Saxon To Release New Album “Carpe Diem” In February, Premiere Video For The Title Track

Saxon will be releasing their new album, “Carpe Diem,” on February 4. A video for the effort’s first single, “Carpe Diem (Seize The Day),” can be found below:

“Carpe Diem” Track Listing:

01. “Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)”
02. “Age Of Steam”
03. “The Pilgrimage”
04. “Dambusters”
05. “Remember The Fallen”
06. “Super Nova”
07. “Lady In Gray”
08. “All For One”
09. “Black Is The Night”
10. “Living On The Limit”

Biff Byford commented:

“It all starts with the riff. If the riff speaks to me, then we’re on our way. It’s a very intense album, and that’s all down to the fact that the essence of a great metal song is the riff that starts it, and this album has loads of them.”

“In Latin, [Carpe Diem] means ‘seize the day’ and I think it’s a great thing to say. It’s what the Romans used to say to each other on a regular basis, apparently. Never having met one, I wouldn’t know. But we’re gonna do the ‘Seize The Day’ world tour, the album’s ‘Carpe Diem’, this song’s called ‘Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)’, and it’s such a powerful thing to say.”

“We want every album we make to go platinum. We never make an album that we don’t expect to be fantastic because there are no laurels around here, and as a band, we’re always trying to do something a little bit new, a little bit daring. I love fast metal like ‘Princess Of The Night’ and ‘20,000 Feet’, and I try and bring that style of Saxon into the music now, but in a more modern style. We don’t sound like an old band on records because we’re not sitting back on our past success, we’re always trying to make a great album.”

“It’s been a difficult two years, because I had the heart attack back in September 2019, so things went a bit pear-shaped for the band. And then COVID hit two or three months later, but luckily, we started writing and recording this album before COVID. We did the drums in Germany and we did the guitars in various places. I was doing a lot of writing while I was in the hospital bed, and we spent quite a long time writing and arranging the ideas that we all had. I do think it’s a very intense album, and maybe some of that intensity comes from the frustration of not being able to do anything in the COVID period.”

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