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.

Ink. on New Record Deal

London based alternative rock trio Ink. has signed a worldwide record deal with Bread & Butter Records, part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment Group. Bursting onto the UK scene in 2018, Todd Dorigo (Vocals) and Corey Alexander (Drums) alongside Dougie Poynter of McFly fame released atmospheric alt-rock debut EP Heaven prior to heading out on a sold-out UK tour, ...

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Deaf Rat Tie You Down

Swedish rockers Deaf Rat has released their third single ‘Tying You Down’ to all streaming services. Taken from their debut album Ban The Light, out on AFM Records, you can check it out by clicking here. The band, featuring Frankie Rich (Vocals), Pat Kramer (Guitars/vocals), Max Lander (Guitars/vocals), Nic Lester (Bass), Karl Löfgren (Drums) intend Ban The Light “As a tough ...

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D-A-D November UK Dates

Denmark’s Disney After Dark (D-A-D) has a couple of dates coming up here in the UK as part of their current European tour, with special guests Hangarvain supporting. Jesper Binzer (Vocals,guitar), Stig Pedersen (Bass, vocals), Jacob Binzer (Guitar) and Laust Sonne (Drums) spet three years working in their recently released A Prayer For The Loud album, that’s available through AFM ...

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Lordi’s Killection

Finland heavy metal monsters and Eurovision Song Contest winners with ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ Lordi will ring in the new year with the release of their latest album Killection, on AFM Records. The band first got together in Rovaniemi, Lapland back in 1992 but for this their tenth album the concept they had was: What if Lordi had had been in ...

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Flight Brigade, Centrala Space, Birmingham Friday October 25th 2019

We make our way down the backstreets of the second city’s Digbeth location. Formerly an industrial area on the outskirts of the city centre, more often now you’ll find galleries, art spaces and pop-up nightclubs. Centrala has been going since 2012, established as a place where a migrant Polish community could congregate and subsequently integrate and share their culture with ...

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Marillion With Friends from the Orchestra Live 2019; 6th November 2019, Birmingham Symphony Hall

They’ve ripped the side of the Symphony Hall. Posters declare they are: “creating an environment of universal language – music.” If developers taking great chunks out of the heart of the second city’s centre is music to your ears, so be it. I tend to find the accompanying apartments built in such localities help fudge the issue and force the ...

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White Raven Down But Not Alone

Hard rock act White Raven Down has a new single out on EDFD Records going under the handle of ‘’Not Alone (2.0))’. The song previously appeared on their 2018 debut EP Conspiracy with the ‘2.0’ version remixed by Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bullet For My Valentine) also due on appear on their next extended player Explaining why  the Essex band consider the song ...

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Brian Downey Returns to the Underworld

On Thursday 7th November Brian Downey’s ALIVE AND DANGEROUS will return the Camden Underworld. The much respected drummer formed the band after concluding 2013’s Thin Lizzy reunion shows and declining to join Black Star Riders. Featuring guitarists Brian Grace and Phil Edgar, alongside vocalist/bass player Matt Wilson they toured the UK last year, appropriately  marking the  40th Anniversary of Thin ...

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Jared James Nichols 2020 UK Tour

Wisconsin-bred guitarist Jared James Nichols will fly into the UK next February to headline his first major tour on these shores. Supporting the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd on their 2015 European tour, then playing with several impressive acts in the UK since, ranging from UFO to Glenn Hughes, he opened the main Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair in 2017. Last year ...

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Glenn Hughes Ready for November Shows

Having had to postpone the second part of his Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live UK tour, for health reasons, earlier in the year, the bass player/vocalist is busy preparing for some substantial UK activity this winter. His rescheduled tour takes place this November, with support slots in the form of Dead Sea Skulls and Piston for assorted shows. ...

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