Saxon's drummer Nigel Glockler has had a rough time. He was rushed to the hospital and underwent an operation to address a brain aneurysm. A second procedure took place after the first was unsuccessful. The good news is that he will be released from the hospital tomorrow and is much better. Also, the heavy metallers hired Sven Dirkschneider, who is the son of Udo Dirkschneider (Accept, U.D.O.), as their new live drummer until Nigel Glockler recovers fully.
Heavy metallers Saxon were currently touring in the UK. However, the band has informed that their drummer Nigel Glockler was rushed to the hospital in Newcastle. The group has been forced to postpone all UK shows to February 2015 due to his health issues as Nigel has been taken ill. Hopefully, Nigel Glockler can recover from this.
British heavy metal veterans Saxon will enter the studio in early 2015 to begin recording the follow-up to 2013's Sacrifice for a late summer release. In a recent interview, singer Biff Byford announced that the new album is planned to be released around August or September next year.
British heavy metal legends Saxon have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2013's Sacrifice album. In a recent interview, frontman Biff Byford confirmed that the band has been working on their next album and he is also working on a solo album himself. He expects the new Saxon album and his solo output to be released in 2015.
British heavy metal outfit Hell have just been announced to play alongside the mighty Saxon on a two week long UK tour commencing on November 30th this winter. The band will be showcasing their latest album Curse & Chapter, released last year and nominated for Best Heavy / Melodic Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2013.
Warriors Of The Road World Tour! That's right, British heavy metal veterans Saxon have announced a first part of their massive world tour, to begin in the end of October, 2014 in Athens, Greece. Supporting Saxon on several dates will be Americans Skid Row, while other support groups will be confirmed additionally. The list of tour dates can be seen under the flyer.
Heavy metallers Saxon have released a new lyric video for the orchestral version of "The Eagle Has Landed", taken from their recent Unplugged And Strung Up release. This video features live footage of the band from Wacken and also some animation. What do you think about the orchestral take on their classic song?
British heavy metal legends Saxon have released their brand new video for the acoustic version of "Frozen Rainbow" which is a special reworking of a classic Saxon tune from the band's 1979 self-titled debut album, taken from their new collection Unplugged And Strung Up now in stores via UDR Music. You can enjoy the group's performance below.
As previously reported here, British heavy metal legends Saxon will release a new compilation album titled Unplugged And Strung Up set now for release on November 18th, 2013. The band has also revealed the artwork of the release which contains alternative takes on classic Saxon tunes.
British heavy metal legends Saxon have produced a series of alternative takes on the band's classic favourites that will be released under the name Unplugged And Strung Up. It will contain a selection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of 14 songs.
British legendary heavy metallers Saxon are pleased to announce the Sacrifice And Sin Tour, this time across North America. The tour is scheduled for this coming September/October and will be performed in support of their latest new album Sacrifice, released on February 22nd, 2013. Saxon will be touring together with their main support, US thrashers Fozzy, and progressive metal band Halcyon Way as the opening act. Check out all confirmed dates for this tour just below the official tour flyer.
Saxon have released a new video for their single "Sacrifice", taken from their upcoming 20th album of the same name. The song is the title track of Sacrifice, which will be released on March 1st in Europe, March 4th in the UK, and March 26th in North America via UDR. More album details here.
UK heavy metal legends/veterans Saxon are definitely not familiar with the word rest. The band has just announced a string of European tour dates as part of their Sacrifice World Tour, on which they will be touring in support of the new upcoming, already 20th studio album - Sacrifice, which comes out on February 22nd in Europe and February 26th, 2013 in North America through UDR.
Legendary Saxon vocalist Peter "Biff" Byford will guest on Avantasia's forthcoming album The Mystery Of Time. He joins Uriah Heep's drummer Russell Gilbrook, producer and guitarist Sascha Paeth and former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick in the ensemble.
Heavy metallers Saxon are gearing up to deliver their newest album Sacrifice, which comes out on February 22nd in Europe and February 26th, 2013 in North America through UDR. For their 20th album, Saxon have produced 10 songs in what will be the successor to their last album Call To Arms.