SAXON: Audio Samples Of Entire New Album Available

British metal legends SAXON will release their new new studio album, "Into The Labyrinth" in Europe on January 12, 2009 (Germany: January 9; USA: January 13) via SPV Records. The CD was recorded at the Twilight Hall in Krefeld, Germany, under the direction of Charlie Bauerfeind. SAXON laid down 13 new songs at BLIND GUARDIAN's studio, starting with monumental opener "Battalions Of Steel" through "Demon Sweeney Todd" and "Valley Of The Kings", which both cover historic events, to the final slide guitar blues track "Coming Home" (fans are already familiar with the electric version of this track from SAXON's "Killing Ground" album).

"The new material was written in England and at my house in France," singer Biff Byford explained. "Stylistically, I would describe the album as an even balance between 'Lionheart' and 'The Inner Sanctum', a mix of powerful, in-your-face rock songs and pure heavy metal tracks. We're very happy with the production and proud of 'Into The Labyrinth'."

Check out audio samples of the entire album at SPV.de.

"Into The Labyrinth" track listing:

Limited-Edition Digipack (only available in Europe):

01. Battalions Of Steel
02. Live To Rock
03. Demon Sweeney Todd
04. The Letter
05. Valley Of The Kings
06. Slow Lane Blues
07. Crime Of Passion
08. Premonition in D Minor
09. Voice
10. Protect Yourselves
11. Hellcat
12. Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
13. Coming Home (Bottleneck Version)

Bonus DVD:

* Parzival movie with Biff acting as King Arthur
* Tour Documentary
* "Live To Rock" video clip
* Audio Interview with Biff Byford

Running time: approximately 70 minutes

Jewel Case Version:

01. Battalions Of Steel
02. Live To Rock
03. Demon Sweeney Todd
04. The Letter
05. Valley Of The Kings
06. Slow Lane Blues
07. Crime Of Passion
08. Premonition in D Minor
09. Voice
10. Protect Yourselves
11. Hellcat
12. Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
13. Coming Home (Bottleneck Version)

2-LP Gatefold:

Side 1:

01. Battalions Of Steel
02. Live To Rock
03. Demon Sweeney Todd

Side 2:

01. The Letter
02. Valley Of The Kings
03. Slow Lane Blues
04. Crime Of Passion

Side 3:

01. Premonition in D Minor
02. Voice
03. Protect Yourselves

Side 4:

01. Hellcat
02. Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
03. Coming Home (Bottleneck Version)

Aestheticom's Bill Schacht, who has previously directed music videos for DIO, KING DIAMOND, AMON AMARTH, FATAL SMILE, LIBERTY X/REV RUN, ZAKK WYLDE and SISTER SIN, among others, recently completed filming footage for the "Live To Rock" clip.

(Thanks: Marock)

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