Posts Tagged ‘biff byford’

By Metal Dave The New Wave of British Heavy Metal is more than three decades old, and while the concerts can still stir excitement, the recent recorded output of the genre’s forerunners — Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and especially Def Leppard — has lost some of its urgency and fire. God bless Motorhead for staying […]

By Metal Dave Refusing to follow their British metal peers down the path of “creative” bloat, Saxon returns lean and fierce on upcoming album, “Sacrifice.” A jolting thrill ride of anthemic thrash and crunching, mid-tempo swagger, “Sacrifice” continues Saxon’s celebrated themes of rocking hard, riding free, working-class pride and warrior souls. Even better, it’s all […]

AND THE BAND PLAYS ON: Four decades since forming, Saxon not only continues to soldier on, but also recently released the new album, “Call to Arms,” which harkens back to the band’s mid-1980s sound. Left to right are guitarist Paul Quinn, guitarist Doug Scarratt, singer Biff Byford, drummer Nigel Glockler and bassist Nibbs Carter By Metal […]

If every picture tells a story the one above is more humorous than most. It also makes a nice introduction to a random new 2Fast2Die feature I’ll call Pictured Life (thanks, Scorpions!). Pictured Life will let the photo do most of the talking with only minimal back story from me to set the scene (yeah, […]