British heavy metal legends SAXON
have begin mixing their new album with producer Andy Sneap
, who has previously worked with MEGADETH
and ARCH ENEMY
, among many others. The follow-up to 2011's "Call To Arms"
will feature cover artwork by longtime SAXON
artist Paul Raymond Gregory
and is tentatively due in February 2013. SAXON
in April released "Saxon - Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken"
, the no-fat-no-bullshit-100%-pure CD/DVD featuring DVD highlights from the band's Wacken
shows in 2004, 2007 and 2009 comprising thirty songs, plus a live CD from Glasgow in 2011. Each set captures the Barnsley-bred British heavy metal legends delivering classic after classic, from "Denim & Leather"
to "Heavy Metal Thunder"
to "Princess Of The Night"
in front of 75,000-pluds loyal, ravenous fans, who have come to expect (and receive) the levels of performance SAXON
have been delivering for 32 years. "Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken"
is available in a variety of formats, including the Golden Ticket D2C/Direct To Consumer Box.
Strictly limited, this exclusive package contains the "Best Of Wacken"
DVD, plus the full and complete SAXON Wacken Open Air
performances from 2004/2007/2009 each on a separate DVD, plus a SAXON
flag. "Call To Arms"
sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan
. The CD debuted at No. 51 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The digipack version of "Call To Arms"
included a glorious bonus — a free seven-track CD, "Live At Donington 1980"