Next SAXON Album To Include Song Dedicated To MOTÖRHEAD

Next SAXON Album To Include Song Dedicated To MOTÖRHEAD

Vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXON spoke to EonMusic about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2015's "Battering Ram" album. He said: "Yeah, we got about nine drum tracks laid down. We're running two studios at the same time, so we're writing in one, and recording in the other, and we're tripping backwards and forwards when we're working. We've got a lot of ideas already; me and Nibbs [Carter, bassist] have got shitloads, and we’re just working through ideas with the band, really."

Asked how long they will spend in the studio working on the new SAXON album, Biff said: "We'll be in until the end of this week, and then we're off to Sweden to a festival. Then we come back in about a week before the tour, and we spend a week recording, and then we go straight on tour on the 28th October. So yeah, we'll have a three-week break in the middle, but I'll probably be writing lyrics and doing melodies then. I usually do that on my own."

SAXON's new album will include a song called "They Played Rock And Roll", dedicated to MOTÖRHEAD.

"Yeah, that's on its way," Biff said. "I've finished the lyrics for that, and it will make the album. It's about the eighties, really. It's about the 'Bomber' tour, and 'Ace Of Spades'. That's when we first met them; on the 'Bomber' tour, we supported them, so it's about that, and the album 'No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith', and the subsequent '80s scene."

"Battering Ram" was released last October in North America via UDR Music. The album featured Byford alongside Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitar, Nibbs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).