Saxon Pays Tribute To People Who Have Died Of Covid 19 In New Song ‘Remember The Fallen’
British heavy metallic legends SAXON have launched the second single, “Remember The Fallen”, from their upcoming album, “Carpe Diem”, due on February 4 by way of Silver Lining Music.
SAXON singer Biff Byford states: “I wished to write down a tune about COVID, concerning the those that have died, and provides my notion of the way it appeared to occur. Certain features of all of it are fairly mysterious, and naturally, it hasn’t completed but, has it?
“We ought to all bear in mind those that have died as a gaggle of individuals probably not realizing why they died, as a result of the data wasn’t there.”
The launch of “Remember The Fallen” is accompanied by a reportage-style video montaged with footage of the band’s particular person recording classes.
Produced by Andy Sneap (JUDAS PRIEST, EXODUS, ACCEPT) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with Byford and Sneap mixing and mastering, “Carpe Diem” strikes the ear as some of the important British metallic statements of the previous couple of years and never missing in tempo or chunk, an album which can ignite the enjoyment in stalwart supporters and appeal to a complete new legion to the SAXON fold.
Sneap, himself a guitarist and producer of some metallic reputation, ensures that “Carpe Diem” doesn’t lack one ounce of grit or sharpness. “Andy‘s clearly an excellent guitarist,” says Biff, “however he isn’t a blues-based guitarist like our guys are; he is extra of a modern-style participant. And meaning the boys (Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt) love working with him as a result of, once more, it is all concerning the depth. Andy‘s all the time pushing the envelope; he would not allow them to get away with something. They need to play it for actual, full velocity. He will get nice sound, and we would like that Gibson/Marshall ’80s sound even when they’re not Gibsons and Marshalls. We try to retain that British metallic guitar sound that we created for SAXON, and he is positively an ’80s youngster.”
Despite a profession which has spanned 44 years with over 15 million albums offered, together with 4 prime 10 U.Okay. albums, and having performed to a whole lot of 1000’s of followers worldwide, SAXON are revving up for one in every of their busiest eras but.
“We’re gonna be fairly busy this 12 months,” says Biff. “There are festivals which have been rescheduled from two years in the past, we’re trying to go to America, we’re additionally going to tour U.Okay. and Europe later within the 12 months and like everybody actually, we’re simply holding our fingers crossed that every little thing works out and we are able to do all of it. We’re additionally recording the second ‘Inspirations’ album, and as we try this, you by no means know, we would write a number of songs for the following SAXON album…”
The genesis of “Carpe Diem”‘s fierce depth lies in two extraordinarily vital life occasions.
“It’s been a troublesome two years,” gives Biff with appreciable understatement, “as a result of I had the center assault again in September 2019, so issues went a bit pear-shaped for the band. And then COVID hit two or three months later, however fortunately, we began writing and recording this album earlier than COVID. We did the drums in Germany and we did the guitars in numerous locations. I used to be doing a variety of writing whereas I used to be within the hospital mattress, and we spent fairly a very long time writing and arranging the concepts that all of us had. I do suppose it is a very intense album, and possibly a few of that depth comes from the frustration of not having the ability to do something within the COVID interval.”
“Carpe Diem” monitor itemizing:
01. Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
02. Age Of Steam
03. The Pilgrimage
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
“We need each album we make to go platinum,” says Biff defiantly. “We by no means make an album that we do not count on to be unbelievable as a result of there aren’t any laurels round right here, and as a band, we’re all the time making an attempt to do one thing a bit of bit new, a bit of bit daring. I really like quick metallic like ‘Princess Of The Night’ and ‘20,000 Feet’, and I try to convey that fashion of SAXON into the music now, however in a extra fashionable fashion. We do not sound like an previous band on data as a result of we’re not sitting again on our previous success, we’re all the time making an attempt to make an incredible album.”
Produced by Andy Sneap and Biff Byford
Album blended and mastered by Andy Sneap
Guitars recorded by Andy Sneap at Backstage Recording Studios, Derbyshire (U.Okay.); vocals recorded by Seb Byford at Big Silver Barn, York (U.Okay.); drums recorded by Jacky Lehmann (Audiosound) at Velbyproductions, Grünenplan (Germany).
All lyrics by Biff Byford. Backing vocals by Seb Byford