THE SOLID BOOK OF ROCK – SAXON

THE SOLID BOOK OF ROCK – SAXON

Solid Book Of Rock 3D exploded packshotForget box-sets and get The Book Set… British heavy metal legends, SAXON, are to release The Solid Book of Rock, on August 18th, 2017. The set comprises 14 Discs altogether – not only all 9 of Saxon’s studio albums from 1991 to 2009 BUT eight bonus tracks AND two bonus CDs – “Classics Re-Recorded” originally issued with the initial pressings of “Killing Ground”, and “Lionheart – rough studio mix” originally issued on the 2006 limited edition. This metal-tastic Book Set also contains three bonus DVDs – the limited-edition DVDs originally released with “Lionheart”, “The Inner Sanctum” and “Into The Labyrinth”. All this, packaged in a sumptuous 24 page 12” x 12” booklet with all the lyrics and credits, plus photos with fabulous brand-new cover painting by Paul R. Gregory.

An exclusive limited-edition containing a print signed by the one and only Biff Byford will also be available from Amazon http://amzn.to/2rODyxo
Standard Edition – http://amzn.to/2sibMw5
Saxon frontman Biff Byford says: “It’s worth getting just for the art work A great piece of Saxon history and don’t forget I get to play King Arthur I didn’t get the Oscar that year or anything else for that matter….”
The Solid Book of Rock comprises Saxon’s STUDIO ALBUMS 1991-2009 – that’s a massive 9 original albums PLUS 2 bonus CDs AND 3 bonus DVDs. The albums are:

Solid Ball Of Rock
Forever Free
Dogs Of War
Unleash The Beast
Metalhead
Killing Ground
Lionheart
The Inner Sanctum
Into The Labyrinth 

Book Set Full Tracklist & Bonus material are:

Solid Ball Of Rock (1991)

Solid Ball Of Rock
Altar Of The Gods
Requiem (We Will Remember)
Lights In the Sky
I Just Can’t Get Enough
Baptism Of Fire
Ain’t Gonna Take It
I’m On Fire
Overture In B-Minor / Refugee
Bavarian Beaver
Crash Dive

Bonus Tracks: 12. Requiem (We Will Remember) [single version] 13. Reeperbahn Stomp

Forever Free (1992)

Forever Free
Hole In The Sky
Just Wanna Make Love To You
Get Down And Dirty
Iron Wheels
One Step Away
Can’t Stop Rockin’
Nighthunter
Grind
Cloud Nine

Bonus Tracks: 11. Princess Of The Night [live] 12. Forever Free [live]

Dogs of War (1995)

Dogs Of War
Burning Wheels
Don’t Worry
Big Twin Rolling (Coming Home)
Hold On
The Great White Buffalo
Demolition Alley
Walking Through Tokyo
Give It All Away
Yesterday’s Gone

Bonus Tracks: 11. The Great White Buffalo [live] 12. Denim And Leather [live]

Unleash The Beast (1997)

Gothic Dreams
Unleash The Beast
Terminal Velocity
Circle Of Light
The Thin Red Line
Ministry Of Fools
The Preacher
Bloodletter
Cut Out The Disease
Absent Friends
All Hell Breaking Loose

Bonus Tracks: 12. Solid Ball Of Rock [live] on SPV 74192 CD in 2007 13. Crusader [live] on SPV 74192 CD in 2007

Metalhead (1999)

Intro
Metalhead
Are We Travellers In Time
Conquistador
What Goes Around
Song Of Evil
All Guns Blazing
Prisoner
Piss Off
Watching You
Sea Of Life

Killing Ground (2001)

Intro
Killing Ground
Court Of The Crimson King
Coming Home
Until Hell Freezes Over
Dragon’s Lair
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got
Deeds Of Glory
Running For The Border
Shadows On The Wall
Rock Is Our Life

Bonus CD – ‘Classics Re-Recorded’:

1. Princess Of The Night
2. Crusader
3. Wheels Of Steel
4. Motorcycle Man
5. Strong Arm Of The Law
6. Denim And Leather
7. Dallas 1pm
8. And The Bands Played On

Lionheart (2004)

Witchfinder General
Man And Machine
The Return
Lionheart
Beyond The Grave
Justice
To Live By The Sword
Jack Tars
English Man O’War
Searching For Atlantis
Flying On The Edge

Bonus CD:
Studio Audio – Rough Mix [moved from the DVD]

