On September 27, British heavy metal legends SAXON will release their 19th studio album, "Call To Arms", in North America via UDR Music/EMI, and the following day will launch a Stateside tour.
The digipack version of "Call To Arms" includes a glorious bonus a free seven-track CD, "Live At Donington 1980".
"Call To Arms" track listing:
01. Hammer Of The Gods
02. Back In '79
03. Surviving Against The Odds
04. Mists Of Avalon
05. Call To Arms
06. Chasing The Bullet
08. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)
09. No Rest For The Wicked
10. Ballad Of The Working Man
11. Call To Arms - Orchestral Version
Digipack bonus feature:
Live At Donington 1980 (remixed and remastered from original multitrack tape)
01. Motorcycle Man
02. Still Fit To Boogie
03. Freeway Mad
04. Backs To The Wall
05. Wheels Of Steel
06. Bap Shu Ap
07. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
The band latest video clip, for the song "Call To Arms", will be premiered this Friday, August 5 at noon EST on AOL's Noisecreep.
It's been 35 years since SAXON's inception, and the group can still easily hold its own with the headbanging competition.
"It's important to keep one foot in the past and one foot very much in the present," says singer Biff Byford. "At some points in your life, whether you're younger or older, you do have these wonderful periods of state of graceness' where everyone likes everything you write. But you can't keep being your own tribute band, you have to try and write great new songs, and you have to try to appeal to a younger audience. SAXON has been successfully doing that for the last decade, and the result is we still have our old fan base but we also have a whole new, younger one too."
"Hammer Of The Gods" video: