Interview Conducted by Robert Williams
Videography Courtesy of Sandra Torres
The last time Saxon graced a stage in San Antonio, Texas was in 2002 when the long standing British Metal institution recorded several live tracks for the "Heavy Metal Thunder" release. It would be seven years and what would seem like forever before Saxon would return to the US. At last the band of Brits had returned to play three US concerts; kicking things off at the BB Kings venue in New York before passing through San Antonio to headline an outdoor festival at the Sunken Gardens Ampitheatre before wrapping things up the next night at the Meridian Theater in Houston, Texas.
By the time you read this the band will be back in Europe headlining outdoor Heavy Metal festivals such as the upcoming Wacken Open Air in early August. Plans are tentatively underway to return to the States possibly on a package tour sometime later in the summer.
Legendary vocalist and Saxon co-founder Biff Byford sat down with me to discuss the bands current activities; including the newly released "Into The Labrinyth" album, an upcoming unplugged live release where the band will collaborate with a full symphony orchestra, the band’s unique Riff King YouTube contest, the early days of the NWOBHM scene and more…
Enjoy, and fill your heads with Heavy Metal Thunder!
Saxon has received a nomination for "Best UK Band" at the upcoming 7th annual Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards Ceremony.
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Very special thanks to Alexander Ford, Thomas Jensen and all at SPV Records who made this very special interview possible.