SAXON: Helsinki Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of SAXON‘s December 4, 2011 performance at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland with ANVIL can be seen below.

SAXON‘s setlist was as follows:

01. Hammer Of The Gods
02. Heavy Metal Thunder
03. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)
04. Never Surrender
05. Chasing The Bullet
06. Motorcycle Man
07. Back In ’79
08. Solid Ball Of Rock
09. To Hell And Back Again
10. I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)
11. Call To Arms
12. Rock The Nations (With Drum Solo)
13. Demon Sweeney Todd
14. The Eagle Has Landed
15. Mists Of Avalon
16. Power And The Glory
17. Denim And Leather
18. And The Bands Played On
19. Guitar Solo (Dough Scarrat)
20. Wheels Of Steel


21. Crusader
22. 747 (Strangers In The Night)

Encore 2:

23. Bass Solo
24. Strong Arm Of The Law
25. Princess Of The Night

SAXON will release a new concert DVD, “Heavy Metal Thunder Live: Eagles Over Wacken”, in early 2012. According to Classic Rock, it will feature performances from Germany’s Wacken Open Air festival.

“There are five in all, from 2002 to 2009,” Byford told Classic Rock. “But we’ve not got all five shows, in their entirety, because even I would get bored watching that! The most interesting one is 2009, which was Wacken‘s 20th anniversary and our 30th. We did a set that included songs from all of our studio albums, as voted for by the fans. And we did it with the most recent at the start working backwards to our debut album, ‘Saxon’, at the end.”

SAXON‘s new album, “Call To Arms”, sold around 700 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD debuted at No. 51 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. The digipack version of “Call To Arms” includes a glorious bonus — a free seven-track CD, “Live At Donington 1980”.