They’ve been old friends for many years now, their harmony collecting an army of thousands upon thousands who view SAXON live as a pilgrimage to the heart of metal music. And when that pilgrimage takes you, repeatedly, to the largest heavy metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air in Germany, the results will always be electric.
Now you can feel that electricity for yourselves thanks to “Saxon – Heavy Metal Thunder – Live – Eagles Over Wacken“, the no-fat-no-bullshit-100%-pure CD/DVD featuring DVD highlights from SAXON‘s Wacken shows in 2004, 2007 and 2009 comprising thirty songs, plus a live CD from Glasgow in 2011. Each set captures the Barnsley-bred British heavy metal legends delivering classic after classic, from “Denim & Leather” to “Metalhead” to “Heavy Metal Thunder” to “Princess Of The Night” to “Crusader” in front of 75,000-pluds loyal, ravenous fans, who have come to expect (and receive) the levels of performance SAXON have been delivering for 32 years.
And when it comes to heavy metal, SAXON‘s history is, indeed, rich. Rightly seen as one of the premier vanguards of heavy metal alongside the likes of IRON MAIDEN, SAXON were a major influence behind platinum-coated stars such as METALLICA and MEGADETH. Formed as SON OF A BITCH in 1976 (and becoming SAXON in 1978) they enjoyed tremendous commercial success in the U.K. during the ’80s, with 8 U.K. top 40 albums, and have sold over 13 millions albums worldwide, while albums such as “Wheels Of Steel“, “Strong Arm Of The Law“, “Denim & Leather” and “The Power & The Glory” have become legendary staples of any self-respecting metal fan’s collection.
But it has always arguably been on stage where SAXON have excelled the most. There’s no hiding once you hit the boards, and whether playing to 20000 people in Buenos Aires or 2000 people in Bolton, Byford, Carter, Glockler, Quinn and Scarratt source the same high-voltage energy reserves and deliver the same high-octane, blood and sweat-soaked show that makes SAXON a perennial touring favorite.
“Heavy Metal Thunder – Live – Eagles Over Wacken” is available in a variety of formats, including the Golden Ticket D2C/Direct To Consumer Box.
Strictly limited, this exclusive package contains the “Best Of Wacken” DVD, plus the full and complete SAXON Wacken Open Air performances from 2004/2007/2009 each on a separate DVD, plus a SAXON flag.
The real surprise is that 10 Golden Tickets are randomly included in the box sets, which will allow the lucky winners to visit any SAXON concert in any city around the world (excluding festival appearances).
Silver Tickets giving access to special online content are for the remaining boxes so there are no losers – only winners.
April 23 – U.K.
April 20 – Rest Of Europe
May 22 – North America
Several preview clips from “Heavy Metal Thunder – Live – Eagles Over Wacken” can be seen below.