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METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023

SAXON Announces New Album 'Hell, Fire And Damnation'

When internationally renowned actor Brian Blessed OBE delivers a proclamation for opening track "The Prophecy", expectations are automatically high for SAXON's latest album. Have no fear and make no mistake, SAXON meet and exceed them on their 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", set for r...
November 21, 2023

BIFF BYFORD Reflects On SAXON's 'Most Challenging Period'

In a new interview with Gustavo Maiato, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked to reflect on "the most challenging" moment in the group's career and how he and his bandmates overcame it. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think the most challenging period in our career and a lot of...
November 16, 2023

SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'We're Just As Well-Known As IRON MAIDEN; We're Just Not As Successful'

In a new interview with El Cuartel Del Metal, Biff Byford was asked for his opinion on some fans' assertion that SAXON is a vastly underrated band. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think they get confused with successful. Nobody can be bigger than IRON MAIDEN in the metal scene, espe...
November 14, 2023

LION'S SHARE Releases Cover Of DAVID BOWIE's 'Life On Mars?'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has released a cover version of David Bowie's "Life On Mars?", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE has meticulously crafted a rendition of "Life On Mars?" that pays homage to Bowie's genius while infusing it with the raw e...
November 12, 2023

Former TWISTED SISTER Producer TOM WERMAN Has 'No Idea' Why DEE SNIDER 'Trash-Talked' Him So Much

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has once again fired back at Dee Snider over the TWISTED SISTER singer's comments regarding their collaboration on the triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. Werman, who is promoting his new book "Turn It Up! My Time Making Hit Records In The Glory Days Of Rock Mu...
November 9, 2023

JOEY TEMPEST: EUROPE Has 'Great Ideas' For Upcoming Album

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Metal Global, EUROPE singer Joey Tempest spoke about the band's recently released song titled "Hold Your Head Up". The track, which is described by the band as "a punchy uptempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early EUROPE," was recorded in August at Atlan...
November 2, 2023

THE CARDS Feat. Original SAXON Guitarist PAUL QUINN: New Album, 'Generation Jukebox', Due In November

International power trio THE CARDS, featuring original, founding SAXON guitarist Paul Quinn, has released a new single, "King Kong". The track is taken from the band's upcoming second album, "Generation Jukebox", which will arrive on November 10. The group, also featuring American singer/bassist Har...
October 13, 2023

EUROPE's JOEY TEMPEST: 'We Have Some Really Great Songs Cooking' For Next Studio Album

During an appearance on today's (Tuesday, October 3) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", EUROPE frontman Joey Tempest spoke about the band's recently released new single "Hold Your Head Up". "We went into the studio about a few months ago and recorded one new song," he said (as tr...
October 3, 2023

Watch: EUROPE Performs New Single 'Hold Your Head Up' Live For First Time

Swedish hard rock veterans EUROPE performed their new single titled "Hold Your Head Up" live for the first time this past Saturday (September 30) at Salle Métropole in Lausanne, Switzerland. The track, which is described by the band as "a punchy uptempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early EUR...
October 2, 2023

EUROPE Releases New Single 'Hold Your Head Up'

Swedish hard rock veterans EUROPE have released the official music video for their new song titled "Hold Your Head Up". The track, which is described by the band as "a punchy uptempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early EUROPE," was recorded in August at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with prod...
September 28, 2023

SAXON's BIFF BYFORD And Son SEB To Release Second HEAVY WATER Album 'Dreams Of Yesterday' This Friday

HEAVY WATER, the lockdown project created by SAXON frontman Biff Byford and his son Seb Byford, will release its latest groove-saturated, riff-mighty, hip-shaking collection of timeless rock 'n' roll titled "Dreams Of Yesterday" on September 29 via Silver Lining Music. Kicking things off is the swa...
September 26, 2023

CHAD GRAY Says MUDVAYNE Hired Second Guitarist To Fill The Band's Sound Out Live: 'It's Awesome'

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has once again weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more...
September 17, 2023

K.K. DOWNING Says He Was 'Not Allowed' To Walk The Red Carpet With JUDAS PRIEST At ROCK HALL: It's 'All Very Sad'

In a brand new interview with Marko Syrjälä of Chaoszine, founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing was asked what it was like to reunite with his former band for a performance at last year's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. He responded: "Well, I was kind of debating whet...
September 13, 2023

Founding SAXON Guitarist GRAHAM OLIVER Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

During an appearance on "The Classic Rock Podcast" with host Tim Caple, founding SAXON guitarist Graham Oliver revealed that he has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. "I was shocked at first," he stated about his diagnosis. "I mean, in '76 I cut my finger off and [thought] I'd never play...
September 7, 2023