The festival’s Eleventh Coming came to pass, but Jonni Davis and his team are already putting together their Glorious Twelfth for 2018.  HRH are thus proud to announce a first salvo of storming acts, chosen by the fans, who’ll be performing amidst the beautiful backdrop of North Wales, at Camp HRH in Pwllheli from 8th -11th November 2018.

The ever-mighty Saxon will be headlining HRH XII. Saxon need no introduction to fans of the genre, who’ll see their iconic logo in their mind’s eye the moment the band gets mentioned. Formed back in ’77, Saxon were at the forefront of the scene, much beloved by fans of Hard Rock Hell. What’s more, Saxon played the very first Hard Rock Hell (the Winter Ball, back in 2007). Having sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, the band also continues to influence later giants of the genre, like Metallica, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, and Pantera, and will be raising the rafters at HRH XII.

Co-headliners  The Dead Daisies are a formidable Australian-American outfit that brings together amazing talent for this collective project. The band has toured worldwide and was the first the first Western rock band to play Cuba after President Obama reopened trade ties with the country. An amazing achievement. Have a cigar, as the saying goes! The Dead Daisies will be bringing their world-famous Live and Loud sound to Hard Rock Hell next year.

Like Saxon, Girlschool played the very first Hard Rock Hell, way back when the world was young. Firm favourites of the HRH crowd, Girlschool have just won the HRH “Angels of Rock” award at the brand-new HRH AWARDS. They’re the longest running all-female rock band IN THE WORLD, and still strong and active after more than 35 years in the business.

Femme Fatale were due to play HRH XI, but weren’t able to do so because some of their guitarists were playing on another project. HRH are delighted to welcome the band to HRH XII. Listing “Loud Guitars, Vodka, Black Boots, Black Eyeliner, & Beer!” as the band’s interests, Femme Fatale will bring all this and more to Camp HRH next year!

Also announced in the very tasty first wave of bands playing the festival are Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Tygers of Pan Tang, Thunderstick, Ryders Creed, The Rising Souls, The Dukes of Bordello, and (appropriately for HRH XII) Renegade Twelve.

N.B. HRH has been busier and more popular than ever, particularly after the triumphant Eleventh Coming (which sold out LAST November). Tickets for HRX XII will sell out FAST, so book early! Ring Fleur on 0203 287 6684 

For further details and ongoing updates, check out www.hardrockhell.com.

Solid Book Of Rock  is a brand new box set from Saxon, containing nine studio albums released between 1991 and 2009, complete with eight bonus tracks,two bonus CDs (Classics Re-Recorded originally issued with the initial pressings of Killing Ground, and also the Lionheart –  Rough Studio Mix originally issued on the 2006 limited edition) There are also three bonus DVDs (originally released as limited edition DVDs with the Lionheart, The Inner Sanctum and Into The Labyrinth albums.

It all comes  wrapped up in a 12” x 12” case bound book featuring a  brand new cover painting by Paul R. Gregory, plus a 24-page booklet with all the lyrics and credits and photographs.

If you order one of the 500 limited Amazon releases, you’ll also get a framable print of the front cover painting, signed by frontman Biff Byford.

Tracklisting:

Solid Ball Of Rock:

“Solid Ball Of Rock”
“Altar Of The Gods”
“Requiem (We Will Remember)”
“Lights In the Sky”
“I Just Can’t Get Enough”
“Baptism Of Fire”
“Ain’t Gonna Take It”
“I’m On Fire”
“Overture In B-Minor / Refugee”
“Bavarian Beaver”
“Crash Dive”

Bonus tracks:
“Requiem (We Will Remember)” [single version]
“Reeperbahn Stomp”

Forever Free:

“Forever Free”
“Hole In The Sky”
“Just Wanna Make Love To You”
“Get Down And Dirty”
“Iron Wheels”
“One Step Away”
“Can’t Stop Rockin’”
“Nighthunter”
“Grind”
“Cloud Nine”

Bonus tracks:
“Princess Of The Night” [live]
“Forever Free” [live]

Dogs Of War:

“Dogs Of War”
“Burning Wheels”
“Don’t Worry”
“Big Twin Rolling (Coming Home)”
“Hold On”
“The Great White Buffalo”
“Demolition Alley”
“Walking Through Tokyo”
“Give It All Away”
“Yesterday’s Gone”

