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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
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD Hasn't Made A Lot Of Lifestyle Changes Since Suffering Heart Attack

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has told Full In Bloom in a new interview that he has made modest dietary changes in the two years after he suffered a heart attack and underwent an emergency triple bypass surgery. "A little bit," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I don't eat dairy anymore. I...
December 23, 2021
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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'They're Vaccinating People Like Crazy In The U.K.' Right Now

Vocalist Biff Byford of British metal veterans SAXON spoke to Liselotte "Lilo" Hegt of HeadBangers LifeStyle about the band's plans to return to the road in 2022. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[We're doing] 40th-anniversary shows [in the U.K.] with a big production. And we've got th...
December 16, 2021
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Former METALLICA Bassist RON MCGOVNEY Dismisses BIFF BYFORD's 'Electric Fan' Anecdote As 'Total Fiction'

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has dismissed SAXON singer Biff Byford's anecdote about the first show the two bands played together nearly four decades ago as "total fiction." During a new appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", Byford recounted a funny incident that allegedly happened when...
December 15, 2021
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BIFF BYFORD Looks Back On METALLICA's 1982 Gig As Support Act For SAXON: 'They Didn't Talk To Us For A Long Time' After That

During an appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON was asked to recount a "good story" involving the members of METALLICA. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Back in the day, METALLICA, they supported us. [We played at] the Whisky...
December 14, 2021
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BIFF BYFORD Says SAXON's Early Albums Were 'Just As Good As' IRON MAIDEN's 'The Number Of The Beast'

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules, SAXON frontman Biff Byford was asked at which point he and his bandmates started to reap the finical benefits of their success. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't think we ever did, to tell you the truth. I don't think I...
December 11, 2021