Monday, February 3, 2014

SAXON Frontman Biff Byford to Appear on VH! Classics THAT METAL SHOW this Saturday, February 8th

"Unplugged and Strung Up" - #52 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart in First Week - New Album of Alternative Takes on ClassicFavorites is in Stores Now via UDR Music


British heavy metal legends SAXON are pleased to announce that lead singer Biff Byford will appear on VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show this Saturday, February 8th. Biff will be calling into the show from the U.K. as the episode’s Skype guest as the band prepares for new projects. That Metal Show airs on Saturday at 11:00PM Eastern time. To learn more, visit the show’s website here.

SAXON has kept busy between now and the release of their new album Unplugged and Strung Up. Drummer Nigel Glockler made exciting appearances at last weekend’s NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA at Paiste and Remo signings. Nigel shared the panel with drummers Dave Lombardo and Danny Carey, amongst others. See below for a few photos of Nigel with fellow musicians at NAMM.

Mike Inez (Alice in Chains), Dean Schachtel (UDR USA Product Manager) and Nigel Glockler
Daru Jones, Danny Carey (Tool) and Nigel Glockler at the Paiste signing at NAMM

Nigel Glockler at the Paiste signing at NAMM

SAXON’s new album Unplugged and Strung Up, a full-length release of fresh twists on classic tracks, debuted at #52 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, as well as #89 on the Top Rock chart in its first week of release! Buy your copy today - available in digipack version -here via Amazon.

SAXON superfans and collectors can purchase the digipack version of the release which will include 2002's storming set of full-volume,pedal-to-the-metal re-recorded hits Heavy Metal Thunder. Featuring staple SAXON stormers such as 'Motorcycle Man', 'Strong Arm of the Law' and 'Dallas 1pm', it is a quintessential part of any collection.

Additional Formats:
- CD Jewel Case
- Double Vinyl Gatefold LP
- Digital Download
- Exclusive D2C (Direct To Consumer) Package
As mentioned above, Unplugged and Strung Up reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic SAXON songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, UK earlier this year, Biff and co. re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized the towering likes of 'The Eagle Has Landed' and 'Crusader' by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. 'Frozen Rainbow' from the band's 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, whilst 'Red Star Falling' soars and sweeps the emotions with itsorchestrally-arranged dovetail.

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