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Byford Cancels UK & European Tour Dates

Following a number of similar cancellations in the last couple of weeks, Biff Byford has announced the cancellation of his UK tour that was due this coming April and May. The cancellation is mainly due to low ticket sales, that may or may not have been affected by the current worldwide Covid 19 virus pandemic, a reason given as the ...

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Scarborough Fair & Beyond

Having just released his debut solo album, Saxon frontman Biff Byford will be taking School of Hard Knocks for an airing on the road, in a tour of two halves, filled with both chat and live music. Prior to the tour, Byford has released a cover of the classic folk song ‘Scarborough Fair’ as his latest single. Movingly world weary ...

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Byford’s Valentine Wish

“Happy Valentine’s Day!” declared Saxon vocalist Biff Byford on 14th February when he released his new solo single, aptly titled ‘Me And You’. “I wrote this song for my wife and our 25th anniversary but I think it can be for anybody who’s in a relationship,” he continued. “We all have anniversaries and memories, not my usual style of song ...

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Byford’s Backstreet Confessions

Biff Byford has released the second single and title track from his debut solo album, School of Hard Knocks. The Saxon front man has also released a video to accompany the single, wherein he relates the experiences of growing up in a Northern working-class background and the choices he made to climb rock’s ladder towards fame and glory. Visually we ...

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Biff Byford’s School of Hard Knocks

Saxon’s legendary frontman, Biff Byford will release his first ever solo album School of Hard Knocks on 21st February through Silver Lining Music, and it features a number of guest appearances from the world of rock. This welcome news comes during the singer’s current recuperation following heart surgery. An aural storybook from the heavy metal bard it highlights both his ...

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Wacken – Triple X Anniversary Edition

In a summer crowded with festivals, Wacken has found its spot. Perhaps not the biggest or the one with the best bands, but the one that has the best whole metal experience. Get ready to be surrounded by metal everywhere. Metal markets, bars, video games, movies, tons of concerts and millions of beers… the truly holy land that every metalhead ...

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SAXON – The Eagle has Landed 40 ‘live’

Since their inception in the late 1970’s, Saxon have gone from being one of the forerunners of the awkwardly titled New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) to become one of the standard bearers of rock, and whilst they’ve never achieved the iconic status of other NWOBHM bands like Maiden and Leppard, nonetheless they’ve become one of the most successful ...

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SAXON’s The Eagle Has Landed            

To be a rock fan in the early eighties was heaven itself. The awkwardly named ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ (NWOBHM) had seen some great bands coming forward, the Monsters of Rock festivals at Donington (forerunner of Download), had begun and there were some great live albums being released. No Sleep Til’ Hammersmith, Strangers in the Night and Saxon’s 1982 offering The ...

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More Saxon Classics Due 

Innocence Is No Excuse, Rock The Nations and Destiny are the latest Saxon albums to be given some impressive deluxe reissue attenntion. Initially intended for July, they will now be released on 10th August through BMG. The CDs will feature 24-page media books containing original lyrics, rare photos and memorabilia, alongside bonus tracks including a selection of early demos – Some ...

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Saxon Reissue Series Continues

Following the successful  deluxe reissuing of Saxon’s original three albums into the UK Rock Top 40, comes news that those next in line; Denim and Leather, Power & The Glory and Crusader will receive similar treatment from BMG as of 25th May. The CDs versions of each record will feature 24 page media books containing original lyrics, rare photos and ...

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