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.

SAXON FORCED TO POSTPONE UK TOUR

SAXON FORCED TO POSTPONE UK TOUR

Saxon_Rescheduled

Saxon regret to inform UK fans that the remaining tour dates have been postponed due to Nigel Glocker’s health issues. The drummer was rushed to hospital on Monday night; more details will follow as soon as available.

Biff Byford says: Devastating news that our friend and drummer Nigel has been taken ill. We have to postpone all shows until we find out more.  He has been taken to hospital in Newcastle. All our thoughts are with Nigel and his family.”  

The UK dates were due to be the culmination of 38-date European tour “Warriors of the Road” celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list featured 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.

The following shows are re-scheduled as follows:  Tickets are valid for the new dates.

 

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

The band and management would like to apologize to all involved for any inconvenience caused. 

‘WARRIORS OF THE ROAD’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ARRIVES IN THE UK 30TH NOVEMBER

‘WARRIORS OF THE ROAD’ 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR ARRIVES IN THE UK 30TH NOVEMBER

Saxon_RescheduledNWOBM legends Saxon embark on their ‘Warriors of The Road’ UK Tour on 30th November. These UK dates are the culmination of a 38-date European tour celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list will feature 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. Support will come from HELL and Stormzone.

Kicking off in Bristol and closing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 13th December, ‘Warriors of the Road’ – which has been blowing away fans in Europe – will treat UK fans to 12 explosive shows. ‘Come and see the awesome power of Saxon live!’ says frontman Biff Byford.

Please note the Leeds O2 Academy and Nottingham Rock City dates have swapped around since the tour was announced – the show at Leeds will now be on 2nd December with Nottingham is now on 10th December.

35 years, 20 albums, countless live shows and the band still no sign of slowing down: Saxon prove to be a force to be reckoned with and something every rock fan in the world should witness. Come see for yourself and take a dive into metal history.

UK Dates are: (please note Leeds and Nottingham dates have swopped)

Date City Venue Box Office
NOVEMBER      
30th BRISTOL Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
DECEMBER      
1st BOURNEMOUTH Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
2nd LEEDS Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
4th MANCHESTER Ritz 0844 248 5117
5th DUBLIN Academy  
6th BELFAST Limelight/Mandela Hall  
7th GLASGOW ABC 0844 477 2000 (TM)
9th NEWCASTLE Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
10th NOTTINGHAM Rock City 0845 413 4444
11th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall 0870 320 7000
12th OXFORD Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
13th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 (TM)

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 orwww.Kililive.com (24 hour ticket line – 0844 871 8803) for more info.

Saxon are: Biff Byford – vocals; Paul Quinn – guitar; Doug Scarratt – guitar; Nibbs Carter – bass and Nigel Glockler – drums.

Saxon formed in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1976. To date they have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and released 26 albums including Wheels of Steel, which hit number 5 in 1980. They have had 8 top 20 UK albums. They recently released ‘Hidden Treasure’ – St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester a double CD, which was recorded at The Ritz during their Sacrifice World Tour and was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.

Full band info can be found on www.Saxon747.com

SAXON ANNOUNCE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

SAXON ANNOUNCE 35TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Saxon_RescheduledNWOBM legends Saxon recently announced ‘Warriors of The Road’, a 38 date European Tour celebrating their 35th Anniversary. The set list will feature 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. 

Starting in Bristol and closing at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, ‘Warriors of the Road’ will land in the UK on 30th November to delight fans with 12 explosive shows. The routing has changed slightly and Leeds will now be on 2nd December with Nottingham to follow on 10th December. ‘Come and see the awesome power of Saxon live!’ – says frontman Biff Byford. The band is currently working on a live DVD that will be released to coincide with the upcoming tour. 

35 years, 20 albums, countless live shows and still no sign of slowing down: Saxon prove to be a force to be reckoned with and something every rock fan in the world should witness. Come see for yourself and take a dive into metal history. 

UK Dates are: (please note Leeds and Nottingham dates have swopped) 

Date City Venue Box Office
NOVEMBER      
30th BRISTOL Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
DECEMBER      
1st BOURNEMOUTH Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
2nd LEEDS Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
4th MANCHESTER Ritz 0844 248 5117
5th DUBLIN Academy  
6th BELFAST Limelight/Mandela Hall  
7th GLASGOW ABC 0844 477 2000 (TM)
9th NEWCASTLE Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
10th NOTTINGHAM Rock City 0845 413 4444
11th WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall 0870 320 7000
12th OXFORD Academy 0844 477 2000 (TM)
13th LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire 0844 477 2000 (TM)

Ticket price for London is £27.50 (subject to booking fee) – all other shows £26 (subject to booking fee); please refer to www.Saxon747.comor www.Kililive.com (24 hour ticket line – 0844 871 8803) for more info. 

Saxon are: Biff Byford – vocals; Paul Quinn – guitar; Doug Scarratt – guitar; Nibbs Carter – bass and Nigel Glockler – drums.

Saxon formed in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1976. To date they have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and released 26 albums including Wheels of Steel, which hit number 5 in 1980. They have had 8 top 20 UK albums. They recently released ‘Hidden Treasure’ – St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester a double CD, which was recorded at The Ritz during their Sacrifice World Tour and was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. 

Full band info can be found on www.Saxon747.com