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.

Valley Queen Boiling Over

Los Angles indie rockers Valley Queen release their first ever internationally available single with ‘Boiling Water’ and there’s an animated video to accompany the song out in virtual reality too. ‘Boiling Water’ is taken from their debut album Supergiant that came out last year in the USA. However, the band recently signed to Bread and Butter Records who will make ...

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Kryptos’ Afterburner

Bangalore, India isn’t high on your list when you think of heavy metal hotbeds of activity but Kryptos put a lie to that belief, having been together 21 years. This June they release their latest album Afterburner on AFM Records. The first ever Indian metal band to tour Europe, aside from festival dates they’ve supported the likes of Testament and Iron ...

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Skid Row Sign New Deal

Skid Row has signed a worldwide deal with Golden Robot Records that will see the American band release the latest instalment of their United World Rebellion records series later in the year, the first to feature their new singer ZP Theart. Armed with both a punk and metal attitude, Skid Row hit the ground running in 1988. They scored top ...

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Gama Bomb UK Dates

German heavy metal band Gama Bombplay UK dates this July in support of their Speed Between The Lines album. Released on AFM Records, Speed Between The Lines is the band’s sixth studio album and features the tracks ‘Give Me Leather’, ‘A Hanging’, ‘666teen’, ‘Bring Out The Monster’, ‘R.I.P. U’, ‘Motorgeist’, ‘Alt-Reich’, ‘Stay Rotten’, ‘We R Going 2 Eat U’, ‘Kurt Russell’, ‘World ...

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King Crimson 50th Anniversary Celebrations

King Crimson celebrate their 50th Anniversary this year with a series of concert dates at the Royal Albert Hall along with a collection of special CD/DVD and Blu-ray releases and special documentary chronicling their illustrious career. If not the first musical act to be termed progressive their evolving line-ups through the decades have certainly reflected the highest pedigree of musicians ...

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Glenn Hughes Reschedules Tour

Voice of Rock Glenn Hughes had to cancel his UK tour at the last minute to be treated for an illness that – while not life threatening – had to be dealt with immediately in order for it to not becoming serious. The vocalist and bass player is expected to make a full recovery and hopes to continue his Glenn ...

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Flight Brigade Chased by Wolves

Indie rock band Flight Brigade released their debut album Our Friends Our Enemies back in 2016 and have since released a number of singles. The latest addition to that list is ‘Tinderbox’, and out now. ‘Tinderbox’ is taken from their brand new studio long player Chased by Wolves that will be released on Rebel Cinema Records via Wixen Music Publishing come Friday 13th September.  The band then follow ...

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Brian Downey Returns to Camden Underworld

Due to popular demand Brian Downey’s Alive And Dangerous will return to the Camden Underworld on Thursday 7th November. Downey put the band together in 2013 following Thin Lizzy’s reunion tour, and him subsequently declining to join Black Star Riders. “It just didn’t feel right for me,” he said. Instead, he opted to stay in Ireland where he gathered Brian Grace (best known ...

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Kill or be kind declares Samantha Fish!

Hot off her UK tour, Guitarist and singer Samantha Fish has announced the release of her latest album Kill Or Be Kind for worldwide release. It will be released on Friday 30th August 2019 through Rounder Records. It features songs featured during her tour, including ‘Watch It Die’ and ‘Love Letters’ that were recently released as a two-song single. ‘Watch ...

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Samantha Fish Live: 11th May 2109, O2 Academy, Birmingham.

Curse of Lono produce music for driving alone at night down long country roads. Not depressing, more melancholy and thoughtful. Its roots driven, with a dash of the blues though more dark folk with an 80s pop quality also somewhere in its foundation. Picture Echo & The Bunny Men meets The Waterboys with Richard Thompson filling in on guitar. A ...

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