Saxon

Wed
06
Dec

SAXON Ready To Launch 'Thunderbolt' At Fans Fab 2

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Friday, February 2, 2018
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SAXON isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2 via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music).
Watch the video for the title track here:
 
 
 The new album Thunderbolt will feature original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory. 
 
“This is album 22 and it's called Thunderbolt.  It's a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we've been crafting with Producer, Andy Sneap and it's finished ready to be unleashed. 
Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!” says Biff Byford
 
Since the 1970s Saxon have shown their ability to take rock ‘n’ roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave.  
With over twenty studio albums under their belt, SAXON has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of a work a staple of their career.
 
 Thunderbolt Track Listing
1. Olympus Rising
2. Thunderbolt
3. The Secret of Flight
4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
5. They Played Rock and Roll
6. Predator
7. Sons of Odin
8. Sniper
9. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie’s Song
12. Nosferatu (Raw Version)*
*not available on vinyl
 
Thunderbolt is available to pre-order in the following formats:
CD Album in Digipack
180 gms coloured vinyl in a Gatefold
A Special Edition Boxset
Tape Cassette
Digital Download 
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Tue
14
Nov

Saxon - "Decade Of The Eagle" - Unboxing

 
Biff from Saxon discusses the band's first headline show in London at the Electric Ballroom: https://youtu.be/4oxa1nfV4Rc
 
Biff from Saxon discusses their set lists and live shows during the Eighties: https://youtu.be/6qjA-0QPXMA
 
Biff from Saxon reveals what he feels is their most undervalued album from the 80s: https://youtu.be/khsCGzdF5Mc
 
Biff from Saxon discusses working with Elton John on 'Rock The Nations'https://youtu.be/aQQOlyneOR0
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Wed
01
Nov

SAXON to release deluxe Anthology ‘Decade Of The Eagle’

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Friday, December 1, 2017
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BMG are proud to announce the release of SAXON - DECADE OF THE EAGLE - a deluxe anthology featuring 34 tracks, that looks back at the years that built the Saxon legend.  
 
Additionally, a 1 CD and 1 LP version will be made available for North America, tracklist is below.  
 
BMG in North America will release the 1 CD, 1 LP versions and and then a limited number of the 4 LP editions on Friday, December 1st, 2017.
 
Decade Of The Eagle is a retrospective that spans the band's first nine albums and represents the very best of the first decade of their astonishing career during which time they notched up five Top 40 albums and four Top 20 singles.  These 4LP and 2CD deluxe editions feature new liner notes by frontman Biff Byford that document the decade and which are accompanied by rarely seen and classic photos from the era.  
 
Biff says: 'These are the albums from a time in the eighties that moved a generation of rock fans around the world, when British rock was once again at the forefront.   Great times - never to be forgotten and still reverberating to this day.'
 
Saxon played a significant part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, perhaps the greatest metal genre of them all and have become one of the all-time masters of heavy metal.  In doing so, Saxon have ensured they are now representative of the heart and soul from the NWOBHM time.  Always remaining true to the values which established them in the first place they are driven by a desire to continuously set the highest standards and meet them head on, Saxon's work on those nine studio albums still resonates resoundingly - this is timeless stuff. 
 
Saxon's music that will continue to inspire Metalheads for generations to come, as it has influenced so many until now. In those immortal words, fill your heads with... HEAVY METAL THUNDER!
 
TRACKLISTING
 
1 Stallions Of The Highway
Big Teaser
Backs To The Wall
Militia Guard
Wheels Of Steel
747 (Strangers In The Night)
Suzie Hold On
Motorcycle Man (live)
Strong Arm Of The Law
10  Heavy Metal Thunder
11  20,000ft (live)
12  Dallas 1PM
13  And The Bands Played On
14  Never Surrender
15  Denim And Leather
16  Fire In the Sky (live)
17  Princess Of The Night
18  Power & The Glory 
19  This Town Rocks
20  The Eagle Has Landed
21  Midas Touch
22  Sailing To America
23  Crusader
24  Devil Rides Out
25  Back On The Streets
26  Rockin' Again
27  Rock N' Roll Gypsy
28  Broken Heroes
29  Waiting For The Night
30  Rock The Nations
31  Northern Lady
32  Battle Cry
33  Ride Like The Wind
34 Red Alert
 
1LP & 1CD Tracklist:
 
1 Backs To The Wall  
2 Wheels Of Steel  
3 747 (Strangers In The Night)  
4 Strong Arm Of The Law  
5 Denim And Leather  
6 Power And The Glory  
7 Sailing To America  
8 Rock N Roll Gypsy  
9 Waiting For The Night  
10 Ride Like The Wind 
 
To pre-order your copy of Decade of The Eagle please visit: smarturl.it/SaxonDecade
 
From being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time, Saxon have always transcended definitions, trends and eras. From 1979's 'Saxon' album to 'Destiny' in '88, the band enjoyed considerable success both in the UK and further afield.  It's no wonder their influence has spread across the globe, and played a crucial role in the way we look at hard rock and heavy metal today. The decade from '79's debut record was vital, not only in establishing Saxon's talent and reputation, but also in laying the foundations for what has followed.
 
