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SAXON ANNOUNCE SECOND SINGLE & VIDEO “THEY PLAYED ROCK & ROLL” FROM THE NEW ALBUM ‘THUNDERBOLT’ SET FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 2ND

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Saxon, the legendary English heavy metal band, has just released the second single and video “They Played Rock And Roll” from their new upcoming album ‘Thunderbolt.’


The song tells the story of Saxon‘s very first tour in 1979 with Motörhead” says frontman Biff Byford.  “I want people to get a flavor of what it was like in the UK in 79/80 for Saxon and Motörhead at the start of the 80s musical revolution.”
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).
Thunderbolt’ will feature original Artwork by long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.
“This is album 22, and it’s called Thunderbolt” adds Byford. “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!” 
Three weeks later, the band will be embarking on the first leg of the Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour followed by a North American tour as special guests to Judas Priest.
Since the 1970s Saxon has 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
  2. Thunderbolt
  3. The Secret of Flight
  4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
  5. They Played Rock and Roll
  6. Predator
  7. Sons of Odin
  8. Sniper
  9. A Wizard’s Tale
  10. Speed Merchants
  11. Roadie’s Song
  12. Nosferatu(Raw Version)*
 *not available on vinyl
Thunderbolt is available to pre-order now, in the following formats:
  • CD Album in Digipack
  • 180 gms colored vinyl in a Gatefold
  • A Special Edition Boxset
  • Tape Cassette
  • Digital Download
Pre-order link: http://hyperurl.co/6j93n2
Thunderbolt 2018 North American Tour With Judas Priest
3-13-18 in Wilkes-Barre, PA at Mohegan Sun Arena
3-15-18 in Youngstown, OH at Covelli Centre
3-17-18 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Coliseum
3-18-18 in Washington, DC at Anthem
3-20-18 in Newark, NJ at Prudential Center
3-22-18 in Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
3-23-18 in Worcester, MA at Palladium
3-25-18 in Ottawa, Can at The Arena – Td Place
3-27-18 in London, Can at Budweiser Gardens
3-28-18 in Oshawa, Can at Tribute Communications Centre
3-31-18 in Detroit, MI at Dtroit Masonic Temple
4-02-18 in Minneapolis, MN at The Armory
4-03-18 in Milwaukee, WI at Riverside Theater
4-05-18 in Green Bay, WI at Resch Center
4-06-18 in Hammond, IN at The Horshoe Casino
4-08-18 in Bloomington, IL at Grossinger Motors Arena
4-10-18 in Casper, WY at Casper Events Center
4-11-18 in Loveland, CO at Budweiser Events Center
4-13-18 in West Valley City, UT at Maverick Center
4-15-18 in Kent, WA at Snoware Center
4-17-18 in Portland, OR at Veterans Memorial Coliseum
4-19-18 in San Francisco, CA at The Warfield
4-21-18 in Las Vegas, NV at Las Rageous 2018
4-22-18 in Los Angeles, CA at Microsoft Theater
4-24-18 in Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theater
4-26-18 in Tulsa, OK at Bok Center
4-28-18 in Dallas, TX at Bomb Factory
4-29-18 in Sugar Land,TX at Smart Financial Center
5-01-18 in San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum
For Ticket information visit www.saxon747.com
For more  information, check out the band’s website:
About Bryan Joe Corder (2670 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.

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