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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saxon: New 13 Min Video Interview With Biff Byford Posted Online

Marco Garavelli of Italian web radio conducted an interview with vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends Saxon when the band performed in Milan, Italy on May 22, 2011. You can now watch the 13 minute chat below.

Packing an armory of steel-coated riffs and songwriting swagger, Saxon will release its 19th studio album titled "Call To Arms".

"This is probably the best album we've written and recorded in the last 20 years," states Biff Byford unapologetically. "I know a lot of bands say that, but 'Call To Arms' really does feel like that to me. It's the perfect embrace of our past with a great modern edge."

Between the furious riffage of "Hammer Of The Gods" all the way through to "Ballad Of The Working Man", Saxon also found time to invite fans to sing on the nostalgic stomp of "Back In '79" thanks to a Byford brainwave the night before recording.

"We put something up on our website 24 hours before recording the track in Brighton, and funnily enough we had exactly 79 people show up on time to sing on the song. It was a fantastic result which is a direct tribute to 'Denim & Leather' where we did the same exact thing." 

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