Saxon unleash video for new single “The Pilgrimage”

Saxon unleash video for new single “The Pilgrimage”

UK veteran rockers Saxon consisting of lead vocalist Biff Byford, guitarists Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt, bassist Nibbs Carter and drummer Nigel Glockler have unleashed a video for their new single “The Pilgrimage” from their latest studio album Carpe Diem, which was recently released via Silver Lining Music on February 4, 2022.

Track List for Carpe Diem:
01. Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
02. Age of Steam
03. The Pilgrimage
04. Dambusters
05. Remember The Fallen
06. Super Nova
07. Lady In Gray
08. All For One
09. Black Is the Night
10. Living On The Limit

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

“Hot on the heels of their 40th Anniversary Castles and Eagles shows at sold out venues (iconic Manchester O2 Apollo and London Hammersmith Eventim Apollo), British Heavy Metal legends Saxon release the third single, “The Pilgrimage”, taken from their new album, Carpe Diem (out February 4th via Silver Lining Music).

“Pilgrimage is a fantastic word” says Byford, “People go on pilgrimages all the time, not just in a historical or religious sense, but it’s about going and visiting either a place that you feel is special in your life or somebody that’s meant something in your life. You can go on a pilgrimage to go see your great grandfather who died in the First World War for instance. They’re journeys of great weight and importance.”

Not resting on their laurels, Saxon have recently announced a string of UK dates to their Seize The Day World Tour:

Fri, 11 Nov – Ipswich Regent Theatre
Sat, 12 Nov – Southampton O2 Guildhall
Sun, 13 Nov – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Mon, 14 Nov – Cardiff St. David’s Hall
Tue, 15 Nov – Bath Forum
Wed, 16 Nov – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Fri, 18 Nov – Newcastle O2 City Hall
Sat, 19 Nov – Backburn King George’s Hall
Sun, 20 Nov – Aberdeen Music Hall
Mon, 21 Nov – Glasgow Barrowland
Tue, 22 Nov – Hull City Hall
Wed, 23 Nov – York Barbican
Fri, 25 Nov – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Sat, 26 Nov – London Roundhouse

General Ticket sales start 4th February at 10 am UK time at

*European dates soon to be announced

Produced by Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Exodus, Accept and Priest guitarist) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with Byford and Sneap mixing and mastering, Carpe Diem strikes the ear as one of the most essential British metal statements of the last few years and not lacking in pace or bite, an album which will ignite the joy in stalwart supporters and attract a whole new legion to the Saxon fold.”

Saxon‘s “The Pilgrimage” video: