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.

Glenn Hughes Interview

Black Country Communion, Black Sabbath and Trapeze are among the bands Glenn Hughes has played and sung with, alongside investing time in a healthy solo career in more recent years. Now the Cannock-born vocalist and bass player is putting the two sides of his musical career together . September through to October will find Hughes’ solo band performing with him ...

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Johnny Wore Black is Back

Megadeth‘s David Ellefson returns to play bass guitar ob Johnny Wore Black’s third album Ultra Violent Light released on the EMP label group. Put together by vocalist Jay Coen in 2012, with a view to writing and creating music felt deep in his heart. Having written songs since his teens, there was plenty of past material, a selection of which ...

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The Bad Flowers Ask Who Needs A Soul

The Bad Flowers release ‘Who Needs A Soul’ as their latest single on Friday 14th September, taken from their debut  album Starting Gun. The single coincides with their Planet Rocks Presents co-headlining tour with Federal Charm that opens at the Bristol Thekla on Wednesday 19th September. Special guests will be Those Damn Crows. Tickets are available from planetrocktickets.co.uk and thebadflowers.uk. A full list of dates for the tour can be found at ...

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Flat Earth Know Who to Blame

Featuring ex-members of HIM and Amorphis and newly signed to Drakkar Entertainment, Flat Earth have just released ‘Blame‘ their first single, with a debut album due later in the year. Flat Earth features guitarist Mikko ‘Linde’ Lindström and drummer Mika ‘Gas Lipstick” Karppinen (both from HIM), alongside bassist Niclas Etelävuori (Amorphis) and vocalist Anttoni ‘Anthony’ Pikkarainen who was vocalist with Polanski. ...

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Gama Bomb Bring Out The Monster

Irish thrash outfit Gama Bomb have released the video for their new single ‘Bring Out The Monster’ which introduces the band’s new mascot to the world at large. The fist-pounding track is the second single from the band’s sixth album Speed Between The Lines that is out October 12th through AFM Records. The video takes inspiration from classic movies like ...

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Watch Little Miss Crazy with The Lazys

Canadian based Aussie rockers, The Lazys have released a new video for ‘Little Miss Crazy’ – a raucous, romping rock song of the highest order and sees the lads try their luck and fail with the opposite sex. ‘Little Miss Crazy’ is taken from their Tropical Hazards album, available on Golden Robot Records. Since relocating to the opposite side of the world, things have gone from strength to ...

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I’ll Be Damned Declare it Just Ain’t Right

Denmark’s I’ll Be Damned have a new single out and have released an animated video to accompany it. ‘Just Ain’t Right’ is from the band’s new album Road To Disorder that’s out now on Drakkar Entertainment.

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Ben Poole’s Dirty Laundry

Guitarist Ben Poole has a released a cover of the Don Henley hit ‘Dirty Laundry’ as his own new single and the official video for it that was released on YouTube this week has had over 20,000 views on Facebook alone.  ‘Dirty Laundry’ is featured on Poole’s new album Anytime You Need Me that will be out on 14th September through Manhaton ...

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Jared James Nichols’ End of Time

Currently touring the UK as special guest to L.A. Guns; Wisconsin guitarist Jared James Nichols has just released his new single ‘End Of Time’. ‘End Of Time’ is taken from his latest album Black Magic, previously reviewed here at Ramzine, and there is also available to the new single that you can watch here. To read an interview with Jared James Nichols ...

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Burnt Out Wreck’s Whisky & Wine

Burnt Out Wreck, the hard rock band formed by ex-Heavy Pettin’ drummer turned vocalist Gary Moat joined those bands with their own alcoholic beverages waiting to be supped. They now have their own brand of whisky, and will expand the line with their own wine at the end of September. Available from WVA Whisky Auctions, Amazon and on the shelves at ...

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