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.

 Female Metal Voices Tour 2019

Leaves’ Eyes headline the annual Female Metal Voices Tour that heads out through Europe soon, with dates in the UK scheduled for late November. Joining Norwegian/German Viking symphonic rockers Leaves’ Eyes are Norway’s Sirenia, Denmark’s Forever Still, Finland’s Lost In Grey, Switzerland’s Kassogtha and Italy’s Asphodelia. The complete tour runs from November through to December courtesy of The Flaming Arts Agency, with ...

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Metalite

Two years after their Heroes In Time debut, Sweden’s Metalite has signed to AFM for the release of new album Biomechanicals due out on 25th October. As the name suggests the band offer melodic metal, as influenced by bands like Within Temptation, and in their endeavours to move forward musically have brought in new vocalist Erica Ohlsson. “We knew that ...

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Hawk Eyes Leading Ways

Fourth album in,Hawk Eyes release their fourth single from their but recently released long player. Out now on Drakkar Entertainment, Advice is what the band is offering across eleven tracks, and it’s all based on the “weird and absurd” world they see before them. New single ‘Never Lead Me’ may have something to say on that subject, but we’re putting on bets ...

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 Piston Blow It Away

Cranking it up to 11, Piston release ‘Blow It Away’ a new single from their just released self-titled full length debut album that was launched last night when they played live in their hometown at The Station, in Cannock. “Blow It Away is an intense rock anthem,” said Piston guitarist Jack Edwards of the single. While singer Rob Angelico explained of the work ...

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Non Opus Dei’s Eighth

Deep within that bottomless black metal pit over in Poland, Non Opus Dei  prepare to release their eighth studio album Głód on 23rd September through Pagan Records. “The concept of Głód (Famine) was inspired by some ritual practises from the territory of Poland, especially Warmia,” according to guitarist, vocalist and lyricist Klimorh. “The practises survived in spoken folklore until today. They can also ...

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Narrenwind – Ja, Dago

Narrenwind, featuring multi-instrumentalist Ævil and vocalist Klimørh, only got together last summer, by the end of the year their debut album was released. Wasting no time, they’re back with second album Ja, Dago. And, to paraphrase Lord Coverdale, on behalf of our Polish black metal cousins, here’s a story for ya… “Eons ago, before the oceans drank Atlantis, the race of ...

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Flight Brigade Break Hearts

Indie rock band Flight Brigade release their latest single ‘Heartbreaker’ ahead of their new studio album Chased by Wolves that comes out this Friday 13th September. The opening track on the album, ‘Heartbreaker’ is a song “About a marriage surviving an affair.” According to front man Ollie Baines. “I’m very close to the two people concerned, so seeing how my friend was able to ...

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Blues Cruise II

Following six sold-out Caribbean cruises and an inaugural Mediterranean sailing earlier this year, Joe Bonamassa, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, and Sixthman have announced a second European cruise to rock your blues away. Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II will set sail aboard the beautiful Norwegian Jade from August 14th through 19th 2020. The tour will travel from Barcelona, Spain to Genoa, Italy and Cannes, France. As with ...

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Hackett Dancing with Moonlit Knight

Ahead of the release of Genesis Revisited Band and Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has released a live video featuring the first track. ‘Dancing with the Moonlit Knight’ first appeared on the classic Selling England By The Pound album by Genesis, as the band hit a particular creative high mark.  This new release will be ...

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Laurence Jones Band – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

The Laurence Jones Band has released a brand new single ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’, ahead of their eponymously named the full length album due out on Friday 27th September. RAMzine’s advance review of the album, described ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Alright’ as rock and roll, beefing up empirically towards party mode, with a voice that carries the tune and catches the ears. For the ...

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