SAXON's Biff Byford On Recording Sacrifice Album - "We Recorded The Guitars In A Box"

March 25, 2013, a year ago

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Guitar International's Robert Cavuoto has issued a new interview conducted with SAXON frontman Biff Byford, in which he talks up the band's new Sacrifice album. An excerpt follows: Q: There are some really strong riffs on Sacrifice, reminiscent of the albums you put out in the ’80s. A: "We worked quite hard coming up with the big riffs that we’re famous for. I wanted it to be as much Gibson and Marshall as possible without too many props or gimmicks and very few overdubs. To really just work on a great sound using twin guitars. We recorded the guitars in a box, we made a huge box and put a Marshall cabinet in there with three mics and we had a cab in the room. We put three mics on that and mixed the sound. Also we added two and three-part harmonies, which we haven’t been doing for quite some time, because of the heaviness of the band these days. I wanted to put that element back in." Read the full interview at this location.
Saxon debuted on the German Media Control Charts at #14 with their new album, Sacrifice.
According to a press release, taking a sharper, re-invigorated approach to the production, on this, their 20th album, Saxon have produced 10 of their strongest, heaviest and most inspired songs for many-a-year, and a more than worthy successor to their last album, A Call To Arms. Check out the video for 'Sacrifice' below: Saxon tour dates: March 26 - A Seringueira - Sao Paulo, Brazil 28 - El Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina 30 - Gillmanfest - Caracas, Venezuela April 18- Assembly - Leamington Spa, UK 19 - 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 June 7 - 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
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