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.

Onslaught Unveil New Line-up for Bloodstock 

UK thrash metal act Onslaught will unveil their new line up on the main stage at Bloodstock Festival Bloodstock Festival on 10th August, as longstanding members Nige Rockett, Sy Keeler & Jeff Williams are joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar). “The band is genuinely sounding more powerful and aggressively focused than ever before! “ Rockett announced. “James has ...

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Last Night On Earth by Celldweller

FreqGen has remixed ‘Last Night on Earth’, released last year on Offworld by Celldweller and it is available now through FiXT. Celldweller create a fusion of digital and organic textures: intricately designed soundscapes constructed from drum & bass, electro and modular synths, woven together with aggressive rock, metal and orchestral elements. For this remix FreqGen have fused a down tempo ...

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Martin Barre Goes Down Roads Less Travelled

Martin Barre, best-known as guitarist in Jethro Tull – releases his new solo album Roads Less Travelled through Garage Records on 31st August 2018. Having developed his own distinctive style within the framework of Jethro Tull, Barre’s instantly recognisable and original sound prove the foundation for the record, with Roads Less Travelled said to reflect the last 50 years of his ...

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Legendary Scottish Hard Rockers Nazareth Release New Album

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, Nazareth mark the occasion with Tattooed On My Brain, an album of hard rocking numbers by the legendary band who’ve scored many an international hit single in their lengthy career. The band’s 24th full length album, it is the first to feature new vocalist Carl Sentance (ex-Persian Risk, Don Airey). Founding member and bass ...

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Martin Turner’s Autumn Tour

Martin Turner and his band returns to UK stages for the second leg of his Vintage Years Tour, wherein he will be performing 1970’s iconic Wishbone Ash debut album in its entirety. Back in 1969, bass player/vocalist Martin Turner and drummer Steve Upton moved up to London and were joined by the guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell to form ...

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Uli Jon Roth 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth has announced his 50th Anniversary Stage Tour with six UK dates planned for the tail-end of the year. It has been a busy year for Roth, having already been part of the G3 European and UK Tour with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci, and most recently establishing a new company. UJR Sky Guitars, offering ...

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Ben Poole – Anytime You Need Me

Ben Poole follows a similar route with Anytime You Need Me as his previous Time Has Come.  Same square-jawed good looks album photo cover albeit a little more macho looking courtesy of being adorned with a black leather jacket and the same pop-flavoured blues rock with some added emphasis on song structures and digging in with a little more soul ...

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Downes Braide Association To Perform Live

DBA, the musical collaboration between keyboard player Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia, Buggles) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide, are set to make their first ever live stage performance  on Friday 28th September. Sponsored by Prog magazine, the event will take place in the candlelit, atmospheric surroundings of Trading Boundaries situated in a Grade II Georgian manor house in the heart of Sussex ...

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Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster from Hellion Prime! 

Sacramento-based power metal band Hellion Prime release their sophomore album Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster on August 31st. Ahead of that comes ‘Silent Skies’, the album’s first single and you can watch the music video for it here at Ramzine. Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster features nine tracks and continues the band’s theme of blending science fiction with science ...

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I’ll Be Damned… On the Road To Disorder

Rebel rockers I’ll Be Damned have been described as “Denmark’s hottest rock sensation since Volbeat”. The band have just released their new single new single ‘The Entire Universe’, taken from their second full length album Road To Disorder due out on Drakkar Entertainment as of 31st August. Formed in 2010, I’ll Be Damned have shared stages with bands as diverse ...

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