News | RELEASE SINGLE/VIDEO “RAZAMANAZ” TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘MORE INSPIRATIONS’
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DATELINE: Tuesday, March 21st, 2023 – British Heavy Metal legends Saxon unleash the high-octane second single, “Razamanaz”, from ‘More Inspirations’ – out this Friday, March 24th via Silver Lining Music.
Following the release of ‘Inspirations’ in 2021, ‘More Inspirations’ is the second ‘deep dish’ serving of the influences which have fed the mighty Saxon’s immensely successful 40+ year career. The second single is a striking take on Nazareth’s “Razamanaz”.
Frontman Biff Byford comments “In the seventies we’d go and see Nazareth they were one of the premier touring hard rock bands. We were lucky to tour with them in 1980, they used to open the show with this song, it’s about the audience performed to an audience… brilliant stuff!”
Listen To/Watch “Razamanaz”, video at this location:
Watch/Listen to the recently released “The Faith Healer”, the “making of” video directed by Jay Shredder, at this location.
Whether unveiling a sensational take on The Sensational Alex Harvey Band’s “The Faith Healer” (in the process showing the direct lineage from teenage turntables to international glory), getting feral with The Animals’ “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place”, letting loose a high-octane take on Alice Cooper’s “From The Inside”, or laying down a ferocious tribute to KISS’ “Detroit Rock City”, ‘More Inspirations’ is a joyous trip into the sounds which galvanized the Barnsley boys and continue to get spun on home stereos and tour buses.
Produced by vocalist/co-founder Biff Byford, with Seb Byford helping record the music alongside mixing engineer Jacky Lehmann, More Inspirations also includes enthusiastic takes on Alice Cooper, Rainbow, ZZ Top and Cream, as well as a thunderous “Razamanaz” by Nazareth, a tasty take on The Who’s “Substitute”, and a thick groove take on Uriah Heep’s “Gypsy”.
Whether this is your first dance with such classic songs, or you’ve come to see where Saxon were born, ‘More Inspirations’ delivers the goods and then some.
“This time wonderful classics from colleagues like Nazareth, Uriah Heep, Alice Cooper and Rainbow are
‘saxonized’ and special surprising pearls from Cream and The Animals” – CLASSIC ROCK GERMANY
“Saxon typical guitar riffs and Biff’s raw, smokey voice are making the opener ‘We’ve Got To Get Out Of This Place’ a successful song. ‘The Faith Healer’, competently implemented and adjusted to their own style this song is really inspiring. Highlights are ZZ Top and the already million times covered Man on the Silver Mountain. Saxon fans need to buy it!” – BREAK OUT GERMANY
“’The Faith Healer’ is one of the highlights. The song is already heavy but Saxon are even topping it. All 10 songs are really good and the cool new interpretation of the Cream classic ‘Tales of Brave Ulysses’ is the cherry on the cake. One more time Saxon managed to implement new ideas and aspects to the well know classics and presenting a valuable trip to their fans” – LEGACY
“You can just hear how much Saxon enjoyed doing this record, there are no lacklustre performances here. No recording on the automatic pilot” – Headbangers Lifestyle
Saxon’s ‘More Inspirations’ is out this Friday, March 24th and is available on 12” Black Vinyl, CD Digipak, digital formats and special D2C bundles; to pre-order go to this location.
1. We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place
2. The Faith Healer
3. From the Inside
7. Man On the Silver Mountain
8. Detroit Rock City
10. Tales of Brave Ulysses
BIFF BYFORD – Vocals
PAUL QUINN – Guitar
NIGEL GLOCKLER – Drums
DOUG SCARRATT – Guitar
NIBBS CARTER – Bass
Produced by Biff Byford
Recorded by Seb Byford and Jacky Lehmann
Mixed and Mastered by Jacky Lehmann, www.audiosound.de
Mastered for vinyl at Abbey Studios, London
Header photo by Steph Byford
Saxon were the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal [NWOBHM] and are successfully active for over four decades now.
Photocredit: Steph Byford
heavy metal, new wave of British heavy metal