British heavy metal legends SAXON will perform material from their upcoming album, "Call To Arms", live for the first time when they kick off their European tour in Thessaloniki (April 6) and Athens, Greece (April 7) this coming week. The band's frontman, Biff Byford, told Rockpages.gr, "We were asked if we wanted to start the tour in Greece, and we said, 'Yeah, fantastic!' We have some great fans in Greece and the Greek people like heavy rock, heavy metal, so it's a great honor to start the tour from Greece, and you will be the first people to listen some new songs from 'Call To Arms'! I could not think of a better place to start the tour, really!"
"Call To Arms" will be released on May 23 via Militia Guard Music, UDR and EMI. The follow-up to 2009's "Into The Labyrinth" (SPV/Steamhammer) features a guest appearance by legendary keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW).
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
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)
"Hammer Of The Gods" can now be streamed using the audio player below.
"Hammer Of The Gods" audio stream: