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SAXON – Postpones UK Tour Due To Sudden Illness Of Drummer Nigel Glocker

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Saxon - Warriors Of The World Tour - rescheduled dates - february 2015

As reported on the Saxon (Official) Facebook:

Saxon regret to inform UK fans that the remaining tour dates have been postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to the hospital on Monday night; more details will follow as soon as available.

Biff Byford says: “Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more. He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”

Biff Byford later wrote: “Nigel our friend and brother is in the hospital in the UK having tests to find a bleed on his brain. He is up and talking but he says he has a ball crushing headache. I will pass all your messages on to Gina, Nigel’s wife and we all pray that Nige can pull through this! At the moment all shows have been re scheduled to 3/4/5/6/7 of February 2015″ – Biff

Nigel Glockler - Saxon Drummer - publicity pic - #2014NG

Nigel Glocker (Credit: Saxon Facebook)

The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows: Tickets are valid for the new dates.

February 3rd NEWCASTLE Academy

February 4th NOTTINGHAM Rock City

February 5th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall

February 6th OXFORD Academy

February 7th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

The band and management would like to apologize to all involved for any inconvenience caused.

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* For more info on SAXON:

Facebook: Saxon (Official)

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GET WELL & STAY STRONG NIGEL GLOCKER.

LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SAXON – Warriors Of The Road World Tour, With Very Special Guests SKID ROW – Info You Need!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Saxon - Skid Row - Fall - Winter - 2014 European Tour - promo flyer

Fans of Saxon and Skid Row that live throughout Europe and the UK should be psyched; this Warriors Of The Road World Tour runs from the end of October through mid-December of 2014! Metal be thy name.

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* For more info on SAXON:

Facebook: Saxon (Official)

Website: http://www.saxon747.com

* For more info on SKID ROW:

Facebook: SKID ROW

Website: http://skidrow.com

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LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE SKID ROW.

Stone.

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Power Prog & Metal Fest 2014 – To Feature Saxon, Therion, Amorphis, Masterplan, Fates Warning – This April In Belgium – Info You Need!

Posted in concerts, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Power Prog & Metal Fest - promo flyer - 2014 - ppm - April

One of the biggest indoor European festivals!

When: April 18th, 19th & 20th

Where: Lotto Mons Expo – Mons – Belgium

3 days, 32 Bands and 2 Stages! At PPM Fest, the bands don’t play at the same time!

Metal Be Thy Name!!

For more cool details and ticket info:

Website: www.ppmfest.com

Facebook: Power Prog & Metal Festival @ Lotto Mons Expo !

And:

https://www.facebook.com/events/513439235418211/

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE PPM FEST.

LONG LIVE BELGIUM.

Stone.

SAXON – Heavy Metal Legends Returning To Wacken Open Air In 2014

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Saxon - band promo pic - band logo - 2013 - #47

As reported on the Official Saxon Facebook page:

The Mighty Saxon is pleased to announce they will be back at Wacken Open Air in 2014!!

“On the 25th Anniversary of this fantastic festival we look forward to filling your heads with some Heavy Metal Thunder!!”

Biff, Paul, Nigel, Nibbs & Doug

Saxon - Unplugged And Strung Up - promo cover pic - 2013

The NEW and critically acclaimed album, Unplugged And Strung Up, from the mighty SAXON… is OUT NOW! Metal be thy name! 

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Wacken Open Air - Santa Hat - promo banner

Wacken Open Air - 2014 - Sold Out - promo banner

* For more info on SAXON:

Facebook: Saxon (Official)

Website: http://www.saxon747.com

Wacken Open Air Website: http://www.wacken.com

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LONG LIVE SAXON.

LONG LIVE WACKEN OPEN AIR.

LONG LIVE HEAVY METAL.

Stone.

SAXON – Update On New Album – Announce Major 2013 Festival Appearance!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 30, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As reported on SAXON (Official) facebook:

Saxon live plans – Saxon Facebook has cracked 70k followers!!!

We are still busy with the last final details for the new album! Major announcement re the new album will follow shortly!

In the meantime we want to thank you all for your support! That gives us the strength and the will to move on and to work as hard as we can! Your support is not only viewable in all the nice letters and emails and everything you are sending but also in the fantastic amount of Facebook followers! We have reached the unbelievable number of 70.273!!!

To give you a little bit back we confirmed to play the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany on the second July weekend. The great thing is that we don’t just play a “normal” headline gig. We are bringing the mighty “Heavy Metal Thunder” Production we already used on this years Wacken Festival! We will see where else we are able to take this production and keep you of course updated. Further live dates will be also announced soon.

Saxon

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SAXON:

Biff Byford - lead vocals

Paul Quinn - guitar

Doug Scarratt - guitar

Nibbs Carter - bass

Nigel Glockler - drums

For more info on SAXON, click on the links below!

http://www.saxon747.com

facebook: Saxon (Official)

LONG LIVE SAXON.

Stone.

Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock and roll, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 20, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

As this weekend embarks on its second half, the yearning for 36 hour days never seems to wane for me. I always feel like I’m catching up on stuff; from yard work, paperwork and paying bills to new Metal album releases. I’m forever guilty of ignoring that golden rule: Don’t sweat the little things. Still, at the beginning and end of every 24 hour day, I am still grateful to be alive!

To anyone who has been kind enough to take the moment from their busy day and visit Metal Odyssey, here are a few Metal and Rock ‘N Roll thoughts that I want to share:

SAXON - This tuesday (May 22nd), in North America, the 2 CD/1 DVD set titled Heavy Metal Thunder – Live - Eagles Over Wacken gets released. I’ll be putting this Saxon release on my Metal want list, there’s no doubt. The price isn’t cheap, then again, there are 2 CD’s and a DVD involved here. Who knows, maybe I’ll find this cool Saxon set sometime in 2017… at an open-air flea market… for 3 dollars.

