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.

Deaf Rat Ain’t Angels

In the lead up to the release of their debut album, Swedish rockers Deaf Rat release the single ‘Fallen Angels’ with an accompanying video to boot. A dark selection of tunes rammed with heavy riffs, strong melodies and seductive tunes to twist your mind is what we’re promised on the full length player that will be Ban The Light, due for release ...

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Divining with Elvenking

With their new album Reader Of The Runes – Divination due for release on 30th August through AFM Records, Elvenking has lifted title track ‘Divination‘ and brought it out as a single, along with accompanying video. “For the first time in our career we’ve created a whole world that will accompany the songs,” said the band. “We were finally ready to ...

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Chart Chasin’ with Caroline Jones

US-Australian singer-songwriter Caroline Jones continues to blur musical boundaries with a dash of modern country rock and pop filtered through her tunes. Not least with the release of her latest single, the wistful ‘Chasin’ Me’ released on indie label Social Family Records. Recently celebrating the #1 chart position on Radio Disney Country, the video for ‘Chasin’ Me’ has already scored upwards of 4 ...

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Demolition Man Back for More

Following his guest appearance on UK Metal trio Black Sheets Of Rain’s recent EP, vocalist Tony Dolan will be making a return appearance on the band’s forthcoming album. Known by nom de plume of “Demolition Man”, Dolan who is renowned for his work with Venom Inc and Atomkraft, contributed guest vocals to the song ‘No Rest’ from their debut EP ...

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Debbie Harry to Receive Outstanding Contribution to Music Award

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) announced their nominee shortlist for September 3rd’s awards ceremony that will take place at The Roundhouse-based ceremony on 3 September, with Bristol punks Idles and blues-pop singer-songwriter Jade Bird leading the nominations. Spanning 10 categories from International Breakthrough to Independent Album of the Year, other nominees include FKA Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Little Simz ...

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Allman Betts Band Shining Bright

Following a recent show in London and an appearance Ramblin’ Man Fair, The Allman Betts Band has released single ‘Shinin’’, the second single to be taken from their debut album Down To The River. Featuring Devon Allman (son of Greg Allman) and Duane Betts (son of Dickie Betts), they began pairing up when Betts first turned solo after a touring stint with folk-rockers Dawes ...

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Schattenmann

Schattenmann has released their new album Epidemie on AFM Records. Purveyors of neue Deutsche härte, as pioneered by the likes of Rammstein and Oomph!, they have been promoting themselves under the “NDH 2.0” tag, taking the sub-genre one step further. To this end, singer Frank Herzig, bass player Luke Shook, guitarist Jan Suk and drummer Nils Kinzig have been making moves ...

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New Roses on Glory Road

Their new album Nothing But Wild just released, The New Roses follow their fourth full length record with a fresh new single taken from it, in the second one dealt from the pack, ‘Glory Road’. Espousing a blue collar working class rock ’n’ roll musical vibe  The New Roses declared:  “On Nothing But Wild, we fully concentrated on catchy songs ...

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Wędrowcy~tułacze~zbiegi

Polish band Wędrowcy~tułacze~zbiegi have released their sophomore album Marynistyka Suchego Lądu. Available on 12” vinyl, digital platforms and CD, It follows their 2017 EP Korpus Czechosłowacki and debut album Światu jest wszystko jedno from 2016. Tracks featured on the new album are  ‘Starganiec’, ‘Reta’ ‘…’, ‘Sucha Góra’, ‘Czarnożyły’, ‘Na górze Ciemno’, ‘Żelazo’, ‘Revekol’ and  ‘Hoburgsgubben 10140’. You can watch the video ...

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Sinner’s Fiesta

 German heavy metal act Sinner will release their latest album Santa Muerte on 13th September through AFM Records, but pre-empting that they have issued new single ‘Fiesta Y Copas’. 35 years into a music career, with over a dozen studio albums, plus live recordings and compilations, the band remain lead by  vocalist and bass player Mat Sinner, alongside Tom Naumann and ...

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