1. Witchfinder General
2. Man And Machine
3. The Return
4. Lionheart
5. Beyond The Grave
6. Justice
7. To Live By The Sword
8. Jack Tars
9. English Man O’War
10. Searching For Atlantis
11. Flying On The Edge
12. Beyond The Grave [single version]

Bonus DVD:

1. Lionheart – in the studio [3.32]
2. Lionheart – live [7.40]
3. Beyond The Grave – promo video [3.45]
4. 5.1 96k high end sound mix of the entire album [11 tracks] [45.09]

The Inner Sanctum (2007)

State Of Grace
Need For Speed
Let Me Feel Your Power
Red Star Falling
I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
If I Was You
Going Nowhere Fast
Ashes To Ashes
Empire Rising
Attila The Hun

Bonus DVD: “A Night Out With The Boys” [41.26]

1. To Hell And Back Again
2. A Night Out With Boys – The Idea
3. A Night Out With Boys – Not Really
4. See The Light Shining
5. A Night Out With Boys – How It Started
6. Redline
7. Suzie Hold On
8. Stand Up And Be Counted
9. Frozen Rainbow
10. Never Surrender

Into the Labyrinth (2009)

Battalions Of Steel
Live To Rock
Demon Sweeney Todd
The Letter
Valley Of The Kings
Slow Lane Blues
Crime Of Passion
Premonition In D Minor
Voice
Protect Yourselves
Hellcat
Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
Coming Home [bottleneck version]

Bonus DVD:

1. “Perceval” – Spanish art film, directed by Pablo Aragues Millan [20.09] [in Latin with subtitles]
(Biff plays King Arthur)
2. “Let There Be Light” – documentary about the live staging and lighting [36.48] [in German with subtitles]
3. Audio interview with Biff Byford – Biff talks about the songs on “Into The Labyrinth” [18.44]

 

Released through: Demon Records
Catalogue Number: SAXONBOX03
 Barcode:: 5 014797 896161 
Format: 11 CDs & 3 DVDs in 12” x 12” book 
Category: Rock/Heavy Metal
 – Release date: 4th August 2017

Saxon released their self-titled debut in 1979, followed by the classic “Wheels of Steel” the following year, which catapulted the band to fame and reaching #5 in the UK charts and containing the still popular title track and “747”. They established themselves as one of the icons of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal throughout the 80s. Later the band tried to attack the US market taking a more melodic direction with release of “Destiny” in 1988, before going back to their original sound with 1991’s “Solid Balls of Rock”, reaffirming their influence on the European metal scene. They continued touring and recording enjoying continued success.

Saxon saw album sales topping 15 million worldwide including 8 UK Top 40 albums across their career. They are considered a seminal NWOBHM act and are known to have inspired the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Motley Crue and plenty more.

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A HOARD OF LIVE GLORY IN A BOX OF  VINYL GOLD FROM SAXON

A HOARD OF LIVE GLORY IN A BOX OF VINYL GOLD FROM SAXON

SAXON Sleeve The Vinyl Hoard 3D exploded packshot Hi ResBritain’s favourite Heavy Metal warriors Saxon will have four of their most explosive live recordings pressed on vinyl for the first time and released by Demon Records in a must-have deluxe box set. ‘The Vinyl Hoard’ will be officially unleashed on the rock landscape on 28th October 2016.

The albums come as four double LP sets on 180 gram gold vinyl, each in a specially designed gatefold sleeve and presented in a slipcase box showcasing a beautiful brand new cover painting by legendary Saxon artist-in-residence, Paul Gregory. An exclusive limited edition of 500 copies will be available via Amazon, with a framable print of the cover painting signed by legendary frontman Biff Byford.

Amazon Exclusive Edition with signed print: http://amzn.to/2bb6VE5
Standard Edition (no print): http://amzn.to/2aQsMCH

Saxon frontman Biff Byford says: “This is not going to be around again and with exclusive art work too… Bring it on – I think we’ll play some of these tracks on tour in the Autumn.“

Each renamed after the tour during which the featured shows took place, the recordings were previously released as ‘The Eagle Has Landed’ II and III CDs and the ‘To Hell and Back Again’ DVD.

