April 24, 2024

Hell, Fire And Damnation is an album which sees Saxon investigate all areas of history and mystery amidst ten of their most confident and thunderously powerful songs yet. In Witches Of Salem, lead singer and founding member Biff Byford, explores the unjust condemnation of the women victimised at the Salem witch trials and the sheer bigotry and mass hysteria prevalent at the time.

‘This is an American story, but the witch trials started in Scotland, spread into England and across the sea to the colonies in America. Those poor women in Salem’, explains Byford, ‘they weren’t ‘witches’ more than just unfortunate women really, blamed for everybody’s ailments… whether your horse died, or the milk went sour, they blamed women. Maybe because they were jealous of them, or maybe it was because some guy had made some advances and she’d told him to piss-off, so he’d declare that she was a witch. And once a person was declared a witch, I don’t think there was any way back from that; very few of them were found innocent.’

Following the release of the global chart-topping Hell, Fire And Damnation album and a successful European tour alongside Judas Priest and Uriah Heep, Saxon show no sign of slowing down with the co-headline US tour with Uriah Heep named ‘Hell, Fire & Chaos – The Best Of British Rock & Metal’ opening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Co-headline with Uriah Heep

23 April – The Parker, Fort Lauderdale, FL
24 April – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Tampa, FL
25 April – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
27 April – Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
28 April – Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
30 April – The Metropolitan Theatre, Morgantown, WV
1 May – Roxian Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
2 May – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
3 May – Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
5 May – Citizens House of Blues, Boston, MA
7 May – Patchogue Theatre, Long Island, NY
8 May – Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
10 May – Paramount Hudson Theatre, Peekskill, NY
11 May – TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic, Cleveland, OH
12 May – The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, IN
13 May – Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
14 May – GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
16 May – People’s Bank Theatre, Marietta, OH
17 May – Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
18 May – Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL
19 May – Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL
21 May – Brown County Music Center, Nashville, IN
22 May – The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
24 May – Gillioz Theatre, Springfield, MO
25 May – TempleLive at Scottish Rite Center, Wichita, KS
27 May – Haute Spot, Cedar Park, TX
29 May – House Of Blues, Houston, TX
30 May – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX
31 May – Glass Cactus, Dallas, TX
2 June – Speaking Rock Casino, El Paso, TX

“More metal is not possible. Hell, Fire And Damnation: this record is finest British steel and only a few are still able to do it” – CLASSIC ROCK

Hell, Fire And Damnation! The album delivers the impressive proof that Saxon is still a bank and great oiled machine in heaviness and energy. The 10 tracks on the record are leaving not one wish open. Power and fresh welded steel” – BREAK OUT

“Great, wonderful, admirable melodies interweaved with classic heavy metal attitude. This album doesn’t show any weak spots at all and doesn’t need any quality comparison to Carpe Diem!” – SLAM MAGAZINE

“Not one weak point on the album! Neither in songwriting nor in sound, neither in composing nor performance! Taking it into consideration that most of the musicians are in their seventies, you have to bow down with more than respect for this again great energy performance” – ROCK IT

Hell, Fire And Damnation offers everything a Saxon-fan expects from it. And even a bit more” – AARDSCHOK

“This is a whirlwind of an album and a very strong statement that Saxon is ready for the future with this mighty asset in hand” – HEADBANGERS LIFESTYLE

Hell, Fire And Damnation is one of the strongest albums in Saxon’s discography” – ARROW LORDS OF METAL

“Saxon are proving that they are not only pioneers in the world of Metal, but they are poised to challenge as kings” – CRYPTIC ROCK

“The album is created by veteran rockers who blend their experience and passion for a hard and heavy sound. Hell, Fire And Damnation is honest and authentic music in the spirit of metal, showcasing a band still hungry and out to prove something!” – METAL RULES

Hell, Fire And Damnation is a very satisfying listen that will please Saxon fans of all eras including newbies who are just now getting hip to this beloved band” – ANTIMUSIC

“Byford’s vocals are powerful and the guitar work is exceptional. Scarratt and Tatler team up with some fresh and exciting solos throughout the record and Glockler’s drumming ability is top notch. In my opinion, this is one of Saxon’s most ambitious albums and proves that they are one of the best British Metal bands of all time” – BRUTAL PLANET MAGAZINE

“Hell, Fire And Damnation is undeniably Saxon: a band continuing to find ways to expand upon the NWOBHM sound 45 years on. 10 out of 10!” – DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH METAL

“It is an impossible task to find another Metal band with SAXON’s consistency and dedication to the album release-tour cycle while at the same time sounding fresh and inspired. ‘Hell, Fire And Damnation’ gets 9 out of 10 stars!” – METAL KAOZ

“The NWOBHM is over, but its main core of ideas is still alive: it wasn’t only the rebirth of Metal after a time hidden in the underground, but a whole new way of playing Heavy Metal, a set of conceptions that enables the band to give a step forward in relation of what was done in the early years of the 70s, and that allows the birth of new subgenres into Metal. There are great names, and others that never got the respect they really deserve. One can say that SAXON is a successful name of those years, but these warriors truly deserved more respect and success. One spin of their new album Hell, Fire And Damnation states the reason for these words. This is a 10 out of 10 – A MASTERPIECE!” – METAL TEMPLE

“They deliver on all fronts and it’s an enjoyable ride, something that you want to listen to many times afterward” – METAL WANI

“Having been a force since the mid-70s, Saxon shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, they radiate unparalleled energy and freshness, courtesy of Biff and Andy Sneap’s colossal crystal-clear production. The performances are nothing short of world-class, the songs destined to become timeless classics. Disregard any dour reviews; this album caters to Saxon fans’ every desire and stands tall as one of their crowning achievements EVER! 10 out of 10 Stars!” – MY GLOBAL MIND

Hell, Fire And Damnation is a top-shelf addition to Saxon’s discography; it is a vibrant, powerful statement from a band that has both shaped and transcended the genre. It is a compelling mix of historical and modern evidence of the band’s enduring legacy and ongoing evolution in British heavy metal” – STACCOTOFY

“Saxon has once again proven that they are experts of their craft, delivering a record that stands tall in their illustrious discography” –SONIC PERSPECTIVES

“Saxon once again have proven they are a force to be reckoned with, with yet another consistent high quality release. Perhaps a notch above their last two releases” – THE METAL VOICE

“All in all, Saxon gives us yet another excellent album in Hell, Fire And Damnation. There is no filler on this record. It is quality metal music from start to finish” – THE METAL PIT

Hell, Fire And Damnation is out now in a variety of formats.

Hell, Fire And Damnation Track Listing:

  1. The Prophecy
  2. Hell, Fire And Damnation
  3. Madame Guillotine
  4. Fire And Steel
  5. There’s Something In Roswell
  6. Kubla Khan And The Merchant Of Venice
  7. Pirates Of The Airwaves
  8. 1066
  9. Witches Of Salem
  10. Super Charger