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.

This Year’s Revelation from Danny Bryant

Blues rock guitarist/singer Danny Bryant has announced the release of his new studio album Revelation for Friday 20th April 2018 on be released by Jazzhaus Records. ‘Sister Decline’, the first track taken from the album, is now available as an instant gratis track on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Revelation is the fourth studio album to be produced by Richard Hammerton ...

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Armored Dawn – Barbarians In Black

Brazil’s Armored Dawn release their new album Barbarians In Black on 23rd February. In 2016, their debut album Power Of Warrior  a major stir in South America, where they also played shows with Megadeth, Symphony X, Rhapsody, Fates Warning and Sabaton and received an enthusiastic response. Internationally the group began to be acknowledged for their homogeneous stylistic mix of Iron ...

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H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown

A returning guitarist, a new record label and the intent to make an album with a new creative spirit expanding upon the melodic rock template that’s served these young Swedes well is what led to creating H.E.A.T ’s latest album. And is it different? Yes, and no. Dave Malone (or Sky Davis to give him a nom de plume) on ...

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Steve Hill – Solo Recordings Volume 3

One man band Steve Hill hails from Canada, but you may have caught him supporting Wishbone Ash’s Martin Turner late last year. If you missed him, he’ll be back this way again in May as special guest on King King’s latest round of concerts and selected dates with Danny Bryant. It’s most likely a sight worth seeing: multi-tasking by playing guitar, ...

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Little Caesar – Album, Single & UK Tour Due

US rock ‘n’ roll survivors Little Caesar have signed a global deal with Golden Robot Records for the release of their first studio album in six years, titled Eight it will be available as of 16th March. In the month before, they will drop their first single, a semi-power ballad taken from the parent album titled ‘Time Enough For That’ and being a UK tour ...

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Hackett Tours with Orchestra

Following 2017’s sell-out Genesis Revisited tour, progressive rock artist and former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announced a special six date UK tour in October where he and his band will be accompanied by a 41 piece orchestra… However, shows are selling out already and Hackett has added more dates! The decision to undertake this tour was made after the critical success of ...

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King King & Rhino’s Revenge Birmingham Town Hall Thursday 18th January 2018

Rhino’s Revenge bounce on stage and proceed to spend the next thirty minutes or so keeping us entertained with a brand of British rock packed with lyrical innuendo, working class social commentary, and some beefy meat and potato compositions played with flair, consummate showmanship and passion; starting with the mod moves of ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues’ dipping straight into the ...

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Dizzy Reed – This Don’t Look Like Vegas

Guns N’ Roses keyboard player, Dizzy Reed, has dropped the lead single, ‘This Don’t Look Like Vegas’, from his forthcoming solo debut album, Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy that will be available digitally worldwide, and CD and purple vinyl in Australia as of 16th February through Golden Robot Records. ‘This Don’t Look Like Vegas’ was written by Reed, Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, The ...

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Dead City Ruins – Bones

Dead City Ruins have released a video for their new single ‘Bones’. It is taken from their forthcoming new album, Never Say Die, due for release on 13th April through AFM Records. Dead City Ruins feature Jake Wiffen on vocals, Tommy Cain and Sean Blanchard on guitars, Matthew Berg on bass and Nick Trajanovski at the drums. The nucleus of the ...

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Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – The Secret

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop is the group whose members would go on to form progressive rock giants Yes. There are three principle things to take into account when considering the band however. The first is that when Mabel Greer’s Toyshop existed progressive rock did not exist per se but was percolating in the heady mix that was the London underground music ...

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