SAXON's Innovative Charity Idea

March 30, 2011

British heavy metal legends SAXON have come up with an innovative idea to collect charity donations for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and Childline on their forthcoming U.K. tour. They have invited 20 fans per venue to come and watch them soundcheck for a donation to charity of £10 per person. Fans inundated the web site when this offer went up on Monday and the bandmembers were so pleased with the results that they have added some additional spaces for some of the shows. All of the money collected will go Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and Childline and will be presented to the charities at the London Shepherds Bush Empire show on St. Georges Day, April 23l.

If you want to attend a soundcheck, email [email protected].

Vocalist Biff Byford said: "If you were lucky enough to get allocated a place, you turn up at the backstage door at 4 p.m. and you must pay £10 cash into the charity box. I think this is a first."

SAXON's new album, "Call To Arms", will be released on May 23 via Militia Guard Music, UDR and EMI. The follow-up to 2009's "Into The Labyrinth" (SPV/Steamhammer) features a guest appearance by legendary keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW).

The track listing for the CD is as follows:

01. Hammer Of The Gods
02. Back In '79
03. Surviving Against The Odds
04. Mists Of Avalon
05. Call To Arms
06. Chasing The Bullet
07. Afterburner
08. When Doomsday Comes (Hybrid Theory)
09. No Rest For The Wicked
10. Ballad Of The Working Man
11. Call To Arms (orchestral version)

"Hammer Of The Gods" can now be streamed using the audio player below.

SAXON has written two tracks for the forthcoming film "Hybrid Theory", starring Noel Clarke ("Kidulthood"),Martin McCann ("Killing Bono", "Clash Of The Titans"),Martin Compston ("Disappearance Of Alice Creed"),Craig Conway ("Descent, Dog Soldiers", "Doomsday") and directed by James Erskin ("One Night in Turin"). Shooting will begin in June this year.

The tracks will be featured on SAXON's new album, "Call To Arms", and have been written specially for the film.

"Hybrid Theory" follows a group of British soldiers who find themselves in a life or death battle with an enemy beyond their wildest nightmares.

"Hybrid Theory" producer Lionel Hicks sums up the collaboration: "It's great to have a band like SAXON involved in the soundtrack to this film. These new songs really capture the mood of the film, and everyone working on it is thrilled."

"Hammer Of The Gods" audio stream:

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