SAXON Frontman Biff Byford On New Album - "I Think It Encapsulates Everything We’ve Learned And Everything We've Stood For"
March 24, 2013, 6 years ago
SAXON frontman Biff Byford is featured in a new interview with Jeb Wright at Classic Rock Revisited discussing the band's new album, Sacrifice. An excerpt is available below.
Jeb: This is the 20th studio album for Saxon. Not a whole lot of bands release 20 studio albums.
Biff: "No, they don’t. And the album is pretty happening, actually. We are pretty on it at the moment. I produced this album myself and I think this album sounds like Saxon should sound, at this point in time. I went back to the old days a little bit. It has a bit of the spirit of the ‘80’s on it. There is a modern edge to it, as well. It is a real Saxon album, as I don’t think anyone could make songs like these other than Saxon. "
Jeb: Where does Sacrifice fit into the Saxon history?
Biff: "I think it fits right up there with the landmark albums that we’ve made. With Call to Arms we got close to this album. With this one, we really nailed it, because it has that aggression that we used to have in the ‘80’s."
Songs like 'Stand Up And Fight' and 'Warriors Of The Road' are very aggressive. It has some sophisticated songs on there, as well. I think it encapsulates everything we’ve learned and everything we’ve stood for. I think this album is a great marker that says, 'This is it. This is where we are twenty albums later.'"
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Check out the video for 'Sacrifice' below:
Saxon tour dates:
March24 - Plaza Condesa - Mexico City, Mexico
26 - A Seringueira - Sao Paulo, Brazil
28 - El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
30 - Gillmanfest - Caracas, Venezuela
18- Assembly - Leamington Spa, UK19 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
20 - Academy - Newcastle, UK
21 - ABC - Glasgow, UK
23 - Ritz - Manchester, UK
24 - Leeds, UK - Academy
26 - Wulfrun Hall - Wolverhampton, UK
27 - Shepherd's Bush Empire - London, UK
28 - Academy - Bristol, UK
June7 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
8 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
10 - Brno, Czech Republic - Fleda
11 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
12 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna
14 - Florence, Italy - Viper
15 - Rome, Italy - Orion
16 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
18 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
19 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Arena
21 - Clisson, France - Hellfest Festival
22 - Sankt Goarshausen, Germany - Metalfest
23 - Lucerne, Switzerland - Konzerthaus Schüür
24 - Solothum, Switzerland - Kofmhel
26 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
27 - Memmingen, Germany - Kaminwerk
28 - Osnabrück, Germany - Halle Gartlage
29 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting