As previously reported, Saxon will be releasing their 22nd album, Thunderbolt, on February 2nd. The band has released a video of the title song, which can be viewed below.

Thunderbolt is the follow up to the critically acclaimed 2015’s, Battering Ram.

Thunderbolt Track Listing:

1. Olympus Rising
2. Thunderbolt
3. The Secret of Flight
4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
5. They Played Rock and Roll
6. Predator
7. Sons of Odin
8. Sniper
9. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie’s Song
12. Nosferatu (Raw Version)*
*not available on vinyl

Thunderbolt will be available to pre-order on December 1st in the following formats:

– CD Album in Digipack
– 180 gms coloured vinyl in a Gatefold
– A Special Edition Boxset
– Tape Cassette
– Digital Download

Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour – Part 1:
February 23 – UK, Cardiff University
February 24 – UK, Cambridge Corn Exchange
February 25 – UK, Hull City Hall
February 27 – Holland, Tilburg 013
February 28 – Germany, Saarbruecken Garage

March 1 – Germany, Hannover Capitol
March 2 – Germany, Frankfurt Batschkapp
March 3 – Germany, Dresden Schlachthof

3 Responses

  1. First day buyer here!! Damn, Biff still sounds great, and he’s a few years shy of 70 years old! These NWOBHM legends can still deliver. Can’t wait to see them on tour next year with future R&R Hall of Famers Judas Priest!! It’s gonna be another British Metal Onslaught! \m/

    “Denim and Leather, brought us all together. It was you that set the spirit free!”

  2. This is a kick ass song! Biff and the boys still sound great after all these years! I’ll definitely be getting THUNDERBOLT. Having them tour with Judas Priest will be a show for the ages! I still remember seeing them open for Black Sabbath on the HEAVEN AND HELL tour, and it was one of my favorite shows of all time. I sure hope the tour with Priest comes somewhere close, so I can catch it. Saxon definitely should have been more successful commercially than they have been!

    1. Keith, I think it’s awesome you saw Saxon so early in their career! Was that on their Wheels of Steel tour?

      I first saw Saxon on their Power and the Glory tour when they opened for Iron Maiden. And I saw Saxon again a couple of years ago with Armored Saint. Saxon and Armored Saint…two great bands that should have had more success!

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