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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
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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 SO...
December 22, 2002
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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...
December 17, 2002
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LOST HORIZON Confirmed For Spain's NIT DE REIS 2003 Festival

Sweden's LOST HORIZON are the latest act to have been confirmed for at the Nit de Reis 2003 festival, which is scheduled to take place on Jan. 4, 2003 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. Also set to appear at the event are BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON, IMMORTAL, VIRGIN STEELE, IRON SAVIOR and SARA...
December 14, 2002
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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. ...
November 22, 2002
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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 trad...
November 21, 2002
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BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON Among Acts Confirmed For Spain's NIT DE REIS 2003 Festival

BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON, IMMORTAL, VIRGIN STEELE, IRON SAVIOR and SARATOGA have been confirmed to appear at the Nit de Reis 2003 festival, which is scheduled to take place on Jan. 4, 2003 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. ...
November 20, 2002
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SINNER To Support HAMMERFALL In Germany

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNER — Mat 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...
October 26, 2002
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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,...
October 24, 2002
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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 Olive...
September 26, 2002
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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 – ...
September 26, 2002
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SAXON: 'Heavy Metal Thunder' MP3s Posted Online

SAXON have made available for download two songs from their album of re-recorded classic tracks, Heavy Metal Thunder, which is set for release on September 23rd through SPV/Steamhammer Records. The songs can be downloaded from the following locations: 01. And The Bands Played On 02. Never Surrender...
September 18, 2002
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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. Da...
September 5, 2002
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SAXON, DORO, IRON SAVIOR Among Artist Confirmed For German Benefit Show

SAXON, DORO, GRAVE, METALIUM and IRON SAVIOR are among the artists scheduled to perform on September 14-15 at a charity open-air festival for the victims of the great flood in the lower Elbe region of Germany. The complete list of acts set to appear at the event (in alphabetical order) is as follows...
September 5, 2002
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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 20...
August 21, 2002