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.

Doors Open for Bonamassa

Blues icon Joe Bonamassa has released a rather intricate ballad titled ‘When One Door Opens’ as his latest single, that follows close on the heels of the recent introspectively revealing ‘A Conversation With Alice’. After what appeared to be a somewhat difficult personal period, Bonamassa appears to be rediscovering himself, and so too the kind of music that was influential on ...

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King King Play Maverick

Friday 16th October sees the release of Maverick,the fifth studio album from the award-winning King King on their own new independent label, Channel 9 Music. Featuring 10 tracks, Maverick is co-written by band members Alan Nimmo(guitar, lead vocals), Zander Greenshields (bass), Jonny Dyke (keyboards), and Andrew Scott (drums), with lyrics co-written by Nimmo and newest member, Stevie Nimmo (guitar). Already ...

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Ols Presents New Video

Dark neofolk project, one-woman act Ols, or Anna Maria Oskierko to be exact, has released what is said to be the third and final single off her latest album Widma, on Pagan Records. ‘Drzewa Dawno Zmarły’ is the single and translates as “The Trees Have Long Died” from Polish and you can watch the video for it here at RAMzine. “Unlike ...

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Generation Antichrist with Onslaught!

UK thrash metal veterans Onslaught issue brand new single in ‘Religiousuicide’ that’s taken from the forthcoming album Generation Antichrist, to be released on 7th August on AFM Records. The single marks the debut of new vocalist Dave Garnett, who recently replaced long term frontman Sy Keeler.“Me and the guys are so fucking psyched to finally get this track ‘Religiousuicide’ out ...

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Firewind’s Big Welcome

Melodic rockers Firewind has released new single ‘Welcome To The Empire’, taken from their new self-titled album, out now on AFM Records, alongside a video you can watch right here at RAMzine.“‘Welcome To The Empire’ is the opening track of the album and an obvious choice for a single,” said guitarist Gus G. “Making the video was an ongoing work ...

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Simon & Dion’s Song for Sam Cooke

It can’t be an easy fix, getting someone like Paul Simon, the singer/songwriter of one of music’s most popular duos, with Simon & Garfunkel, to once more commit to recording his vocals with another. But he’s stepped up to the microphone to share airtime with first generation rock ‘n roller Dion. ‘Song For Sam Cooke (Here In America)’ is the ...

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Kły Return!

Enigmatic trio Kły return with their second album, Wyrzyny, released on Pagan Records. Established in 1997, the band only released their first demo, Taran-Gai, in 2017, with their debut album Szczerzenie appearing the following year. Wyrzyny was created over a period of several months, with the recording, mixing and mastering undertaken by Nihil at Czyściec Studio. The album is said ...

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Ocean Hills’ Separate Peace

Ocean Hills, featuring actor Zoli Téglás (Terminator: Dark Fate, The Alienist), Peter Lukacs (Lead guitar), Daniel Szebenyi (Keyboards and bass) and Reinder Oldenburger (Rhythm guitar) has released their debut single ‘A Separate Peace’, on AFM RecordsPreviously having also sung with melodic hardcore band Ignite for 25 years, and the bands Pennywise and The Misfits, Ocean Hills is a daring new endeavour for ...

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Cage of Creation Going Nowhere

Russian psychedelic black rock act Cage Of Creation began streaming the entirety of their upcoming album Into Nowhere II, ahead of its limited golden digipack CD via Devoted Art Propaganda. Now, they have also released the second single from it, ‘Into Nowhere XI’. Following their previous album release, Into Nowhere II is intended to take the listener deep into the ...

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Tinnies’ Point to Prove

Exploding onto the Sydney scene back in 2018, The Shit Tinnies has proved to be whirlwind of punk rock, ska, hip-hop and everything in between, while being a barrel of laughs every show. They’ve just released their new single ‘Point to Prove’ via Riot Records, the follow up to their recent single ‘Town’.  ‘Point to Prove’ is an edgy 70’s punk ...

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