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.
Sari Schorr & The Engine Room Spring Tour

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room Spring Tour

Sari Schorr & The Engine Room follow the critical success of their debut album, A Force Of Nature, and tour dates last September with an extensive UK outing that will see them playing up and down the country from March through to May. “We’re really looking forward to coming back to the UK to perform songs from the new album ...

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Jethro Tull – The String Quartets: Songs And Horses

With Jethro Tull – The String Quartets still some months ahead and not due until 24th March, Ian Anderson, John O’Hara, and the Carducci Quartet have released another song from their re-imagining of Jethro Tull songs given a classical flavour with the instrumental ‘Songs And Horses’. ‘Songs And Horses’ is an adaptation of two Jethro Tull numbers, ‘Songs From The ...

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Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker – Live in Tokyo with MSG Vocal Trio

Following hot on the foot of last year’s powerful DVD release Michael Schenker Temple of Rock On A Mission, recorded in Spain with hard rock guitar legend Michael Schenker and former Scorpions’ members, comes Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo filmed and recorded in Japan with Schenker reunited with vocalists and former members of his M.S.G. band. Filmed and recorded in front of a crowd ...

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dan reed network

New Dan Reed Network Single – Champion

With a March UK tour imminent, the Dan Reed Network have released a new single, ‘Champion’ that is also featured on Fight Another Day their latest album. “Champion deals with the concept that we are what we eat, not just our physical health but our soul’s well-being,” commented vocalist Dan Reed himself. “It’s about surrounding ourselves with people that feed ...

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Kansas – Rhythm in the Spirit Live

Kansas have released a live concert video for ‘Rhythm In The Spirit’, a track taken from their latest album, The Prelude Implicit, their first all-new album in 16 years, available from Inside Out Records.  “It’s been a long time since we’ve made a one song concert video and we had a great time doing it!” said the band; who have ...

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Glenn Hughes

Glenn Hughes – Ready To Resonate!

Currently in LA recording a new studio album with rock supergroup Black Country Communion, Glenn Hughes broke from sessions to speak about his rescheduled European tour. “I’m thrilled to be coming over to tour the UK and Europe this month and February,” said the vocalist/bass player. “My band will now be a four piece. On guitar is Søren Andersen, on drums Pontus Engborg, ...

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Furia Release Ksiezyc Milczy Luty

Furia, pioneers of nekro folk, a blend of black metal and European folk music, have released their fifth album Ksiezyc Milczy Luty – that roughly translates as “Moon Silent Severe” – on Pagan Records. Two years since their previous full length release, Nocel, the six tracks that encompass Ksiezyc Milczy Luty were recorded at Czysciec Studio and mixed by the band’s ...

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UR - Hail Death

UR – Hail Death

Featuring former members of Bloodthirst and Bloodstained, Polish black metal band UR have released their debut six track EP Hail Death on Arachnophobia Records. UR consist of the singularly named Gregor on guitars and vocals, Bony on bass, Kroll on drums and recorded Hail Death at Left Hand Sounds studio where it was produced and mixed by Marcin Rybicki (known for his work with In Twilight’s ...

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King King announce 2017 tour dates

Following extended time required for guitarist/vocalist Alan Nimmo to recover from surgery, King King were forced to cut short their winter tour and reschedule dates. Following Ramzine’s previous news on new dates there have been further minor amendments and indeed additions meaning potentially more fans can get to see Britain’s number one blue rock band in 2017 whose King King – Live was recently ...

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Nightrage release new track ‘The Venomous’

Greek /Swedish heavy metal band Nightrage featuring have released ‘The Venomous’, the title track for their forthcoming 2017 album as a single via Despotz Records. Nightrage was formed in 2000 by Greek guitar hero Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) and rhythm guitarist Marios Iliopoulos (Dies Irae, Exhumation) and have undergone a number of personnel changes along the way, including Jo ...

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