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Saxon New Song & Video 'Remember The Fallen' Watch Here

British Heavy Metal legends Saxon have released the second single, “𝕽𝖊𝖒𝖊𝖒𝖇𝖊𝖗 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕱𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖓”, from their upcoming album, 𝕮𝖆𝖗𝖕𝖊 𝕯𝖎𝖊𝖒 – set for release February 4th via Silver Lining Music

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"I wanted to write a song about Covid, about the people that have died, and give my perception of how it seemed to happen” offers Biff Byford. “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.”

The release of “Remember the Fallen” is also accompanied by a reportage-style video montaged with footage of the band’s individual recording sessions. Listen To/Watch the recently released “Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)” here:

Produced by Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Exodus, Accept) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with Byford and Sneap mixing and mastering, Carpe Diem strikes the ear as one of the most essential British metal statements of the last few years and not lacking in pace or bite, an album which will ignite the joy in stalwart supporters and attract a whole new legion to the Saxon fold. Sneap, himself a guitarist and producer of some metal repute, ensures that Carpe Diem does not lack one ounce of grit or sharpness. “Andy’s obviously a very good guitarist,” says Biff, “but he’s not a blues-based guitarist like our guys are, he’s more of a modern style player. And that means the boys (Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt) love working with him because, again, it’s all about the intensity. Andy’s always pushing the envelope, he doesn’t let them get away with anything. They have to play it for real, full speed. He gets great sound, and we want that Gibson/ Marshall ‘80s sound even if they’re not Gibsons and Marshalls. We try and retain that British metal guitar sound that we created for Saxon, and he’s definitely an ‘80s child.” Despite a career which has spanned 44 years with over 15 million albums sold, including four top 10 UK albums, and having played to hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, Saxon are revving up for one of their busiest eras yet. “We’re gonna be quite busy this year,” says Biff. “We’re doing a UK tour later this month, there are festivals which have been rescheduled from two years ago, we’re looking to go to America, we’re also going to tour Europe and like everyone really, we’re just keeping our fingers crossed that everything works out and we can do it all. We’re also recording the second Inspirations album, and as we do that, you never know, we might write a few songs for the next Saxon album…” As you can see, Saxon remain committed to seizing every minute of every hour of every day. Carpe Diem indeed!

Carpe Diem Track Listing:

1. Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)

2. Age of Steam

3. The Pilgrimage

4. Dambusters

5. Remember the Fallen

6. Super Nova

7. Lady In Gray

8. All for One

9. Black is the Night

10. Living On the Limit

SAXON BIFF BYFORD – Vocals PAUL QUINN – Guitar NIGEL GLOCKLER – Drums DOUG SCARRATT – Guitar NIBBS CARTER – Bass Produced by Andy Sneap and Biff Byford Album mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap Guitars recorded by Andy Sneap at Backstage Recording Studios, Derbyshire (UK); Vocals recorded by Seb Byford at Big Silver Barn, York (UK); Drums recorded by Jacky Lehmann (Audiosound) at Velbyproductions, Grünenplan (Germany). All lyrics by Biff Byford. Backing vocals by Seb Byford

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