Saxon announce the release of the second single and video ‘They Played Rock And Roll’ from their new mighty 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 80s musical revolution” says Biff Byford.
Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, Saxon 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 22 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 ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!” adds Biff.
Three weeks later, the band will be embarking on the first leg of the Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour. Saxon will be joined by fellow English rockers Diamond Head and metal trio Rock Goddess will be performing on the scheduled UK dates, with very Special Guests Magnum on the already sold out UK Hull date only. However, Saxon doesn’t stop there – dates for Thunderbolt Tour Part 2 will be announced imminently.
Since the 1970s 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 the British heavy metal wave. With over twenty studio albums under their belt, Saxon has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of a work a staple of their career.
Thunderbolt Track Listing
1. Olympus Rising
3. The Secret of Flight
4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
5. They Played Rock and Roll
7. Sons of Odin
9. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie’s Song
*not available on vinyl
Thunderbolt is available to pre-order now, in the following formats:
CD Album in Digipack
180 gms coloured vinyl in a Gatefold
A Special Edition Boxset
Pre-order link: http://hyperurl.co/6j93n2
Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour – Part 1
Fri February 23 – UK, Cardiff University
Sat February 24 – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun February 25 – UK, Hull City Hall
Tue February 27 – Holland, Tilburg 013
Wed February 28 – Germany, Saarbruecken Garage
Thu March 1 – Germany, Hannover Capitol
Fri March 2 – Germany, Frankfurt Batschkapp
Sat March 3 – Germany, Dresden Schlachthof
For Ticket information visit www.saxon747.com