SAXON to release new studio album in 2024
second BIFF BYFORD Solo LP in the works
In a new interview with Dawn Osborne of TotalRock, SAXON frontman Biff Byford talked about his plans for the coming months. He said: “We’ve got this album ‘ More Inspirations’ coming out from SAXON, obviously. We’re still touring 2022’s ‘Carpe Diem’ LP. We’re writing the new album, which will be out — I think it will be out sometime early ’24. But we’ve got a lot of touring to do this year. I’m sort of tentatively starting another solo album — maybe. We have another HEAVY WATER album coming out, which is me and my son [Seb Byford of NAKED SIX] in a band together. So that’ll be coming out soon as well; that’s all finished and ready to go.
“So there’s quite a lot of stuff happening for the band and myself, actually, in the next two years,” Biff added. “So we’ll just keep going, just trying to stay healthy, and we hope everybody likes what we’re doing, really.”
“More Inspirations” will arrive on March 24 via Silver Lining Music.
Following the release of “Inspirations” in 2021, “More Inspirations” is the second “deep dish” serving of the influences which have fed the mighty SAXON’s immensely successful 40-plus-year career. The first single is an astonishing take on THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND’s “The Faith Healer”.
Frontman Biff Byford comments: “We used to see THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND play this back in the day, they started the set with it, such a fantastic song and fantastic band… big influence!”
Whether getting feral with THE ANIMALS’ “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, letting loose a high-octane take on ALICE COOPER’s “From The Inside”, or laying down a ferocious tribute to KISS’s “Detroit Rock City”, “More Inspirations” is a joyous trip into the sounds which galvanized the Barnsley boys and continue to get spun on home stereos and tour buses.
Produced by vocalist/co-founder Biff Byford, with Seb Byford helping record the music alongside mixing engineer Jacky Lehmann, “More Inspirations” also includes enthusiastic takes on RAINBOW, ZZ TOP and CREAM, as well as a thunderous “Razamanaz” by NAZARETH, a tasty take on THE WHO’s “Substitute”, and a thick groove take on URIAH HEEP’s “Gypsy”. Whether this is your first dance with such classic songs, or you’ve come to see where SAXON was born, “More Inspirations” delivers the goods and then some.
“More Inspirations” will be available on 12-inch black vinyl, CD digipak, digital formats and special D2C bundles.
01. We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place
02. The Faith Healer
03. From The Inside
07. Man On The Silver Mountain
08. Detroit Rock City
10. Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Following the success of the “Seize The World” tour 2022, SAXON will be back on the road in March 2023 for a string of European dates, with special guests German metal titans RAGE.