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.

Groom Epoch – Cosmic Artifice Single

Groom Epoch have released the single ‘Cosmic Artifice’ ahead of their second album Solar Warden, that will be out on Golden Robot Records in 2018. ‘Cosmic Artifice‘ weaves guitars in a meandering shuffle, with a vocal narrative that comes on like former Soft Machine frontman Kevin Ayres in weary punk mode, or Nick Cave taking on the role of Leonard Cohen in a psychedelic ...

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Theia Release Mature Themed Festive Single

Midlands rock band Theia just got serious. They have released new single ‘Just Go’ in aid of the charities RapeCrisis & Rock Against Child Pornography and Abuse (RACPA). Based around the subject of date rape, but using the hashtag #metoo it seeks to further raise awareness of the whole issue of sexual abuse. Demonstrating such incidents are nothing sadly new ...

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Skid Row UK 2018 Tour

Skid Row will be flying over from the USA to deliver their particular brand of heavy metal to those in the United Kingdom next March, when they play a total of 15 dates including a special co-headline show at London Shepherds Bush Empire on Sunday 11th March with Night Ranger. The New Jersey band still featuring original members Rachel Bolan (bass, ...

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Billy Idol Live

Billy Idol Live! 2018 Summer Tour

Billy Idol will bring his Live! 2018 Tour to the United Kingdom and across Europe next summer. The earliest date to be announced is a 20th June show in Manchester with more dates to be revealed soon. It will be Idol’s first UK/European run since his return to the spotlight in 2014/2015 with the release of Kings & Queens of ...

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Stormbringer

Stormbringer – Stick To Your Guns

With UK tour dates just completed Stormbringer have a new single out; ‘Stick To Your Guns’ taken from their recently released Born A Dying Breed album through Attic Records. Stormbringer have also released a video for ‘Stick To Your Guns’ that you can view here at RAMzine. For more information about Stormbringer at RAMzine click here.

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Laurence Jones – New Single, Album & Tour

With several major awards under his belt and over 50,000 albums sold across four albums, 25 year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones has been lauded as “one to watch” by all corners of the music industry. Now he’s asking punters to ‘Give Me Your Time’ with his new single and video, taken from his forthcoming 2018 album ...

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Steve Hackett – Eleventh Earl of Mar Video

Steve Hackett has released a new video featuring ‘Eleventh Earl of Mar’ taken from his forthcoming new DVD Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham. ‘Eleventh Earl of Mar’ originally appeared on the Genesis hit album Window & Wuthering, Hackett’s last with the band before going onto be a solo artist. Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham will be released by Inside Out ...

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YES 50th Anniversary Celebration Details

Following on from Ramzine’s previous news regarding 50th anniversary celebrations for progressive rock legends Yes, details regarding the Yes Fan Convention have been released. The event will be held on Sunday, 25th March at the London Palladium, coinciding with band’s two shows in the capital over that weekend. It will be attended by attended by both current members of the ...

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The Iron Horses – April Rain

The Iron Horses will release their new single ‘April Rain’ on 8th December through Golden Robot Records. Back in 2015, over In Sydney, Australia singer Duncan Welsh and guitarist Ciaran Loughran began writing songs on a weekly basis; “Over numerous late night, boozy, jam sessions” its been said. Once bassist Peter Holt (Not to be confused with the Climax Blues ...

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Rhino’s Revenge Among King King Special Guests

King King have announced a series of special guests who will be appearing at different venues for their January 2018 UK tour, most notably Rhino’s Revenge. Rhino’s Revenge  is led by Jon Rhino Edwards bass player with Status Quo, and previously the Judy Tzuke Band fame. The will be performing with King King at the London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on ...

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