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Saxon UK tour postponed

Saxon postpone UK tour

Saxon have announced that the remaining dates of the Saxon UK tour have had to be postponed due to the ill-health of drummer Nigel Glocker. Glocker was rushed to hospital on Monday night. Biff Byford said in a statement on the Saxon website: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. …

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Saxon to release “St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester” in March

British NWOBHM legends SAXON will release “St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live In Manchester”, a ‘Hidden Treasure’ recorded live at The Ritz in Manchester during Saxon’s ‘Sacrifice World Tour’. SAXON traditionally performs on St. George’s Day each year. Honoring a tradition paying homage to England’s patron, Saint George, whose traditionally  accepted day of his death …

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Saxon start their reduced UK tour

Saxon played what was to be the start of their 2014 tour in Northampton last night. The tour has been beset with problems due to Saxon doubling up some dates with Motorhead, who have now cancelled their dates, after having already postponed them once due to Lemmy’s ongoing health issues. Currently Saxon only have three dates …

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Lyric video released for Saxons ‘The Eagle Has Landed’

Saxon Unplugged and Strung up cover

Saxon have released the official lyric video for the orchestral version of the song ‘The Eagle Has Landed’. The track is taken from the band’s new album, ‘Unplugged And Strung Up’. Released on November 18, 2013, ‘Unplugged And Strung Up’ is an orchestral reworking of 14 classic Saxon songs.

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Bloodstock announce four more bands

Bloodstock festival

Bloodstock festival have announced four more bands. Revamp, Biohazard, Orphaned Land and Aborted have been confirmed for the line-up. All four bands are playing the main stage.  Orphaned Land on the Saturday, the rest on the Sunday. So far only main stage acts have been announced, with more to still be announced. Friday so far …

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Saxon’s ‘Unplugged and Strung Up’ out now

Saxon Unplugged and Strung up cover

Saxon’s ‘Unplugged and Strung Up’ is a ‘series of alternative takes on classic favorites’ is now out in the UK. “Unplugged and Strung Up reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic Saxon songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy …

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Pick of the Day – Saxon

Pick of the Day – Saxon – Denim and Leather from the 1981 album of the same name. Denim and Leather was Saxon’s fourth studio album. This was the last album with the classic line up of Saxon, as drummer Pete Gill would leave the band due to a hand injury, later joining Motörhead;

Saxon +2 announced for Bloodstock fest

Saxon

British metallers Saxon have just been confirmed as part of the Sunday lineup for Bloodstock 2014. The Bloodstock website also confirmed Decapitated and Flotsam & Jetsam. For Polish death metallers, Decapitated, this will be their first appearance. American’s Flotsam & Jetsam will be in the midst of an European tour at the time, with the …

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Saxon’s “Unplugged and Strung Up” out Nov 18th

Saxon Unplugged and Strung up cover

From Saxons website: The British heavy metal legends produce a series of alternative takes on classic favorites to herald a worthy new entry to the Saxonian Institute of Metal. There is always feral beauty in a raging beast…and with Unplugged and Strung Up, Saxon’s selection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard …

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