British heavy metal legends SAXON have set “Battering Ram” as the title of their 21st studio album, tentatively due this fall via UDR Music.

Speaking to the “Metal Hammer Magazine Show”about the musical direction of SAXON‘s follow-up to 2013’s “Sacrifice”, the band’s frontman, Biff Byford, said: “Some of it is quite brutal, but there’s quite a lot of melodic stuff on there as well. Every SAXON album is different to the one before because we like to entertain people and we don’t really like to write the same song all the time.”

Songtitles set to appear on “Battering Ram” include “The Devil’s Footprint”, which recounts a tale from the 1600s while another track, “Tax ‘Till You Drop”, looks at evil of another kind. The CD’s title cut is “a bit like ‘Heavy Metal Thunder’, just a new version,” Biff told The Rockpit. “It’s about the audience raging at the barriers.” Regarding “The Devil’s Footprint”, Biff said: “[It] is a legend of a couple hundred years ago [when] people woke up with fresh snow and they saw hoof prints on the roof across the lake and they followed it for many miles and it couldn’t be explained.” As for some of the other tracks on the CD, Biff said: “I’m doing another song about, well I used to be a big chess player, I used to play a lot of chess but not so much these days. So I wrote a song called ‘Queen Of Hearts’ or ‘Red Queen’, which is a little bit, ‘Alice In Wonderland’-y, a little bit chess-y game. So, a little bit deeper lyrics. There’s another one called ‘The Drinking Song’.”

“Battering Ram” is once again being helmed by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT).

“I co-produced, more or less, 15 albums with SAXON, so I know how to record,” Biff told The Rockpit. “You just have to have a great team — a great engineer and a great band. On this one, I thought I’d give Andy a chance to do everything with the band himself. Obviously, I’m in control of the overall executive duty-type thing.”

Speaking about the songwriting process for “Battering Ram”, Biff said: “It’s a little bit different on this one. We’ve not written as many songs together on this album. Me and Nibbs [SAXON bassist Timothy ‘Nibbs’ Carter] have written a few things together, so it’s a little bit different than the last, but we’re all working together. Doug [Scarratt, guitar] and Paul [Quinn, guitar] have come up with some stuff, and so we can get it on the album as well. A lot of the heavy stuff comes from Nibbs anyway — the actual guitar licks.” 8XBET KUBET 188BET kubet kubet88 kubet77 kubet11 kubet casino tải kubet kubet đăng nhập đăng nhập kubet kubet mobile kubet79 kubet86 kubet win kubet kim kubet888 đăng ký kubet dang nhap kubet link kubet kubet 11 thabet và kubet dang ky kubet kubet 77 kubet 88 game kubet trang chủ kubet link vào kubet kubet thien ha kubet ku casino kubet online kubet 86 kubet99 tại kubet kubet3 kubet789 kubet 69 kubet thiên hạ tải kubet ios kubet 868 kubet 89 kubet79 me kubet ac kubet 79 kubet official kubet365 kubet link kubet 24h kubet 777 kubet 18 kubet 711 kubet lừa đảo kubet bet thienhabet kubet kubet 365 kubet999 kubet88 đăng nhập casino kubet trang kubet kubet 888 kubet 111 tải kubet casino kubet7 download kubet kubet vip kubet tải kubet casino nét kubet bị bắt kubet dang nhap kubet tha tha kubet kubet download kubet apk tải game kubet link đăng nhập kubet nha cai kubet ku casino kubet kubet nét tải kubet vip kubet khuyến mãi vao kubet kubet88 casino kubet88 win tại kubet 88 hỗ trợ kubet kubet viêt kubet pro link đăng ký kubet kubet online nét đại lý kubet bị bắt kubet android chơi kubet link tải kubet kubet7777 vào kubet thien ha kubet kubet24 kubet 68 kubet dv vnkubet kubet cho iphone ku777 kubet