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Saxon

Let Me Feel Your Power - Release Date: 07.10.2016

British heavy metal legends Saxon will unleash Let Me Feel Your Power, their 10th live album, on October 7th. The 16 track album was recorded in Munich during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus materials from Chicago in September 2015, Let Me Feel Your Power will be available in several formats, including DVD/2CDs, Blu‐Ray/2CDs, digital download and a deluxe vinyl version which will also include the blu‐ray, DCD and CD (limited to 1500 copies).

The track‐listing is as follows:

01 - Battering Ram (live in Munich)
02 - Motorcycle Man (live in Munich)
03 - Sacrifice (live in Munich)
04 - Destroyer (live in Munich)
05 - Power And The Glory (live in Munich)
06 - 20000FT (live in Munich)
07 - Devils Footprint (live in Munich)
08 - Heavy Metal Thunder (live in Munich)
09 - Queen Of Hearts (live in Munich)
10 - Princess Of The Night (live in Munich)
11 - Wheels Of Steel (live in Munich)
12 - Denim And Leather (live in Munich)
13 - Crusader (live in Munich)
14 - Eye Of The Storm (live in Brighton)
15 - Battalions Of Steel (live in Brighton)
16 - Requiem (live in Brighton)

The bonus material track listing is as follows:

01 - Motorcycle Man (live in Chicago)
02 - Battering Ram (live in Chicago) *
03 - This Town Rocks (live in Chicago)
04 - Sacrifice (live in Chicago)
05 - Power And The Glory (live in Chicago)
06 - Solid Ball Of Rock (live in Chicago)
07 - Dallas 1 PM (live in Chicago)
08 - Heavy Metal Thunder (live in Chicago)
09 - Rock The Nations (live in Chicago)
10 - The Eagle Has Landed (live in Chicago)
11 - Wheels Of Steel (live in Chicago)
12 - Backs To The Wall (live in Chicago)
13 - Just Let Me Rock (live in Chicago)
14 - Strong Arm Of The Law (live in Chicago)
15 - 747 (Strangers In The Night) (live in Chicago)
16 - Princess Of The Night (live in Chicago)
17 - Crusader (live in Chicago) *
18 - Denim And Leather (live in Chicago)

[*only available as video content; not available on CD or digital]

Formats:

  • DVD+2CDs (digipack format)
  • BluRay+2CDs (digipack format)
  • Deluxe Vinyl Version, (Double vinyl plus BluRay+2CDs) limited to 1.500 units Digital

Let Me Feel Your Power + Battering Ram Trailer

 


Last Releases:

SAXON TO LEVEL A BATTERING RAM AT THE WORLD ON OCTOBER 16th

Legendary British heavy metal quintet’s 21st studio album boasts a clinically ‘heavy’ echo of their glorious NWOBHM sound

Saxon have never dealt in half-truths or incomplete missions.

With Sacrifice they filled your heads with heavy metal thunder, and now Saxon want nothing more than to crush them with their very own, hand-crafted, not-safe-for-children brand new album, Battering Ram. Not. A. Problem. 

With Biff Byford singing as well as he ever has, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt making full use of the term ‘shredding’ with their guitars and the lock-steady rhythm of Nibbs Carter’s bass and Nigel Glockler’s drums, the future and the past crash together in an ear-scintillatingly engaging, raucous, melodic-yet-classically heavy ten songs collection which will instantly be hailed as a Saxon classic. The title track, with its delectable twin guitar assault heralding the album’s commencement, gives the listener an instant crack around the chops, whilst traditionalists will be delighted to hear such a perfect marriage of old, classic Saxon with the newer, fresher invective in such riff-fronted fare as “Destroyer” and “Stand Your Ground”, but there are still moments of space and exploration which fans will love.

“This one’s a natural progression from Sacrifice,” says Byford, “There’s a bit less rock’n’roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it. We wanted to keep focused on a style rather than moving around too much.”

Produced by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Exodus Accept) at his Backstage Recording Studios in rural Derbyshire, Saxon were able to hone in and whittle down any excess, finding the sonic space and balance to let Battering Ram’s riffs and melodies get the necessary space to scream front and center, Sneap bringing a crispness to the sound which evokes memories of the early ‘80s without for one moment sounding dated. “Yes, Andy has been in charge of everything with this album, I keep on overview of it all, but he’s done a great job and we’re both pleased with the results. We have a great partnership.”

Lyrically, Battering Ram covers a variety of social situations, like the screaming fans who rage at the gig barriers (“Battering Ram”) or engaging in some good old fashioned myth (“The Devil’s Footprint” - a 200 year old tale of people waking up in winter snowfall to see unexplained hoof prints which they followed, looking for an answer in vain).

“When I’m writing lyrics I like to switch back and forth between complex things, reality and rock’n’roll,” says Byford, “I thought the whole folklore behind “The Devil’s Footprint” made it great material for a metal song, being that it’s both historic and mythical.

“With “Queen of Hearts” I wanted to write something around Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland, and it’s about the chess game that happens in the story. I wanted it to have prog-feeling in the way of its ambiance and mood. Then you have songs like “Destroyer” and “Hard and Fast” which are ‘80s inspired songs with that modern slant on it. I’m a big fan of Marvel comics, and I wanted to write a song around the character Destroyer, and with “Hard and Fast” it’s as the title suggests, about driving fast! I do like to tie the lyric into the song, so if it’s going to be a song about driving fast, well, it has to be a fast, hard song!”

