It’s a soulful, heavy trip with Texan quartet Duel. Formed largely from the ashes of Groove rockers Scorpion Child, new album Valley Of Shadows (Heavy Psych Sounds) is their third album in three years but despite the prolific nature, there remains a certain impact from the tracks on offer here. Continue reading
Formed nearly a quarter of a century ago, Twisted Tower Dire is one of those bands that never made it big, but has always been likable and consistent in their music. This Virginia-based act has been rather quiet since their last release, Mark It Dark (Cruz del Sur Music) in 2011, but now they’re back with a much-anticipated new record. Their sixth full-length album, Wars In The Unknown (No Remorse Records), boasts about how this quartet can still accomplish solid and entertaining Heavy Metal. Continue reading
As they have been hinting at, Saxon has announced a 40th-anniversary tour and new live album. The “Castles & Eagles” UK Tour will celebrate the bands’ milestone with a career spanning show at three special venues. For the first time since the 1980’s Saxon return to headlining London’s legendary Hammersmith “Odeon” and Manchester Apollo, together with their largest Scottish show to date at Glasgow’s Braehead Arena in October 2019, with a mega show featuring staples of Saxon shows past, the castle set in its enormity together with the classic Eagle Lighting rig! For London and Manchester, a four-band bill will include Swiss legends Krokus who will play their first and only shows in the UK for many years together with friends and NWOBHM icons Girlschool & Diamond Head. The Eagle Has Landed 40 Live Album 4 is coming out on 2nd 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Continue reading
The Hall of Heavy Metal History Metal Hall of Fame Gala takes place every winter around The NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Hosted by television, radio personality and heavy metal champion Eddie Trunk (Trunk Nation That Metal Show), and will feature appearances by heavy metal greats of today and years past. The event will feature performances by legendary drummers and Hall of Heavy Metal History inductees Carmine Appice and Vinny Appice, as well as a performance by hard rock/punk icon Jean Beauvoir. Los Angeles heavy rock/metal group Budderside will open the show. The full list of inductees is below This is fast becoming one of the biggest events in the yearly metal calendar.
As we wind down our Album Of The Year coverage with staff and guest posts, we have another from our venerable pundit Gary Alcock! Gary shares his personal Top Ten Albums of 2018. Continue reading
Legendary NWOBHM band Saxon is still going strong in 2018 with their new album Thunderbolt (Silver Lining) and their recent tours with Judas Priest. In a new interview with Moshpit Passion, singer Biff Byford discussed the possibility of celebratory vibe for 2019 concerts and festivals paying tribute to the bands fortieth year in metal. The band are currently touring throughout the end of 2018, and are touring behind the new deluxe tour edition of Thunderbolt. Continue reading
New Wave of British Heavy Metal greats Saxon are releasing a deluxe edition of their classic first live album The Eagle Has Landed, will be reissued on October 19th. The album features bonus tracks recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon in 1981-1982. Saxon are on tour supporting their 2018 release Thunderbolt, and just released a special tour edition of that album too. New dates kick off next week in Brussels, BE. Pre-order links are live at the link below.
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Saxon has been killing it all year behind their critically acclaimed new album Thunderbolt. Now they will release a deluxe tour edition of the album, this September 7th via their label Militia Guard Music. The Special Tour Edition features live recordings of ‘Thunderbolt’ and ‘Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz)’ recorded in Frankfurt and Los Angeles on the 2018 Thunderbolt World Tour. The CD format also contains a 10” x 10” poster with photos of the band while on Tour. Pre-orders are live as of today. Continue reading
Saxon, on the heels of a stellar run of recent tour dates with Judas Priest and Black Star Riders in America, have released a brand new music video for the track ‘The Secret Of Flight’. The song comes from excellent recent album Thunderbolt. Continue reading