In addition to featuring well-drawn characters, interesting storylines, razor-sharp dialogue, and, for better or worse, the fashions of the early 1980s, Ashes to Ashes also has a fantastic soundtrack that is chock full of the music of the time.
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Along with heavy hitters like Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, Saxon helped spearhead the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement that swept over Europe and the U.S. in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The band’s 1980 sophomore effort, Wheels Of Steel, is still considered by many to be one of the greatest heavy-metal albums ever. This year, Saxon released a new album, Into The Labyrinth. In this interview, Saxon frontman Biff Byford talks about the album, where the band has been and where it’s headed.