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EUROPE Keyboardist On Next Album: 'We Finally Started Writing Songs Seriously Together Again'

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Portugal's Metal Global, EUROPE keyboardist Mic Michaeli spoke about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2017's "Walk The Earth" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We finally started writing songs seriously together again. So we finally sor...
June 9, 2024
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Offers Advice To Young Bands: 'It's All About Writing Songs'

In a new interview with Tulsa Music Stream, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked what piece of advice he would give to a young band looking to succeed in the "competitive" music industry in 2024. Biff responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It is very competitive. And the thing is that you...
May 29, 2024
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SAXON: 'Portraits' Photo Book Coming From RUFUS PUBLICATIONS

"Portraits Of Saxon - Through The Eighties", the latest book in the new "Portraits" series from Rufus Publications, is a photographic celebration of SAXON at their hungriest, most powerful and strident, fronted of course by the authentic Peter "Biff" Byford, a man who before SAXON earned his living...
May 23, 2024
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MUDVAYNE's GREG TRIBBETT Misses Concert Due To Family Emergency

MUDVAYNE guitarist Greg Tribbett was forced to miss the band's May 18 concert at the Premier Theater at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut due to a family emergency. Playing all guitar parts at the show was MUDVAYNE's second guitarist, Marcus Rafferty, who has been joining the b...
May 19, 2024
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video, 'We Will Rock'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "We Will Rock", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "Get ready to ignite your summer soundtrack with a turbocharged anthem that demands to be cranked up! Whether...
May 14, 2024
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See Front-Row Video Of SAXON's Entire Glenside, Pennsylvania Concert During 'Hell, Fire & Chaos' Tour

The Paul Roma YouTube channel has uploaded front-row video of SAXON's entire May 8 concert at Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania during the band's "Hell, Fire & Chaos - The Best Of British Rock And Metal" U.S. tour with URIAH HEEP. Check it out below. SAXON's set list was as follows:...
May 10, 2024
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SAXON Releases Lyric Video For 'Witches Of Salem'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have release the official lyric video for "Witches Of Salem", the fourth single from the band's critically acclaimed 24th studio album, "Hell, Fire And Damnation", which came out on January 19 via Silver Lining Music. "Hell, Fire And Damnation" is an album which see...
April 23, 2024
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See Front-Row Video Of JUDAS PRIEST's Entire Reading, Pennsylvania Concert

Front-row fan-filmed video of JUDAS PRIEST's entire April 21 concert at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania during the 2024 "Invincible Shield" U.S. tour can be seen below. PRIEST's 18-song setlist included three songs from the band's latest album, "Invincible Shield": the title track, "Panic A...
April 23, 2024
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Watch: JUDAS PRIEST Kicks Off U.S. Leg Of 2024 'Invincible Shield' Tour In Wallingford, Connecticut

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST kicked off the U.S. leg of their "Invincible Shield" world tour last night (Thursday, April 18) at Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut. PRIEST's 18-song setlist included three songs from the band's latest album, "Invincible Shield": the title t...
April 19, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN On Producer ANDY SNEAP: 'He's Kind Of A Member Of The Family'

In a new interview with Chris Akin Presents, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about the band's nearly decade-and-a-half-long working relationship with British producer Andy Sneap, who is also a touring guitarist for JUDAS PRIEST. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "He's kind of a memb...
April 18, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'I Miss GLENN TIPTON Terribly When We Play Live'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that he misses "terribly" the band's guitarist Glenn Tipton who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 10 years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier. Tipton has been rejoining PRIEST on stage at select shows during the band's...
April 16, 2024
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Watch 4K Video Of JUDAS PRIEST's Entire Paris Concert During Spring 2024 'Metal Masters' European Tour

4K video of JUDAS PRIEST's entire April 8 concert Le Zénith in Paris, France can be seen below. PRIEST's 18-song setlist included three songs from the band's latest album, "Invincible Shield": the title track, "Panic Attack" and "Crown Of Horns". As he has done a number of other times over the cours...
April 13, 2024
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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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EUROPE Awarded Swedish Government's Special Prize

On Wednesday, April 10, veteran hard rockers EUROPE were awarded the Swedish government's Special Prize by the minister for international development cooperation and foreign trade Johan Forssell. Loreen was presented with the government's Music Export Prize and the Honorable Mention went to Melodife...
April 11, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's GLENN TIPTON: Parkinson's Disease 'Won't Beat Me'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's 10 years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — spoke to Total Guitar magazine about his contributions to the band's latest album, "Invincible Shield". He said: "I played what I could and am...
April 10, 2024