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 BUDDERSIDE ‘Spiritual Voilence’

’Spiritual Violence’ is the new longplayer from Budderside, a band that premiered with a self-titled debut in 2016. It took a while for the guys to unleash their sophomore record but now it’s in sight. ’Spiritual Violence’ ends the waiting time and what we can state right away, with 39 minutes it’s again not an... 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 →

SAXON unleash ‘Paperback Writer’

British metal pioneers Saxon will release an album entitled 'Inspirations' on March 19th via Silver Lining Music. The NWoBHM icons went through their record collections and distilled songs that influenced band and musicians. One of these songs is 'Paperback Writer', orginally a The Beatles song, which is now unleashed as a single taken from 'Inspirations'.... Continue Reading →

CD review SOEN ‘Imperial’

Super group and super project are rather inflationary used adjectives for the collaboration of various well-known musicians. Such a cooperation started at the beginning of the new millennium and was officially launched under the name of Soen in 2010. Former Opeth drummer Martin Lopez started Soen together with Steve Di Giorgio, Joel Ekelöf and Kim... Continue Reading →

DOKKEN announce ‘The Lost Songs: 1978-1981’

It wasn’t always multi-platinum sales and stadium gigs for Dokken. There was a first-phase and there were early days, and it is those bold first steps to stardom which are celebrated comprehensively on Dokken’s The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 album, out on August 28th 2020 through Silver Lining Music.   Featuring spectacular sleeve art by renowned US artist Tokyo Hiro (Motörhead,... Continue Reading →

CD review BUFFALO SUMMER 'Desolate Blue'

Soundwise Buffalo Summer is rooted in Hard Rock of the '70s/'80s with bands Like Led Zeppelin, Free and Whitesnake being a strong source of inspiration. The quartet uses these influences and connect them with a modern sound, leading to grooving and dynamic songs like 'Hit the Ground Running' and 'Deep Water'.

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.

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