Saxon Share Cover Of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band’s “The Faith Healer”

Saxon have shared their cover of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band’s “The Faith Healer.” This track is from the band’s new covers album, “More Inspirations,” which will be released on March 24. Frontman Biff Byford commented:

“We used to see The Sensational Alex Harvey Band play this back in the day, they started the set with it, such a fantastic song and fantastic band… big influence!”

“More Inspirations” Track Listing:

01. “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place” (The Animals cover)
02. “The Faith Healer” (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band cover)
03. “From The Inside” (Alice Cooper cover)
04. “Chevrolet” (ZZ Top cover)
05. “Substitute” (The Who cover)
06. “Gypsy” (Uriah Heep cover)
07. “Man On The Silver Mountain” (Rainbow cover)
08. “Detroit Rock City” (KISS cover)
09. “Razamanaz” (Nazareth cover)
10. “Tales Of Brave Ulysses” (Cream cover)

Saxon Working On New Album

Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler has confirmed that the band are already working on a new album. The effort is expected to be released in 2024.

Glockler told The Metal Voice the following:

“We’re right in the middle of another album already… We’re a ways off. The songs are being finalized as we talk, actually. But I think that we’re gonna release it in ’24. And then that will be [followed by] a big tour.”

He also added:

“We’ve done the writing. But it’s just a case of recording it all now. But the writing process is the process that takes the time. Because you’ve got so many from ideas from everyone. Everyone [comes up] with ideas and we work on ’em, and that’s what takes the time.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Saxon Premiere “Dambusters” Music Video

Saxon have premiered a new video for their song “Dambusters.” That track is from the band’s latest album “Carpe Diem.” Biff Byford commented:

“It has been a great year for Saxon this year! A massive THANKS to all who bought the album and came to see us live… The pilgrimage starts again next year with ‘Seize The Day’ Tour – Part 2. Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year! Here’s a new video for you.”

Saxon Announce March European Tour

Saxon have announced a March European tour with Rage. Here’s the dates:

03/08 Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier (no Rage)
03/09 Mannheim, GER – Capitol
03/10 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
03/11 Markneukirchen, GER – Musikhalle
03/12 Hamburg, GER – Grosse Freiheit 36
03/14 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
03/16 Rostock, GER – Moya
03/17 Dresden, GER – Alter Schlachthof
03/18 Linz, AUT – Posthof
03/19 Ulm, GER – Roxy

Saxon Premiere “Super Nova” Lyric Video

Saxon have premiered a lyric video for their song “Super Nova.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Carpe Diem.” Biff Byford commented:

“It’s about a black hole, which are things I’ve been interested in and read about, and it’s such a fantastic riff that the whole “Supernova” idea fitted well. It’s really great to sing, and in rehearsal it just plays itself. The guitar has got that riff that’s like muscle memory”

Saxon Premiere “The Pilgrimage” Video

Saxon have premiered a new video for their new song “The Pilgrimage.” This track is from the band’s new album “Carpe Diem,” which will be released tomorrow (February 4). Biff Byford commented:

“Pilgrimage is a fantastic word. People go on pilgrimages all the time, not just in a historical or religious sense, but it’s about going and visiting either a place that you feel is special in your life or somebody that’s meant something in your life. You can go on a pilgrimage to go see your great grandfather who died in the first world war, for instance. They’re journeys of great weight and importance.”

Saxon Premiere “Remember The Fallen” Video

Saxon have premiered a new video for their new song “Remember The Fallen.” This track is from the band’s new album “Carpe Diem,” which will be released on February 4. Biff Byford commented:

“I wanted to write a song about COVID, about the people that have died, and give my perception of how it seemed to happen. Certain aspects of it all are quite mysterious, and of course, it hasn’t finished yet, has it? We should all remember those who have died as a group of people not really knowing why they died, because the information wasn’t there.”

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.”