BLACK SABBATH – As the family feud continues to unfold in the Black Sabbath camp, the latest news is so immature that it’s beyond shocking. Apparently, as its been reported everywhere: vintage and/or recent band photos of Black Sabbath have been placed on the official Black Sabbath website… with Bill Ward cropped out of them! Metal be thy name!

* UPDATE - I guess it’s now being reported, as of mid-day on May 20th, that Bill Ward requested to have his image cropped out of any Black Sabbath group photos, which are shown on the Black Sabbath official website. Whatever. Who cares at this point. This is why I usually don’t write about any band’s soap opera moments. From here on in, I won’t cover any more related news regarding this Black Sabbath story. That’s it. I’m a fan who is fed up. Life is too damn short for me to worry about this nonsense.

Maybe Black Sabbath should just change their band name altogether now? Without Bill Ward, it’s no longer the original Black Sabbath. To assist the Black Sabbath camp in moving forward, here are several sincere and free band name suggestions from Stone:

1. - The Ozzy Trio

2. - Sharon Calls The Shots

3. - Sharon Knows Best

4. – The Osbourne Way

5. - Ozzy & His Band

6. - No Contract For You!

7. - Bill Who?

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Is it just me or are the following two album covers kinda similar? Same artist? I don’t know. Same idea? Looks like it. Both layouts are basically identical too. Weird how this sometimes happens. I’ll also add that the Running Wild album cover has a chunk of Voivod influence with the artwork.

Honestly, I’m not that impressed with either of the album cover art below. This is what I used to see being done in my high school graphic arts class… back in 1983. I used to sit through many critiques in art class while in college, so believe me, I know how proud artists can be about their work. I was always proud of my art, regardless the degree of difficulty. However, these two album covers below were not that difficult to create.

Death By Stereo – Black Sheep Of The American Dream

Running Wild – Shadowmaker

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Okay! That’s it! My Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts for Sunday, May 20th, have come to a close. I really hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to Metal Odyssey and will come again… and again. Leave a comment! The more comments that are made, the less likelihood that my boss will crop me out of his photographs! Make the most of your day today and watch out for parking lot speed bumps.

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METAL BE THY NAME.

LONG LIVE METAL & ROCK ‘N ROLL.

Stone.

SAXON – “BACK ON THE STREETS” APPLE SHAPED PICTURE DISC FROM 1985!

Posted in 1970's heavy metal, 1970's heavy metal bands, 1970's heavy metal music, 1980's heavy metal music, 1980's heavy metal picture discs, 1980's heavy metal songs, 1980's metal music, 1985 heavy metal music, 1990's heavy metal bands, cool album covers, current heavy metal bands, feel good stories, Heavy Metal, heavy metal album covers, heavy metal albums, heavy metal albums 1985, heavy metal bands, heavy metal history, heavy metal music, heavy metal on vinyl, heavy metal picture discs, heavy metal record finds, heavy metal records, metal odyssey, Music, new wave of british heavy metal, old school heavy metal, picture discs, power metal bands, power metal music, rare heavy metal records, rare picture discs, rock music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

SAXON – Back On The Streets, (die-cut), shaped picture disc FIND!  This past week, I entered yet another antique mall and I stumbled upon this unreal great Saxon picture disc! I was in Metal glee, upon my eyes becoming affixed, to this piece of Saxon vinyl memorabilia. The price I paid for this Saxon find was $10, (U.S.), Metal money worth spending. I don’t know the actual value of this picture disc on the open Metal market, yet I have a funny feeling it is worth more than the $10 I spent on it. Looking around the world wide web, I did not find one dealer/site that has this Saxon picture disc for sale. (Now, can I honestly say it is not available anywhere on the internet? Of course not… I just have not seen one just yet). I will have to think, with Metal certainty, that this Saxon picture disc must be scarce. Oh, the feeling of making a Metal score like this! Why I feel so psyched is that this is a picture disc from 1985, it’s not as if it’s a current/newly released picture disc. Plus, the sheer fact that this is a Heavy Metal band that I really do like makes it only better.

SAXON - Back On The Streets – Shaped Picture Disc Specs:

Side A: Back On The Streets

Side B: Live Fast Die Young

* To the best of my Metal research, Live Fast Die Young has never appeared on any Saxon studio album. Maybe it has appeared on a Saxon bootleg? Anyone with further info on the song Live Fast Die Young is welcomed to comment. If this is to be the only Saxon recording that Live Fast Die Young is found on, man, that makes this picture disc all the more Metal important.

* This is a U.K. import, the picture disc code, (found at the bottom of Side B), is: RP 6103.

* Directly below the picture disc code is a small logo witch reads: Parlophone.

* Other text found at the bottom of Side B, reads: SAXONGS CARLIN MUSIC CORP., (and), 1985 Original Sound Recordings Made By EMI Records LTD., (and), 1985 EMI Records LTD.

The single Back On The Streets is from the Saxon album Innocence Is No Excuse, (released in 1985).

Saxon, as they appeared on the 1985 album Innocence Is No Excuse:

Biff Byford – lead vocals

Paul Quinn – guitarist

Graham Oliver – guitarist

Steve Dawson – bass guitarist

Nigel Glockler – drums

This super fine picture disc is shaped like an apple, with the stem actually protruding out at the top! Here is what this Back On The Streets – shaped picture disc looks like:

Side A:

Side B:

I thank my wife for taking the pics for Metal Odyssey… she is quite a Metal asset for me in more ways than I can count, I honestly don’t know what I would do without her… that is a Metal fact!

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