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.

In Twilight’s Embrace –Vanitas

In Twilight’s Embrace will release their fourth full-length, Vanitas, on 22nd September 2017 through Arachnophobia Records. It is being described as the band’s darkest material to date, both lyrically and musically. “Having confronted several deaths of family members and friends, made me realise the true weight of mortality,” confessed vocalist, Cyprian Lakomy. “The realisation paved the way for reflections which would ...

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Symetria Release Debut Album

Old school metal is alive and well, with newcomers Symetria having released their eponymous debut album on Tripsquad Records. Vocalist Vince Santonastaso and guitarist Kevin Gust met through a Craigslist advertisement and ended up playing in a heavy metal covers band. Santonastaso however wanted more from life and when he left Cust followed him out the door and gave an ...

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Black Bambi

Picture this: It’s 1990 and you’re in one of, if not the most hotly tipped rock band in the United States. Tons of press, sold out club shows around Southern California and girls lining up as far as the eye can see. Then nothing. The ride comes to an abrupt halt and you’re left scratching your head and wondering where ...

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Orden Ogan – Gunmen Out!

 German melodic power metal band Orden Ogan has released their fifth studio album Gunmen through AFM Records, described as “their heaviest but at the same time also most melodic piece of work”. Gunmen features 10 songs, including a guest appearance by former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the track ‘Come With Me To The Other Side’.  Produced ...

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Dom Zly Debut EP

Dom Zly release their self-titled debut EP through Unquiet Records on the 13th October. Dom Zly translates as “Bad House” in Polish, and it’s from Pulawy in that country where the band formed in autumn 2016. Featuring Krzysztof D (vocals), Grzegorz N and Lukasz W (guitars), Mariusz A (bass)and Grzegorz K (drums) who are also members of bands like Kaldera, ...

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Stormbringer – Through These Eyes Single & Video

Northants rockers Stormbringer have released new single ‘Through These Eyes’ taken from their forthcoming third album Born Of A Dying Breed due out on November 3rd from Attic Records. They have also released an accompanying lyric video, as featured on this page that you can view and listen to.  Stormbringer came together during the summer of 2011 to mix classic rock ...

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Kult Mogil – Portentaque EP

Almost two years since the release of Anxiety Never Descending their debut album, death metal act Kult Mogil return with a new EP Portentaque. Scheduled for release on 29th September 2017 through Pagan Records and featuring artwork by Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogaland and layout by Mentalporn. It will be available on CD, 12” vinyl (45 rpm) and Gabriel Alegría Sabogal ...

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King King – Exile & Grace

This time last year King King had a live album out; the culmination of three recorded in the studio, an awful lot of touring, and a bagful of talent put in by the multiple blues rock award winners. As a statement we viewed it as a greatest hits collection and looked for similar songs getting added to their set list ...

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The Bad Flowers – New Single & Tour Dates

Following airplay on Planet Rock for their new single ‘Thunder Child‘, Black Country-based three piece blues rock band The Bad Flowers have now also released an official video to accompany it, prior to embarking on assorted gigs and touring throughout the UK. The Bad Flowers formed in Cannock, near Wolverhampton in 2014, lead vocalist and guitarist Tom Leighton, bassist Dale Tonks and drummer Karl Selickis learning ...

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Marillion 2018 UK Tour

With two London shows selling out in four minutes (The Royal Albert Hall in October, and the London Palladium in November), expect a seven date UK tour in April next year to do similarly brisk business for progressive rock band Marillion. The last couple of years have found the band on a particular high. Their most recent album, F E A ...

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