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SAXON: European Dates Announced

British metal legends SAXON have lined up the following European dates during the coming months: Apr. 04 – Salzburg, AUT @ RockHouse Apr. 05 – Katowice, POL @ Spodek - Metal Mania Jun. 01 – Lille, FRA @ Hirson - Rotonde Festival Jun. 08 – Monza, ITA @ Gods Of Metal Festival In other news, ...

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SAXON's BYFORD Offers Tour Update

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following "Tour Report" via the group's official web site: "We are at the moment in Neu Isenburg near Frankfurt, Germany and all the shows so far have been great. We had a problem in Nürnberg where a generator blew up the lighting rig so we only had a ...

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SAXON Frontman Slams Former Members Over Name Lawsuit

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has addressed the ongoing legal battle over the band's name with fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson via a lengthy statement posted on the group's official web site. The statement reads as follows: "Hi, I hope everyone is well! "I have been reading the message board with interest just ...

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METAL RULES! Magazine Returns With Issue #15!

Metal Rules! magazine has released their 15th issue. This issue features interviews with Chris Jericho (WWE, FOZZY), "Half Baked" and "Saturday Night Live"'s Jim Breuer, RATT, SAXON, JETHRO TULL, GOD FORBID, FALL SILENT, W.A.S.P., Paul Di'Anno (IRON MAIDEN), THY DISEASE, FIREHOUSE, DOKKEN, ROTTEN SOUND, WARRANT, 100 music reviews and, believe it or not, a back ...

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SAXON DVD Delayed

SAXON's upcoming "The Saxon Chronicles" DVD, previously scheduled for a Jan. 27, 2003 release, has now been delayed until March 2003. "This is due to the uncovering of many more previously unseen video clips and live footage of the band, and it has been felt that these items must be included within the DVD," states ...

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SAXON To Issue DVD

SAXON will be issuing a DVD, entitled "The Saxon Chronicles", on Jan. 27, 2003 through the SPV label. More information on the DVD's contents is expected to be announced shortly. ...

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OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON Win Court Battle Over Use Of Trademark

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The ongoing legal action between the original members of the band SAXON has finally resulted in a judgment regarding the trademark. Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, now performing as OLIVER/DAWSON SAXON, have won the action brought against them by Biff Byford regarding the trademark to the name "SAXON". Byford tried to have ...

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SINNER To Support HAMMERFALL In Germany

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar) —have announced the first couple of shows in support of their new album, "There Will Be Execution", due on Jan. 13, 2003 through Nuclear ...

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NOCTURNAL RITES, WOLF To Support SAXON In Europe

Sweden's NOCTURNAL RITES and WOLF have been announced as the support acts on the forthcoming SAXON "Heavy Metal Thunder Tour 2003" headlining tour of Europe. Confirmed dates are as follows: Jan. 17 - Halle Gartlage – Osnabrück, GER Jan. 18 - 013 – Tilburg, NETH Jan. 19 - Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GER Jan. 20 - ...

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OLIVER DAWSON SAXON To Support DIO In UK

OLIVER DAWSON SAXON have been asked to be the special guests to DIO on his forthcoming UK tour. Following several successful joint appearances in Europe last year, Ronnie James Dio has asked OLIVER DAWSON SAXON to open his shows in the UK. The band, which features original SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson along ...

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SAXON Announce Dates For HEAVY METAL THUNDER TOUR 2003

SAXON have announced the initial dates for the European leg of their Heavy Metal Thunder Tour 2003. They are as follows: Jan. 17 - Halle Gartlage – Osnabrück, GER Jan. 18 - 013 – Tilburg, NETH Jan. 19 - Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, GER Jan. 20 - Babylon – München, GER Jan. 21 - Löwensaal – ...

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SAXON To Issue CD Of Re-Recorded Classics

SAXON's album of re-recorded classic tracks, Heavy Metal Thunder, is set for release on September 23rd through SPV/Steamhammer Records and features the following track listing: 01. Power & The Glory 02. Strong Arm Of The Law 03. Heavy Metal Thunder 04. And The Bands Played On 05. Crusader 06. Dallas 1pm 07. Princess Of The ...

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SAXON To Issue Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics

SAXON will release Heavy Metal Thunder on September 23rd. The collection features 13 of the band's classics re-recorded and a bonus CD including five live tracks recorded in San Antonio, Texas this year. Also featured is the video for "Killing Ground", recorded live at Wacken Open Air festival in 2001. ...

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Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Gets Postponed (Again)

Russia's Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which was set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow on August 23-24, has reportedly once again been postponed — this time to September 20-21, according to the official web site of GLENN HUGHES, one of the projected performers at the gig. As a ...

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SINNER: "There Will Be Execution" Details Revealed

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—have completed work on their new album, entitled There Will Be Execution, for a January 13th, 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at House of Music ...

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SINNER Hard At Work On "There Will Be Execution"

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—are at House of Music Studios in Winterbach, Germany recording their brand new CD, entitled There Will Be Execution, for a January 13th, 2003 release through Nuclear ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have been confirmed for the rescheduled Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which is set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on August 23-24. BLAZE will reportedly headline the first night, with three other acts scheduled to perform beforehand. Doors ...

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SAXON Classics To Be Reissued

SAXON's Forever Free and Solid Ball of Rock, two classics from the NWOBHM band, will shortly be reissued by SPV/Steamhammer Records in a special package containing extra cuts not found on the original release. Solid Ball of Rock will come with the two original Japanese-only bonus tracks, "Requiem (We Will Remember)" (single version) and "Reeperbahn ...

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VANDEN PLAS Deny STAR ONE Tour Rumors, Plot Headlining Trek

Despite widespread rumors to the contrary, Germany's VANDEN PLAS will not be supporting Arjen Lucassen's STAR ONE project during the latter's European tour in September/October. "It is true that there have been talks about this," acknowledges a message on VANDEN PLAS' web site, "but finally there was no chance to make it happen. VANDEN PLAS ...

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SAXON Confirmed For Holland's DICKIE WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL

Veteran British metallers SAXON will headline the Dickie Woodstock Festival in Holland on August 1st. The group are also scheduled to perform at the Long Live Rock 'n Roll Festival festival in Moscow, Russia on August 24th (rescheduled from June 29th). The group's upcoming dates are as follows: Jul. 05 – Dessel, BEL @ Graspop ...

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