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Saxon prepare to deliver their latest album Sacrifice, in February 2013

Saxon "Sacrifice"WITH A storming new stomp in their boots and a renewed, lithe swagger to their legendary sound, Saxon will release “Sacrifice”, in February 2013 through UDR. Taking a sharper, re-invigorated approach to the production, on this, their 20th album, Saxon have produced 10 of their strongest, heaviest and most inspired songs for many-a-year, and a more than worthy successor to their last album “A Call To Arms”.
“Less tricks, more power!” roars frontman and founding father Biff Byford, “my brief to the band was to be raw, be real and not be afraid to look back at the old classic material for inspiration.”

The album was recorded at LS Studios in Yorkshire and was produced by Byford with Andy Sneap mixing and engineering by Jacky Lehmann. It fairly bristles with muscular metallic intent, Paul Quinn’s and Doug Scarratt’s guitar Saxon "Sacrifice" - Pressreleasework the best it’s ever been, while Biff’s vocals sound fresher and livelier. The songwriting too harks back to a classic era in Saxon’s history, with the likes of ‘Warriors Of The Road’, ‘Wheels Of Terror’ and ‘Stand Up And Fight’ evoking the halcyon days of yore with a contemporary twist, the classic Saxon sound absorbing the snarl, ferocity and attitude of contemporary bands (and fans) such as Megadeth, as evidenced by the crunching title cut ‘Sacrifice’.
“It’s certainly been done from a more early ‘80s thrashier perspective,” explains Biff, “and it’s not just guitars bashing away willy-nilly, they’ve got a fresh drive, purpose and perspective.”

Besides the new material, Saxon will also be adding some unique recordings of revisited classic to certain formats of the release, also produced by Byford and mastered by Andy Sneap, including an orchestrated version of ‘Crusader’ and an acoustic version of ‘Frozen Rainbow’.
“From the songs to the production, I wanted to focus on the raw aspects which made us great in the first place,” concludes Biff, “And living in that rawness, combined with some great classic Saxon-songwriting, has in my opinion made Saxon fresher than ever.”

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#27 The dude 2013-01-21 03:19
Loving the Mesoamerican artwork, hope there will be t-shirts! See you at the Empire!
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#26 Kalle Hoverman 2013-01-20 10:09
Will this only be released on vinyl as pic-LP? I want a standard black vinyl (like my other Saxon-LPs) to listen to, and not some shitty pic-LP to collect or have on my wall or whatever. Will the pic-disc have a printed sleeve at least? I want music with high quality on vinyl, not decoration with low quality...
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#25 kenny 2012-12-13 19:27
hope the production is better than than last cd.i think it whas produced by that guy from the angels.very dated.organs and all that, you need to get back to basics guys ,thats when you rock.still a great saxon fan
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#24 Michał 2012-12-12 09:08
And my name made the credits!I see you are big fan of Saxon like me!On digital stores is tracklisting and I think this is unluckily the same!But I hope that mistake and full-length St. Georges Day will be on this..regards M
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#23 ED MCCARTHY 2012-12-11 04:56
Quoting Michał:
Quoting ED MCCARTHY:
HI JUST ORDERED MY FAN PACK FROM THE SAXON DIGITAL STORE, ( THE TWO DVD HM THUNDER MOVIE THAT INCLUDES THE 2008 ST GEORGES GIG) IT ALSO COMES WITH A FREE HM THUNDER MOVIE T SHIRT SO GO TO THE DIGITAL STORE FOR THAT IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, I ALSO ORDERED A COUPLE OF SHIRTS FROM THE US FAN SHOP, I HAVE AN ORDER CONFIRM BUT NO NOTICE OF SHIPMENT YET, LOOKING FOWARD TO SPORTING THAT REALLY COOL CALL TO ARMS 2011 WORLD TOUR SHIRT, LOOKING FOWARD TO THE NEW ALBUM BUT AM REAL PISSED I CAN ONLY GET ONE TRACK FROM I TUNES, HOPEFULLY THAT WILL COME OUT ON A CD OR VIYNL IN THE FUTURE>> KEEP ROCKIN ED

My unit they shipped two days ago!I ordered Bluray!I have DVD because I'm associate producer:-)I can't wait new album...

i am an associate producer to michal, my name made the credits to, i even have a japan copy of this dvd but i think this one is going to have more footage..regards ed
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#22 Michał 2012-12-09 11:10
Quoting ED MCCARTHY:
HI JUST ORDERED MY FAN PACK FROM THE SAXON DIGITAL STORE, ( THE TWO DVD HM THUNDER MOVIE THAT INCLUDES THE 2008 ST GEORGES GIG) IT ALSO COMES WITH A FREE HM THUNDER MOVIE T SHIRT SO GO TO THE DIGITAL STORE FOR THAT IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, I ALSO ORDERED A COUPLE OF SHIRTS FROM THE US FAN SHOP, I HAVE AN ORDER CONFIRM BUT NO NOTICE OF SHIPMENT YET, LOOKING FOWARD TO SPORTING THAT REALLY COOL CALL TO ARMS 2011 WORLD TOUR SHIRT, LOOKING FOWARD TO THE NEW ALBUM BUT AM REAL PISSED I CAN ONLY GET ONE TRACK FROM I TUNES, HOPEFULLY THAT WILL COME OUT ON A CD OR VIYNL IN THE FUTURE>> KEEP ROCKIN ED

My unit they shipped two days ago!I ordered Bluray!I have DVD because I'm associate producer:-)I can't wait new album...
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#21 ED MCCARTHY 2012-12-07 20:24
HI JUST ORDERED MY FAN PACK FROM THE SAXON DIGITAL STORE, ( THE TWO DVD HM THUNDER MOVIE THAT INCLUDES THE 2008 ST GEORGES GIG) IT ALSO COMES WITH A FREE HM THUNDER MOVIE T SHIRT SO GO TO THE DIGITAL STORE FOR THAT IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, I ALSO ORDERED A COUPLE OF SHIRTS FROM THE US FAN SHOP, I HAVE AN ORDER CONFIRM BUT NO NOTICE OF SHIPMENT YET, LOOKING FOWARD TO SPORTING THAT REALLY COOL CALL TO ARMS 2011 WORLD TOUR SHIRT, LOOKING FOWARD TO THE NEW ALBUM BUT AM REAL PISSED I CAN ONLY GET ONE TRACK FROM I TUNES, HOPEFULLY THAT WILL COME OUT ON A CD OR VIYNL IN THE FUTURE>> KEEP ROCKIN ED
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#20 paul 2012-12-03 19:51
hi saxon, me and my friends have had trouble getting are money back for the hatfield gig. The agents say its not them and venue the same! Please help as we just wanted to swap them for the tour dates. Has anybody been able to get their money back?
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#19 Anthony Crowley 2012-11-26 15:28
I am very much looking forward to this new album. I can't wait 'til purchase this new SAXON material.
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#18 Erwin 2012-11-23 23:57
Yeah! I almost cannot wait for the Sacrifice you've made! See you the 9th in Roermond!
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