Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with vocalist Biff Byford of British heavy metal legends SAXONin October 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. You can now watch the chat below.
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”.