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Biography

  • Years Active

    1976 – present (46 years)

  • Founded In

    Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

  • Members

    • Biff Byford (1976 – present)
    • Doug Scarratt (1995 – present)
    • Fritz Randow (1999 – 2004)
    • Graham Oliver (1977 – 1994)
    • Jörg Michael (2004 – 2005)
    • Nibbs Carter (1988 – present)
    • Nigel Durham (1987 – 1988)
    • Nigel Glockler (1981 – present)
    • Paul Johnson (1986 – 1988)
    • Paul Quinn (1977 – present)
    • Pete Gill (1977 – 1981)
    • Steve Dawson (1977 – 1986)

Saxon are an English band formed in 1977 in Barnsley. Originally called Son of a Bitch. As leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM), they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. They had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan, as well as success in the United States. During the 1980s, Saxon established themselves among Europe's most successful metal acts. The band tours regularly and have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. They have also been cited as a major influence or inspiration by notable bands, including Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Pantera, Testament, Dokken, Skid Row, Dream Theater, Exodus, Overkill, King Diamond and Celtic Frost.

Fuill Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saxon_(band)

Studio albums
Saxon (1979)
Wheels of Steel (1980)
Strong Arm of the Law (1980)
Denim and Leather (1981)
Power & the Glory (1983)
Crusader (1984)
Innocence Is No Excuse (1985)
Rock the Nations (1986)
Destiny (1988)
Solid Ball of Rock (1991)
Forever Free (1992)
Dogs of War (1995)
Unleash the Beast (1997)
Metalhead (1999)
Killing Ground (2001)
Lionheart (2004)
The Inner Sanctum (2007)
Into the Labyrinth (2009)
Call to Arms (2011)
Sacrifice (2013)
Battering Ram (2015)
Thunderbolt (2018)
Inspirations (2021)
Carpe Diem (2022)

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