Like father like son. That could be the header for the debut album of Heavy Water. The band premiers on July 23rd with ‘Red Brick City and although the outfit is a rather new one, the names behind this moniker are well-known. Heavy Water is the lockdown project of Saxon’s legendary frontman Biff Byford und his... Continue Reading →
If you wonder what Saxon's Biff Byford and his son Seb did during the COVID-lockdown, they worked on songs for a project called Heavy Water. 'Red Brick City' is the title of their full-length album that will be in the record stores on July 23rd and comes via Silver Lining. Today, the title title track... Continue Reading →
That Saxon can not only write brilliant heavy metal anthems, but also do good cover versions is known since 1988. The 'Destiny' album opens with 'Ride Like the Wind', a Christopher Cross classic that Saxon sets perfectly into scene. Now, it seems like Biff Byford and bandmates have been going through their own record collections... Continue Reading →
'School of Hard Knocks' is a authentic album without frills. It's an album that carries street life vibes and is done with a down-to-earth mindset. In this way it reflects exactly what Biff Byford stands for, making 'School of Hard Knocks' to a real Byford solo album.
Biff Byford never released a solo album to date and the year of 2020 will change things. ‚School of Hard Knock’s is the excellent solo debut of a singer and frontman that truly belongs to the pioneers of Heavy Metal. Release date of ‚School of Hard Knocks‘ is scheduled for February 21st, 2020 and nit... Continue Reading →
Good news from Biff Byford. Not only that health recovery is going well, it's also his first solo album that will ready to be shipped to the record store early 2020. 'School of Hard Knocks' is the title of Byford's first solo release. The longplayer will be available on February 21st, 2020 and comes via... Continue Reading →
(*/10) British Heavy Metal icons Saxon celebrate their 40th anniversary with a tour entitled ‚Castles & Eagles‘ plus the release of a live collection featuring four decades in Metal. ‚The Eagles Has Landed 40 (Live)‘ is a comprehensive album with 40 songs representing all eras of a Heavy Metal legend. From the debut to the... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Hollands Metal veterans Picture is a band many kids don't know. The band premiered in 1980 and is for more than 40 years in business, but never had the big breakthrough. After some changes in the line-up over the last years it was three years ago when 4/5 of the original band joined forces... Continue Reading →
NWoBHM legends Saxon announced the release of 'The Eagle has Landed 40 (Live). The 3-CD package includes 40 songs, celebrating 40 years in Heavy Metal. The album contains live recordings from the last 12 years and covers songs like '20.000 ft', 'Machine Gun' and 'State of Grace'. It goes without saying that this release also... Continue Reading →
Three live reports of the same band in one year doesn't happen that often. It's British metal pioneers Saxon that scored such a record on Markus' Heavy Music Blog. It was in February this year when Saxon played a show at 013 in Tilburg, followed by a headliner show at this years Rock Hard Festival.... Continue Reading →
British metal pioneers Saxon will release on September 7th their latest longplayer 'Thunderbolt' in an special tour edition. The album contains two live bonus tracks plus a 10"x10" photo of the band on tour. Tracklist: Olympus Rising Thunderbolt The Secret of Flight Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz) They Played Rock and Roll Predator Sons of Odin... Continue Reading →
British metal pioneers Saxon revealed a new video. The clip is for 'The Secret of Flight', taken from the latest release 'Thunderbolt'. Furthermore Saxon continues with their tour and check for the latest dates HERE.
It's a lot of Saxon on Markus' Heavy Music Blog recently. The only reason for it is the fact that there's a lot of activity in the NWoBHM-legend camp. 'Thunderbolt', the newest longplayer, has seen the light of day early this year and the band's on tour, promoting the new release. This led to two... Continue Reading →
The 2018 RHF edition comprised of a significant amount of Swedish bands and it was one of those that helped Day 3 to get of the boxes. Thundermother was the adrenalizer needed to kick-off things on final day. The four girls from Sweden were a real energizer and their groovy hardrock awoke even the ones... Continue Reading →