British heavy metallic legends SAXON have introduced extra tour dates in Europe for March 2023. Help on the trek will come from German metallic titans RAGE (all exhibits besides Luxembourg).
The dates are as follows:
March 08 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Den Atelier
March 09 – Germany, Mannheim – Capitol
March 10 – Germany, Köln – Essigfabrik
March 11 – Germany, Markneukirchen – Musikhalle
March 12 – Germany, Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36
March 14 – Poland, Warsaw – Progresja
March 16 – Germany, Rostock – Moya
March 17 – Germany, Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
March 18 – Austria, Linz – Posthof
March 19 – Germany, Ulm – Roxy
SAXON‘s newest album, “Carpe Diem”, got here out in February 2022 by way of Silver Lining Music.
Produced by Andy Sneap (JUDAS PRIEST, EXODUS, ACCEPT) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with singer Biff Byford and Sneap mixing and mastering, “Carpe Diem” strikes the ear as one of the vital important British metallic statements of the previous couple of years and never missing in tempo or chew, an album which is able to ignite the enjoyment in stalwart supporters and entice a complete new legion to the SAXON fold.
Sneap, himself a guitarist and producer of some metallic reputation, ensures that “Carpe Diem” doesn’t lack one ounce of grit or sharpness. “Andy‘s clearly an excellent guitarist,” stated SAXON frontman Biff Byford, “however he is not a blues-based guitarist like our guys are; he is extra of a modern-style participant. And which means the boys (Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt) love working with him as a result of, once more, it is all in regards to the depth. Andy‘s at all times pushing the envelope; he does not allow them to get away with something. They should play it for actual, full pace. He will get nice sound, and we would like that Gibson/Marshall ’80s sound even when they’re not Gibsons and Marshalls. We try to retain that British metallic guitar sound that we created for SAXON, and he is positively an ’80s baby.”
The genesis of “Carpe Diem”‘s fierce depth lies in two extraordinarily vital life occasions.
“It has been a tough two years,” provided Biff with appreciable understatement, “as a result of I had the guts assault again in September 2019, so issues went a bit pear-shaped for the band. After which COVID hit two or three months later, however fortunately, we began writing and recording this album earlier than COVID. We did the drums in Germany and we did the guitars in numerous locations. I used to be doing a number of writing whereas I used to be within the hospital mattress, and we spent fairly a very long time writing and arranging the concepts that all of us had. I do assume it is a very intense album, and perhaps a few of that depth comes from the frustration of not with the ability to do something within the COVID interval.”
Concerning his expetcations for “Carpe Diem”, Biff stated: “We wish each album we make to go platinum. We by no means make an album that we do not anticipate to be unbelievable as a result of there aren’t any laurels round right here, and as a band, we’re at all times attempting to do one thing a bit of bit new, a bit of bit daring. I like quick metallic like ‘Princess Of The Night time’ and ‘20,000 Ft’, and I try to convey that model of SAXON into the music now, however in a extra trendy model. We do not sound like an previous band on information as a result of we’re not sitting again on our previous success; we’re at all times attempting to make a terrific album.”