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Saxon has issued the following statement about progress on the band’s new album and upcoming tour dates:

“Hi everybody! Saxon has never been a lazy band and especially this year we have been extremely busy! After we played several festivals all across Europe and some great gigs together with Judas Priest and the very first Hamburg Metal Days – we have almost finished the new album. The mix is done and the mastering is almost finished.

“We have guys who are right now putting the last details together and working bits and pieces out for the artwork. Watch out for further news releases like album cover, track list, some more behind the scenes info etc. Since most of album production work is done, the band can’t keep their feet still and have decided to play a very short Christmas run of 3 dates:

07.12.2012 CH Bern – Metal Christmas Festival
08.12.2012 NL Haarlem – Patronaat
09.12.2012 NL Roermund – ECI

“For more tour dates click here… We are looking forward to sharing the stage in Switzerland with our mates from Motörhead and Edguy and on the two Dutch shows we will be accompanied by Crimes Of Passion. Everybody that comes to our two headliner shows will get little Christmas surprise and we will spoil you with at least one new song from the new album which we will perform live!

“After that, the promotion machine starts; pre-listening sessions for journalists, interviews and, and, and… So keep your eyes open because soon you will see the media full of new Saxon stuff! Keep the faith!”

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Bloodstock have revealed that they’ve secured a massive third headliner this year, but they can’t let slip who it is yet, the scallywags!

“Due to circumstances beyond the organizers control – all of which will become apparent – BOA is unable to share the name of the Saturday Night headliner at this point,” the organisers say in a statement. “What we can tell you is this; The Saturday night at Bloodstock will see the festival’s most prestigious and exciting headliner to date, doing something very, very special, at their first ever UK Festival Headline slot. All will be revealed at 6pm on the 6th June 2012.”

So that’s a 6/6/6 announcement, then. Nice.

“To say we are excited is an understatement!,” adds Bloodstock band booker Vicky Gregory. “This is the biggest metal act we have ever had and a band we have wanted to see at Bloodstock for years. We’re all just gutted we can’t announce them until 6th June at 6pm but it’s definitely worth the wait!”

Meanwhile, more bands have been added to the lineup in the form of Pythia, Dio Disciples (paying tribute to the late and great Ronnie James Dio), Crimes Of Passion and Primitai!

Bloodstock 2012 takes place from August 10-12 at Catton, Derby, and also features the likes of Behemoth, Alice Cooper, Watain, Dimmu Borgir, Orange Goblin, Testament, Sepultura and many more! To check out the full latest lineup and to get your tickets, check out the link below:

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U.K. hard rock/metal band Crimes of Passion will release its sophomore effort “To Die For” on February 17, 2012 through DR2 Records. The band is working with producer Charlie Bauerfiend for the release, who is best known for his production work with Blind Guardian, Helloween and HammerFall. The first single for the release will be entitled “Blown Away.”

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Saxon’s Biff Byford has checked in with the following road report:

“Hi, I was at the classic rock music awards on the 9th of November giving the mighty Scorpions the metal guru award. It was a good night out! Gene Simmons was the host compare and did a great job.

“Biff Byford / Saxon @ Metalfest Germany 2011I was out drinking till 5.30 in the morning can’t remember anything else.

“Congratulations to our agent Steve Strange to winning the agent of the year award. COME ON!!!! Tour is going great. Good to see Anvil and Crimes Of Passion again. Sat in Salzburg at the moment freezing. Vienna tomorrow I will do a video blog from there.

“Keep the faith.”

You can also check out a recently posted Saxon video interview by navigating over to this location.

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Saxon has checked in with the following announcement about bringing Vanderbuyst as the opening band for three upcoming Spanish tour dates:

“We are happy to announce that we added Vanderbuyst for the first three Spanish shows. Vanderbuyst were already touring with Saxon on the first European part of the Call To Arms world tour.

“Crimes of Passion who will be opener this time in the continental European part will open also in their home town Sheffield for Saxon. Get you tickets now and see you on tour!

You can also check out Saxon’s “Call to Arms” music video by heading over to this location.

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Saxons has checked in with the following statement about the band’s upcoming tour dates:

“We have finally got the tour dates for remainder of 2011 scheduled. First we will be putting our attention on America where we’ve added three more gigs. We are also very pleased to let you all know that our good old mates from Anvil will be our special guests on the continental European dates. Completing the tour package is Crimes Of Passion, who will be opening the shows. For the grand finale we will rock the UK once again where we’ve got Hammerfall as our special guest.”

Saxon’s upcoming live shows are as follows:

03.10.2011 US Las Vegas, NV – The Crown
06.10.2011 US Houston, TX – Stereo Live
11.10.2011 CA Toronto, ONT – Mod Club

15.11.2011 IT Romagnano Sesia – Rock’n’Roll Arena
17.11.2011 CH Prattein – Z7
19.11.2011 AT Kundl – Gemeindesaal
20.11.2011 AT Salzburg – Rockhouse
21.11.2011 AT Vienna – Arena
23.11.2011 DE Halle – Schorre
24.11.2011 DE Bremen – Aladin
25.11.2011 DE Lichtenfels – Christmas Metal Festival
26.11.2011 NL Hengelo – Metropool
27.11.2011 DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio
29.11.2011 SE Malmo – Kulturbolaget
30.11.2011 SE Gothenburg – Trädgårn
02.12.2011 SE Stockholm – Munchenbryggeriet
04.12.2011 FN Helsinki – Nosturi
07.12.2011 PL Krakow – Studio
08.12.2011 PL Warsaw – Stodola
10.12.2011 DE Karlsruhe – Knock Out Festival
11.12.2011 DE Bochum – Zeche

13.12.2011 UK Oxford – O2 Academy
14.12.2011 UK Leicester – O2 Academy
16.12.2011 UK Edinburgh – Picturehouse
17.12.2011 UK Belfast – Mandela Hall
18.12.2011 UK Sheffield – O2 Academy
20.12.2011 UK London – Koko

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Saxon has issued the following announcement about seeking fans to vote on who should support the band for upcoming tour dates: “Hey guys, we will have Crimes Of Passion and Vanderbuyst as support bands on our European Continental tour and after discussing forward and backwards about who should be the main support slot we came to the point where …

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