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Saxon | August 24, 2015


One of the first names that comes to mind when you hear the words “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” is Saxon. And for good reason. With nearly 40 years behind them, Saxon continues to add miles to their touring machine while putting out classic album after album … look no further than 2013’s Sacrifice for proof of that.

For the fortunate Saxon fans and uninitiated alike, Saxon is currently on the road with Motorhead touring North America including last night’s date at San Francisco’s Warfield. The already-packed house absolutely lit up for the set opener, Motorcycle Man and showed no sign of letting up as the band tore into Battering Ram from their upcoming October release. The entire band was on-point but front man Biff Byford’s vocals truly soared as he prowled the stage.

Where many bands of this era may be content to go through the motions, it was abundantly clear that Saxon has no signs of letting up, treating the room to a devastating 60 minute set that had the floor spinning and fists pumping. With a set like that, it was easy to forget that this was a Motorhead show. No doubt, the room was left wanting more.


  • Motorcycle Man
  • Battering Ram
  • This Town Rocks
  • Sacrifice
  • Power and the Glory
  • Heavy Metal Thunder
  • Wheels of Steel
  • Never Surrender
  • 20,000 Ft
  • Crusader
  • Princess of the Night
  • Denim & Leather

More on Saxon: Facebook | Website | Shows | Twitter | YouTube

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