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.

Sündenklang

Sündenklang (translated as “Sound Of Sin”) add a dark touch to pop music, with the intent being pierce one’s soul. With their new album Jahresringe, released on April 17th through Drakkar Entertainment, they duly present themselves uncensored and unadorned. Vocalist Mart Soer used an almost four-year break to collect and concentrate all his creative emotions and bring them to life ...

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Die Laughing Worldwide

Pioneer punk label Die Laughing Records has joined Golden Robot Global Entertainment (GRGE), allowing its artists and music to take advantage of the Australian based entertainment conglomerate’s infrastructure and music knowledge. Thinking “outside the box” and an entrepreneurial mindset is something GRGE and DLR have in common. Creative thinking led to Mark Alexander-Erber building a global musical conglomerate, that is Golden ...

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Shakra’s Fireline

Switzerland’s Shakra are celebrating their 25th anniversary as a band this year and recently released their brand-new album Mad World – A collection of hard, catchy and energetic rock music by the quintet. The band has also released a new single, ‘Fireline’ the third track to be taken from the parent album, and you can check out the new video ...

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Ross the Boss Singles

Former Manowar co-founder Ross The Boss and his band are back with a new single ‘Maiden Of Shadows’. It follows fast in the footsteps of previous single ‘Denied By The Cross’, both taken from the new album Born Of Fire out now from AFM Records – You can read more about it at RAMzine by clicking here. In the meantime, stay ...

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Bad Touch Latest Band to Reschedule Tour

Bad Touch’s UK tour in support of their new album Kiss The Sky, has been rescheduled to September and October this year. Piston will continue as special guests, plus there will be additional local supports. All tickets remain valid and refunds are available at the place of purchase. The band commented: “We’re sorry to say that due to UK venues ...

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Ben Poole Trio /// Live ‘19

London and the third Cumbria way. Having witnessed the young man in Manchester earlier that year (as special guest to Ana Popovic), I’m happy to testify to his prowess in a live environment, and if you can’t get to see him for yourself then this live twin pack CD is just what the doctor ordered. Alongside Poole are former King ...

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King King Reschedule Tour

King King is the latest band to have to reschedule UK tour dates due to the coronavirus pandemic. One date has been moved to October 2020, the remainder taking place in February 2021.   The band’s frontman and guitarist Alan Nimmo commented on the situation: “It is with the deepest regret that we have to inform you that our April ...

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H.E.A.T – H.E.A.T II

The album opens with a wave of keyboard flourishes of Vangelis like epic-ness flourishes setting the scene before being met by a leaping legato guitar riff cutting, where together in tandem they lead the way, aided by pounding rhythm as the singer tells us about a young lady who’s his “kryptonite”. Come the chorus we know the exact reason why ...

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Piston

A Cannock based five-piece band, fronted by vocalist Rob Angelico, flanked by guitarists Jack Edwards and Luke Allatt, and propelled from the back by bass player Stuart Egan and drummer Brad Newlands, Piston have been making quite a noise over the last year or so. Modern in sound and approach, listening to the record rather than just hearing them live ...

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New Kansas Album Due

Legendary United States progressive rock band Kansas will release their highly anticipated new studio album The Absence of Presence on 26th June this year. Kansas has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and the band is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind’ through to progressive epics like ‘Song for America’. ...

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