New Wave Of British Heavy Metal icons SAXON have released the first single, “The Faith Healer”, from their upcoming album, “More Inspirations”, which is set to arrive on March 24 via Silver Lining Music
Following the release of “Inspirations” in 2021, “More Inspirations” is the second “deep dish” serving of the influences which have fed the mighty SAXON‘s immensely successful 40-plus-year career. The first single is an astonishing take on THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND‘s “The Faith Healer“.
Frontman Biff Byford comments: “We used to see THE SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND play this back in the day, they started the set with it, such a fantastic song and fantastic band… big influence!”
The “making of” video for “The Faith Healer“, directed by Jay Shredder, can be seen below.
Whether getting feral with THE ANIMALS‘ “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place“, letting loose a high-octane take on ALICE COOPER‘s “From The Inside“, or laying down a ferocious tribute to KISS‘s “Detroit Rock City“, “More Inspirations” is a joyous trip into the sounds which galvanized the Barnsley boys and continue to get spun on home stereos and tour buses.
Produced by vocalist/co-founder Biff Byford, with Seb Byford helping record the music alongside mixing engineer Jacky Lehmann, “More Inspirations” also includes enthusiastic takes on RAINBOW, ZZ TOP and CREAM, as well as a thunderous “Razamanaz” by NAZARETH, a tasty take on THE WHO‘s “Substitute”, and a thick groove take on URIAH HEEP‘s “Gypsy“. Whether this is your first dance with such classic songs, or you’ve come to see where SAXON was born, “More Inspirations” delivers the goods and then some.
“More Inspirations” will be available on 12-inch black vinyl, CD digipak, digital formats and special D2C bundles.
SAXON “More Inspirations” Track listing:
- We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place
- The Faith Healer
- From The Inside
- Man On The Silver Mountain
- Detroit Rock City
- Tales Of Brave Ulysses