OLIVER DAWSON SAXON, the British heavy metal band featuring founding SAXON members Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, will release a new live album, "Blood And Thunder", in September via Angel Air Records. The CD was recorded on tour in Europe and will feature eight previously unreleased live tracks.
OLIVER DAWSON SAXON released its latest studio album, "Motorbiker", on February 27, 2012 via Angel Air Records. The CD was described by Dawson in an interview as "what me and Graham do best . . . a hard rock album, maybe metal . . . in that classic SAXON tradition."
OLIVER DAWSON SAXON is:
Graham Oliver (ex-SAXON) - Guitar
Steve Dawson (ex–SAXON) - Bass
Haydn Conway (ex-SHY) - Guitar
Brian Shaughnessy - Vocals
Paul Oliver - Drums
After spending a few years battling with Biff Byford and Paul Quinn over the SAXON name, Oliver and Dawson reached a settlement in 2003 with the members of the original band SAXON over the usage of the name and logos belonging to the original partnership.
OLIVER DAWSON SAXON, consisting of Oliver and Dawson, acknowledged that the band featuring Byford and Quinn will continue to be known as "SAXON", and have use of the logo. In return Byford and Quinn acknowledged that OLIVER DAWSON SAXON has a legitimate use of the name in that form.
Formed in the late '90s, OLIVER DAWSON SAXON previously recorded and released an album called "Re-Landed", which got a limited release on a local label before being reissued via Angel Air as "Re-Landed..Plus".
Video footage of OLIVER DAWSON SAXON performing on September 30, 2012 at Melodka in Brno, Czech Republic can be seen below.