Special Guests : Y&T / Raven
Originally called SON OF THE BITCH, then renamed SAXON in 1978, this band is a true legend of the famous New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. The band started off playing in English pubs before getting slots as a support act for some big names like Ian Gillan. Saxon really are an irrepressible riff machine who have a particular talent for writing authentic metal anthems like ‘Wheel of steel’, ‘747’ (Stranger in the night). They even played at the first Monsters of Rock concert in August 1980 in the company of Rainbow, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Riot, April Wine and Touch. The band also accompanied Motörhead and Danko Jones in autumn 2008 on their Germany and UK tours.
After a career spanning over more than 30 years and with over 20 albums under their belt, they have just brought our their latest, Batterin Ram, released on October 2015. Once again the quintet will give us the usual bombardment – a deluge of tempered steel which is not however without its melodic side. In short, good old big-time heavy metal, made in England!