saxon,saxon band,saxon new album,saxon band members,saxon band songs,saxon band logo,saxon band tour,saxon band albums,saxon band tour 2023,saxon albums, SAXON Have Begun Recording Their New Album With A Planned Early 2024 Release

NWOBHM icons SAXON have apparently entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative early 2024 release

On Thursday (August 17), the band posted a few photos of drummer Nigel Glockler and bassist Tim “Nibbs” Carter in the studio, which included the following message: “The Rhythm Section laying it down! #themightysaxon #nigelglockler #nibbscarter #rhythmsection #newmusic #inthestudio”.

This past June, SAXON singer Biff Byford told Disturbing The Priest that he was in the process of recording “demo vocals” for the band’s upcoming LP. “I’m just finding different ideas and things and getting the melodies right,” he revealed. “I’m about seven songs in now… I’m just doing demo [vocals] and listening to what the songs sound like now and not just a few chords, drums and bass.”

Earlier this year, Paul Quinn, the guitarist of SAXON, made an announcement regarding his decision to step back from the band’s touring activities. Consequently, SAXON was compelled to cancel its planned South American tour scheduled for April 2023, along with their intended appearance on the Monsters Of Rock cruise. In response to Quinn‘s departure, Brian Tatler, a member of DIAMOND HEAD, has taken up the mantle on the road.

Brian Tatler has not only seamlessly integrated himself with fellow guitarist Doug Scarratt, Carter, Glockler, and Byford for various European performances, but he will also continue to maintain his role as a member of DIAMOND HEAD.

SAXON‘s most recent musical offering, titled “More Inspirations,” was unleashed in March via Silver Lining Music. Following the 2021 release of “Inspirations,” this second installment, “More Inspirations,” offers a rich assortment of the musical influences that have sustained SAXON‘s resounding 40-plus-year career. Biff, the lead vocalist, took on the role of producer, aided by Seb Byford, who contributed to the music’s recording process alongside mixing engineer Jacky Lehmann. This album features captivating renditions of tracks by RAINBOW, ZZ TOP, and CREAM, as well as covers of “Razamanaz” by NAZARETH, “Substitute” by THE WHO, and “Gypsy” by URIAH HEEP.

Within SAXON‘s current lineup, Byford and Quinn stand as the sole remaining original members. Originally hailing from South Yorkshire, England, SAXON has achieved remarkable success, boasting approximately 23 million album sales. Their catalog includes timeless tracks like “Denim And Leather,” “Princess Of The Night,” “Wheels Of Steel,” and “Power And Glory.”