PAUL QUINN (SAXON): “The Feeling Of Making An Audience Feel Great Makes Us Feel Great”

SAXON (Live at The City Hall, Newcastle, U.K., November 11, 2018)
Photo: Mick Burgess

Power and the Glory

Few of the original NWOBHM bands are still together, let alone thriving. One major exception is Saxon, who just released their 24th studio album titled Carpe Diem. The album has elements of modern Saxon, while also bringing back the heavy riffing style of early releases.

Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten caught up with guitarist Paul Quinn of the mighty Saxon. Paul talks about the new album Carpe Diem, the ups and downs of the last 2 years, working with Andy Sneap, and a whole lot more.


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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