Elite metal titans Judas Priest and Saxon received a roaring, gladiator’s welcome at San Antonio’s sold-out Freeman Coliseum.
In 2013, I reviewed an advance copy of Saxon’s “Sacrifice” album on 2Fast2Die. Much to my surprise, the wife of drummer Nigel Glockler saw it and got in touch to kindly extend thanks on behalf of herself and her husband.
In a house filled with a lifetime of rock-n-roll memorabilia, few things are cooler than Robert’s one-of-a-kind gift, which today hangs smack in the middle of my living room for all my guests to admire.
Since its release earlier this year, “Sacrifice,” has been in heavy rotation at 2Fast2Die thanks to its perfect blend of Saxon’s former glory and modern-day power. With the legendary band recently announcing a North American tour that stops at Backstage Live in San Antonio on Sept. 27, I caught up with Saxon’s ever-gracious lead singer, Biff Byford, to discuss the making of this fantastic album.
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…
“I think the first gig we ever played in America was in Baton Rouge or maybe Jacksonville with Rush in 1980 on their ‘Moving Pictures’ tour. I remember walking out onstage in front of 20,000 people and it was a bit awe-inspiring.”
Onboard the bus during our interview, Udo displayed a copious thirst for whiskey (and generous hospitality).
By Metal Dave 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…