Biff Byford from Saxon talked with us about their new album Battering Ram and tour of North America.

The ultimate road warriors Saxon is touring the United States in support of their 21st album called Battering Ram, which will be released on October 16. They started their tour on the west coast with Motorhead and will have Armored Saint supporting them on their east coast leg.


Battering Ram finds Saxon playing at the top of their game. These pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal have cranked up the metal edge on this new release. Songs such as “Queen of Hearts” with its syncopated beat and progressive guitar riffs combine elements of various genres of metal into a molten amalgam. Biff Byford explores various topics through his lyrics and sounds powerful and dynamic. For a taste of what to expect, Saxon have released a video for the title track “Battering Ram.”

Saxon had a day off recently in Denver, Colorado and National Rock Review caught up with Biff Byford to chat about their tour of the United States, the new album, and breakfast foods.

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Chuck is a native Michigander. He grew up in Detroit, and later Pinckney. He now calls Ann Arbor home. Running is in Chuck’s blood. He has run several marathons and numerous other races. His favorite race is Dances with Dirt in Hell, Michigan. Chuck was first exposed to photography in 7th grade. He has been a photographer ever since, honing his skills shooting landscapes and most recently concerts. In addition to experiencing music from behind the camera, Chuck is a musician in his own right. He has been playing guitar since his teen years. He played in Detroit area metal band, Battalion, recorded two independent releases, and toured. Today when not covering concerts, you can find him online at his blog, Life In Michigan.

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