Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2024 – Day 1

This year Tons Of Rock Festival was celebrating its 10th anniversary, and I was excited to be returning to the festival for the seventh year. The festival is similar in size to Bloodstock Festival in the UK, which I think is the perfect size as you can get from one stage to the other quickly … Continue reading Festival Review: Tons of Rock 2024 – Day 1

Gig Review: Judas Priest / Saxon / Uriah Heep – Hydro, Glasgow (11th March 2024)

What a night, and what an honour to be the opening show for Judas Priest's mammoth Invincible Shield world tour. And what a support package, with two fellow long-timers in tow to get the crowd rocking prior to the leather-clad headliners taking to the stage. As Bernie Shaw stated early in the Uriah Heep set, there … Continue reading Gig Review: Judas Priest / Saxon / Uriah Heep – Hydro, Glasgow (11th March 2024)

Album Review: Saxon – Hell, Fire and Damnation

Forty five years on from their debut, NWOBHM royalty Saxon, show they are still very much leading the charge with their twenty fourth studio album Hell, Fire and Damnation. Entirely fitting the aesthetic and tone-setting introduction, "The Prophecy" is made all the more encapsulating with added narration from the one and only Brian Blessed, which … Continue reading Album Review: Saxon – Hell, Fire and Damnation

Judas Priest and Saxon announce 2024 UK dates

That's dates for March 2024, not over two thousand upcoming shows. Which would be pretty mental. Anyway... The mighty Judas Priest today announce a six date UK tour which will kick off on March 11th, 2024, at Glasgow Ovo Hydro. Special guests on the tour include Saxon and Uriah Heep. The hardest working band in … Continue reading Judas Priest and Saxon announce 2024 UK dates

Album Review: Saxon – More Inspirations

I’ll admit that I wasn’t overly impressed with Saxon’s Inspirations release back in 2021. Viewed as a filler to keep the band moving during the lockdown period, it was solid enough but didn’t exactly set my world on fire. But then, a band like Saxon can do what the hell they want really can’t they? … Continue reading Album Review: Saxon – More Inspirations

2022 Year In Review: Paul

When the Boss sent a message asking for reflections of 2022, I put my thinking cap on and wondered about topics that I could cover. It’s been a cracking year for rock and metal, with resurgences in prog, thrash, death, and classic rock to name but four of the many genres we love. I covered … Continue reading 2022 Year In Review: Paul