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Saxon

Formed: 1977
From: Barnsley, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Saxon News

Below is our complete Saxon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Saxon Adds On Extra U.S. Show

Saxon recently announced both North American and South American tour dates in support of the band's new album "Call to Arms." Saxon has now issued the following announcement about adding on an extra U.S. show:

"We are happy to announce that we are also playing the Club Red in Tempe, AZ on the 5th of October. Further we had to change two dates and this is now the right order of the dates:
30.09.2011 Santa Clara -The Avalon, 01.10.2011 Sacramento (actually Orangevale) -The Boardwalk For the complete list of tour dates click here."

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Saxon Announces South American Shows

Saxon has announced the venues and dates for the South American leg of the band's "Call to Arms" world tour. The October South American shows are as follows:

18.10.2011 Santiago - New Rockola
20.10.2011 Rio de Janeiro - Ilha dos Pescadores
22.10.2011 Sao Paulo - HSBC Brasil
23.10.2011 Curitiba - MasterHall
25.10.2011 Buenos Aires - El Teatro Flores

Saxon has also announced North American dates for the "Call to Arms" tour in September. Details are available at this location.

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Saxon Announces North American Shows

After recently announcing the North American release for "Call to Arms" is set for September 27th, Saxon has now revealed the U.S. tour dates in support of the album. The currently announced shows are as follows:

28.09.2011 US Los Angeles, CA - The Key Club
29.09.2011 US Santa Rosa, CA - The Last Day Saloon
30.09.2011 US Sactramento, CA - The Boardwalk
01.10.2011 US Santa Clara, CA - The Avalon
02.10.2011 US Santa Ana, CA - The Galaxy
03.10.2011 tba
04.10.2011 tba
05.10.2011 day off
06.10.2011 tba
07.10.2011 US San Antonio, TX - Sunkin Gardens
08.10.2011 US Saint Charles (Chicago), IL - The Arcada Theatre
09.10.2011 tba
10.10.2011 tba
11.10.2011 tba
13.10.2011 US New York, NY - B. B. King
14.10.2011 US Springfield, VA - Jaxx
15.10.2011 US Baltimore, MD - Bourbon Street

The upcoming Saxon European tour dates are as follows:

23.11.2011 DE Halle - Easy Schorre
24.11.2011 DE Bremen - Aladin
25.11.2011 DE Lichtenfels - Christmas Metal Festival
10.12.2011 DE Karlsruhe - Knock Out Festival
11.12.2011 DE Bochum - Zeche

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Saxon Announces Album's North American Release

Saxon released the new album "Call to Arms" earlier this month in Europe. The band has now checked in with the following brief update about confirming a North American release date for the album:

"Great news! We have a release date for North America & Canada. It will be the 27th of September distributed by EMI. American tour dates to follow soon."

You can also find the music video for the song "Hammer of the Gods," taken from the new album, by heading over to this location.

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Saxon Donating Money To Charity

Saxon has issued the following announcement about donating money to the Nordoff-Robins charity that was raised during the band's meet & greet events on tour:

"We are very pleased to announce that Nordoff Robbins will be receiving over € 6,000 from Saxon for the charity soundcheck / meet & greet events that were held during the UK & European legs of the Worldwide 'Call To Arms' 2011 tour.

"The band wants to send out a big 'Thanks' to all fans who participated in making this happen and we are all looking forward to continuing with this very special charity around the World wherever it is possible."

You can also check out footage of Saxon performing at the Sweden Rock Festival by heading over to this location.

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Saxon Posts Sweden Rock Festival Footage

Footage has been posted online of Saxon performing the song "Hammer of the Gods" at the Sweden Rock festival, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"Saxon performed at the legendary Sweden Rock Festival last weekend to over 35,000 fans. Biff and the band will be taking a couple of well deserved weeks off before hitting the road again in late June. In the meantime, enjoy this live version of 'Hammer Of The Gods' filmed at Sweden Rock 2011."

The song "Hammer of the Gods' is off the new album "Call to Arms." You can also check out the recently uploaded music video for the track by heading over here.

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Saxon Announces New Album Chart Positions

Saxon has issued the following brief announcement about the new album "Call To Arms" hitting the European charts:

"Great News: 'Call To Arms' went straight into the official German charts at #18, the Swedish charts at #19, as well as entering the BBC Rock Album chart at #6."

You can check out the music video for "Hammer Of The Gods," which is off "Call To Arms," in the player below. Saxon also recently posted a track-by-track breakdown for the new album.

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Saxon Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online with members of Saxon, which was conducted by More-Metal.com. You can check out the video interview below.

Saxon also recently posted a music video clip online for the song "Hammer of the Gods," which can be found here.

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Saxon Posts New Music Video Online

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Saxon have posted their new music video online for the song, "Hammer Of The Gods." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's latest studio album, "Call To Arms," which is available now in certain parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom, and will be released in North America on June 14th.