For additional information on Saxon please visit:
Twitter: @Saxonofficial
 
Tue
11
Apr

ROCK CANDY Debut New Magazine

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ROCK CANDY RECORDS is proud to launch ROCK CANDY MAGAZINE, a new magnificent bi-monthly physical publication, with a digital magazine add-on. Yes, it’s printed on real paper! And yes, it’s aimed at the discerning Rock Candy customer who wants to wallow in nostalgia and relive the glory days of classic rock. Unashamedly "old school", it's written by the writers who were there at the time.
 
100 pages of the purest classic rock from the '70s and '80s, with no room for punk, new wave, skinny tie pop or post-industrial claptrap! And it’s all treated with respect and illustrated with the finest photography of the era.
 
Produced to the same exacting standards as every Rock Candy Records release, overseen by Master Of Mayhem Derek Oliver and edited by Howard Johnson, Issue 1 features contributions by many of the great rock journalists from the glory days of Kerrang! and Metal Hammer, including Malcolm Dome, Paul Suter, Paul Elliott, Philip Wilding, Dave Reynolds, Jerry Ewing, Xavier Russell and Steffan Chirazi.
 
Inside the debut issue you'll find features on:
 
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on the stories behind 20 of his fave Leppard photos.
 
The making of Rush’s prog masterpiece ‘Hemispheres’.
 
Warrant’s doomed vocalist Jamie Lane - a tale of tragic loss and unfulfilled promise.
 
Whatever happened to Kerrang!’s Ladykillers?
 
Girl, the influential glam band that time forgot.
 
The darkest days of Saxon before they bounced back.
 
Mercurial meetings with Ritchie Blackmore.
 
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci’s memories of his first ever gig.
 
An in-depth reappraisal of Aerosmith’s seminal ‘Rocks’ album.
 
The amazing story of Kiss manager and marketing genius Bill Aucoin – by those who knew him.
 
Oh, and a massive eight page feature on Krokus. Yes, eight pages of Swiss bad-boy mayhem!
 
Rock Candy Magazine isn’t available in the shops. You can only get it through our brand new website at www.rockcandymag.com
 
So what are you waiting for? Click here to visit the Rock Candy Mag website and subscribe now: www.rockcandymag.com
 
Mon
07
Jul

INTERVIEWS WITH BIFF BYFORD (SAXON), JACK BLADES (NIGHT RANGER), RAGE ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW

Monday, July 7, 2014
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INTERVIEWS WITH BIFF BYFORD (SAXON), JACK BLADES (NIGHT RANGER), RAGE AND AREA 11 ON RICH DAVENPORT'S ROCK SHOW
 
Rich Davenport's Rock Show this week features in-depth interviews with Saxon's Biff Byford, Night Ranger's Jack Blades, Rage and Area 11, and is available now for streaming at this link

http://www.mixcloud.com/richdav1/rich-davenports-rock-show-biff-byford-saxonnight-ranger-rage-area-11-interviews/

In the first hour of the show, Saxon frontman Biff Byford spills the beans on the band's forthcoming UK tour, choosing tracks from the albums the band plan to showcase at the gigs, what fans call the 'Holy Trinity' of Saxon albums, 'Wheels of Steel', 'Strong Arm of the Law' and 'Denim and Leather'. Biff also reveals that the band are planning a new album, and that he has a solo album in the pipeline.

 
Also in part 1, Night Ranger frontman Jack Blades talks us through the writing and recording of their new platter 'High Road', selects three songs from the album and discusses the band's touring schedule and long term plans.

In part two, Peavy Wagner of German Melodic Metalmeisters Rage talks about the band's new 30th anniversary double album of rarities 'The Soundchaser Archives', chooses two tracks, and looks back at the highlights of three decades of metal.
And finally we catch up with Area 11, an exciting new band from the UK whose love of Japanese culture and music has seen them write music for cartoons and anime in the land of the rising sun.

 
You can also listen on Sunday 6th June 15:00-17:00 GMT and Wednesday 9th June 22:00-00.00 GMT on www.totalrock.com, and on demand on hot new Texas rock and metal station KXZR Radio at www.kxzr.fm
 
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