NWoBHM legends Saxon have announced the release of the second single and video They Played Rock And Roll from their upcoming Thunderbolt album.
‘The song tells the story of Saxon’s very first tour in 1979 with Motörhead. I want people to get a flavour of what it was like in the UK in 79/80 for Saxon and Motörhead at the start of the eightiess musical revolution” says vocalist Biff Byford.
That was then and this, as they say, is now and Saxon isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of Battering Ram in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music).
The new album Thunderbolt will feature original artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.
“This is album twenty two and it’s called Thunderbolt. It’s a storming, smashing, thundering collection of tracks we’ve been crafting with producer, Andy Sneap and it’s finished and ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!” says Biff Byford
Since the nineteen seventies Saxon have shown their ability to take rock ‘n’ roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of British heavy metal.
With over twenty studio albums under their belt, Saxon has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of work a staple of their career.
Thunderbolt Track Listing
The Secret of Flight
Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
They Played Rock and Roll
Sons of Odin
A Wizard’s Tale
Nosferatu (Raw Version)*
*Not available on vinyl.