British Heavy Metal legends Saxon will drop a brand new 11 track release, titled Inspirations, early next year featuring some of the superb classic rock songs that influenced Biff Byford & the boys over the years.
Set for release on March 19th 2021, via Silver Lining Music, Inspirations gets things rolling with the release of Saxon’s crunching take on The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black”. Biff Byford comments: “Loved this band since I first saw them and heard them. I liked the Beatles, but the Stones appealed to my rebel side; their iconic look… so many great songs, such a great attitude in the music!”
The release of “Paint It Black” is also accompanied by a behind-the-scenes video which was filmed during the band’s recording session earlier in the year.
Inspirations was recorded at Brockfield Hall near York in the UK, which was built in 1804 and holds the largest collection of paintings by Yorkshire’s impressionist artists – the Staithes Group. For Byford, recording Inspirations all together within such a rich historical environment was a major ingredient of the project. “The warmth and feel of Inspirations had so much to do with being together in this magnificent place and doing it ‘old-school’ style,” Byford explains. “This is how many bands back in the day -including some of the ones covered here- made such great albums, so it just felt really good to be able to do this somewhere like Brockfield Hall.”
Saxon’s Inspirations is available on Vinyl, CD, digital formats and limited edition D2C products; pre-order HERE.
Paint It Black
Hold The Line
See My Friends