Legendary British Heavy Metal act Saxon have just released a new album called 'Unplugged And Strung Up' which is a different look at some classic tracks from their extensive back catalogue.
'Unplugged And Strung Up' brings some fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw Heavy Metal thunder, with the point triumphantly underscored.
The album was recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap (Blaze Bayley, Kreator, Testament and Killswitch Engage) earlier this year. Saxon re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized the towering likes of 'The Eagle Has Landed' and 'Crusader' by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer a different dimension to the tracks.
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'Frozen Rainbow, from the bands 1979 debut album, is the first track to be released from the album and gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of.
The British Heavy Metal legends have also lined up an extensive tour, which includes dates with Motorhead, to support the 'Unplugged And Strung Up' release.
You can watch the official EPK for 'Frozen Rainbow' here:
'Unplugged And Strung Up' Tracklist:
Stallions Of The Highway (Remix)
Crusader (Orchestrated Version)
The Eagle Has Landed (Orchestral Version)
Red Star Falling (Orchestral Version)
Broken Heroes (Orchestral Version)
Call To Arms (Orchestral Version)
Forever Free (Re - Recorded Version)
Just Let Me Rock (Re - Recorded Version)
Frozen Rainbow (Acoustic Version)
Iron Wheels (Live Acoustic Version)
Requiem (Acoustic Version)
Coming Home (Acoustic Version)
You can see Saxon with Motorhead live here (except where noted):
Monday 10th February - Roadmenders, Northampton (Headline show)
Tuesday 11th February - Tivoli, Buckley (Headline show)
Thursday 13th February - 02 Academy Glasgow
Friday 14th February - Newcastle City Hall Newcastle
Saturday 15th February - 53 Degrees Preston (Headline show)
Sunday 16th February - O2 Apollo Manchester
Monday 17th February - Civic Hall Wolverhampton
Wednesday 19th February - O2 Academy Brixton London
Thursday 20th February - Royal Concert Hall Nottingham
Saturday 22nd February - Zenith Paris
Sunday 23rd February - Rockhal Luxembourg (Headline show)
Monday 24th February - Brielpoort Deinze
Tuesday 25th February - Sporthalle Hamburg
Thursday 27th February - Zenith Munich
Sunday 2nd March - Velodrom Berlin
Tuesday 4th March - MEH Düsseldorf
Wednesday 5th March - Schleyerhalle Stuttgart
Thursday 6th March - Romein Leeuwarden (Headline show)
Saturday 8th March - Cloetta Center Linkoping
Sunday 9th March - KB Malmo (Headline show)
Monday 10th March - Forum Horsens
Wednesday 12th March - Centrum Scene Oslo
Friday 14th March - Hartwell Arena Helsinki