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.
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American Glutton – Dish Served Cold

The North American continent is so long and wide you can be popular locally in a way undreamt of in the UK or Europe.  Thus out of Jackson, Florida comes American Glutton a hard rock/ heavy metal band featuring three veteran performers: Raven Cain, a solo artist in his own right as the group’s vocalist, Tommy Harrison, guitarist for Denver rock ...

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Holly West – Mokita

There’s a generation of males out there for whom a woman wearing a black leather cat suit can be forgiven almost anything. From middle-aged men once boys who thrilled to Diana Rigg as Emma Peel tossing bad guys around in The Avengers or their younger brothers watching Suzi Quatro on Top of the Pops. Thus, when we are greeted by ...

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Extreme & Dan Reed Network – Live Birmingham 02 Academy, 17th December 2017

It’s fair to say that back in the day all those pretty boy rockers in their skin-tight jeans never conceived of a time they’d be shaving their heads to make them look rugged enough to avoid accusations of premature balding, likewise if truth be told there are ladies who once fitted into a dress size smaller but here they all ...

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Groom Epoch – Cosmic Artifice Single

Groom Epoch have released the single ‘Cosmic Artifice’ ahead of their second album Solar Warden, that will be out on Golden Robot Records in 2018. ‘Cosmic Artifice‘ weaves guitars in a meandering shuffle, with a vocal narrative that comes on like former Soft Machine frontman Kevin Ayres in weary punk mode, or Nick Cave taking on the role of Leonard Cohen in a psychedelic ...

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Theia Release Mature Themed Festive Single

Midlands rock band Theia just got serious. They have released new single ‘Just Go’ in aid of the charities RapeCrisis & Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse (RACPA). Based around the subject of date rape, but using the hashtag #metoo it seeks to further raise awareness of the whole issue of sexual abuse. Demonstrating such incidents are nothing sadly new ...

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Skid Row UK 2018 Tour

Skid Row will be flying over from the USA to deliver their particular brand of heavy metal to those in the United Kingdom next March, when they play a total of 15 dates including a special co-headline show at London Shepherds Bush Empire on Sunday 11th March with Night Ranger. The New Jersey band still featuring original members Rachel Bolan (bass, ...

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Billy Idol Live! 2018 Summer Tour

Billy Idol will bring his Live! 2018 Tour to the United Kingdom and across Europe next summer. The earliest date to be announced is a 20th June show in Manchester with more dates to be revealed soon. It will be Idol’s first UK/European run since his return to the spotlight in 2014/2015 with the release of Kings & Queens of ...

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Stormbringer – Stick To Your Guns

With UK tour dates just completed Stormbringer have a new single out; ‘Stick To Your Guns’ taken from their recently released Born A Dying Breed album through Attic Records. Stormbringer have also released a video for ‘Stick To Your Guns’ that you can view here at RAMzine. For more information about Stormbringer at RAMzine click here.

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Laurence Jones – New Single, Album & Tour

With several major awards under his belt and over 50,000 albums sold across four albums, 25 year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones has been lauded as “one to watch” by all corners of the music industry. Now he’s asking punters to ‘Give Me Your Time’ with his new single and video, taken from his forthcoming 2018 album ...

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Steve Hackett – Eleventh Earl of Mar Video

Steve Hackett has released a new video featuring ‘Eleventh Earl of Mar’ taken from his forthcoming new DVD Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham. ‘Eleventh Earl of Mar’ originally appeared on the Genesis hit album Window & Wuthering, Hackett’s last with the band before going onto be a solo artist. Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham will be released by Inside Out ...

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