One of the stalwarts of the early NWOBHM scene, like many others in the genre, Whitley Bay rockers Tygers of Pan Tang were signed – albeit briefly – to celebrated Geordie label Neat Records along with the likes of Venom, Raven, and Saracen. However, while many of those acts were to remain on Neat a while longer (original vocalist Jess Cox even left the band to run the label), the commercial potential of Tygers… had not gone unnoticed, the band being signed almost straight away by prominent international label MCA.
In 1969, the first edition of one of the world”s biggest bands within the New Wave of British Heavy Metal – Judas Priest – was formed. One of the founders was guitarist KK Downing. KK was in the band until 2011 and over the years, he was one of the songwriters for most of the metal world”s biggest songs as “Breaking the Law”, “Living After Midnight” and “Painkiller”.
Time To Rock Fest 2023 has booked 17 of 40 planned bands for the summer-time Heavy Metal and Rock Festival! Headliners Saxon will be joined by, Michael Schenker Group, D-A-D, Tom G Warrior- performing three special sets with Triumph of Death and Triptykon, Ross The Boss, Molly Hatchet, Toy Dolls, Sham 69, Bourbon Boys, Uli Jon Roth, Angel Witch, Masterplan, Tungsten Tygers of Pan Tang, and Knogjarn! Taking place in Knislinge, Sweden July 8-10 2023, tickets are on sale at the link below. Continue reading →
Heavy Metal legends Saxon have shared a new single “Black Is The Night” – from their latest album Carpe Diem.You can read our review here. The band has announced a full UK/European headline tour this autumn, with special guest Diamond Head. Tickets are available now at the links below. “Black Is The Night” can be seen here.
Whether you want it to or not, once a nickname is acquired, it sticks. Sometimes for life. For almost as long as the band has existed itself, Californian speed metal legends Megadeth have been known by fans as Megadave. A purely affectionate nickname for sure, but one which grew out of frontman Dave Mustaine‘s often brutal and cold-blooded approach to personnel management. The singular constant in a revolving door of band members, make no mistake. Mustaine is Megadeth. Always was, always will be.
It’s been thirty years since beard and battleaxe aficionados Amon Amarth began their quest for world domination. Armed with swords, shields, and drinking horns, the hairy horde has journeyed far and wide, going on to become one of the most popular bands in Swedish metal history. Rarely deviating from their tried and tested formula, each successive album is a reliably thunderous collection of ancient history, myths, and legends told in the loudest, catchiest ways possibleContinue reading →
With the heart attack suffered by frontman Biff Byford back in September 2019 and the global pandemic which followed shortly after, NWOBHM legends Saxon have had a rough old ride the last couple of years. Therefore, Carpe Diem(Silver Lining Music) – translated from Latin into English as “sieze the day” – stands not only as an album title but as a clear and heartfelt message to all.
NWOBHM greats Saxon are thrilled to announce a full UK headline tour in November 2022. General sale will go live on Friday 10:00 AM GMT on all main platforms at the links below. The tour will see the band supporting their forthcoming album Carpe Diem acorss 14 cities throughout the country, with Diamond Head starring as special guest. Carpe Diem will be released on 4th February via Silver Lining Music and is now available for pre-order.Continue reading →
Father/son Heavy Rock band Heavy Water has shared the new single “Tree In The Wind” which is taken from their debut album, Red Brick City, out now via Silver Lining Music. It also comes with a lyric video you can watch now!