BMG Announce Saxon Reissues

BMG will be reissuing Saxon’s “Denim And Leather,” “Power & The Glory,” and “Crusader” on May 25. They will be available on colored splatter vinyl complete with album lyrics, rare photos and memorabilia. CD versions will come with a 24-page media book, rare demos, remixes, and live recordings. Furthermore, BMG will release expanded editions of “Innocence Is No Excuse,” “Rock The Nations,” and “Destiny” on July 27.


Saxon Premiere “Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz)” Video

Saxon have premiered a new video for their song “Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz).” This track is from the band’s latest album “Thunderbolt.” Biff Byford commented:

“It’s dark, it’s gothic, it’s Nosferatu. Hope you like it. Big thanks to the students from the University of South Wales and Seth Byford for making this video.”

Saxon Premiere “They Played Rock And Roll” Lyric Video

Saxon have premiered a lyric video for their new song “They Played Rock And Roll.” The track, which was written about Motörhead, is from the band’s new album “Thunderbolt,” which will be released on February 2. Biff Byford commented:

“The song tells the story of Saxon’s very first tour in 1979 with Motorhead. I want people to get a flavor for what it was like in the U.K. in 79/90 for Saxon and Motorhead at the start of the ’80s musical revolution.”

Saxon Reveal Details For New Album “Thunderbolt”

Saxon will release their new album “Thunderbolt” on February 2. You can see the cover art and track listing for that below:

“Thunderbolt” Track Listing:

01. “Olympus Rising”
02. “Thunderbolt”
03. “The Secret Of Flight”
04. “Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)”
05. “They Played Rock And Roll”
06. “Predator”
07. “Sons Of Odin”
08. “Sniper”
09. “A Wizard’s Tale”
10. “Speed Merchants”
11. “Roadie’s Song”
12. “Nosferatu (Raw Version)” (not available on vinyl)

Tour dates:

Feb. 23 – UK, Cardiff – University (with Diamond Head and Rock Goddess)
Feb. 24 – UK, Cambridge – Corn Exchange (with Diamond Head and Rock Goddess)
Feb. 25 – UK, Hull – City Hall (with Magnum, Diamond Head, and Rock Goddess)
Feb. 27 – The Netherlands, Tilburg – 013 (with Diamond Head)
Feb. 28 – Germany, Saarbruecken – Garage (with Diamond Head)
Mar. 01 – Germany, Hannover – Capitol (with Diamond Head)
Mar. 02 – Germany, Frankfurt – Batschkapp (with Diamond Head)
Mar. 03 – Germany, Dresden – Schlachthof (with Diamond Head)

Saxon Finish Mixing New Album “Thunderbolt”

Saxon have officially completed the mixing process for their new album “Thunderbolt.” Biff Byford told The Metal Voice the following:

“Andy [Sneap, producer] finished mixing it yesterday [October 3]. The artwork’s ready. I’m just doing all the credits now for the album, besides my job as executive producer.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Saxon Officially Complete Recording Process For New Album “Thunderbolt”

Saxon have officially completed the recording process for their new album “Thunderbolt.” Biff Byford told Myglobamind the following:

“I finished doing the vocals on September 20th, and Andy Sneap is mixing it at the moment. It sounds really good. There are no big surprises on the CD. We haven’t turned into Lady Gaga. [Laughs] I like Lady Gaga, as it’s a bit of a compliment. We haven’t changed into a different kind of band.”