British Heavy Metal legends Saxon unveil the first single, “The Faith Healer”, from upcoming, “More Inspirations” – set for release on March 24th, 2023, via Silver Lining Music.
Following the release of “Inspirations” in 2021, More Inspirations is the second ‘deep dish’ serving of the influences which have fed the mighty Saxon’s immensely successful 40+ year career. The first single is an astonishing take on The Sensational Alex Harvey Band’s “The Faith Healer”.
Frontman Biff Byford comments: “We used to see The Sensational Alex Harvey band play this back in the day, they started the set with it, such a fantastic song and fantastic band… big influence”!
Watch the “making of” video for “The Faith Healer”, which was directed by Jay Shredder, below. Whether getting feral with The Animal’s “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, letting loose a high-octane take on Alice Cooper’s “From the Inside”, or laying down a ferocious tribute to KISS’ “Detroit Rock City”, “More Inspirations” is a joyous trip into the sounds which galvanized the Barnsley boys and continue to get spun on home stereos and tour buses.
Produced by vocalist/co-founder Biff Byford, with Seb Byford helping record the music alongside mixing engineer Jacky Lehmann, “More Inspirations” also includes enthusiastic takes on Alice Cooper, Rainbow, ZZ Top and Cream, as well as a thunderous “Razamanaz” by Nazareth, a tasty take on The Who’s “Substitute”, and a thick groove take on Uriah Heep’s “Gypsy”. Whether this is your first dance with such classic songs, or you’ve come to see where Saxon were born, “More Inspirations” delivers the goods and then some.
Saxon’s “More Inspirations” will be available on 12” Black Vinyl, CD Digipak, digital formats and special D2C bundles; to pre-order click here.
1. We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place
2. The Faith Healer
3. From the Inside
7. Man On the Silver Mountain
8. Detroit Rock City
10. Tales of Brave Ulysses
Following the success of the Seize the World Tour 2022, Saxon will be back on the road in March 2023 for a string of European dates, with special guest’s German metal titans Rage. For a full list of confirmed dates, tickets, and additional information visit this this location.
European Tour Dates 2023:
8 March – LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg – Den Atelier*
9 March – GERMANY, Mannheim – Capitol
10 March – GERMANY, Köln – Essigfabrik
11 March – GERMANY, Markneukirchen – Musikhalle
12 March – GERMANY, Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36
14 March – POLAND, Warsaw – Progresja*
16 March – GERMANY, Rostock – Moya
17 March – GERMANY, Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
18 March – AUSTRIA, Linz – Posthof
19 March – GERMANY, Ulm – Roxy
* (no Rage)
Biff Byford – Vocals
Paul Quinn – Guitar
Nigel Glockler – Drums
Doug Scarratt – Guitar
Nibbs Carter – Bass