Hot on the heels of their 40th Anniversary Castles and Eagles shows at sold out venues (iconic Manchester O2 Apollo and London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo), British Heavy Metal legends Saxon release the third single, “The Pilgrimage“, taken from their new album, Carpe Diem (OUT February 4thvia Silver Lining Music).

“Pilgrimage is a fantastic word” says Byford, “People go on pilgrimages all the time, not just in a historical or religious sense, but it’s about going and visiting either a place that you feel is special in your life or somebody that’s meant something in your life. You can go on a pilgrimage to go see your great grandfather who died in the First World War for instance. They’re journeys of great weight and importance.”

Listen To/Watch “The Pilgrimage” here
Listen To/Watch the recently released “Remember the Fallen” and “Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)” at this location
Not resting on their laurels, SAXON have recently announced a string of UK dates to their SEIZE THE DAY WORLD TOUR:

FRI 11 NOV – Ipswich Regent Theatre 
SAT 12 NOV – Southampton O2 Guildhall  
SUN 13 NOV – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
MON 14 NOV – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
TUE 15 NOV – Bath Forum
WED 16 NOV – Cambridge Corn Exchange
FRI 18 NOV – Newcastle O2 City Hall
SAT 19 NOV – Backburn King George’s Hall
SUN 20 NOV – Aberdeen Music Hall
MON 21 NOV – Glasgow Barrowland 
TUE 22 NOV – Hull City Hall
WED 23 NOV – York Barbican 
FRI 25 NOV – Leicester De Montfort Hall 
SAT 26 NOV – London Roundhouse

General Ticket sales start 4thFebruary at 10 AM UK Time at https://myticket.co.uk/artists/saxon
*European dates soon to be announced

Produced by Andy Sneap (Judas PriestExodusAccept and Priest guitarist) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with Byford and Sneap mixing and mastering, Carpe Diem strikes the ear as one of the most essential British metal statements of the last few years and not lacking in pace or bite, an album which will ignite the joy in stalwart supporters and attract a whole new legion to the Saxon fold. 

“Utterly brilliant, utterly essential, go get yourself a copy” – POWER PLAY

Saxonpresent with Carpe Diem another immediately igniting classic heavy metal album. 
For sure with long-term effect!” – CLASSIC ROCK

Carpe Diemis the most self-contained, compositionally compact, solid and strongest album for some time and a declaration of love to the classic British Heavy Metal. Go and get this record!” – METAL HAMMER

Carpe Diem overall serves as a testament that Saxon still has plenty of bullets left in their guns and showcases a band entering their fifth decade of existence with fire still burning.” –BLABBERMOUTH

“With hard riffs, embedded in ‘liquid’ guitar melodies Saxon is presenting
their new songs within the sound of the 2020’s. A lot of speed, energy and a bit aggression as well!” – GOOD TIMES

Carpe Diemprovides the listener a perfect equation into the chemistry that has made Saxonso successful for so many years. The riffs on the album demonstrate how bands like Metallica found Saxon to be so influential. – BRUTAL PLANET

Carpe Diem is Saxon‘s most energetic record since as long as we can remember” – AARDSCHOK

Carpe Diem, the mighty Saxon hit the bullseye again!” – HARD ROCK

Carpe Diemby Saxonmakes every minute count on this masterpiece of blazing metal music. 
This legendary British heavy metal band continues to create music that stays true to form, yet is vibrant and extremely satisfying” – 
METAL WANI

Carpe Diem is a relentless breakout of traditional Heavy Metal. Even after 23 studio albums the brits can deliver metal of maximum quality” – METAL HAMMER

“Quick question – how does a heavy metal band survive for over 6 decades? 
Answer – release albums like Carpe Diem, that’s how!!! – KICKASS FOREVER

Seemingly unable to write a bad album even if their lives depended on it, Saxon deliver 
the goods once again” – 
GHOST CULT MAGAZINE

“Thanks to their view to the future, along with a fine sound production, made by Andy Sneap, the vision of 
Carpe Diem looks to me like a sheer success, a definite addition to the band’s grand legacy” – 
METAL TEMPLE

Carpe Diem is a hard-hitting album that shows how determined, dynamic and energetic these veterans of metal sound in 2022.”  – HEADBANGERS LIFESTYLE

Carpe Diem will be available in a variety of formats and orders can be placed at this location
Carpe Diem Track Listing:

  1. Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)
  2. Age of Steam
  3. The Pilgrimage
  4. Dambusters
  5. Remember the Fallen
  6. Super Nova
  7. Lady In Gray
  8. All for One
  9. Black is the Night
  10. Living On the Limit

SAXON
BIFF BYFORD
– Vocals 
PAUL QUINN– Guitar
NIGEL GLOCKLER– Drums 
DOUG SCARRATT– Guitar
NIBBS CARTER– Bass

Produced by Andy Sneapand Biff Byford
Album mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap

Guitars recorded by Andy Sneap at Backstage Recording Studios, Derbyshire (UK); Vocals recorded by Seb Byford at Big Silver Barn, York (UK); Drums recorded by Jacky Lehmann(Audiosound) at Velby productions, Grünenplan (Germany).

All lyrics by Biff Byford. Backing vocals by Seb Byford

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