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.

Bad Touch’s Stevie Westwood Spreads the Good Word…

Bad Touch won the Exposure Music Award back in 2012 and the Marshall Ultimate Band Contest the following year, and if you’ve caught the band live you know that’s where they shine, in their natural element. Not they’ve shied away from the recording studio, with two albums under their belt and singles ‘99%’ and ‘Baby Get It On’ radio play-listed ...

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In Conversation with Mollie Marriott…

The chances are you’ve seen Mollie Marriott live or on a DVD and never realised it. She’s stood on stage alongside the elite of British rock, from such colossus acts as The Who and The Faces to more modern standard-bearers. That she may have stood to the side amiably singing backing and harmony vocals excuses your oversight while assuring her ...

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Dan Patlansky – New Album & Tour News

Dan Patlansky has a new album Perfection Kills, released on Friday 2nd February 2018 ahead of six headline concerts in March. Not that the South African award-winning guitarist and songwriter is taking it easy this side of Christmas as he’s currently out on tour supporting Joanne Shaw Taylor and will releasing new single ‘Dog Day’.  Perfection Kills was recorded at ...

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The Bad Flowers – Starting Gun

Midlands based hard rock band The Bad Flowers have their debut studio album Starting Gun lined up for a release date of Friday 16th February 2018. Listed as “ones to watch” on Planet Rock Radio where their single ‘Thunder Child’ gained heavy airplay, eager beavers can take advantage of the pre-sale at the band’s website as of 10th November by ...

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The Cherry Dolls – Slave Video

Melbourne band The Cherry Dolls have released another video ahead of the release of their full-length debut album Viva Los Dolls, it goes by the handle of ‘Slave’ and you can watch it here at Ramzine. For more information on The Cherry Dolls’ Viva Los Dolls at Ramzine click here.

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G3 2018: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Uli Jon Roth

Following the recent announcement at Ramzine that guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani will release his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, on January 12th through Sony/Legacy Recordings comes confirmation that he has revived his G3 Tour for an excursion across Europe in 2018. Joining Satriani will be Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth. As is customary ...

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Leaves’ Eyes – Sign of the Dragonhead

“Epic metal hymns, cracking rock songs, great choirs, powerful classical music, a top notch production and magic melodies” are promised on Sign of the Dragonhead by Leaves’ Eyes, due out January 12th 2018 from AFM Records. The symphonic metal band have been touring North America with Sabaton and said to have taken the energy produced during their latest live shows ...

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Iperyt – The Patchwork Gehinnom

Six years since the release of No State of Grace, sonic terrorists Iperyt return with their third full-length album The Patchwork Gehinnom due on 15th December from Pagan Records. Iperyt feature the wonderfully named People Hater on vocals, Hellhound and Black Messiah on guitars, Shocker applying samples and Vincent on bass. For those unfamiliar, their music is described as being black metal ...

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Downes Braide Association – Skyscraper Souls Video

Downes Braide Association, the studio band formed by Yes keyboard player Geoff Downes and singer/songwriter Chris Braide have released a video for Skycraper Souls their forthcoming third album together, that is to be released on 17th November on their own imprint, X2X Records, through Cherry Red. An inventively produced lyric video for title track ‘Skyscraper Souls’ albeit much shorter than ...

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Stormbringer – Dying Breed

Having released their third album, Born A Dying Breed on 3rd November, Northants rockers Stormbringer have now also issued the track ‘Dying Breed’ as a single. There is an accompanying video and you can see it here at Ramzine. For more information and news on Stormbringer‘s UK tour at Ramzine click here.

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