Saxon to release new studio album ‘Thunderbolt’ on February 2nd

Saxon to release new studio album ‘Thunderbolt’ on February 2nd

UK veteran rockers Saxon will be releasing their 22nd studio album entitled Thunderbolt via Militia Guard on February 2, 2018.

New Ocean Media‘s press release states in part (with slight edits):

Saxon isn’t wasting any time in 2018. Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants are set to release their latest studio album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music).

The new album Thunderbolt will feature original artwork by long time Saxon 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 ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!”says Biff Byford

Three weeks later, the band will be embarking on the first leg of the Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour. Saxon will be joined by fellow English rockers Diamond Head and metal trio Rock Goddess will be performing on the scheduled UK dates, with very special guests Magnum on the UK Hull date only. However, Saxon doesn’t stop there – dates for Thunderbolt Tour Part 2 will be announced in early 2018.

“Ok this is part 1 of the colossal Thunderbolt World Tour, we’re going to be touring the whole of 2018 so get your tickets and join the ride. It’s gonna be fast and furious, dark and brooding. Monumental riffing and screaming vocals loud and proud it’s going to be a Saxon tour, unique in every way” – Biff Byford

Since the 1970s, Saxon 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.

Track List for Thunderbolt:
01. Olympus Rising
02. Thunderbolt
03. The Secret of Flight
04. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
05. They Played Rock and Roll
06. Predator
07. Sons of Odin
08. Sniper
09. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie’s Song
12. Nosferatu (Raw Version)*
*not available on vinyl

Saxon’s Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour – Part 1:
02-23-18 in UK at Cardiff University
02-24-18 in UK at Cambridge Corn Exchange
02-25-18 in UK at Hull City Hall
02-27-18 in Holland at Tilburg 013
02-28-18 in Germany at Saarbruecken Garage
03-01-18 in Germany at Hannover Capitol
03-02-18 in Germany at Frankfurt Batschkapp
03-03-18 in Germany at Dresden Schlachthof

Saxon’s North American Tour Dates (with Judas Priest):

Photo by Brea Warkel Photos

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, NN at Prudential Center
3-22-18 in Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
3-25-18 in Ottawa, Canada at The Arena – Td Place
3-27-18 in London, Canada at Budweiser Gardens
3-28-18 in Oshawa, Canada at Tribute Communications Centre
3-31-18 in Detroit, MI at Dtroit Masonic Temple
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
4-15-18 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
4-22-18 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

Saxon‘s “Thunderbolt” video:

Saxon – Thunderbolt (Official Video)

The official video for the brand-new track from Saxon titled ‘Thunderbolt’ from the upcoming new album “Thunderbolt” out February 2nd. Available to pre-order Dec 1st, watch this space! “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 ready to be unleashed.