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About the new video for ‘Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz)’ Biff Byford Says:

“It’s dark, it’s gothic, it’s Nosferatu hope you like it. Big thanks to the students from THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH WALES and Steph Byford for making this video.” 

 isn’t wasting any time in 2018.  Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants have released their 22ndstudio album Thunderbolt which reached #3 on the Billboard Hard Rock Album Sales chart.

Billboard’s Independent Albums #11

Billboard’s Hard Rock Album Sales #3

Billboard’s Rock Album Sales #14

Billboard’s Tastemakers #12

Billboard’s Top Current Album Sales #58

Billboard’s Top Album Sales #71

The new album Thunderbolt also features original Artwork by long time  collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory.

“This is album 22 and it’s called Thunderbolt. It’s a Storming Smashing Thundering collection of tracks we’ve been crafting with Producer, Andy Sneap and it’s finished and ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!” says Biff Byford

The band is currently on the road in North America as special guests to Judas Priest.

Since the 1970s  have shown their ability to take rock ‘n’ roll and give it an electrifying edge which has since cemented their status as pioneers of the British heavy metal wave.  With over twenty studio albums under their belt, Saxon has made their steadfast dedication to creating a dynamic body of a work a staple of their career.

Thunderbolt Track Listing:

  1. Olympus Rising
  2. The Secret of Flight
  3. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
  4. They Played Rock and Roll
  5. Predator
  6. Sons of Odin
  7. Sniper
  8. A Wizard’s Tale
  9. Speed Merchants
  10. Roadie’s Song
  11. Nosferatu(Raw Version)*

 *not available on vinyl


Thunderbolt is available now in the following formats, buy it here: 


  • CD Album in Digipack
  • 180 gms coloured vinyl in a Gatefold
  • A Special Edition Boxset
  • Tape Cassette
  • Digital Download


Also, in celebration of what has become one of the most eagerly anticipated days for all true music lovers – Record Store Day – Saxon will be releasing Thunderbolt as a limited edition collectible Picture Disc on April 21st.

2018 North American Tour With Judas Priest

3-13-18 in Wilkes-Barre, PA at Mohegan Sun Arena                                            

3-15-18 in Youngstown, OH at Covelli Centre

3-17-18 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Coliseum

3-18-18 in Washington, DC at Anthem

3-20-18 in Newark, NJ at Prudential Center

3-22-18 in Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena

3-23-18 in Worcester, MA at Palladium

3-25-18 in Ottawa, Can at The Arena – Td Place

3-27-18 in London, Can at Budweiser Gardens

3-28-18 in Oshawa, Can at Tribute Communications Centre

3-31-18 in Detroit, MI at Dtroit Masonic Temple

4-02-18 in Minneapolis, MN at The Armory

4-03-18 in Milwaukee, WI at Riverside Theater

4-05-18 in Green Bay, WI at Resch Center

4-06-18 in Hammond, IN at The Horshoe Casino

4-08-18 in Bloomington, IL at Grossinger Motors Arena

4-10-18 in Casper, WY at Casper Events Center

4-11-18 in Loveland, CO at Budweiser Events Center

4-13-18 in Las Vegas, NV at Las Rageous Festival

4-15-18 in Kent, WA at Snoware Center

4-17-18 in Portland, OR at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

4-19-18 in San Francisco, CA at The Warfield

4-21-18 in Las Vegas, NV at Las Rageous 2018

4-22-18 in Los Angeles, CA at Microsoft Theater

4-24-18 in Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theater

4-26-18 in Tulsa, OK at Bok Center

4-28-18 in Dallas, TX at Bomb Factory

4-29-18 in Sugar Land,TX at Smart Financial Center

5-01-18 in San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum


Headline Dates

3-16-18 in Poughkeepsie, NY at The Chance 

3-21-18 in Newport News, VA at Boathouse Live 

3-24-18 in Ville De Quebec, QC at Le Bucher 

4-01-18 in Chicago, IL at Reggies Rock Club 

4-04-18 in St Louis, MO at Delmar Hall 

4-07-18 in Milwaukee, WI at Potawatomi Casino 

4-20-18 in Anaheim, CA at The Grove 

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