The 8-vinyl album boxset will contain:

1. “The Dogs Of War Tour, 1995”
Recorded on tour in Germany
Featuring: Dogs Of War, Denim And Leather, Wheels Of Steel

2. “The Lionheart Tour, 2004”
Recorded on tour in France, England and Germany
Featuring: Lionheart, Court Of The Crimson King, Are We Travellers In Time

3. “A Night Out With The Boys, 2005: The 25th Anniversary of the NWOBHM”
Recorded on tour in Germany and Sweden
Featuring: And The Bands Played On, Suzie Hold On, Stand Up And Be Counted

4. “Rocksound Festival, 2006” [2 LP]
Recorded in Switzerland
Featuring: Backs To The Wall, Princess Of The Night, Crusader

In the second half of the ’70s, in a Great Britain shaken by widespread poverty and social unrest, disillusioned youth expressed their discontent through the straightforward loudness of punk and heavy metal. In this culturally vivid canvas, where such movements reached their highest peak, Saxon started their career – initially under the moniker ‘Son of A Bitch’. It wasn’t long until they joined Motorhead on the road, attracted the attention of a label and recorded their self-titled debut in 1979. ‘Wheels of Steel’ followed one year later, giving Saxon their first Top 5 album in the UK charts and fans two classics – the title track and ‘747’ to head bang along to these days.

When the term ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ was coined in the 80s, Saxon carried the flag with pride. They stood the test of time, taking their influence on the European metal scene to the present days: their most recent album ‘Battering Ram’ charted in the UK in 2015 and reached #12 in Germany, while their roaring live shows never fail to attract and excite a large all age crowd.
Full tracklist and details of all albums below.

Saxon embark upon the UK leg of their Battering Ram World Tour with 9 dates featuring special guests Fastway and Girlschool from 28th October.

Dates are:

DATE CITY VENUE
October    
28th  Newcastle  O2 Academy
29th  Glasgow  O2 ABC
30th  Belfast *  Limelight
November    
1st  Dublin *  Academy
2nd  Manchester O2 Ritz
3rd  Bristol  O2 Academy
5th  London  O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
6th  Wolverhampton  Wulfrun Hall
8th  Sheffield  O2 Academy
9th  Nottingham  Rock City

Tickets onsale via myticket.co.uk and seetickets.com
* Fastway are the only support on Irish shows.

 

BoxSet Full Tracklist:

THE DOGS OF WAR TOUR, 1995 

Recorded on tour in Germany
Featuring: Dogs Of War, Denim And Leather, Wheels Of Steel

SIDE A
1. Intro / Warlord
2. Dogs Of War
3. Forever Free
4. Requiem (We Will Remember)
5. Crusader

SIDE B
1. Lights In The Sky
2. Iron Wheels
3. Ain’t Gonna Take It / Nibb’s Bavarian Bass
4. Crash Dive
5. Refugee

SIDE C
1. Solid Ball Of Rock
2. The Great White Buffalo
3. The Eagle Has Landed / Paul Quinn guitar feature
4. Princess Of The Night

SIDE D
1. Can’t Stop Rockin’
2. Denim And Leather / Doug Scarratt guitar feature
3. Wheels Of Steel / Demolition Alley
Previously issued on CD as “The Eagle Has Landed Part II”

THE LIONHEART TOUR, 2004

Recorded on tour in France, England and Germany
Featuring: Lionheart, Court Of The Crimson King, Are We Travellers In Time

SIDE A
1. The Return
2. Lionheart
3. Man And Machine
4. Beyond The Grave

SIDE B
1. Searching For Atlantis
2. To Live By The Sword Pt. 1
3. Unleash The Beast
4. To Live By The Sword Pt. 2
5. Flying On The Edge

SIDE C
1. Jack Tars
2. English Man O’ War
3. Court Of The Crimson King
4. Broken Heroes

SIDE D
1. Dragon’s Lair
2. Rock Is Our Life
3. Are We Travellers In Time
4. Solid Ball Of Rock

A NIGHT OUT WITH THE BOYS TOUR, 2005: The 25th Anniversary of the NWOBHM’

Recorded on tour in Germany and Sweden
Featuring: And The Bands Played On, Suzie Hold On, Stand Up And Be Counted

SIDE A
1. This Town Rocks
2. Backs To The Wall
3. Redline
4. Stand Up And Be Counted
5. Never Surrender

SIDE B
1. Frozen Rainbow
2. Suzie Hold On
3. Play It Loud

SIDE C
1. Warrior
2. See The Light Shining
3. To Hell And Back Again
4. Stallions Of The Highway

SIDE D
1. Wheels Of Steel
2. And The Bands Played On
3. Crusader
Previously issued on “The Eagle Has
Landed Part III”

