Review SAXON ‘Carpe Diem’

Looking at Saxon's new studio album, you wonder who made the decision for the artwork. The band had always chosen appealing motifs for the packaging of their records, but this time it is an almost childlike drawing with two Roman soldiers standing on a wall looking uninspired into the distance. A certain reference to the... Continue Reading →

SORCERER released ‘Reverence’

Stockholms metal institution Sorcerer used the time to record four cover songs which let off the leash one by one. It all started in September 2021 with the legendary 'Gates of Babylon', originally from Rainbow, followed by 'When Death Calls' (Black Sabbath) and Saxon's 'Crusader'. The final cover is 'Waiting for Darkness' from Ozzy Osbourne... Continue Reading →

SAXON announce ‘Carpe Diem’

The title of the upcoming Saxon longplayer couldn't have been chosen better, considering the times we are in since a few months. 'Carpe Diem', that's the name of Saxon's 23rd album which contains ten new songs. The album will be released on February 4th, 2022 and comes through Silver Lining Music. The title track has... Continue Reading →

Review HEAVY WATER ‘Red Brick City’

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 →

HEAVY WATER, a father and son project

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 →

CD review SAXON ‘Inspirations’

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 →

CD review BIFF BYFORD ‘School of Hard Knocks’

'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 announces solo album

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 →

CD review PICTURE ‘Wings’

(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 →

SAXON’s ‘Thunderbolt’ as special tour edition

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 →

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