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.

Gone Too Long – The Answer New Single Out July 31st!

Come the end of July  Irish rock band The Answer release poignant new single ‘Gone Too Long’ courtesy of Napalm Records.  Already previewed on Alex Lester’s BBC2 radio show After Midnight, the single will feature a special bonus acoustic version, and they have just released a promotional video. Currently promoting their Raise A Little Hell album over in the USA ...

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Review: Steve Hackett – Wolflight

I’ve lived with Wolflight quite a while now. Played it a lot. No surprises that it became Steve Hackett’s eighth top 40 album; the guitarist’s fans have revelled watching him re-evoke his Genesis music live in recent years, but it has also whet their appetite for new material and this album has proved the creative well has not run dry. ...

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Tad Morose – Your Own Demise Video

Swedish metal veterans Tad Morose have released ‘Your Own Demise’, their second video from their upcoming album, St. Demonius. Directed and filmed by Richard Harryson and edited by ProVid Films, ‘Your Own Demise’ was shot at the Trash Mansion in Bolinas, Sweden. “It was originally supposed to be recorded at another location with some grand ideas by the director, but although ...

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Waves of Approval for…This Oceanic Feeling

This Oceanic Feeling, are a new three piece band fronted by singer/songwriter & producer Chris Braide, drummer Ash Soan, and bass & guitar specialist Lee Pomeroy, all of whose reputations precede them as they prepare to release  their debut album Universal Mind on 17th July 2015 through Cherry Red Records. Braide and Soan had been founder members of The Producers ...

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Review: Girlschool – Propaganda EP

Currently on their first US tour in over 20 years, the longest-running female heavy metal band in history have a new EP out that’s being sold exclusively at live gigs. Something of an aperitif with a familiar flavour it features two tracks previously available on Girlschool’s 80s hit album Hit And Run (‘Kick It Down’ and ‘Watch Your Step’) that were rerecorded for the band’s Hit And ...

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Crucified Barbara Go Lunatic – New Video & Single!

Swedish female heavy metal band Crucified Barbara have a new single ‘Lunatic #1’, out as of May 19th that’s taken from their new album, In the Red, available on Despotz Records. The frantically paced track has an accompanying video, directed by Magnus Ewald, featuring the girls running through a pasture intercut with live shots taken from a special performance for select ...

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Review: Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock – Spirit On A Mission

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock are shaping up into the kind of tight, hot combo MSG never quite were.  We can argue how much ‘Lost Horizons’ would influence the epic nature of Iron Maiden’s music, and in hindsight see that  ‘Captain Nemo’  helped birth all those guitar shredders that littered the 90s music scene, but cohesively, as a band, the ...

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Save Me Now – Billy Idol Video Premiere

Billy Idol has released a new video to accompany his current single, ‘Save Me Now’, an electro-rocking highlight from his recent critically acclaimed album Kings & Queens Of The Underworld, co-written by Idol, Twin Shadow, and Greg Kurstin. Known for his striking and compelling videos, the multi-platinum British rock icon headed to the California desert with his longtime guitarist and ...

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The Female Fronted… Jackaman!

Lynne Jackaman, former vocalist with London-based rock and soul band Saint Jude, has put together a new band going under the name of Jackaman. With debut single ‘You Can’t Take Back’ out now on Itunes, Jackaman declared that she has “a kick-ass band who will be playing London at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on June 16th where they ...

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Review: Dan Patlansky – Dear Silence Thieves

2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Dan Patlansky. Ever heard of him? 64,000 people saw him live at a stadium in Johannesburg last year, including main act Bruce Springsteen who was watching from the sides; and he’s special guest on Joe Satriani’s UK tour this November so a good many more are going to catch sight ...

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