ROCK SOUND FESTIVAL, 2006

Recorded in Switzerland
Featuring: Backs To The Wall, Princess Of The Night, Crusader

SIDE A
1. Heavy Metal Thunder
2. Dogs Of War
3. Strong Arm Of The Law

SIDE B
1. Witchfinder General
2. Backs To The Wall
3. Solid Ball Of Rock

SIDE C
1. Motorcycle Man
2. Dragon’s Lair
3. To Hell And Back Again
4. Princess Of The Night

SIDE D
1. Wheels Of Steel [including Doug Scarratt solo]
2. Crusader
Previously issued on “To Hell And Back Again”

 

Catalogue Number: SAXONBOX02X
Barcode: 5014797895034
Format: 8 LPs in gatefold sleeves, in rigid slipcase
Category: Rock/Heavy Metal
Release date: 28th October 2016

Amazon Exclusive Edition with signed print: http://amzn.to/2bb6VE5
Standard Edition (no print): http://amzn.to/2aQsMCH

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SAXON ANNOUNCE UK & IRISH DATES  FOR THEIR BATTERING RAM TOUR

SAXON ANNOUNCE UK & IRISH DATES FOR THEIR BATTERING RAM TOUR

Saxon 2373_liveNWOBHM icons Saxon have announced 10 dates for the UK leg of their upcoming Battering Ram World Tour. They will be joined by special guests Fastway and Girlschool for the much awaited shows, opening in Newcastle on 28th October.

“Gonna be a great tour with Fastway and Girlschool” – said frontman Biff Byford. “I think this line up is unique, you don’t wanna miss it.  Looking forward to battering some halls… Welcome to the metal church!”

Battering Ram, Saxon’s 21st studio album, was released in October 2015 reaching the UK Top 50 and #12 in Germany. It was described by frontman Biff Byford as “a natural progression from Sacrifice” with “a bit less rock’n’roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it”. Following its release Saxon hit Europe with Motorhead for their 40th Anniversary tour, accompanied by Girlschool. Sadly, the tragic passing of Lemmy in December put an early end to the tour, and the UK leg planned to begin on January 16th was cancelled – bar a Saxon headlining show in Brighton.

Joining Saxon and Girlschool on the new dates will be Fastway, the brainchild of ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke with UFO bassist Pete Way. The current line up features Fast Eddie Clarke with Toby Jepson on vocals, Steve Strange on drums and Mama’s Boys’ John McManus on bass. More info on http://www.fastwayofficial.com

Dates as follows:

  

DATE CITY VENUE
October    
28th Newcastle O2 Academy
29th Glasgow O2 ABC
30th Belfast * Limelight
November    
1st Dublin * Academy
2nd Manchester O2 Ritz
3rd Bristol O2 Academy
5th London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
6th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
8th Sheffield O2 Academy
9th Nottingham Rock City

 Tickets go on sale on Friday 3rd June via myticket.co.uk and seetickets.com
* Fastway are the only support on Irish shows.

Saxon released their self-titled debut in 1979, followed by “Wheels of Steel” the following year, which reached #5 in the UK charts and gave fans two classics in the title track and “747”. They established themselves as one of the icons of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal throughout the 80s. Later the band tried to attack the US market taking a more melodic direction with release of “Destiny” in 1988, before going back to their original sound with 1991’s “Solid Balls of Rock” , reaffirming their influence on the European metal scene. They continued touring and recording enjoying renewed success and released their current album Battering Ram in 2015. They also recently released a 9 Vinyl album box set Eagles and Dragons containing the bands nine studio albums recorded between 1991 and 2009.

Saxon saw album sales topping 15 million worldwide including 8 UK Top 40 albums across their career. They are considered a seminal NWOBHM act and are known to have inspired the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Motley Crue and plenty more.

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SAXON TO RELEASE 9 VINYL ALBUM  LIMITED EDITION BOXSET IN MARCH

SAXON TO RELEASE 9 VINYL ALBUM LIMITED EDITION BOXSET IN MARCH

SAXON Eagles And Dragons exploded packshot (without print)Demon Records has announced the release of an extraordinary Saxon Box Set containing vinyl LPs of the band’s nine studio albums recorded between 1991 and 2009. “Eagles and Dragons” will be released on 25th March.

