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Watch: VENOM Performs At Norway's INFERNO Festival

Black metal pioneers VENOM performed at this year's Inferno festival on Thursday, April 14 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube channel Mo blackmetalbitch). VENOM formed in 1979 in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the...
April 18, 2022
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SAXON Releases Lyric Video For 'Super Nova'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the official lyric video for their new song "Super Nova". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Carpe Diem". Produced by Andy Sneap (JUDAS PRIEST, EXODUS, ACCEPT) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with singer Biff Byford and Snea...
April 14, 2022
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SCORPIONS To Perform At Madison Square Garden For Bangladesh's 50th Anniversary Of Independence

SCORPIONS will perform a historic concert to celebrate Bangladesh's 50 years of independence on Friday, May 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert will feature as special guests one of Bangladesh's most prominent artists, CHIRKUTT. The Bangladesh Informati...
March 30, 2022
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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Discusses His Role In Creation Of Heavy Metal Genre

In a new interview with Kylie Olsson's YouTube show "Life In Six Strings", former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing discussed his role with one of the oldest and most famous bands synonymous with the creation of heavy metal, along with BLACK SABBATH. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
February 27, 2022
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SAXON Releases Documentary About Making Of 'Carpe Diem' Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released a 14-minute documentary about the making of the band's latest album, "Carpe Diem", and "the struggle and the strife that went into it." Check it out below. Produced by Andy Sneap (JUDAS PRIEST, EXODUS, ACCEPT) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshi...
February 25, 2022
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video, 'City Of The Night'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "City Of The Night", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "We wanted to kick off the new year with a 'full-on heavy metal riff mania.' We have already started recording...
February 23, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST Didn't Expect 'That Much' Pushback From Fans Over Announcement It Would Tour As Four-Piece

In a brand new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner once again spoke about the band's recent announcement that it would embark on the next leg of its 50th-anniversary tour as a quartet. Addressing the fan backlash which led the band to reverse its decision...
February 15, 2022
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SAXON Releases Music Video For New Single 'The Pilgrimage'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the third single, "The Pilgrimage", from their upcoming album, "Carpe Diem", due on February 4 via Silver Lining Music. "Pilgrimage is a fantastic word," says SAXON singer Biff Byford. "People go on pilgrimages all the time, not just in a historical or...
February 3, 2022
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD On JUDAS PRIEST's 'Crazy' Announcement It Would Tour As Quartet: 'Maybe They'd Been Drinking'

SAXON frontman Biff Byford says that it was "crazy" for JUDAS PRIEST to announce its plan to embark on the next leg of its 50th-anniversary tour as a quartet. On January 10, JUDAS PRIEST revealed that it would perform as a four-piece when it returns to the road in early March. A few hours later, the...
January 31, 2022
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Carpe Diem

British heavy metal icons SAXON have remained venerable vaunted veterans through four decades in large part due to their charismatic live presence. The band's post-2000 studio output has remained consistent, with new albums being reliably released every few years. The majority of those records have...
January 31, 2022
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'I Don't Think Guys Like Me Retire'

In a new interview with Ruben Mosqueda of Photo Concerto, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked if he can picture himself retiring in the not-too-distant future. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBBERMOUTH.NET): "No, retirement is not really [something I think about] at all, really. That word, I do...
January 29, 2022
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Didn't Understand JUDAS PRIEST's 'Strange' Decision To Tour As Quartet: 'It's A Bit Wacky'

SAXON frontman Biff Byford says that it was "strange" for JUDAS PRIEST to announce its plan to embark on the next leg of its 50th-anniversary tour as a quartet. On January 10, JUDAS PRIEST revealed that it would perform as a four-piece when it returns to the road in early March. A few hours later, t...
January 23, 2022
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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Defends Producer TOM WERMAN's Work On 'Stay Hungry': 'I Don't Wanna Smear' Him

In a new interview with "Heritage Musicians In Conversation With Joe Matera", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked how important veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman was to the commercial success of the band's triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBER...
January 22, 2022
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SAXON Pays Tribute To People Who Have Died Of COVID-19 In New Song 'Remember The Fallen'

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the second single, "Remember The Fallen", from their upcoming album, "Carpe Diem", due on February 4 via Silver Lining Music. SAXON singer Biff Byford states: "I wanted to write a song about COVID, about the people that have died, and give my perceptio...
January 11, 2022
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K.K. DOWNING Went On 'Autopilot' While Writing Debut KK'S PRIEST Album

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke to Front Row Report about his songwriting approach while composing the material for the debut album from his new band KK'S PRIEST. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The minute I sat down to do this, I just wanted to pretty much go on auto...
December 23, 2021