- JAN 19, 2024
- 10 Songs
Singles & EPs
Saxon were one of the early leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal alongside Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, even outdistancing them at the onset. Emerging in 1977, the band found commercial success with the release of their seminal sophomore effort, 1980's Wheels of Steel, which went platinum in the U.K. Subsequent efforts Strong Arm of the Law (1980), Denim and Leather (1981), and Power & the Glory also did well at home, with the latter outing cracking the Billboard 200 While the band's momentum slowed toward the end of the '80s, Saxon persevered, recording and performing consistently into the 21st century, and ultimately attaining respectability from the heavy metal community, particularly in mainland Europe. The veteran rockers released their 23rd studio album, Thunderbolt, in 2018, paid homage to their influences on 2021's Inspirations, and cracked the U.K. Top 20 with 2022's Carpe Diem.
- Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England