There is also the album’s closing cut, haunting, gripping, melancholic tale of the First World War, “The Kingdom of The Cross”, where a poem unfurls the feelings and horrors which comprised this most brutal of global conflicts. “This year is the centenary of the end of the First World War. Nigel had a piece of music which he played on a synthesizer for a couple of years that I really liked. We had an actor (and singer), David Bower from the band Hell, read the poem and I sang the choruses. I didn’t want it to be typical Saxon, so it is just keyboards, bass, me and Dave.”

Wonderfully uncompromising, with Battering Ram Saxon have once again established their rightly-venerated credentials as Kings and vanguards of heavy metal music.


Saxon "The Saxon Chronicles" - Tracklist:

DVD I Wacken Open Air Festival, Germany 2001:

 

  • 01. Motorcycle Man
  • 02. Dogs Of War
  • 03. Heavy Metal Thunder
  • 04. Cut Out The Disease
  • 05. Solid Ball Of Rock
  • 06. Metalhead
  • 07. The Eagle Has Landed
  • 08. Conquistador (Drum Solo)
  • 09. Crusader
  • 10. Power And The Glory
  • 11. Princess Of The Night
  • 12. Wheels Of Steel (Guitar Solo)
  • 13. Strong Arm Of The Law
  • 14. 20,000 Ft.
  • 15. Denim And Leather
  • Bonus Stuff : Interview with Biff Byford
DVD II: Videos: Saxon on Tour & Official Videos:

 

  • 01.Suzie Hold On
  • 02.Power And The Glory
  • 03.Nightmare
  • 04.Back On The Streets Again
  • 05.Rockin' Again
  • 06.(Requiem) We Will Remember
  • 07.Unleash The Beast + Behind The Scenes
  • 08.Killing Ground
  • – Saxon on TV & Interviews, History, TV-Appearances:
  • 01.And the Band Played On
  • 02.Back on the Streets
  • 03.Never Surrender
  • 04.Denim And Leather
  • 05.Wheels of Steel
  • Bonus Stuff: Text/Photo Gallery
Tracklist: Rock&n&Roll Gypsies 1989 Live AudioCD:
  • 01. Power And Glory
  • 02. And The Bands Played On
  • 03. Rock The Nation
  • 04. Dallas 1PM
  • 05. Broken Heroes
  • 06. Cry
  • 07. Rock 'N Roll Gypsies
  • 08. Northern Lady
  • 09. I Can't Wait Anymore
  • 10. This Town Rocks
  • 11. The Eagle Has Landed
  • 12. Just Let Me Rock

Formats:

  • •  Digipack Special Format 2-DVD+CD
  • •  2-DVD Amaray
  • •  Digital Download

Trailer:

Saxon "Heavy Metal Thunder" Tracklist:

Tracklist CD I:
  • 01. Heavy Metal Thunder
  • 02. Strong Arm of the Law
  • 03. Power & the Glory
  • 04. And the Bands played on
  • 05. Crusader
  • 06. Dallas 1PM
  • 07. Princess of the Night
  • 08. Wheels of Steel
  • 09. 747 (Strangers in the Night)
  • 10. Motorcycle Man
  • 11. Never Surrender
  • 12. Denim & Leather
  • 13. Backs to the Wall
Tracklist CD II Live at Bloodstock 2014:
  • 01.Sacrifice
  • 02. Power and the Glory
  • 03. Heavy Metal Thunder
  • 04. Battalions of Steel 
  • 05. Motorcycle Man 
  • 06. And the Bands Played On
  • 07. To Hell and Back Again
  • 08. 747 (Strangers in the Night)
  • 09. Crusader
  • 10. Wheels of Steel
  • 11. Princess of the Night
  • 12. Denim and Leather

Formats:

  • • 2-CD Jewel Case
  • • Digital Download

Trailer:

 

Warriors Of The Road - The Saxon Chronicles Part II

Warriors Of The Road - The Saxon Chronicles Part II - Formats:

  • • Digipack Special Format 2-DVD+CD
  • • Jewel Case 2-DVD+CD
  • • Bluray Amaray 2-BR+CD
  • • Digital Download
St. George’s Day Sacrifice – Live in Manchester

St. George‘s Day Sacrifice Live in Manchester - Formats:

  • • 2-CD Jewel Case
  • • Digital album
Saxon "Unplugged and Strung Up"

Unplugged And Strung Up - Formats:

  • • Ltd. Edition Digipack, included Bonus Disc "Heavy Metal Thunder"
  • • Standard jewel case CD
  • • Vinyl (Gatefold - 180-Gram Double LP
  • • Limited edition Fan-Package
  • • Digital album + bonus „Heavy Metal Thunder“
  • • Digital album
Saxon "Sacrifice"

Sacrifice - Formats:

  • • Standard Jewel Case CD
  • • Limited Edition Deluxe Digibook (with bonus disc)
  • • Vinyl LP Picture Disc
  • • Limited edition Fan-Package
  • • Digital Download plus one bonus song, „Luck Of The Draw“ (an iTunes exclusive)
Saxon "The Movie"

Heavy Metal Thunder – The Movie - Formats:

  • • Double DVD digipack
  • • Blu-ray
Saxon "Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken"

Heavy Metal Thunder - Live – Eagles Over Wacken - Formats:

  • • 2-CD-DVD Digipack
  • • 2-CD Jewel Case
  • • 3-Vinyl LP
  • • DVD
  • • Limited Edition - 1000 copies
  • • Digital audio/video
Saxon - "Call To Arms"

Call To Arms - Formats:

  • • CD Digipack
  • • CD Jewel Case
  • • Vinyl LP
  • • Digital audio

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