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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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BAD RELIGION Announces Fall 2019 U.S. Tour

Punk rock legends BAD RELIGION will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in September. The trek will kick off on September 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and wrap on October 8-9 with a two-night stand in Santa Ana, California. Tour dates: Sep. 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Sep. 18 - St. Petersburg, FL ...

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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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AMON AMARTH Guitarist: 'We Always Try To Make The Next Album A Little Better Than The Previous One'

Prior to AMON AMARTH's June 11 performance in Bratislava, Slovakia, guitarist Johan Söderberg spoke with Rocker.sk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Berserker": Johan: "The inspiration was, 'We're going to make the best songs we can.' That's usually always ...

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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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SLIPKNOT: Official Video Recap Of European Tour

A three-minute official video recap of SLIPKNOT's just-completed European tour can be seen below. SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" about the band's new live show, which received its world premiere on June 7 at Rockfest in Hyvinkää, Finland. "It's been really good," he said. ...

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BUCKCHERRY Announces Leg 3 Of North American 'Warpaint' Tour

California rockers BUCKCHERRY have announced the final 16 shows of the North American portion of their 2019 "Warpaint" tour. The trek, which started on March 5, will total 118 North American cities once it concludes on September 26. Following the U.S shows, BUCKCHERRY will perform shows in Australia, Japan, and the U.K. Supporting BUCKCHERRY on ...

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Listen To New OBITUARY Song 'A Dying World'

"Adult Swim Singles" has teamed with death metal progenitors OBITUARY for the 47th installment of the current program. "A Dying World" is the first new song from the massively influential quintet since its self-titled tenth album's release by Relapse Records. The standalone new single couples its infectious main riff with a ferocious dose of hardcore ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO On MOONSPELL: 'I Don't Know If The Future Is Dark Or Not, But It's Also Not Bright'

Loud TV conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the songs from 2017's "1755" are more "symphonic" and "theatrical" onstage: Fernando: "Yeah, I think with the ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Everybody Was On The Same Page'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, drummer Mike Mangini spoke with Heavy TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his contributions to the group's latest album, "Distance Over Time": Mike: "It's great to ...

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High Fantasy - GYGAX

If you've never had the pleasure of listening to GYGAX, go back and give "Dice Throwers and Rock 'n' Rollers", the opening track from last year's "2nd Edition", and blast at high volume. Therein lies everything you need about this band, from their unwavering devotion to the twin-lead evangelism of THIN LIZZY to their mastery ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Athens

Rockway.gr has uploaded video footage of DREAM THEATER's July 2 concert at Gazi Music Hall in Athens, Greece. Check it out below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will ...

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OBITUARY To Tour North America With ABBATH

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY will embark on a North American headlining tour in the fall. Support on the 24-date trek will come from ABBATH, MIDNIGHT and DEVIL MASTER. The tour will kick off on September 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and end on October 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets will go on sale on ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform At Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's June 25 concert at the Mystic Festival at Tauron Arena in Kraków, Poland can be seen below. SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor recently spoke to BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" about the band's new live show, which received its world premiere on June 7 at Rockfest in ...

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