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.
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Juno Award Winner Steve Hill – New Single, Album & UK Tour

One-man band blues rock machine Steve Hill has a new album Solo Recordings: Volume 3 out in the UK through No Label Records in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017, just ahead of a 27 date October/November tour supporting Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash. The Montreal Gazette calls Hill “the meanest guitar player in Canada”. His Solo Recordings Volume 1 was nominated ...

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Brian Downey – Alive & Dangerous for 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Legendary Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the recording of their classic Live And Dangerous album with a rare concert performance in London on Friday 24th November at on Nells Jazz & Blues. Thin Lizzy’s Live And Dangerous is routinely listed as one of the greatest live rock and roll albums of all time in assorted distinguished ...

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Jethro Tull celebrate Golden Anniversary

 Way back in 1968 on the 2nd of February when the Marquee Club was on Wardour Street a band with a penchant for rock, blues and something a little different stopped changing their name and first performed under one that stuck, Jethro Tull and later that year they would release an album titled This Was on the fledgling Island record ...

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Into The Unknown announce debut album ‘Out of The Shadows’

Into The Unknown release their debut album Out of The Shadows on 20th October through Vigilante Records. It will feature nine  self-written and  two covers. The original tracks were all co-written by vocalist Lucie Hölzlová, guitarist Ryan Atkins and bassist/producer Rupert Withers. With influences as diverse as Nightwish, Guns N’ Roses and Adele expect something rather unique! The full track ...

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H.E.A.T. reveal video for ‘Time On Our Side’

Swedish melodic rockers H.E.A.T. have released a lyric video for ‘Time On Our Side’, the first track to be released from the band’s upcoming fifth studio album Into The Great Unknown and available now available on Spotify and iTunes. “‘Time On Our Side’ is a song about a relationship in which you have lost something over the years and it ...

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King King Reschedule Tour

With King King’s current single ‘(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’’ currently a hit on Planet Rock radio and their fourth studio album Exile & Grace due for release on Friday 6th October things could not be looking better for the award-winning band. However, Ramzine can reveal lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo has been beset by a throat condition leading ...

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JW Jones – New Album & Tour Due

Award-winning Canadian blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter JW Jones releases new album High Temperature on Friday 20th October followed swiftly by  an 18 date nationwide UK tour starting at the Worthing Pavillion on Thursday 23rd November. High Temperature is the follow-up to Jones’ JUNO Award nominated 2014 album Belmont Boulevard that was nominated for a Maple Blues Award, and held ...

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Biesy – Noc Lekkich Obyczajów

Noc Lekkich Obyczajów is the debut album from a brand new Polish project called Biesy to be released on 9th September via  Third Eye Temple. With lyrics and music by an individual noted only by the initials PR it features Stawrogin (from Odraza) on vocals and MP (of Outre) on drums, and is said to be born out of everyday ...

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Dan Reed Network announced as support for Extreme

The Dan Reed Network are to be special guests on a UK tour taking place this coming December, headed by fellow funk rockers Extreme. “Dan Reed Network is honoured to be touring with Extreme this December in the UK,” frontman Dan Reed has revealed as they release a music video for their new single ‘Infected‘, taken from the reformed band’s recent ...

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Black Country Communion announce new album ‘BCCIV’

Black Country Communion have announced they will play two exclusive concerts in Europe in January 2018 to support the release of their forthcoming new album BCCIV due on Friday 22nd September, with ‘Collide’ the first single taken from it alongside a music video just released. The band will hit the Black Country to play Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Tuesday 2nd January and then take the ...

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