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SAXON Frontman's Radio Show To Air Tomorrow

SAXON frontman Biff Byford's "My Planet Rocks" radio show will air this Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. U.K. time. It will be repeated again next Thursday, March 1. For more information, visit www.planetrock.com. As previously reported, SAXON's official web site has been updated with the first excerpt from the soon-to-be-released autobiography by ...

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SAXON: British, Irish Tour Dates Cancelled

British heavy metal veterans SAXON have been forced to cancel their previously announced British and Irish tour dates "because Biff [Byford, vocals] has a throat infection and bad case of flu," according to a statement posted on the band's official web site. Audio samples of all ten tracks that are set to appear on SAXON's ...

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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD To Publish Autobiography

"We knew we'd recorded a good album; we just didn't know it was that good …" recalls SAXON frontman Biff Byford of 1980's breakthrough album "Wheels Of Steel". For over thirty years, SAXON has been led from the front by charismatic and larger-than-life vocalist Biff Byford. In "Never Surrender", he tells his story for the ...

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ICED EARTH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

ICED EARTH has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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ROBERT PLANT: New Audio Interview Available

National Public Radio's (NPR) Ashley Kahn recently conducted an interview with former LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant about the challenge of going solo after being so identified as the voice of what Rolling Stone magazine recently dubbed "the heaviest band of all time." Plant's first concert as a solo artist took place in 1982, but ...

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SAXON Manager Checks In

SAXON's manager Thomas Jensen has posted the following message on the group's official web site: "After a hectic week I would like to keep you posted on the latest activities of the band. It might be too much information but I'll try to keep it short. "Thursday: Biff [Byford, vocals] and Charlie [Bauerfeind, produer] finished ...

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SAXON: New Single Available For Paid Download

SAXON's new single, "If I Was You", is now available for download from a number of online shops. A complete list of participating shops can be found on the band's official web site. SAXON has finalized the track listing for its new album, "The Inner Sanctum", due in Europe on March 5 (Germany: ...

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LORDI, MENDEED Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

LORDI and MENDEED have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE CHTHONIC COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE ...

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SAXON: 'The Inner Sanctum' Details Revealed

British heavy metal legends SAXON have finalized the track listing for their new album, "The Inner Sanctum", due in Europe on March 5 (Germany: March 2, U.S.: April 3) via SPV Records. Commented frontman Biff Byford: "'The Inner Sanctum' is a typical SAXON recording that kicks off with gargatum heavy metal tracks, followed by classic ...

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SAXON: 'The Inner Sanctum' To Receive U.S. Release In April

SPV has set a January 20 digital/download release date for the new SAXON single, "If I Was You". The group's new full-length album, "The Inner Sanctum", will arrive on March 5 in Europe and April 3 in the U.S. According to a press release, "The Inner Sanctum" offers "powerful sounds and ambitioned lyrics about Eastern ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist To Guest On New LION'S SHARE Album

MEGADETH/EIDOLON guitarist Glen Drover has recorded a guest solo on the new album from Swedish melodic metal band LION'S SHARE. Also scheduled to appear on the CD are drummer Richard Evensand (CHIMAIRA, SOILWORK), guitarist Bruce Kulick (KISS), and singer Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, THERION, AT VANCE, KRUX), who is responsible for the backing vocals on ...

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SWALLOW THE SUN Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Finnish melodic death/doom metallers SWALLOW THE SUN have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE ...

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PRIMAL FEAR To Enter Studio In Early February

German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR are about to start the recordings for their new studio album. The final pre-production is scheduled for next week and then the band will finally enter the recording studio in the beginning of February. Commented PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner: "We decided to record again at the House of Music ...

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HELLFUELED To Support SAXON And MASTERPLAN In Europe

Sweden's HELLFUELED will support SAXON and MASTERPLAN on the following tour dates: Apr. 12 - Germany - Saarbrücken Garage Apr. 13 - Germany - Langen Stadthalle Apr. 14 - Germany - München Große Elser Halle Apr. 15 - Italy - Milano Live Club Apr. 16 - Italy - Firenzo Viper Apr. 17 - Italy - ...

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1349, CHTHONIC Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Norwegian black metallers 1349 and Taiwanese black-metal band CHTHONIC have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): 1349 AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE ...

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FALCONER Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish epic/power metallers FALCONER have been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN ...

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UNHEILIG Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

German electrogoth/"neue Deutsche härte" band UNHEILIG has been confirmed for this year's installment of the Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): AMORPHIS BELPHEGOR BENEDICTUM BLACK MAJESTY BLIND GUARDIAN BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE CANNIBAL CORPSE COMMUNIC DESTRUCTION ...

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WOLF: 'What Happened In 06(66)????'

Sweden's WOLF has issued the following update: "We've had a great year. We started it by waking up early 2006 with a hangover and a new record deal. We spent the beginning of the year writing the songs for the album, which means fighting about riffs, lyrics, intros, titles, solos, kick-drums, if a heavy metal ...

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