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.

Review: The Mute Gods – Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Early progressive rock abandoned its psychedelic birth-mother in search of musical adventurism. That the worlds of fantasy and science fiction were going through a new redefining phase too back then meant many bands drew lyrical inspiration from such works. Stretching out, exploring new worlds, looking to discover. In reality we’ve still only got as far as the moon here in ...

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Catch Naked Six

York based indie/rock/psychedelic band Naked Six are beginning to establish their name to a wider fan base. Having brought out three singles, they are now due to play London as part of the Camden Chaos event, and playing at Proud Camden on Thursday 18th February. Featuring Seb Byford on vocals and guitar, Caleb Quaye on bass and Tom Witts on drums, Naked Six were reently ...

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About Your Date with The Iron Maidens…

World famous tribute band The Iron Maidens have had to change venue for their debut UK show. The concert will now take place at the O2 Islington Academy on 14th April. As previously reported at RAMzine, the all-female band who have been together since 2001 were due to play the 02 Shepherd’s Bush but the venue has been closed as ...

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The Enid complete Prog Trilogy

Seminal prog act The Enid release their new album Dust  on 1st April – This is the third in a trilogy that started with 2010’s Jouney’s End and was followed by 2012’s Invicta. Dust is the band’s 14th studio record and released on the band’s own Operation Seraphim label. It features the following tracks are as follows: ‘Born in the ...

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Black Stone Cherry New Single … In Our Dreams

10 years strong now, Southern rock ’n’ rollers Black Stone Cherry have signed to the Mascot Label Group and are due to release their brand new album Kentucky on April 1st. “There’s all this freedom because it’s just us producing it this time,” said guitarist Chris Robertson of the record. “We’re doing it like we did that first one; people still ...

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Inglorious – Unaware

Five-piece hard rock band Inglorious release a new single on February 19th through Frontiers Music. ’Unaware’ is a radio-edited version of the last track on their self-titled album, previously reviewed by RAMzine. Produced by Inglorious, written by band members Nathan James, John Mitchell and Colin Parkinson, and mixed and mastered by John Mitchell, the single dispenses with its full length ...

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The Answer – RISE 10th Anniversary

Almost 10 years to the day, on 17th June 2016 RISE –10thAnniversary Edition on TAP Music will see a fully remastered, celebratory edition of The Answer’s debut, an album that broke the 100,000 sales barrier. “This album will forever hold a special place in our hearts. As with most of the music we release, we approached the 10th anniversary of Rise from a ...

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Interview: Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker (UFO, Scorpions, MSG, Temple of Rock) on 2015’s success with Temple of Rock and more. Interviewed by Paul H Birch Part 3, filmed by Martin Tierney. The award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will embark on a nationwide UK tour with his band Temple of Rock starting at the Bilston Robin in Wolverhampton on Wednesday 20th January 2016. MICHAEL ...

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Saxon – Eagles and Dragons Vinyl Box Set Due

Saxon will release an exclusive box set containing nine vinyl albums of all their studio albums recorded between 1991 to 2009 – Eagles and Dragons is out on 18th March, from Demon Records. Eagles and Dragons features nine seminal NWOBHM albums previously only released on vinyl in some regions including Germany, Italy and the UK, and in very limited amounts. These new luxury ...

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Yes Tour UK and Europe in April!

Yes have announced an extensive UK and European tour that begins in Glasgow this April. The band will be performing 1971’s Fragile and 1980’s Drama in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal classics including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’.   “Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years,” ...

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