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.

Moody Blues’ John Lodge New Solo Album – 10,000 Light Years

Esoteric Antenna, an imprint of the Cherry Red Records Group label has announced the release of 10,000 Light Years Ago, the new studio album by legendary Moody Blues member John Lodge on May 4th in the UK and the rest of the word, with the exception of the U.S.A. and Canada where it will be released on the 5th May with distribution via MVD Entertainment. ...

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Review: H.E.A.T. – Live In London

From over the PA comes a movie voice-over quote so old it has barely escaped the silent era, but it’s entirely fitting for these youths: “The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.” Jona Tee’s keyboards ...

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Review: Savage Machine – Through The Iron Forest

Savage Machine hail from Denmark and fly the colours of heavy metal’s flag as distinguished during it ‘80s rise to world domination, though here on this mini-album it’s given a clean  modern crisp guitar sound with a good clear production.  Founded by former Momentum guitarist and drummer Jacob Bruun and Martin Helbo, respectively; this newer group features vocalist Troels Rasmussen, ...

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Joe Satriani November 2015 UK Tour

Following the success of his 2013 Unstoppable Momentum tour, guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani will be returning to the UK for a nine date tour this November, in support of Shockwave, his new studio album that is due this July. The biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date, Joe Satriani has ...

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Steve Hackett’s Wolflight Music Previews

Following the successes of his recent Genesis Revisited and Genesis Extended tours, the band’s former guitarist Steve Hackett recently reflected on those solo tours and thanked all those involved while talking about his new album Wolflight and forthcoming tour later in the year. You can view a short video message regarding here: Wolflight is Hackett’s first original solo studio album ...

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Review: Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct

Harmony lead guitars signal their defiant historic rock lineage with the opening notes of The Killer Instinct but they’re taut and defying middle-aged spread, not content to cruise on past glories. Throughout this album the twin six strings bite and attack, and where once you heard fat chorded riffs you’re now as likely to hear a mighty modern thwack. It’s ...

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Mabel Greer’s Toyshop New Video Footage

 Pre-Yes psychedelic-prog outfit Mabel Greer’s Toyshop have released new footage for ‘Electric Funeral’, the opening track of their upcoming reunion album New Way Of Life out on 9th March. The video shows founding members Clive Bayley and Robert Hagger meeting after 45 years and jamming in a bar in Nice, France, leading to a reunion of the band as signified ...

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Night Ranger Play London March 12!

San Francisco hard rockin’ band Night Ranger will play a rare concert at the London Islington O2 Academy on Thursday 12th March. Featuring bassist and vocalist Jack Blades, plus Kelly Keagy (drums, vocals), Brad Gillis (lead & rhythm guitars), Keri Kelli (lead & rhythm guitars) and Eric Levy (keyboards), Night Ranger have sold over 17 million albums worldwide, performed over ...

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Review: Foreigner – The Best of 4 And More

Foreigner haven’t been shy about putting live CDS out since Mick Jones rebuilt the band from the ground up a couple of years into this millennium. Choosing the choicest cuts from the 75 million record sales made since their debut in 1976, there was a hard rocking release featuring Jason Bonham on drums that got offered free with The Mail ...

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King King February/March 2015 UK Tour

Multi-award winning British blues band King King have confirmed a nationwide 18 date UK tour beginning in February 2015 with special guest Laurence Jones. The tour will feature new songs from their forthcoming new album ‘Reaching For The Light‘ that is being released on May 5th through Manhaton Records. It follows in the wake of what has been a highly successful 2014 for ...

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