Britain's favorite heavy metal warriors SAXON will have four of their most explosive live recordings pressed on vinyl for the first time and released by Demon Records in a must-have deluxe box set. "The Vinyl Hoard" will be officially unleashed on the rock landscape on October 28.
The albums come as four double LP sets on 180-gram gold vinyl, each in a specially designed gatefold sleeve and presented in a slipcase box showcasing a beautiful brand new cover painting by SAXON artist-in-residence Paul Gregory. An exclusive limited edition of 500 copies will be available via Amazon, with a framable print of the cover painting signed by frontman Biff Byford.
Byford says: "This is not going to be around again and with exclusive art work too… Bring it on — I think we'll play some of these tracks on tour in the autumn."
Each renamed after the tour during which the featured shows took place, the recordings were previously released as "The Eagle Has Landed" II and III CDs and "To Hell and Back Again".
The eight-vinyl album boxset will contain:
* "The Dogs Of War Tour, 1995": Recorded on tour in Germany
* "The Lionheart Tour, 2004": Recorded on tour in France, England and Germany
* "A Night Out With The Boys, 2005: The 25th Anniversary of the NWOBHM": Recorded on tour in Germany and Sweden
* "Rocksound Festival, 2006" [2 LP]: Recorded in Switzerland
SAXON embark on the U.K. leg of its "Battering Ram" world tour with nine dates featuring special guests FASTWAY and GIRLSCHOOL from October 28.