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.

Scardust Acting Sweet

Following dates played in the UK this July, Israeli symphonic/progressive metal band Scardust saw their debut album Sands Of Time find an international release, they have released a lyric video for the track ‘Out Of Strong Came Sweetness’. ‘Out Of Strong Came Sweetness’ featuring guest vocals from “‘Out of Strong Came Sweetness’ is a key phrase in Samson and Delilah’s ...

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Tarot Rats Future Revealed

Kent-based rock band Tarot Rats has released a new single – ‘Only the Brave (Will Remain)’ through WDFD Records Ltd. “Filthy riffs and soulful melodies” are what we’re told to expect from a band with unique take on indie blues rock.                 ‘ The single is taken from Tarot Rats’ forthcoming album and available as a free download (along with previous single ...

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New Roses Smelling Sweet

 German hard rockers The New Roses smelling sweet with the release of ‘Down By the River’ a single taken from new album Nothing But Wild due out on 2nd August from Napalm Records. Following a top 20 German hit with their last album One For the Road and tours alongside Kiss and The Scorpions, the band has high hopes for Nothing ...

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Hell’s Addiction

Leicester quintet  Hell’s Addiction has released a new EP going by the handle V1.0  and if you consider a band formed by an illicit three-way between Skid Row, early Guns N’ Roses & AC/DC your cup of tea, get on board now. Ben Sargent (Lead vocals), Liam Sargent (Lead/rhythm guitar), Dan Weir (Lead/rhythm guitar and backing vocals), Jason Green (Bass) ...

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Runrig’s Farewell Concert

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will feature the world premiere of The Last Dance – Farewell Concert, a film in honor of most successful Celtic rock band of all time, Runrig, on Saturday 17th August that will also be available for personal purchase in a number of formats. A year previously, over the weekend of 17th – 18th August , after 45 years together, Runrig ...

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Glitter Machine Take the Pain

Glitter Machine drop their second single ‘Take The Pain’ from their debut album, Hanging Out For Fame, on 2nd August. Formed in 2018, by vocalist and guitarist John McKeown, who’d previously toured Europe with The Stereophonics in his former band Hero, alongside other industry stalwarts Rik Hornby (bass), Paul Stone (drums) and Dominic McGuiness (guitar) with influences ranging from Iggy ...

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Ben Poole Records New Live Album

International blues, rock and soul guitarist/vocalist Ben Poole plays the last of three exclusive dates tonight that will be collated for a new live double album due on Friday 25th October through House of Tone Records. Having performed in Barnsley and London the past two nights, Poole’s band (featuring ex-King King drummer Wayne Proctor ) will showcase a selection of his most popular ...

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Theatre Of Tragedy Remixed

Norway’s Theatre Of Tragedy return with Remixed a compilation album that’s explained right there in the title, with a variety of reputable artists putting their spin on songs like ‘Machine’, ‘Lorelei’ and ‘And When He Falleth’. The band, featuring Nell Sigland and Raymond Istvàn Rohonyi (vocals), Frank Claussen and Vegard K. Thorsen (guitara), Hein Frode Hansen (drums) and Lorentz Aspen ...

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Elvenking Divine the Future

Italian pagan metal band Elvenking has a new single out ahead of their tenth album Reader Of The Ruins – Divination, due 30th August on AFM Records. The single is ‘Silverseal’ and you can watch the video for it right here at RAMzine. Reader Of The Ruins – Divination is a concept album relating an adventurous journey into a mystic ...

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Hawk Eyes Offer Advice

Following an informal hiatus, rock band Hawk Eyes is back with a fourth album, Advice, offering words of wisdom taken from the world’s headlines, Soviet history and the work of Thomas Pynchon no less! Due for release on 6th September through Drakkar Entertainment the band’s aim was to create an album where every track has its own identity, yet it ...

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