Eagles and Dragons” features nine seminal NWOBHM albums which before today, were only released on vinyl in some regions including Germany, Italy and the UK, and in very limited amounts. These new luxury 180 gram vinyl versions, including inner sleeves with all the lyrics, are a must-have for fans and collectors. The hand-numbered outer slipcase box features a specially commissioned, beautiful brand new cover painting by Saxon’s artist-in-residence, the legendary Paul Gregory. In addition, 500 copies with a framable print of the cover signed by Biff will be available exclusively from Demon’s D2C Store (http://www.myplaydirect.com/demon-music).

Saxon’s frontman Biff Byford commented: “From 1991’s “Solid Ball of Rock” to 2009’s “Into the Labyrinth” this is the first time we have ever had a vinyl box set of 9 albums in one package -never to be done again – with exclusive cover art work from Paul Raymond Gregory: can’t wait to get my hands on one!”

Watch the trailer here: 

Full details as follows:

SOLID BALL OF ROCK (1991)
Featuring: Solid Ball Of Rock, Requiem (We Will Remember)

FOREVER FREE (1992)
Featuring: Forever Free, Iron Wheels

DOGS OF WAR (1995)
Featuring: Dogs Of War, Altar Of The Gods, Hold On

UNLEASH THE BEAST (1997)
Featuring: Terminal Velocity, All Hell Breaking Loose

METALHEAD (1999)
Featuring: Song Of Evil, All Guns Blazing

KILLING GROUND (2001)
Featuring: Court Of The Crimson King, Rock Is Our Life

LIONHEART (2004)
Featuring: Witchfinder General, Beyond The Grave

THE INNER SANCTUM (2007)
Featuring: If I Was You, I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)

INTO THE LABYRINTH (2009)
Featuring: Live To Rock, Valley Of The Kings

NWOBHM legends Saxon released their self-titled debut in 1979, followed by “Wheels of Steel” the following year, which reached #5 in the UK charts and gave fans two classics in the title track and “747”. They established themselves as one of the icons of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal throughout the 80s. Later the band tried to attack the US market taking a more melodic direction with release of “Destiny” in 1988, before going back to their original sound with 1991’s “Solid Balls of Rock”, reaffirming their influence on the European metal scene. They continued touring and recording enjoying renewed success, with 2015’s “Battering Ram” reaching the UK Top 50 and #12 in Germany. Saxon saw album sales topping 15 million worldwide which included 8 UK Top 40 albums across their career. They are considered a seminal NWOBHM act and are known to have inspired the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, Motley Crue and plenty more.

Catalogue Number: SAXONBOX01 D2C Catalogue Number: SAXONBOX01X
Barcode: 5014797894501 D2C Barcode: 5014797894600

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SAXON 35TH ANNIVERSARY RESCHEDULED SHOWS IN FEBRUARY

SAXON 35TH ANNIVERSARY RESCHEDULED SHOWS IN FEBRUARY

saxon live 2015NWOBHM legends Saxon have announced the re-scheduled dates for their recently postponed UK shows. The tail end of the UK tour, originally planned for December 2014, had to be delayed due to Nigel Glocker’s sudden health problems.

The drummer, who was taken to hospital with a brain aneurysm, is now back home and recovering after two surgical procedures; he won’t however be able to perform in the remaining dates and will be replaced by Sven Dirkschneider, the son of Udo Dirkschneider (Accept), who will be joining on stage frontman Biff Byford, Paul Quinn (guitar), Doug Scarratt (guitar) and Nibbs Carter (bass).

Biff says: “It’s great to see Nigel on the mend, he will get the chance to see the band from out front for a change.”

Nigel has recently posted a video message on the band’s Facebook page to thank fans and loved ones and update them on his current health status. The remaining members of Saxon are extremely pleased with his fast recovery and are looking forward to finish what they started performing the last five shows of their landmark 35th anniversary tour.

The new dates are as follows:

FEBRUARY
3rd Newcastle Academy
4th Nottingham Rock City
5th  Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
6th Oxford Academy
7th London Shepherds Bush Empire

Ticket price for London is £27.50 (subject to booking fee) – all other shows £26 (subject to booking fee); please refer to www.Saxon747.com or www.Kililive.com (24 hour ticket line – 0844 871 8803) for more info. December’s tickets will be valid for the rescheduled shows and new tickets are now available.

The UK dates are to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list will tracks from what is known to the fans as ‘The Holy Trinity’ – Saxon’s seminal albums Wheels of Steel, Strong Arm of the Law and Denim and Leather.