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Saxon - 'The Pilgrimage' (official video)

Shine the light, show the way
We are leaving, leaving today
To take the path already trodden
To try and find what we're looking for
It will be hard, it will be long
We'll never falter, we shall be strong
Our destination that is our quest
We will not waiver, we will not rest

The journey has begun
We're marching on and on
The pilgrimage
The pilgrimage

Through the ages the path was worn
To find redemption and be rеborn
In modern times we seek our hеroes
We look for comfort, we search for peace
A higher meaning, something spiritual
A music icon or religious miracle
We look for something to show the way
We're all just pilgrims on life's highway

To tread the pilgrim's path
We won't be the last
The pilgrimage
The pilgrimage

Some holy relic, a miracle cure
Some deed of courage, a site of war
It's human nature to find a meaning
Of why we're here and endless dreaming
To set our sights on distant lands
We seek our way with open hands
It's life's big question, that's what we seek
In times of trouble show no defeat

The journey has begun
We're marching on and on
We search the pilgrim's path
For icons of the past
The pilgrimage
The pilgrimage

«Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero» μας λέει ο Ρωμαίος λυρικός ποιητής του 1ου αιώνα πΧ Οράτιος στο ενδέκατο ποίημα του πρώτου βιβλίου των Ωδών. Carpe diem, άδραξε την ημέρα. Έτσι ονομάζεται και το νέο δισκογραφικό πόνημα των Saxon, το οποίο κυκλοφορεί σήμερα...

Ο δίσκος των Saxon 'Carpe Diem'
Δελτίο τύπου: «“British Heavy Metal legends Saxon have released the second single, “𝕽𝖊𝖒𝖊𝖒𝖇𝖊𝖗 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕱𝖆𝖑𝖑𝖊𝖓”, from their album, 𝕮𝖆𝖗𝖕𝖊 𝕯𝖎𝖊𝖒 - set for release February 4th via Silver Lining Music.

"I wanted to write a song about Covid, about the people that have died, and give my perception of how it seemed to happen” offers Biff Byford. “Certain aspects of it all are quite mysterious, and of course, it hasn’t finished yet, has it? We should all remember those who have died as a group of people not really knowing why they died, because the information wasn’t there.

The release of “Remember the Fallen” is also accompanied by a reportage-style video montaged with footage of the band’s individual recording sessions. Produced by Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Exodus, Accept) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with Byford and Sneap mixing and mastering, Carpe Diem strikes the ear as one of the most essential British metal statements of the last few years and not lacking in pace or bite, an album which will ignite the joy in stalwart supporters and attract a whole new legion to the Saxon fold.

Sneap, himself a guitarist and producer of some metal repute, ensures that Carpe Diem does not lack one ounce of grit or sharpness. “Andy’s obviously a very good guitarist,” says Biff, “but he’s not a blues-based guitarist like our guys are, he’s more of a modern style player. And that means the boys (Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt) love working with him because, again, it’s all about the intensity.

Andy’s always pushing the envelope, he doesn’t let them get away with anything. They have to play it for real, full speed. He gets great sound, and we want that Gibson/ Marshall ‘80s sound even if they’re not Gibsons and Marshalls. We try and retain that British metal guitar sound that we created for Saxon, and he’s definitely an ‘80s child.

Despite a career which has spanned 44 years with over 15 million albums sold, including four top 10 UK albums, and having played to hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide, Saxon are revving up for one of their busiest eras yet. “We’re gonna be quite busy this year,” says Biff.

We’re doing a UK tour later this month, there are festivals which have been rescheduled from two years ago, we’re looking to go to America, we’re also going to tour Europe and like everyone really, we’re just keeping our fingers crossed that everything works out and we can do it all. We’re also recording the second Inspirations album, and as we do that, you never know, we might write a few songs for the next Saxon album...

As you can see, Saxon remain committed to seizing every minute of every hour of every day. Carpe Diem indeed!»

Band: Saxon
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Formed in: 1978
Genre: NWOBHM, Heavy Metal
Lyrical themes: History, Mythology, Motorcycles, Rock / Metal
Years active: 1970-1976 (as Blue Condition), 1976-1977 (as SOB), 1977-1978 (as Son of a Bitch), 1978-present

Video: "The Pilgrimage"
Album: "Carpe Diem"
Type: Full length
Release date: February 4th, 2022
Label: Silver Lining Music
Format: CD, 12" vinyl, Cassette, CD + 12" vinyl

Track listing:
01. Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)
02. Age of Steam
03. The Pilgrimage
04. Dambusters
05. Remember the Fallen
06. Super Nova
07. Lady in Gray
08. All for One
09. Black Is the Night
10. Living on the Limit

Band members:
Paul Quinn - Guitars
Biff Byford - Vocals
Nigel Glockler - Drums
Nibbs Carter - Bass
Doug Scarratt - Guitars

Seb Byford - Vocals (backing)

Miscellaneous staff:
Andy Sneap -Producer
Biff Byford - Producer
Seb Byford - Recording
Jacky Lehmann - Recording

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