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Album review: SAXON – Decade Of The Eagle

SAXON - Decade Of The Eagle

BMG [Double CD/4 vinyl 180gm LPS Release date 17.11.17] British metal legends Saxon, still going strong, released what is considered the first album of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal genre. Originally called Son Of A Bitch, the band formed … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Solid Book Of Rock (Box set)

SAXON - Solid Book Of Rock (Box set)

Edsel/Demon Music Group [Release date 18.08.17] It seems that – exhausting the market for CD expanded or deluxe editions – 2017 might be the “Year of The Box Set” as labels try and find new income streams.  We’ll be getting … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR –Mote Park, Maidstone, 28 July 2017

The Ramblin’ Man Fair is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. It is situated in Mote Park right in the centre of Maidstone in Kent, it is a bit bizarre passing a children’s playpark … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Eagles And Dragons (9-vinyl box set)

SAXON - Eagles And Dragons

Demon Records [Release date 18.03.16] Nine albums, nearly twenty years in timespan, and another chance for recycling under the auspices of 180 gram vinyl.  This means you don’t get bonus tracks, just the original albums in original sleeves and inners … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 25 July 2015

Scorpions - Ramblin

Photo: Paul Rodgers Another summer and yet another new festival joins the ranks of the many. This one however had the classic rock fraternity foaming at the mouth with a line up which comprised some of the biggest names in … Continue reading

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News: BIFF BYFORD (Saxon) interview and special features on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Biff Byford of Saxon

Sunday 30 November 2014, 17:00 Thursday 4 December, 22:00 repeat Saxon frontman Biff Byford chooses the music in Get Ready to ROCK! Radio’s  ‘Favourite Tracks from Favourite Artists’ sequence.  He chats to GRTR!’s David Randall about the band’s progress and … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2014 highlights

Mixcloud

December 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, GMT We are posting selected shows to our Mixcloud page. Photo: Simon Dunkerley Special features this month Christmas … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – The Complete Albums 1979-1988

SAXON - The Complete Albums 1979-1988

Parlophone/Warner Music [Release date 17.03.14] Saxon get the “complete albums” treatment with a 10-disc set, essentially the 2009/2010 remasters in facsimilie sleeves. All of Saxon’s albums have appeared on CD before, some on different labels, including the strange 2-on-1 packages … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – St George’s Day: Live In Manchester

SAXON - St George’s Day: Live In Manchester

UDR (2CD) [Released 17.03.14] You don’t get much better, or more British, than NWoBHM stalwarts Saxon, especially when they play on St George’s Day. This Manchester gig – a full show running to 2 hours and over 20 tracks covering … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON – Tivoli, Buckley, 11 February 2014

Saxon - Tivoli, Buckley, 11 February 2014

35 years on since their album debut and the mighty Saxon return to their roots.  The “Tiv” was a regular watering hole for bands in the eighties and it seems that life has come full circle.  A series of club … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Unplugged And Strung Up

Saxon - Unplugged And Strung Up

UDR Music [Release date 18.11.13] Saxon are one of the enduring British rock bands who have consistently delivered the metal clad goods. This new album though offers something a little different in that the band have taken some of their … Continue reading

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Album review: SAXON – Live In Germany 1991

Saxon - Live In Germany 1991

Edsel Records [Release date 28.10.13] You could argue: why do we want another Saxon live album from a time when arguably they were past their peak?  Don’t be so miserable.  Recorded in Germany in 1991 the band had just recorded … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON, THE QUIREBOYS, Oxford Academy, 5 May 2013

Saxon - Oxford Academy, 5 May 2013

If only everything in life was as reliable as Saxon. You can set your watch by the fact the enduring Yorkshire stalwarts of the NWOBHM will be touring every spring, usually to coincide with St George’s Day. And you can … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON, Nottingham Rock City, 20 April 2013

Saxon - Nottingham Rock City, 20 April 2013

First a rant, tonight’s gig followed the current trend to start gigs earlier and earlier so they can tag on a club night after. This means that people finishing work at normal times miss out or have to make arrangements … Continue reading

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Gig review: SAXON, The Quireboys, Leamington Assembly, 18 April 2013

Saxon, Leamington Assembly, 18 April 2013

A couple of years ago Biff announced from the Assembly stage that he was so impressed with the venue and the audience that he promised to bring the band back on the next tour. Many things get said within the … Continue reading

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Interview with BIFF BYFORD (Saxon)

I have been in the presence of many fellow music journalists, all of whom had at least one disappointing tale to tell of meeting with a music idol who failed to meet their expectations. Though I dreaded the same, I … Continue reading

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SAXON – Sacrifice

Saxon - Sacrifice

UDR/EMI 2CD  [Release date 04.03.13 ] NWOBHM Legends Saxon have been on a bit of roll with recent albums and tours getting much acclaim. And this new album sees no let up at all. This album is to the last … Continue reading

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SAXON – Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie

SAXON  (2DVD) UDR/EMI NWoBHM stalwarts Saxon have been rocking for over 35 and currently enjoying some of their biggest success ever. Certainly in terms of new album, live reviews, Saxon are pretty much top of their game, and they have … Continue reading

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SAXON announce April UK tour dates

SAXON ANNOUNCE ‘SACRIFICE TOUR’ IN SPRING Never tired of the road, Saxon announce the UK leg of their Sacrifice World Tour in support of the upcoming album of the same name. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends will … Continue reading

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