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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Begins Recording Debut Solo Album

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has begun recording his debut solo album. The disc, which is tentatively due later in the year, will feature guest appearances by drummer Nicholas Barker (DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (OPETH, ARCH ENEMY). Barker took to his Facebook page earlier today to write: "Just finished tracking drums ...

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Watch LAST IN LINE Rehearse For Upcoming Tour

Video footage of LAST IN LINE rehearsing for its upcoming tour can be seen below. The trek is scheduled to kick off tonight (Thursday, January 17) in San Jose, California. LAST IN LINE's sophomore album, "II", will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was ...

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LAST IN LINE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Year Of The Gun'

The official lyric video for the song "Year Of The Gun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist ...

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SAXON Guitarist, Ex-DORO Keyboardist Launch THE CARDS; Debut Album Due In January

THE CARDS, a brand new blues/rock trio featuring British guitarist Paul Quinn (SAXON), American singer and bassist Harrison Young (ex-DORO, ex-U.D.O.) and Dutchman Koen Herfst (ex-DEW-SCENTED, ex-I CHAOS) on drums, will release its self-titled debut album on January 18, 2019. The disc mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and features cover artwork by Dutch artist ...

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Video Premiere: BEYOND THE BLACK's 'Breeze'

The official music video for the song "Breeze" from the German symphonic metal/power metal band BEYOND THE BLACK can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's latest album, "Heart Of The Hurricane", which was released on August 31 via Napalm Records (GSA via Airforce1). BEYOND THE BLACK singer Jennifer Haben told Distorted ...

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TESTAMENT Singer Understands Why Certain Bands Use Off-Stage Backing Musicians And Pre-Recorded Tapes During Live Performances

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy says that he understands why certain rock and metal artists rely on off-stage backing musicians or use pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but ...

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SAXON Drummer Had Half His Nose Bitten Off In Dog Attack

SAXON's Nigel Glockler had to have his nose reattached Friday night after he was attacked by a dog. The drummer revealed his injuries in a Facebook post, saying that it took more than 100 stitches to repair the damage. Glockler, who underwent emergency brain surgery back in 2015, wrote: "I was at the pub last ...

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SAXON Announces February 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends SAXON have announced a string of U.S. tour dates, following the incredibly successful tour with JUDAS PRIEST earlier this year and prior to their appearance on the 2019 Monsters Of Rock cruise out of Florida. SAXON frontman Biff Byford said in a statement: "We're bringing the 'Thunderbolt' tour back to the ...

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RAVEN Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour

In between recording a scorching new studio album and a European tour opening for SAXON, veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has announced a 27-date North American tour with EXTINCTION A.D. and MOBILE DEATHCAMP. The trek begins on November 1 in Houston, Texas and runs through December 1 in Jonesboro, Georgia. "We are firing on ...

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SAXON To Celebrate 40th Anniversary In 2019

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has told Moshpit Passion in a new interview that the band is planning to celebrate a special milestone in 2019. "We are touring until December, I think, but we've got something planned next year for our 40th anniversary," he said (see video below). "So I'm looking forward to that. There should ...

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Video Premiere: SAXON's 'Predator'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the official music video for the song "Predator". The track, which is taken from the band's latest album, "Thunderbolt", features a guest appearance by AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg. SAXON singer Biff Byford commented: "Great fun doing the new video for 'Predator'. Big thanks to Johan for doing ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist: 'We're Gonna Continue Creating Music As Long As There's An Audience To Listen To It'

During a recent interview with Metal Wani, TESTAMENT and METAL ALLEGIANCE guitarist Alex Skolnick was asked if he was "confident or concerned" about the future of music when it comes to the artists' ability to survive. He responded (hear audio below): "It's very unpredictable. The whole industry was built… first it was built on records ...

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