Packing an armoury of steel-coated riffs and songwriting swagger, British hard rock legends Saxon are releasing their 19th studio album titled Call To Arms. Recorded at Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, UK and Brighton Electric Studios in Brighton, UK, the 11-track album was co-produced by singer/songwriter Biff Byford and Toby Jepson (Little Angels). Featuring Byford on lead vocals, Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt on guitars, Nibbs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums, Call To Arms is bang on-the-money brilliant Saxon music, a confi dent embrace of the aura and writing values from their early years married perfectly to a modern Saxon crunch. The first edition digipack version of Call To Arms will also contain a free bonus CD featuring 7 songs recorded live at Saxon's historic performance at Castle Donington 1980.
The band is the brainchild of Rich Ward and Chris Jericho, two larger-than-life, trailblazing personalities that have spent the past decade shaping their own brand of sonic splendor, Ward's incendiary guitars forging a path for Jericho's inimitable vocals atop a rhythmic foundation of earth-rattling proportions.
Enter Chasing the Grail. Released in 2010, the band's fourth studio album debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Heatseeker's chart and shows just how much musical ground Fozzy have conquered since the release of their first single in 2000, a faithful cover of the Krokus classic "Eat the Rich." They have emerged as a worldwide force on the touring circuit, conquering stages from Los Angeles to Lichtenvoorde, and everywhere in between. They even appeared alongside metal's Big 4 - Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax - at the Knebworth Sonisphere festival July 10, 2011, and were awarded a marquee, show-opening performance at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards, where Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl called them to the stage, and where Jericho remained to host the night's festivities.
Having spent the past decade sharing Jericho's attention with his iconic professional wrestling career, the band is now the subject of the six-time WWE wrestling champion's undivided focus, even earning the spotlight in Undisputed, his second New York Times best-selling book, and first to crack the Top 10, peaking at No. 8.
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