Saxon reveal Release Date, Cover Art & Track Listing for New Album ‘Thunderbolt’

British metal legends Saxon are as prolific and powerful as they’ve ever been, and they are showing no signs of stopping any time soon. They have revealed details for their 22nd studio album.

The new album is titled ‘Thunderbolt’ and will be released February 2 2018 via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music). The cover art is the work of longtime Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory. Says frontman Biff Byford: “This is album 22 and it’s called Thunderbolt. It’s a storming, smashing, thundering collection of tracks we’ve been crafting with producer Andy Sneap, and it’s finished ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!”

‘Thunderbolt’ track listing:
01. Olympus Rising
02. Thunderbolt
03. The Secret of Flight
04. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
05. They Played Rock and Roll
06. Predator
07. Sons of Odin
08. Sniper
09. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie’s Song
12. Nosferatu (Raw Version)*

*not available on vinyl

And as previously announced, Saxon will be embarking on an epic North American tour with Judas Priest and Black Star Riders in March/April 2018. Check out the dates below:

Saxon with Judas Priest & Black Star Riders:
03/13/2018 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
03/15/2018 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
03/17/2018 – Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
03/18/2018 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
03/20/2018 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
03/22/2018 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
03/25/2018 – Ottawa, ON @ The Arena at TD Place
03/27/2018 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
03/28/2018 – Oshawa, ON @ Tribute Communities Centre
03/30/2018 – Orillia, ON @ Casino Rama *
03/31/2018 – Detroit, MI @ Detroit Masonic Temple
04/03/2018 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
04/05/2018 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
04/08/2018 – Bloomington, IL @ Grossinger Motors Arena
04/10/2018 – Casper, WY @ Casper Events Center
04/11/2018 – Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Center
04/15/2018 – Kent, WA @ ShoWare Center
04/17/2018 – Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
04/19/2018 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
04/22/2018 – Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
04/24/2018 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
04/26/2018 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
04/28/2018 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
04/29/2018 – Sugarland, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
05/01/2018 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
* = Judas Priest only

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