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.

Burnt Out Wreck – Flames

Burnt Out Wreck, featuring ex-Heavy Pettin’ drummer Gary Moat as their lead vocalist, have released a lyric video for ‘Flames‘, a track taken from their debut album Swallow released on TRHRC/Cherry Red, that you can watch here at Ramzine. Moat is joined in Burnt Out Wreck by Adrian Dunn (Guitar, backing vocals), Miles Goodman (Rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Alex Carmichael (Bass, ...

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Federal Charm – New Line-up, New Tour… 

Federal Charm have announced April and May UK tour dates where they will be showcasing the band’s new line-up, plus surprise guests. Following 2016’s Planet Rock Roadstars co-headlining tour with SIMO and Aaron Keylock, Stockport’s Federal Charm amicably parted ways with vocalist/guitarist Nick Bowden and drummer Danny Rigg. Guitarist Paul Bowe and bass player LD Morawski subsequently recruited new vocalist and frontman Tom Guyer and drummer Josh Zahler. Guyer’s wide vocal ...

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Danko Jones Joins Start The Machine Tour

Renowned for their high energy, full on performances, Canadian rock trio Danko Jones have just been announced as special guests on Skindred’s Start The Machine tour taking place this April. The tour features quite an array of international musical talent, with previously announced guests CKY hailing from Pennsylvania, USA, and Skindred themselves from Newport, Wales – The ragga metal band will ...

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Leaves’ Eyes & Their Viking Saga Videos

Following the release of their latest album Sign Of The Dragonhead at the start of this year, symphonic metal band Leaves’ Eyes have released their latest video taken from the album and all three released thus far can be viewed here at Ramzine – All in all they’re like a streamlined rock version of The Vikings TV series. ‘Sign Of the ...

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The Dreadful Symphonies – Charity Compilation!

The Dreadful Symphonies is a compilation album now available that is limited to 616 copies in a CD jewel case format through The Crowd Went Crazy Records, and digitally through Bandcamp. All proceeds will go towards the medical costs of the two-and-a-half year old daughter of Marcin Jaworski, guitarist/bassist with The Dead Goats, who is suffering from a malignant brain ...

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Laurence Jones Speaks… The Truth

Laurence Jones plays guitar. He’s played guitar and sang on some pretty big stages around the world, fronting his own band and supporting some major ones. Success has not eluded him in terms of record sales, and with a heady mix of rock, blues and pop to be found on his latest album The Truth his self-confidence is apparent. Ahead ...

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Varmia – W Ciele Nie

Black metal folk band  Varmia release their second album W Ciele Nie on 20th April through Pagan Records. The band’s name is taken from the historical region of Warmia in Poland, their lyrical content inspired by the area’s pre-Slavic heritage while also using Slavic instruments recorded live. W Ciele Nie was recorded in a makeshift studio in an old barn, while the ...

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New Ross The Boss Album – By Blood Sworn

Former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss releases a new album in the form of By Blood Sworn on 20th April, and has just released a lyric video for the track ‘This Is Vengeance‘ taken from it, that you can check out right here at Ramzine. Concurrent with playing with the band DeathDealer these days, Ross The Boss is also the name for ...

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Joe Bonamassa – Friday 16th March, Genting Arena, Birmingham

Lights go down a harmonica howls loud and an old blues number makes out like its speeding down a train track as from my vantage point I see Joe Bonamassa and his band, led by torches, walk a small flight of stairs and take up their positions on stage. Across the raised backline drummer Anton Fig on drums is shouldered ...

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Palace of the King – Get Right With The Maker

Palace of the King  have just released ‘I Am the Storm’, their second single from their new album Get Right With The Maker due out on 23rd March through Golden Robot Records. The full track listing for  Get Right With The Maker has now been revealed as ‘I Am The Storm’, ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’, ‘Sold Me Down the River’, ‘A Dog ...

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