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)

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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.”

Saxon To Release “Decade Of The Eagle” Deluxe Anthology In November

Saxon will be releasing a new 34-track deluxe anthology titled “Decade Of The Eagle” on November 17. The effort, which serves as a retrospective for the band’s first nine albums, will be available as a 4 180g vinyl set, and as a 2 CD set, in a “gatefold sleeve that features a special metallic embossed coin on the cover.” It will also come with new liner notes from Biff Byford, as well as rare and classic pictures. Byford commented:

“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.”

“Decade Of The Eagle” track listing:

01. Stallions Of The Highway
02. Big Teaser
03. Backs To The Wall
04. Militia Guard
05. Wheels Of Steel
06. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
07. Suzie Hold On
08. Motorcycle Man (live)
09. 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

[via Blabbermouth]

Saxon To Release “The Solid Book Of Rock” In August

Saxon will release a new 14-disc set called “The Solid Book Of Rock” on August 4. The effort will come with “Solid Ball Of Rock,” “Forever Free,” “Dogs Of War,” “Unleash The Beast,” “Metalhead,” “Killing Ground,” “Lionheart,” “The Inner Sanctum,” and “Into The Labyrinth,” as well as eight bonus tracks, two bonus CDs including: “Classics Re-Recorded” (originally only available with initial pressings of “Killing Ground”) and “Lionheart – Rough Studio Mix” (originally only available with the limited edition of the album), and three limited edition DVDs (originally available with “Lionheart,” “The Inner Sanctum,” and “Into The Labyrinth”). It will also be packaged in a 24-page 12″ x 12″ booklet with lyrics/credits, photos, and cover art by Paul R. Gregory. If you order it from Amazon, you can also get limited edition print signed by Biff Byford.

UFO & Saxon Announce September/October 2017 U.S. Tour

UFO and Saxon will be joining forces for another North American tour. Jared James Nichols will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/22 Newton, NJ – Newton Theater
09/23 Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
09/24 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
09/26 Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of The Living Arts
09/28 Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
09/29 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/30 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
10/01 Portland, ME – Aura
10/03 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theater
10/04 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
10/06 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
10/07 Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
10/08 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/09 Akron, OH – Tangier CabaretRoom
10/11 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
10/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
10/13 Merrillville, IN – Star Plaza
10/14 Indianapolis, IN – The Egyptian