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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Announces First-Ever Solo Tour

SAXON frontman Biff Byford will embark on his first-ever solo tour in April 2020. The 10-date trek will kick off on April 17 at Gateshead Sage 2 and will include shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Bath, Liverpool, Aberdare, Milton Keynes, London and Brighton. The performaces will be split into two halves, with the first half ...

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Angel Of Light - ANGEL WITCH

The obvious exceptions of IRON MAIDEN, SAXON and DEF LEPPARD aside, the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal didn't produce much in the way of enduring heavy hitters. Righteous legends like DIAMOND HEAD and VENOM cashed in deserved credibility chips after the fact, of course, and if you don't listen to the first two TANK ...

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MOLLY HATCHET Relesases New Digital Single 'Whiskey Man'

Southern rock legends MOLLY HATCHET have released a new digital single and music video for the song "Whiskey Man". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming live album, "Battleground", which will be released on November 29 through SPV/Steamhammer as 2CD digipak, 3LP gatefold version, download and stream. It's no secret that a lot of ...

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SAXON: Drum Tracks Laid Down For 23rd Studio Album

SAXON's Nigel Glockler has finished laying down drum tracks for the band's 23rd studio album. According to singer Biff Byford, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt will soon "start doing guitars" with producer Andy Sneap. Byford checked in via video message on his Twitter account — his third since undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery last ...

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MOLLY HATCHET To Release 'Battleground' Live Album

It's no secret that a lot of fans measure the artistic value of a rock band mainly by the quality of a group's live performance. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS without their legendary concerts? Unthinkable! LYNYRD SKYNYRD as just another anemic studio project? Impossible to imagine! The same goes for MOLLY HATCHET as another legendary force among ...

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SAXON Begins Recording 23rd Studio Album

Biff Byford has confirmed that SAXON has commenced work on its 23rd studio album. The singer checked in via video message on his Twitter account — his first since undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery last month. "I want to thank everybody for the brilliant messages you've sent," he said. "Brilliant. Thank you very much. ...

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SAXON Frontman Recovering From Triple Bypass Surgery

SAXON frontman Biff Byford is recovering after undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery on Monday, September 23. A heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is used to improve blood flow to the heart. A surgeon uses blood vessels taken from another area of the body to bypass the damaged arteries. The ...

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SAXON's PAUL QUINN: 'It Feels Great To Be Relevant Still'

Currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of its debut self-titled studio album, SAXON continues to be one of metal's most reliable bands, with 22 albums now to its credit as well as countless tours and festival appearances. While the band's age and wear-and-tear from the road would suggest SAXON should be slowing down, guitarist Paul Quinn ...

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EVANESCENCE, BEHEMOTH, CARCASS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ACCEPT, SAXON To Play KNOTFEST MEETS FORCEFEST

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by SLIPKNOT, has announced lineup for its first-ever event in Mexico City, taking place at the awesome Parque Deportivo Oceanía venue. This year, Knotfest is joining forces with Forcefest, combining two massive festival brands over one weekend. The Knotfest day will take place on Saturday, November 30, headlined ...

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BIFF BYFORD: Why SAXON Never Made It Big In America

Biff Byford has explained why he believes SAXON never achieved the same kind of commercial success in America as fellow British bands IRON MAIDEN and DEF LEPPARD. Although SAXON is widely recognized as one of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal's pioneering exponents, the band has failed to mirror its European success in the U.S. ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'We're Still Making Great Metal Albums'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with vocalist Biff Byford of British metal legends SAXON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what SAXON's expectations were upon the release of the band's 1979 self-titled debut album: Biff: "[When] the first album came out, we were ...

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