Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler makes full recovery

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Saxon’s Nigel Glockler has been given the all clear following brain surgery late last year.

The drummer collapsed during Saxon’s December tour and was diagnosed as having an aneurysm. He underwent two surgical procedures in hospital following his admission.

Glockler was sent home in January to recuperate and now reports: “The neurosurgeons have informed me that I have made a 100% recovery, and there is zero damage at all from the aneurysm – mainly due to the part of the brain it was located in.

“This means I am okay to get back to work, but I’m told to ease back into it in my own timeframe.

“To that end I’ve started to work on getting my stamina back up, and I look forward to being back full-time very soon. Thank you for your support and well-wishes.”

Saxon are set to play two concerts in The Netherlands in April, join Armored Saint for a US tour in May and then return to play a set at this year’s Hard Rock Hell festival in North Wales in November.

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New music releases, 9th February 2015

Here are the new and notable releases for this week, 9th February 2015:

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Fortitude, Feed Her To The Sharks

Nine Lives & Forty Fives, Prima Donna
Holding All The Roses, Blackberry Smoke
Coming Up For Air, Kodaline
Mount The Air, The Unthanks
I Love You Honeybear, Father John Misty
Blackbirds, Gretchen Peters
Terraplane, Steve Earle & The Dukes
The Subways, The Subways
Heavy Love, Duke Garwood
Scorpions Revisited, Uli John Roth
Blood Fire & Love (Deluxe Edition), The Almighty
We Are Undone, Two Gallants
Soul Destruction (Deluxe Edition), The Almighty
Heavy Metal Thunder (Deluxe Reissue), Saxon
Detroit, Killer Boogie
Heavy Train, Black Whiskey
Pain Killer, Little Big Town
The Blessed Curse/After The Music, Manilla Road
Wardens Of The West Wind, Wind Rose
Poisoned Altars, Lord Dying
Indian Summer, Hellions
Metal Discharge, Destruction
Captivity & Devourment, Armageddon
Time To Panic, Nervous Impulse
We Are The Undead, Gorelust

All of the above – and many more – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon A-store.

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Saxon confirmed as headliners for Hard Rock Hell 9

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Saxon have been confirmed as headliners for the 9th annual Hard Rock Hell festival.

The event takes place in North Wales between the 12th and 15th of November. This year’s theme is House Of Horrors and, appropriately enough, incorporates a Friday the 13th in the middle of the weekend.

Saxon are joined on the bill by the likes of Black Spiders, Rock Goddess, Pig Iron, Skanska Mord and Riot Horse, with “Royalty” and “VIP” packages for the over 18’s only festival already sold out.

Say organisers of this year’s gathering: ““It will be five years since Saxon’s last visit, and this year’s set will be a two-hour jaw-dropper. Rock Goddess have recently enjoyed a resurgence and they’re looking forward to gracing the stage. The unstoppable Black Spiders just seem to be hitting every part of the globe.

“The three-day affair will be forged on values of the first eight cycles, but tuned up with all the luxuries that Camp HRH has to offer. More than 50 bands from around the globe will be descending for the ninth cycle. Join us at your own risk as you enter our gates of hell. Anything that could happen just might happen…”

“Hard Rock” packages for the weekend go on sale today and are available via the HRH official website.

HRH 2015 Line Up Poster

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Saxon’s Glockler undergoes brain surgery for aneurysm

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Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler is to undergo a second operation today to repair a brain aneurysm.

The musician was rushed to hospital on Monday night after falling ill, with Saxon having to postpone all their remaining tour dates. It was later discovered that Glockler was suffering with bleeding on the brain.

Glocker’s wife Gina gave an update on his condition via the band’s official Facebook page saying that the first operation was unsuccessful:

“Nigel had surgery today for the brain aneurysm, but unfortunately it was not successful with the first option, so he will be undergoing another operation tomorrow,” she said.

“I’ve been reading him all of your messages and posts, and he is so very touched by them. Thank you all for the love and support, it means the world to us.

“Please keep the good vibes, prayers and juju coming his way.”

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Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler hospitalised

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Saxon’s drummer Nigel Glockler has been rushed to hospital.

The band have been touring this year as part of their 35th anniversary Warriors Of The Road tour and had five more shows to play. Those shows have been postponed in the light of events.

Glockler took ill on Monday night and was taken to hospital as a result. No further details about his condition have been revealed, but Saxon have said that they will update fans as soon as they are able.

The band’s frontman Biff Byford said in a statement: “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.”

Saxon’s remaining five shows have been postponed to the following dates:

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

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