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Saxon Singer Goes Through New Album Track By Track

Biff Byford, the lead vocalist of British heavy metal heroes Saxon, has been featured in a new thirteen minute video in which he discusses the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Call To Arms," track by track. You can check it out below. "Call To Arms" will be released via Militia Guard Music, UDR and EMI on the following dates:

June
3 - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway
6 - UK, Finland, Denmark
8 - Greece, Poland
10 - France
14 - Canada, USA More...

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Saxon Posts Third Making-Of Clip

European metal veterans Saxon have posted its third making-of clip for its upcoming new album "Call to Arms." You can check out the third video in the series in the player below. The album is currently set to be released on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway: June 3
U.K., Finland, Denmark: June 6
Greece, Poland: June 8
France: June 10

The previously posted second making-of clip is also still available for viewing at this location.

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Saxon Releases Second Making-Of Clip

European metal veterans Saxon have posted its second making-of clip for its upcoming new album "Call to Arms." You can check out the second video in the series in the player below. The album is currently set to be released on the following dates;

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway: June 3
U.K., Finland, Denmark: June 6
Greece, Poland: June 8
France: June 10

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Saxon Posts New Album "Making Of" Footage

Saxon has posted "making of" footage online from the band's time recording the song "Back in 79," which will appear on the band's new album "Call to Arms." You can check out the video clip below, and the band also commented:

"Today the first episode of 'Making of Call To Arms' goes online. Biff Byford will guide you through the recording session of the choir voices used for 'Back In 79,' and introduce you to the lucky fans that were able to join the band in the studio and sing along. More Saxon 'Making of...' clips will be shown online daily - stay tuned!"

"Call to Arms" is set for release on the following dates:

June 3rd: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway
June 6th: UK, Finland, Denmark
June 8th: Greece, Poland
June 10th: France

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Saxon Making New Songs Available For Streaming

Saxon has issued the following announcement about streaming songs from the new album "Call to Arms" to fans who use the band's online forum:

"Counting down to the official release date, we will post two songs from 'Call To Arms' per day for all forum users that participate in the discussion. Each song will be available for online streaming for only one hour per day.

"Everyone that participates in the thread will get a personal email from our webmaster with a password to listening station.

"Today's discussion: what time do YOU want to listen to each day's song? Decide with each other and let us know and you will receive your password per email (abusers will be disqualified). Sunday the Call To Arms begins with 'Back in 79' and 'Surviving Against the Odds.' Thanks to all participants."

You can also check out a recent video interview with Saxon about the album here. The "Call to Arms" album will be released on the following dates:

June 3rd: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway
June 6th: UK, Finland, Denmark
June 8th: Greece, Poland
June 10th: France More...

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Saxon Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview with Saxon vocalist Biff Byford has made its way online. You can check it out in the player below. The band are preparing to release its new album "Call To Arms" on the following dates;

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway: June 3
U.K., Finland, Denmark: June 6
Greece, Poland: June 8
France: June 10

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Saxon Announces New Album Release Dates

After postponing the release of the new album "Call to Arms," Saxon has now announced updated release dates. "Call To Arms" will drop on the following dates:

June 3rd: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway

June 6th: UK, Finland, Denmark

June 8th: Greece, Poland

June 10th: France

The U.K. pre-order for the album is available here, or you can check out Saxon's latest video road report at this location.

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Saxon Checks In With Video Update

Saxon, which recently postponed the release of the new "Call to Arms" album, has now checked in from the road with a brief tour podcast. You can check out the video clip in the player below.

An earlier U.K. road report from Saxon can also be found by heading over to this location.

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Saxon Postpones "Call To Arms" Release

Saxon has checked in with the following update about postponing the release of "Call To Arms," the band's new album:

"Hi, hope all is well. We have some good news and some bad news. Bad news first: The album will be delayed for two weeks. Good news is: The official release is June the 3rd in Germany, Austria and Switzerland via Soulfood. The rest of Europe the following week. It may be the 3rd of June in the UK. I will let you know as soon as I know.

"More good news: On the first edition digipack there will be a bonus disc from Saxon's historic performance of the 1980 Castle Donington show. Re-mixed and re-mastered following the discovery of the lost multitrack tape.

"Call To Arms will also be available as jewel case CD, LP and as limited edition picture LP (vinyl). The album should be on the web shops in the next few days. Keep the faith."

Saxon's latest road report is also available for viewing by navigating over to this location.

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2011 Metalfest Open Air Trailer Posted

A new video trailer has been posted online to promote the forthcoming 2011 editions of the Metalfest Open Air events in Austria and Germany. Metalfest 2011 will take place between May 27th to 29th. You can view the trailer below.

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Saxon Checks In With Road Report

Saxon vocalist Biff Byford has issued the following statement about the band's recent U.K. tour dates:

"Hi hope you are all well. The U.K. leg of tour is over and we would like to thank everybody for making it our most successful tour for quite some time the charity meet and greet raised over 2000 puonds so well done to all who got to meet the band. We are talking about putting in some more U.K. dates after summer so keep your eyes on web site we are also working on America and south America so should have some news soon.

"The new album will be available on websites and in stores soon so my advice is to wait a bit longer there may be a ltd edition version or something special we will know soon.

"Keep the faith."

You can also check out Saxon's latest video update by heading over to this location.

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