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.

Downes Braide Association reveal ‘Machinery of Fate’

The Downes Braide Association has released a lyric video to Machinery Of Fate from their forthcoming album, Suburban Ghosts due out on 6th November. Further to news previously revealed about the album at RAMzine, Chris Braide has said: “Geoff and I both play all the keyboards 50/50 and we decided not to use a real drummer as we love the aesthetic ...

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Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock announce 2016 UK Tour

Armed and ready, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker returns to the UK for a nationwide tour in January 2016, hitting the stage of The Robin 2 in Wolverhampton on Wednesday January 20th and heading out to all points in between throughout the month, with tickets available now. Schenker will again be performing with his Temple of Rock band, playing highlights from ...

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Red Tide Rising – Cold Video

Hailing from Denver, Colorado, USA, Red Tide Rising have released a new video single, ‘Cold’ taken from their latest album The Rising, now out via Vanity Music Group. “‘Cold’ is the type of person I am,” said frontman Matthew Whiteman. “I see a lot of wasted talent out in the world and I try my best to better them.  That’s ...

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Review: Joel Hoekstra’s 13 – Dying To Live

Recent Whitesnake addition Joel Hoekstra has released an album under his new 13 side project, albeit that it was instigated prior to his joining Coverdale’s band and so presumably while he was still a guitarist in Night Ranger. A melodic hard rock album, and released on the Frontiers label, comparisons to the guitarist he replaced in the ‘Snake, Doug Aldrich, ...

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Monster Truck Release New Video

Juno Award-winning hard hitting rockers Monster Truck have released ‘Don’t Tell Me How To Live’, a video track that will appear on their forthcoming sophomore album due out in early 2016 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Championed by the likes of Slash and Mike Inez, Monster Truck have toured extensively in Canada, the U.S, Europe and the UK alongside such iconic acts as ...

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Budgie… Lay it on Thick!

Five albums by Welsh rock legends Budgie are being rereleased on 12” 180 gram vinyl, all featuring Burke Shelley (vocals/bass) and Steve Williams (drums) with guitarists Tony Bourge and John (JT) Thomas. If I Were Briannia I’d Waive The Rules and Impeckable were the last two albums to feature co-founder guitarist Tony Bourge (Myf Issac added second guitar love on ...

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Geoff Downes and Chris Braide… Surburban Ghosts!

Three years after their critically acclaimed debut  Pictures of You, keyboard player Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia) and singer/songwriter Chris Braide (This Oceanic Feeling) have come together for the second chapter of their joint venture as the Downes Braide Association (DBA), with Suburban Ghosts to be released on 6th November through Cherry Red Records. Suburban Ghosts was inspired by both of their ...

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The Iron Maidens Pay Tribute in London!

The world’s first all-female Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens have announced a one-off show at Shepherds Bush Empire on 14th April 2016. Excited front-woman Kirsten Chickinson said: “For years people have been asking when we’re coming to the U.K. so it feels almost surreal that it’s finally happening. To play London – the city where Iron Maiden actually began ...

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Joe Bonamassa – Live at Radio City Music Hall DVD + CD

Radio City Music Hall is one of those iconic buildings that populate New York. A venue that showbiz royalty perform, you know the likes of Frank Sinatra and Barry Manilow. It’s a big thing, especially if you hail from the city. Joe Bonamassa played two sold out nights there this January, the icing on the cake to a year and ...

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Review: Vicious Nature – Live In Belgium EP

From the West Midlands to the Wizzfest in Belgium isn’t too far a stretch, and three years down the road into their career it’s where you would have found Vicious Nature this spring, delivering their collective metallic goods to an enthusiastic crowd. Things went down so well in fact, that in playing back a recording of their set they decided ...

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