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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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METALLICA Praises JUANES's Cover Of 'Seek & Destroy'

METALLICA has praised Juanes's cover version of the band's song "Seek & Destroy". Earlier this month, the Latin rock star performed the "Kill 'Em All" classic at Rock Al Parque festival in Bogota, Colombia. Video footage of his rendition — complete with pyrotechnic displays — was posted online and it eventually caught the attention of ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of ANTHRAX's HELLFEST Performance

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's June 23 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Check it out below. ANTHRAX performed the song "Now It's Dark" live for the first time in more than 27 years on June 8 at Batschkapp in Frankfurt, Germany. The band has played it again at most ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Album Due In November

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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Watch First Full Trailer For ROB ZOMBIE's '3 From Hell'

The first full trailer for Rob Zombie's new film, "3 From Hell", can be seen below. The sequel to Zombie's 2005 film "The Devil's Rejects" will bring back Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley as the psychopathic Firefly family. It's not clear whether Zombie plans to resurrect the trio from the dead in ...

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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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MARDUK Guitarist: 'I Will Never Let Anybody Tell Me What To Do'

Jerry of Rauta conducted an interview with guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson of Swedish black metal veterans MARDUK after the band's May 18 performance at this year's Steelfest in Hyvinkää, Finland. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On new drummer Simon "BloodHammer" Schilling: Morgan: "The thing ...

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VINNIE STIGMA Calls AGNOSTIC FRONT's 'Victim In Pain' Debut 'The Greatest Mistake Of My Life'

Germany's Moshpit Passion recently conducted an interview with guitarist Vinnie Stigma of legendary New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 35th anniversary tour of AGNOSTIC FRONT's influential "Victim In Pain" debut: Vinnie: "I call it 'the greatest mistake ...

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BUCKCHERRY Singer Says Live Backing Tracks Take Away From Rock Concerts' 'Spontaneity': 'They're Becoming Like Pop Shows'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently spoke with Lee Eckley of the Toronto radio station 94.9 The Rock. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring at age 48: Josh: "This is a very physically demanding gig. Thank God I went through a lot of stuff before ...

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WARRANT Drummer Says He Underwent Radical Prostatectomy Following Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

WARRANT drummer Steven Sweet recently spoke with Travis of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF-FM. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current "Dirty 30" tour, which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the release of the group's debut album, "Dirty Rotten Filthy ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer On 'Atonement' Album: 'It's Musically The Most Diverse Record We've Done As A Band'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's forthcoming album, "Atonement": Jesse: "I think it's musically the most diverse record we've done as a band, and lyrically, I feel like I really captured different ...

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The Great War - SABATON

Despite what many mainstream metal folk will tell you, most metalheads don't particularly want anyone to move the genre forward. We are, in general, pretty happy with the wide array of subgenres that we already have, and, more importantly, we are not overly keen on our favorite bands veering wildly off the beaten track in ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Says BOB DAISLEY Is A 'Sad Old F**k' Who 'Can't Get Over The Fact' That He Was Fired From OZZY's Band

Sharon Osbourne has slammed Bob Daisley as a "sad old fuck" who "can't get over the fact" that he was fired from Ozzy Osbourne's solo band. Daisley, who played bass on the first two Ozzy solo albums, sued the Osbournes several times over unpaid performance royalties. Daisley continues to get paid his songwriting royalties for ...

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