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Biff Byford, Saxon vocalist, discusses his first Solo Album

In an already tough market, the Heavy Metal music industry is continuing to see more setbacks as the effects of Coronavirus continues to make front page news. This morning Biff Byford announced his April/May solo tour has been cancelled. While this is a result of low-ticket sales over the last …

The wonderful Tarja returns to British soil for dates in London, Manchester and Glasgow. These dates will celebrate her seventh studio album, ‘In The Raw’, which was released last August via EarMusic. Tarja’s music, with its symphonic texture and intricate soul, is made for the stage. Throughout the entire UK …
In Heavy Metal News, US appeals court says no copyright issue over Stairway To Heaven

It’s official – Led Zeppelin did not rip-off their classic ‘Stairway To Heaven’ song from Randy California’s Spirit, that’s according to a US appeals court who reinstated a ruling to that effect on Monday. The San Francisco 11-judge panel affirmed a 2016 judgment that found no proof the classic 1971 …
Heavy metal news: Keith Olsen, who passed away Monday.

American producer Keith Olsen, reknowned for his work with Scorpions, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, amongst many others, and for launching the careers of Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, has passed away. Scorpions confirmed the sad news on their Facebook page late on Monday night, March 9th, saying: “We just …

Following on from her 2018 album ‘Never Say Never’, Sari Schorr has released a fantastic new opus ‘Live In Europe’ and to celebrate the occasion, a new live video of ‘Ain’t Got No Money’ has been shared. Recorded across Europe in venues from Rapperswil to East Anglia during Sari’s 2019 …
Italian Heavy metal Band Ardours album cover 'eu4ria'

Cello-rockers Apocalyptica have released their brand-new music video, ‘Live Or Die’, featuring Joakim Brodén from Sabaton. One of the most dynamic liaisons in the History of Heavy Metal finds the spellbinding music of Apocalyptica joining with the iconic vocals of Brodén. In support of their current studio album release, the all-instrumental ‘Cell-0’, …

The 2020 edition of Burr Fest, the annual charity event held in memory of former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, will take place at The Dome at London’s Tufnell Park this Saturday, 7th March 2019, and will be headlined by Blaze Bayley. Bayley spent five years as vocalist for Iron Maiden, releasing the …
Heavy Metal Motorhead Rum

Hail to the legendary Lemmy! Motörhead Premium Dark Rum has sold over 100,000 bottles globally and has now been recognised with a Gold Award at The Spirit Business’ prestigious Rum & Cachaça Masters 2020 in the ‘Rum Aged 7-12’ Years category. Since 2018, Heavy Metal fans all over the world have been …
HRH AOR and Hammerfest postponed

HRH AOR 8 (12-15 March) and HAMMERFEST XII (19-22 March) have both been postponed in the wake of the current health situation.  Both festival websites have been updated with a postponement message. A statement from Chic Festivals includes the following: “With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus across Europe, we have …
Pretty Maids new album Made In Japan

Danish hard rockers Pretty Maids have announced a live album celebrating the release of their sophomore album ‘Future World’. The band toured supporting the 30th Anniversary of the album during 2017-18 and ‘Maid In Japan’ has been produced from the live performances in Tokyo. Recorded over the two nights in November …