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Monday, April 16, 2012

Saxon: New Studio Album Set For A 2013 Release

Saxon are currently working on their next studio album. But they’re in no rush to get it finished.

“It probably won’t be out until early in 2013,” frontman Biff Byford told Classic Rock. “We are effectively producing ourselves. But it will be mixed by Andy Sneap (Accept).”

The band release the CD/DVD set "Saxon – Heavy Metal Thunder: Live Eagles Over Wacken" on April 23. This features highlights from the band’s performances at the Wacken Festival in 2004, 2007 and 2009, plus a live CD recorded in Glasgow last year.

This also comes in a deluxe Golden Ticket Direct To Consumer box set, which has the full performances at the three Wacken shows, each on a separate DVD. There will be 10 golden tickets randomly included in these box sets, which will allow the winners to see the band live in any city they choose (excluding festival appearances).

Saxon will be supporting Judas Priest at Hammersmith Apollo on May 26 and will be playing on the main stage at the Download Festival on June 9.

Says Biff: “We’ve got quite a lot of festivals lined up for the summer as well in Europe. We might record one or two of these, and we could again film out set at Wacken, which is on August 2.”

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