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.”

Biff Byford On New Saxon Album: “It’s Heavy And Melodic”

During a recent interview with TotalRock’s Neil Jones, Biff Byford discussed the new Saxon album, which is set to be released on February 4, 2022. He said the following:

“The SAXON album is finished. Andy Sneap finished mixing it a couple of weeks ago. I signed it off. So that’s finished. While we were rehearsing for this show, we shot a video for the title track. So that should be out in October, on the pre-release day.”

“It’s heavy and melodic, which is what SAXON are all about. I think people are gonna like it. I like it. Some albums we’ve done I didn’t like, actually, but this album’s great. The last 10 albums have been great. But this one, I like it. I was listening to it the other day, again, for the video — shooting the video. It’s a good album.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Biff Byford Confirms Release Date For New Saxon Album

Biff Byford has revealed that Saxon’s new album will be released on February 4, 2022. He said the following:

“I’m just about to sign off on the last mix from [producer] Andy Sneap, so it should be ready real soon. You’re gonna be able to pre-order the album on October the 29th, and the album is coming out on February the 4th.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Saxon Release Cover Of The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer”

Saxon have released a cover of The Beatles’ “Paperback Writer.” This track is from the band’s new covers album “Inspirations,” which will be released on March 19. Biff Byford commented:

“I saw The Beatles on TV for the first time in 1963. It was a very inspirational moment for me to think maybe I could be in a band.”