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.

Sunshine Of Your Love – A Tribute To Jack Bruce

Had he lived the great Jack Bruce would have been 75 on the 14th May this year. In a celebration of his life and work there will be a gathering of fans, family and the famous at the Curzon Mayfair in London on that date for a very special debut, the screening of Sunshine Of Your Love – Tribute Concert. ...

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Joe Satriani – What Happens Next

This is how it happens. You walk casually across the room, forgetting for a moment where you’ve been and what you’ve done. Then a barrage of sound hits you square in the back of the head. You turn wandering what on earth this assault on your ear drums is; looking at speakers bellowing away your memory lapse fades as you ...

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Lordi release new album ‘Sexorcism’

Eurovision song contest winners and Finnish horror rockers Lordi release their lastest album on 25th May and it’s going to be controversial. The band’s 9th studio album bears the name of Sexorcism and has been described as “An uncensored shot with a full on in-your-face attitude.” If you were in any doubt about that here’s a list of the songs ...

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The Exploding Boy – Run Red Video

Post-punk, alternative, dark indie rock, dark wave, gothic, dark dance – The Exploding Boy have been called all of them at some point, but the important thing is they have a new single out, ‘Run Red‘,  with an accompanying lyric video that you can watch right here at Ramzine. ‘Run Red‘ is taken from Alarms! the Swedish band’s new album ...

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Flickertail – Hurry Up And Wait

Flickertail hail from Sydney’s Inner West, but there’s apparently some Irish lineage in them too. They previously operated under the handle of The Bitter Sweethearts and drop names like Thin Lizzy, The Darkness and Oasis as inspiration if you filter that through a garage band you’re about on key. They operate on the catchy end of rock, tunes that by ...

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Take The Pill Free… From Theia!

 Midlands-based rock band Theia have made their first album – Take The Pill – available for free download for a limited period through WDFD Records Ltd. All Theia are asking is that people to donate £1 for each download to the charity closest to the band’s hearts –  Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse UK. While it’s not mandatory and we wish there ...

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Tri State Corner Release Hero & New Video

Tri State Corner pre-empt the release their new album Hero on 27th April through Drakkar Entertainment with new video ‘Downfall’ that you can view here at Ramzine. Tri-State Corner began 13 years ago when ive guys from Greece, Poland and Germany set off to revolutionise the music scene by integrating a Greek lute (a Bouzouki), into their catchy rock songs, ...

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Dead City Ruins – Dirty Water Video

Australian rockers Dead City Ruins have released new song ‘Dirty Water’ on video and you can watch it here at Ramzine. ‘Dirty Water’ is taken from Dead City Ruins’ new album Never Say Die that will be released on 13th April through AFM Records. Tracks featured on Never Say Die are ‘Devil Man’, ‘Bones’, ‘Dirty Water’, ‘Rust And Ruin’, ‘The ...

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Palace Of The King – Get Right With Your Maker

Picture some crime thriller movie where there’s a scene taking place in a strip joint. That’s how the first couple of bars of ‘I Am the Storm’ start out. After that it’s a different kettle of fish with screaming psychedelic rock with a vocalist who sounds like a tired and weary Steve Marriott fronting The Black Crowes singing over the ...

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Bonfire – Temple Of Lies

Only guitarist Hans Ziller remains as an original member of German melodic rock band Bonfire, a band who’ve had their successes since the mid-80s albeit failing to crack the American market. But then, the influence of British bands like Deep Purple and Uriah Heep touring constantly throughout Europe with hit albums during the 70s became engrained within the consciousness of ...

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