Son of a Bitch

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Though they originally formed in the mid-'70s, Barnsley, England's Son of a Bitch wouldn't record their first album until 1996. The reason for this being that they merged with another local band in 1977,…
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Though they originally formed in the mid-'70s, Barnsley, England's Son of a Bitch wouldn't record their first album until 1996. The reason for this being that they merged with another local band in 1977, changed their name to Saxon, and went on to become one of the most enduring icons of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with over 15 albums to their credit. But by 1995, Son of a Bitch founders Graham Oliver (guitars), Steve Dawson (bass), and Pete Gill (drums) were all out of Saxon, and decided to finally resurrect their original moniker with the help of vocalist Ted Bullet and guitarist Haydn Conway. Shortly after the release of their album Victim You the following year, the band once again changed their name. This time, in a blatant attempt to piss off their old mates, they re-christened themselves Oliver-Dawson Saxon and have toured sporadically ever since.