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.

Hannah Wicklund Steps Out

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones release their self-titled album in the UK on Friday 13th September through Strawberry Moon Records. It coincides with her Roadstars UK Tour alongside Gorilla Riot and the recently added Piston this October. 21 year South Carolina born Wickland formed the band back when she was only eight years old, drawing influences from the sixties ...

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The Allman Betts Band Debut Down to the River

Sons of The Allman Brothers Devon Allman and Duane Betts having played together in recent years have now officially united under The Allman Betts Band, and following the release of their first single ‘All Night’ deliver  their debut album together Down To The River. Featuring Peter Levin (Gregg Allman’s Hammond B3 player) and Chuck Leavell (former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist ...

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Rocktober Coming Your Way!

The Planet Rock Radio Station is introducing two brand-new rock-packed nights featuring four bands this October. Steaming out under the Rocktober masthead at the Norwich OPEN on Saturday 5th October, followed by Sheffield O2 Academy on Saturday 12th October will blues master Walter Trout, the Kris Barras Band, Dan Patlansky and singer/songwriter Mollie Marriott. From his early forays as a gunslinger ...

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Lordi’s Sextourcism on DVD

Due on 26th July Recordead Live –Sextourcism in Z7 will be the first official Live DVD of Finland’s Eurovision-winning monster rockers Lordi, and it will also be available on vinyl and digipack through AFM Records. The show is two hours long and recorded at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland, a venue that’s practically become a second home to the band, having played ...

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Laurence Jones Band

Previously on record Laurence Jones songs have been slick and aimed at your mainstream music listener but not captured the vibrant groove of his live band. That latter aspect has been addressed with this eponymous new album, not just by the fact of its title and their being collectively present on the cover and promotional material but in that the ...

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United World Rebellion UK Tour 2019 

Multi-platinum selling US band Skid Row, quintessential British rock ’n’ roll band The Quireboys, Planet Rock’s 2019 award nominees Hollowstar, Sweden’s Crashdiet plus Matt Mitchell & The Cold Hearts will be touring the UK this winter under the United World Rebellion banner. That banner is a star bangled one of course, taking its name from Skid Row’s recent set of ...

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Music Revenue Distribution Opportunities

The shift from hard copies, be they vinyl, CD or even cassette, to softer digital options found the music industry sleeping on the job. Many a music mogul had a long way to fall, but worryingly the working musician also began to find it hard to be recompensed; too often it proving the difference between making a living and doing ...

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Jailbirds’ Great Escape

With current single ‘Nothing Good Lasts Forever’ out now, new album The Great Escape due for release on 5th July and 11th August booked for a Sunday slot at this year’s Bloodstock Festival,  Aussie/Irish hard rock act Jailbirds are making hay while the sun shines. Featuring the McDonald brothers  Axel (Lead vocals and lead guitar) and Jay (Drums) from Sydney, Australia ...

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Face Without Fear

New Jersey’s Face Without Fear is the new outfit from former Murderdolls/Static-X/Dope guitarist Tripp Eisen. The band has just released its first single, ‘Deliverance’. Eisen began putting the band together as far back as 2017, and the single’s genesis has an ever older pedigree dating back to his time in Static-X, albeit updated and supercharged courtesy of the band’s lead ...

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Jared James Nichols’ Nails In The Coffin 

Wisconsin-bred guitarist Jared James Nichols releases new single ‘Nails In The Coffin’ on 28th June ahead of arriving back in the UK for a set of dates supporting Living Colour this July. Recorded in Los Angeles, Nails In The Coffin’ will be available through Old Glory Music. It was produced and co-written by Mark Jackson and Ian Scott. The duo is best known for being ...

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