Axxed Asylum is a project / concept created by Skyclad, Jess Cox Band, Secret Sam and Battleaxe Drummer Paul AT Kinson out of a desire to deliver powerful rock music in the style of Accept, Saxon and Judas Priest ...with a twist of symphonic rock.
After spending 2010 and most of 2011 writing and recording with 80s Heavy Metal Band Battleaxe, dealing with the stress over production and deals, Paul finally decided to take control of his own music when the Legions Unite album was delayed.
The line-up for Axxed Asylum is kind of a collective of great players, with an album entiled ‘The Alternative Weapon’ planned for 21/12/2012, that will feature some of the best rock musicians from Newcastle UK.
"I just wanted to get my tunes out there because at the end of 2011, after a year and a half, the Battleaxe album seemed to be grinding to a halt. The music I have written for Battleaxe is still there and will feature on the new album 'Heavy Metal Sanctuary', but I also wanted to do my songs my way, so some of them will feature on new Axxed Asylum releases with a different twist.
The name Axxed Asylum basically sums up my years with Battleaxe.....sometimes like being in a lunatic asylum... Though I have great affection for Battleaxe, we've been through a lot together, I like to do other things as well, so Axxed Asylum is for my metal music.
It has been great to have Rod, Gary, Paul, and Alan play on my songs, these guys are at the top of their game and I really appreciate their involvement with the Axxed Asylum Project"
Paul AT Kinson