Bonus tracks:
“The Great White Buffalo” [live]
“Denim And Leather” [live]

Unleash The Beast:

“Gothic Dreams”
“Unleash The Beast”
“Terminal Velocity”
“Circle Of Light”
“The Thin Red Line”
“Ministry Of Fools”
“The Preacher”
“Bloodletter”
“Cut Out The Disease”
“Absent Friends”
“All Hell Breaking Loose”

Bonus tracks:
“Crusader” [live]
“Solid Ball Of Rock” [live]

Metalhead:

“Intro”
“Metalhead”
“Are We Travellers In Time”
“Conquistador”
“What Goes Around”
“Song Of Evil”
“All Guns Blazing”
“Prisoner”
“Piss Off”
“Watching You”
“Sea Of Life”

Killing Ground:

“Intro”
“Killing Ground”
“Court Of The Crimson King”
“Coming Home”
“Until Hell Freezes Over”
“Dragon’s Lair”
“You Don’t Know What You’ve Got”
“Deeds Of Glory”
“Running For The Border”
“Shadows On The Wall”
“Rock Is Our Life”

Classics Re-Recorded [Bonus CD]:

“Princess Of The Night”
“Crusader”
“Wheels Of Steel”
“Motorcycle Man”
“Strong Arm Of The Law”
“Denim And Leather”
“Dallas 1pm”
“And The Bands Played On”

Lionheart:

“Witchfinder General”
“Man And Machine”
“The Return”
“Lionheart”
“Beyond The Grave”
“Justice”
“To Live By The Sword”
“Jack Tars”
“English Man O’War”
“Searching For Atlantis”
“Flying On The Edge”

Lionheart Studio Audio – Rough Mix [Bonus CD]:

“Witchfinder General”
“Man And Machine”
“The Return”
“Lionheart”
“Beyond The Grave”
“Justice”
“To Live By The Sword”
“Jack Tars”
“English Man O’War”
“Searching For Atlantis”
“Flying On The Edge”
“Beyond The Grave” [single version]

The Inner Sanctum:

“State Of Grace”
“Need For Speed”
“Let Me Feel Your Power”
“Red Star Falling”
“I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)”
“If I Was You”
“Going Nowhere Fast”
“Ashes To Ashes”
“Empire Rising”
“Attila The Hun”

Into The Labyrinth:

“Battalions Of Steel”
“Live To Rock”
“Demon Sweeney Todd”
“The Letter”
“Valley Of The Kings”
“Slow Lane Blues”
“Crime Of Passion”
“Premonition In D Minor”
“Voice”
“Protect Yourselves”
“Hellcat”
“Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)”
“Coming Home” [bottleneck version]

Lionheart DVD:

Lionheart – making of
“Lionheart – live clip
“Beyond The Grave” – promo video
5.1 96k high end sound mix of the album

The Inner Sanctum DVD:

A Night Out With The Boys
“To Hell And Back Again”
A Night Out With Boys – The Idea
A Night Out With Boys – Not Really
“See The Light Shining”
A Night Out With Boys – Now It Started
“Redline”
“Suzie Hold On”
“Stand Up And Be Counted”
“Frozen Rainbow”
“Never Surrender”

Into The Labyrinth DVD:

“Perceval” – Biff plays King Arthur in this Spanish film, directed by Pablo Aragues Millan
“Let There Be Light” – documentary about the live staging and lighting

Audio interview with Biff Byford – Biff talks about the songs on “Into The Labyrinth”

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Saxon - The Vinyl Hoard

For the first time on vinyl, Saxon will be releasing live recordings which were previously only released on CD or DVD. ‘The Vinyl Hoard‘, an eight disc box set, pressed on 180g gold vinyl, and in specially designed gatefold sleeves, will be released on Demon Records on October 28th.

The outer slipcase box features a specially-commissioned, beautiful brand new cover painting by Saxon’s artist-in-residence, the legendary Paul Gregory.

