robbie Williams and Passenger to invest in rock acts. To that end they have brought on board, Leander Gloversmith, a specialist in rock and metal artist management. The past 12 years have found Gloversmith helping sign and develop the likes of Architects, Lower Than Atlantis ...

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Bloodbound

Bloodbound’s Rise Of The Dragon Empire

Continuing in the manner of their last two albums with a more bombastic, orchestral and symphonic direction, Swedish power metal band Bloodhound release their latest full length epic, Rise Of The Dragon Empire on 22nd March through AFM Records. Said to feature a clearer Nordic folk music influence mixed in with their trademark sound, it is the band’s eight album ...

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Trope

Trope’s Eleutheromania

Los Angeles four piece Trope will be bringing out their debut album Eleutheromani, a work that’s said to refer to a mad zealousness or irresistible craving for freedom. It’s to be released through Golden Robot Records. Those in the know describe them as being reminiscent of A Perfect Circle or Tool with female vocals, but to that add progress textures and ...

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onslaught

Onslaught’s A Perfect Day To Die

“We are super stoked to finally get some new material out to the fans,” said Nige Rockett of UK trash metal band Onslaught recently. The band is gearing up to release a new album and pre-empt that with a single that’s dedicated to those who rocked before. “The first single to come from the new album is entitled ‘A Perfect ...

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Caroline Jones’ Bare Feet

Caroline Jones’ Bare Feet

Country rocker Caroline Jones has released the title track from Bare Feet, her latest album, as a new single over here in Europe. One of the hottest young acts on the scene today, Rolling Stone magazine called her one of the “10 need-to-know new country artists” of 2017, and Billboard followed that describing her as one of “15 country artists ...

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The Magnificent 7 Festival

The Magnificent 7 Festival

The Magnificent 7 Festival takes place at date The Station in Cannock on 11th May 2019, featuring seven rising bands supported by WDFD Records and KOL Promotions. Those bands are Skam, Theia, Collateral, The Howling Tides, Pariah Soul, Stand Amongst Giants and Shyyne. The idea for the festival follows WDFD Records releasing a free compilation CD at the Stonedeaf Festival ...

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