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Let's go to Saxon at the Academy - UK Heavy Metal Legends

UK Heavy Metal legends Saxon have just announced an exclusive headline performance at The Academy, Dublin on the 1st of May.

Tickets priced €24 inclusive of booking fee go on-sale we would like to recommend the
Sound Cellar,47 Nassau st, Dublin 2,[masked] e-mail: [masked]
beside Subway sandwich bar door. Say hello to Ross and Tommy mentioning you are from
"Are your ready to rock in Dublin Meetup" !

WITH A storming new stomp in their boots and a renewed, lithe swagger to their legendary sound, Saxon will release “Sacrifice”, in February 2013 through UDR. Taking a sharper, re-invigorated approach to the production, on this, their 20th album, Saxon have produced 10 of their strongest, heaviest and most inspired songs for many-a-year, and a more than worthy successor to their last album “A Call To Arms”.

“Less tricks, more power!” roars frontman and founding father Biff Byford, “my brief to the band was to be raw, be real and not be afraid to look back at the old classic material for inspiration.”
The album was recorded at LS Studios in Yorkshire and was produced by Byford with Andy Sneap mixing and engineering by Jacky Lehmann. It fairly bristles with muscular metallic intent, Paul Quinn’s and Doug Scarratt’s guitar work the best it’s ever been, while Biff’s vocals sound fresher and livelier. The songwriting too harks back to a classic era in Saxon’s history, with the likes of ‘Warriors Of The Road’, ‘Wheels Of Terror’ and ‘Stand Up And Fight’ evoking the halcyon days of yore with a contemporary twist, the classic Saxon sound absorbing the snarl, ferocity and attitude of contemporary bands (and fans) such as Megadeth, as 
evidenced by the crunching title cut ‘Sacrifice’. “It’s certainly been done from a more early ‘80s thrashier perspective,” explains Biff, “and it’s not just guitars bashing away willy-nilly, they’ve got a fresh drive, purpose and perspective.”

Besides the new material, Saxon will also be adding some unique recordings of revisited classic to certain formats of the release, also produced by Byford and mastered by Andy Sneap, including an orchestrated version of ‘Crusader’ and an acoustic version of ‘Frozen Rainbow’. “From the songs to the production, I wanted to focus on the raw aspects which made us great in the first place,” concludes Biff, “And living in that rawness, combined with some great classic Saxon-songwriting, has in my opinion made Saxonfresher than ever.”

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Heavy Metal Thunder....

    May 6, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    Great gig, Stormzone played a good set and with lots of positive energy was a great warm up act ! Saxon where on top form and played some old and new songs that i totally enjoyed. Everyone in the meetup had a good night of entertainment and went home happy !!!

    May 2, 2013

    • ronan

      It was a great show Saxon were class and Stormzone were a great support band. It was good to hear and see Saxon classics in a great venue. Highlights for me Wheels of steel, Ride like the wind, Denim and leather and 747 strangers in the night.

      May 4, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    To make it easy to see me in the crowd at the Saxon gig will have the green scarf on same as my photo, or if you would like my mobile for text communications instead, send me a message on my meetup profile and will send it on. :)

    April 28, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    Been looking around the web to see if a support band before Saxon. All i find is the Redline from Birmingham doing UK support April / May. Check the you tube link i found they sound good :)
    Click on it and enjoy!

    April 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will we meet beforehand?

    April 16, 2013

    • Anthony M.

      Hi Fergal, found the best way is to meetup inside the venue pick a good place where we can enjoy the gig together. Will wear a green scarf to make it easy to spot me in the crowd.

      April 16, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    Hi guys, was looking for a setlist for Saxon today and found one from the American tour March 19th 2013. Will be good to hear these tune live in Dublin.
    Click on the link below.

    March 23, 2013

  • Anthony M.

    Got my ticket for the gig, getting ready sing "Wheels of steel"

    February 21, 2013

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    True Metal Warrior, Co-Organizer
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