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Saxon proudly display their "Inspirations" with classic covers release. 'Inspirations' is out today and available on Vinyl, CD, digital formats and limited edition D2C products. Order here

British Heavy Metal legends Saxon will deliver a full-roar-fun-down set of covers with their latest album Inspirations, which drops a brand new 11 track release featuring some of the superb classic rock songs that influenced Biff Byford & the band.

Inspirations was recorded at Brockfield Hall near York in the UK, which was built in 1804 and holds the largest collection of paintings by Yorkshire’s impressionist artists – the Staithes Group. For Byford, recording Inspirations all together within such a rich historical environment was a major ingredient of the project. Byford explains:

“The warmth and feel of Inspirations had so much to do with being together in this magnificent place and doing it ‘old-school’ style. This is how many bands back in the day -including some of the ones covered here- made such great albums, so it just felt really good to be able to do this somewhere like Brockfield Hall.”

From the super-charged melodic romp of The Beatles’ ‘Paperback Writer’ to their freeway mad take on Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Stone Free’, Saxon show their love and appreciation with a series of faithful, raw and ready tributes. Maintaining a firm eye on the old school way using Marshall cabs, Marshall amps, real drums and produced by Biff Byford with Jacky Lehmann recording and mixing, Saxon approach the likes of Motörhead’s ‘Bomber’ (with added whistle!), AC/DC’s ‘Problem Child’, Black Sabbath’s ‘Evil Woman’ and a raucous Deep Purple’s ‘Speed King’ with refreshingly warm, unfiltered, “vintage” sounding renditions.

Watch/Listen to the recently released singles ‘Paint It Black’ and ‘Speed King’ and 'Paperback Writer' here

“Sharp prog metal delivered with passion and vigour” – PROG
“The band are as tight as a clam. […] the whole hangs together majestically under that warm analog production, and yet never fails to get the foot tapping.”– Fistful of Metal
“Saxon hit the nail on the head with Inspirations […] and deserves all compliments under the sun, and then some.”– Sonic Perspective
“As we search for the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, Saxon gives us a reason to smile with this fabulous collection of covers”–Metal Wani
“Most of the songs are heavy rocking anyway but on ‘Inspirations’ Saxon seasoned them well. Total enthusiasm listening to Toto’s ‘Hold the Line’. It is obvious that the fun factor was there and jumps at the listener’– Classic Rock DE
“Nice diversion. Mission accomplished!”– Classic Rock IT
“And so, from the ide of the cover album, to have some fun in the dark times, a masterpiece for the fan base emerged. Thank you, SAXON”
“An intimate book of memories”– Classix Metal
“Surprising… a tribute to an entire generation”– Suffer Magazine


1. Paint It Black
2. Immigrant Song
3. Paperback Writer
4. Evil Woman
5. Stone Free
6. Bomber
7. Speed King
8. The Rocker
9. Hold The Line
10. Problem Child
11. See My Friends

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