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SAXON's Founding Bassist STEVE DAWSON Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Abusing Six-Year-Old Girl In 1990s

According to BBC News, founding SAXON bassist Stephen "Steve" Dawson has been jailed for repeatedly abusing a six-year-old girl in the 1990s. The 72-year-old, who was a member of SAXON until 1985, when he was kicked out of the band, got the verdict at an earlier hearing at Sheffield Crown Court on M...
April 12, 2024
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BIFF BYFORD Doesn't Think SAXON Will Ever Use Artificial Intelligence During Songwriting Process

In a new interview with Sonoridades Inc., SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he would ever consider using artificial intelligence during the songwriting process. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I don't think we'll ever use it. I think at the moment it's a bit of a gim...
March 13, 2024
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SAXON Releases Music Video For 'Madame Guillotine'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the official music video for the song "Madame Guillotine". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", which came out on January 19 via Silver Lining Music. "Hell, Fire And Damnation" is an album which sees SAXON invest...
March 7, 2024
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BIFF BYFORD Still Enjoys Touring With SAXON After Nearly Five Decades

During an appearance on the January 29 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he still enjoys all the traveling that he has to do as a member of an internationally touring rock band. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah, I t...
February 8, 2024
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'I Don't Really Do Any Vocal Exercises. I Just Sing.'

In a new interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked what he does to take care of his singing voice while on the road. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't really do any vocal exercises, to tell you the truth. I just sing. I don't...
January 30, 2024
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Supports PANTERA's Return: 'The Music Should Be Played Live'

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has weighed in on the fact that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) have united with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselmo and...
January 18, 2024
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SAXON Releases Music Video For 'There's Something In Roswell'

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release their 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", on January 19, 2024 via Silver Lining Music. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "There's Something In Roswell", can be seen below. "Hell, Fire And Damnation" sees SAXON investigate a...
January 16, 2024
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Hell, Fire And Damnation

SAXON is one of the most unyielding, persistent forces of metal. Founding member Biff Byford and his cohorts are poised to unleash the act's 28th album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", a beast that's much more potent than virtually any and all new school purveyors of classic metal. The New Wave Of Briti...
January 15, 2024
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'There's Been A Massive Resurgence In Metal'

In a new interview with Metal Pilgrim, SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke about the renewed popularity of the heavy metal genre in the past couple of decades. He said: "Yeah, I think there's been a massive resurgence in metal, and especially that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, the British metal thin...
January 12, 2024
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SAXON And URIAH HEEP Announce Spring 2024 'Hell, Fire & Chaos' U.S. Tour

"Hell, Fire & Chaos - The Best Of British Rock & Metal" is the name of the upcoming United States tour by two British Legends in the rock and metal genre: URIAH HEEP and SAXON. With almost 50 studio albums combined and numerous live records, selling multi-millions, this tour will truly be th...
January 8, 2024
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BIFF BYFORD Says He Was Surprised To See PAUL QUINN Back On Tour So Soon After Quitting SAXON

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he was surprised to see the band's original guitarist Paul Quinn touring with his classic rock power trio THE CARDS so soon after announcing he was stepping back from touring activities with SAXON. Biff la...
December 27, 2023
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BIFF BYFORD Says SAXON's Live Performances Are 'Very Authentic': 'Everything You Get Is Live'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, Biff Byford said that SAXON's live performances and recording sessions are "very authentic. I don't do anything with my voice," the singer noted. "I've learned how to sing over the years. And I just keep it straight and just go for it, really. That's...
December 24, 2023
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BIFF BYFORD Didn't Think About Ending SAXON After PAUL QUINN's Departure

In a new interview with United Rock Nations, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he thought about ending the band when founding guitarist Paul Quinn announced that he was retiring from touring with the group in March of this year. Biff responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No. Because...
December 20, 2023
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SAXON And URIAH HEEP To Join Forces For Spring 2024 U.S. Tour

SAXON and URIAH HEEP will join forces for a U.S. tour next spring. The complete details for the "Hell, Fire & Chaos" trek, which will take place in April, May and June 2024, will be announced on January 8. SAXON's 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", will be released on January 19, 202...
December 15, 2023
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AMON AMARTH Shares Music Video For 'Saxons And Vikings' Feat. SAXON's BIFF BYFORD

Fans can now watch the brand new music video for the song "Saxons And Vikings" off AMON AMARTH's current album "The Great Heathen Army". The clip features SAXON's Biff Byford, who provides vocals for the song, along with his bandmates Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt, facing off against AMON AMARTH's ve...
December 13, 2023