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SAXON's BYFORD Keeping The Faith

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has posted the following update to the group's official web site: "Well hello again - Biff here, just a few words ... "The news of Jeff Martin's death came as a huge shock and he will be missed by band, crew, and us all. Jeff was a regular sight at the ...
March 5, 2003
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DGM To Release 'Hidden Place' In May

Italian progressive metallers DGM, described as "the European answer to SYMPHONY X and DREAM THEATER," will release their fourth album, "Hidden Place", on May 10 through Scarlet Records. The band mixed the CD at Outer Sounds (NOVEMBRE, STORMLORD) in Rome, Italy and mastered it at Mastering Room (IN...
March 4, 2003
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TROUBLE, TRIBE AFTER TRIBE Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

TROUBLE and TRIBE AFTER TRIBE (featuring FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera) are the latest acts to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magaz...
February 28, 2003
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OLIVER/DAWSON: Court Ruling Hardly A 'Victory' For SAXON

Original SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve have issued the following statement in response to a press release sent out by vocalist Biff Byford last Tuesday proclaiming a victory in the SAXON trademark case: "As reported elsewhere, there has been another result in the SAXON trademark case. When t...
February 28, 2003
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Judge Rules In Singer's Favor In Battle Over SAXON Name

The legal battle over the SAXON band name between the group's current vocalist Biff Byford and fellow original members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson appears to be over. The following is a statement issued by Byford earlier today: "Today in London at the High Court in the Strand, in a landmark decis...
February 25, 2003
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NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA Festival

NIGHTWISH, BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON, PRIMAL FEAR and MOTÖRHEAD are among the artists confirmed for the Metal Mania Festival, set to take place July 11-13 at the 45,000-capacity Auditorio Municipal in Villarrobledo (Albacete),Spain. More bands will be announced soon. ...
February 25, 2003
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H.I.M., MINISTRY, MESHUGGAH Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

H.I.M., MINISTRY, MESHUGGAH, DISTURBED and VOIVOD are among the latest artists confirmed to appear at the next installment of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 7-8 at Stadio Brianteo in Monza, Italy. MARILYN MANSON will headline the festivities on Saturday, June 7 (under the banner "A D...
February 18, 2003
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NEVERMORE, AMON AMARTH Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

NEVERMORE, AMON AMARTH and CIRCLE II CIRCLE are the latest acts to have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official lineup...
February 13, 2003
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BRAINSTORM, EVIDENCE ONE To Support SAXON

BRAINSTORM and EVIDENCE ONE will support SAXON at the following dates in April: Apr. 03 – Kaufbeuren, GER @ Zeppelinhalle Apr. 04 – Salzburg, AUT @ Rockhouse Apr. 07 – Kassel, GER @ Musiktheater ...
February 11, 2003
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SAXON, SAMAEL, OPETH Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA 2003 Festival

SAXON, SAMAEL, OPETH, MAYHEM and MALEVOLENT CREATION are among the artists confirmed to appear at this year's Metalmania 2003 festival, set to take place on April 5 in Katowice, Poland. A total of 23 bands will perform on two stages at the event, the tickets to which can be purchased at this locatio...
February 3, 2003
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BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON, CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Germany's ROCK HARD FESTIVAL 2003

BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON, CANDLEMASS, IN FLAMES, BOLT THROWER and THRESHOLD have been confirmed for Rock Hard Festival 2003, a two-day event set to take place June 7-8 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. A total of 16 bands will appear at the Rock Hard magazine-sponsored festival, the official l...
February 1, 2003
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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, ...
January 30, 2003
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MARILYN MANSON, WHITESNAKE, Others Confirmed For Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

MARILYN MANSON, WHITESNAKE, QUEENSRŸCHE and MOTÖRHEAD are among the artists confirmed to appear at the next installment of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 7-8 in Milan, Italy. MARILYN MANSON will headline the festivities on Saturday, June 7, while WHITESNAKE will top the bill the foll...
January 24, 2003
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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 ...
January 23, 2003
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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 m...
December 23, 2002