Saxon – New Single “Black Is The Night”

British Heavy Metal legends Saxon are thrilled to announce the release of new single “Black Is The Night”, which is taken from the latest album Carpe Diem. 

In addition, the band will embark on a full UK/European headline tour this autumn, with special guest Diamon Head. “Black Is The Night” is quintessentially Saxon, a song bursting with heavy metal energy fueled by heavy riffs, stomping drums and intense bluesy reminiscences. 

Kicking off on October 2nd in Paris, the Seize The Day Tour will see the band bring their incendiary, energetic and electrifying live performance to 31 cities across Europe and the UK. For the first time, fans will experience the band playing songs from the latest album Carpe Diem, amongst the classic anthems. 
Biff Byford comments: “Looking forward to the Seize The Day Tour. See you all on the road and enjoy the new video for Black Is The Night!

2 October – FRANCE – Paris, Trianon
3 October – NETHERLANDS – Tilburg, 013
4 October – GERMANY – Hannover, Capitol
6 October – GERMANY – Berlin, Admiralspalast
7 October – GERMANY – Munich, Muffathalle
8 October – GERMANY – Offenbach, Capitol
10 October – ITALY – Milan, Alcatraz
11 October – SWITZERLAND – Pratteln Z7
12 October – BELGIUM – Antwerp, Trix
13 October – NETHERLANDS – Haarlem, Patronaat
15 October – DENMARK – Aarhus, Train
17 October – SWEDEN – Gothenburg, Pustervik
18 October – NORWAY – Oslo, Rockefeller
19 October – DENMARK – Copenhagen, Amager Bio
21 October – NETHERLANDS – Zwolle, Hedon
22 October – FRANCE – Metz, La Bam
23 October – SWITZERLAND – Lausanne, Les Docks
11 November – Ipswich, Regent Theatre
12 November – Southampton O2 Guildhall
13 November – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
14 November – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
15 November – Bath, Forum
16 November – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
18 November – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
19 November – Blackburn, King George’s Hall

20 November – Aberdeen, Music Hall
21 November – Glasgow, Barrowland
22 November – Hull, City Hall
23 November – York, Barbican
25 November – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
26 November – London, Roundhouse

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Produced by Andy Sneap (Judas PriestExodusAccept and Priest guitarist) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with Byford and Sneap mixing and mastering, Carpe Diem strikes the ear as one of the most essential British metal statements of the last few years and not lacking in pace or bite, an album which will ignite the joy in stalwart supporters and attract a whole new legion to the Saxon fold. 

“Utterly brilliant, utterly essential, go get yourself a copy” – POWER PLAY

Saxon present with Carpe Diem another immediately igniting classic heavy metal album. 
For sure with long-term effect!” – CLASSIC ROCK

Carpe Diem is the most self-contained, compositionally compact, solid and strongest album for some time and a declaration of love to the classic British Heavy Metal. Go and get this record!” – METAL HAMMER

Carpe Diem overall serves as a testament that Saxon still has plenty of bullets left in their guns and showcases a band entering their fifth decade of existence with fire still burning.” – BLABBERMOUTH

“With hard riffs, embedded in ‘liquid’ guitar melodies Saxon is presenting
their new songs within the sound of the 2020’s. A lot of speed, energy and a bit aggression as well!” – GOOD TIMES

Carpe Diemprovides the listener a perfect equation into the chemistry that has made Saxon so successful for so many years. The riffs on the album demonstrate how bands like Metallica found Saxon to be so influential. – BRUTAL PLANET

Carpe Diem is Saxon‘s most energetic record since as long as we can remember” – AARDSCHOK

Carpe Diem, the mighty Saxon hit the bullseye again!” – HARD ROCK

Carpe Diem by Saxon makes every minute count on this masterpiece of blazing metal music. 
This legendary British heavy metal band continues to create music that stays true to form, yet is vibrant and extremely satisfying” – 

Carpe Diem is a relentless breakout of traditional Heavy Metal. Even after 23 studio albums the brits can deliver metal of maximum quality” – METAL HAMMER

“Quick question – how does a heavy metal band survive for over 6 decades? 
Answer – release albums like Carpe Diem, that’s how!!! – KICKASS FOREVER

Seemingly unable to write a bad album even if their lives depended on it, Saxon deliver 
the goods once again” – 

“Thanks to their view to the future, along with a fine sound production, made by Andy Sneap, the vision of 
Carpe Diem looks to me like a sheer success, a definite addition to the band’s grand legacy” – 

Carpe Diem is a hard-hitting album that shows how determined, dynamic and energetic these veterans of metal sound in 2022.”  – HEADBANGERS LIFESTYLE

Carpe Diem is available in a variety of formats and orders can be placed at this location
Carpe Diem Track Listing:

  1. Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)
  2. Age of Steam
  3. The Pilgrimage
  4. Dambusters
  5. Remember the Fallen
  6. Super Nova
  7. Lady In Gray
  8. All for One
  9. Black is the Night
  10. Living On the Limit

 – Vocals 

Produced by Andy Sneap and Biff Byford
Album mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap

Guitars recorded by Andy Sneap at Backstage Recording Studios, Derbyshire (UK); Vocals recorded by Seb Byford at Big Silver Barn, York (UK); Drums recorded by Jacky Lehmann (Audiosound) at Velbyproductions, Grünenplan (Germany).

All lyrics by Biff Byford. Backing vocals by Seb Byford

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