German metal queen Doro Pesch joined British heavy metal legends SAXON on stage this past Friday, June 10 at the Sauna Open Air festival in Tampere, Finland to perform the song “Denim And Leather”. Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance and the rest of SAXON‘s show can be viewed below.
SAXON‘s setlist was as follows:
01. Hammer Of The Gods
02. Heavy Metal Thunder
03. Never Surrender
04. Motorcycle Man
05. Back In ’79
06. Atila The Hun
07. Demon Sweeney Todd
08. Call To Arms
11. Denim And Leather (with Doro Pesch on last chorus only)
12. Princess Of The Night
13. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
SAXON last week released its new album, “Call To Arms”, in Europe via Militia Guard Music, UDR and EMI.
Recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, U.K. and Brighton Electric Studios in Brighton, U.K., the 11-track album was co-produced by singer/songwriter Biff Byford and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS). Featuring Byford on lead vocals, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitars, Nibs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums, “Call To Arms” is bang on-the-money brilliant SAXON music, a confident embrace of the aura and writing values from their early years married perfectly to a modern SAXON crunch.
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. There is also a guest appearance from keyboard legend Don Airey (RAINBOW, ELO, OZZY OSBOURNE, DEEP PURPLE) on “When Doomsday Comes”.