The boxset contains the following:

The Dogs Of War Tour, 1995 (Recorded on tour in Germany)
[Previously issued on CD as “The Eagle Has Landed Part II”]

The Lionheart Tour, 2004 (Recorded on tour in France, England and Germany)
[Previously issued on “The Eagle Has Landed Part III”]

A Night Out With The Boys, 2005: The 25th Anniversary Of The NWOBHM (Recorded on tour in Germany and Sweden)
[Previously issued on “The Eagle Has Landed Part III” ]

Rock Sound Festival, 2006 (Recorded in Switzerland)
[Previously issued on “To Hell And Back Again” ]

Tracklisting:

LP 1:

LP 2:

LP 3:

LP 4:

LP 5:

LP 6:

LP 7:

LP 8:

  1. Motorcycle Man
  2. Dragon’s Lair
  3. To Hell And Back Again
  4. Princess Of The Night
  5. Wheels Of Steel [including Doug Scarratt solo]
  6. Crusade

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HRH 9

By popular HRH fan demand, UFO have confirmed to join Saxon at HRH 9 for a main stage rock off. The last time the two bands met was at HRH 4, but with another 5 years’ worth of material plus all the legendary classics, this will be a double header not to be missed.

UFO
UFO

Here’s some video footage of UFO back @ HRH 4

Hard Rock Hell 9 takes place this November, 12-15th  at their usual camp in North Wales

Last few remaining day passes now on sale

www.hardrockhell.com/tickets

0203 287 6684

 

HRH9

Hard Rock Hell, aptly titled ‘House of Horrors’, which is now in its 9th cycle are pleased to welcome Heavy Metal Titans, Saxon back into their realm of mayhem by popular demand from the HRH Fans. It will be 5 years since their last visit and this year’s set will be a 2 hour jaw dropper. With a mammoth back catalogue that stretches back to 1976, even with 2 hours it will be difficult to fit enough in.

Joining Saxon will be 80’s all-female NWOBHM Vets, Rock Goddess, who have recently enjoyed a positive resurgence and are looking forward to grace the stage in front of the HRH Loyal. Another band which have been ordered in by popular HRH fan demand, are the unstoppable Black Spiders, who just seem to be hitting every part of the globe with their Hard Rock sound.

HRH are renowned for plucking some gems out of far flung territories and the first one to be announced this year with a huge injection of Psychedelia are Swedish Heroes Skanska Mord.

Keeping things Swedish, we are also pleased to welcome Swedish rockers Riot Horse to the proceedings. Check out their track Medicine Man below.

Completing the first announcement are Outlaw Biker Rockers, Pig Iron who have just signed to sister label, Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

HRH 9 will be held at its base Camp HRH, Pwhelli, Gwynedd , North Wales 12th / 15th November 2015

 

Day Passes have now been released and can be booked @ www.hardrockhell.com/tickets

Saxon

NWOBHM legends Saxon have announced the re-scheduled dates for their recently postponed UK shows. The tail end of the UK tour, originally planned for December 2014, had to be delayed due to Nigel Glocker’s sudden health problems.

The drummer, who was taken to hospital with a brain aneurysm, is now back home and on the mend after two surgical procedures; he won’t however be able to perform in the remaining dates and will be replaced by Sven Dirkschneider, the son of Udo Dirkschneider (Accept), who will be joining on stage frontman Biff Byford, Paul Quinn (guitar), Doug Scarratt (guitar) and Nibbs Carter (bass).

Biff says: “It’s great to see Nige on the mend, he will get the chance to see the band from out front for a change.”

Nigel has recently posted a video message on the band’s Facebook page to thank fans and loved ones and update them on his current health status. The remaining members of Saxon are extremely pleased with his fast recovery and are looking forward to finish what they started performing the last five shows of their landmark 35th anniversary tour.

The new dates are as follows:

February 3rd                        Newcastle                                  Academy
February 4th                         Nottingham                                 Rock City
February 5th                         Wolverhampton                       Wulfrun Hall
February 6th                         Oxford                                          Academy
February 7th                         London                                          Shepherds Bush Empire

Ticket price for London is £27.50 (subject to booking fee) – all other shows £26 (subject to booking fee); please refer to www.Saxon747.com or www.Kililive.com (24 hour ticket line – 0844 871 8803) for more info. December’s tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows and new tickets are now available.

The UK dates are to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list will 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.
Saxon live

Saxon_Rescheduled

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 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.

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 apologise to all involved for any inconvenience caused.