Music / Saxon

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"Denim and leather brought us all together
It was you that set the spirit free!"
"Denim and Leather"

A New Wave of British Heavy Metal band formed in 1977 formed by Biff Byford, Paul Quinn, Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson. Only Byford and Quinn remain with the band today, but the band has left and undeniable image and legacy in Heavy Metal that endures to this day. Just ask bands like Metallica and Pantera.

Principal Members (Founding members in bold, current members in italic.)

  • Biff Byford– vocals (1976–present)
  • Paul Quinn – guitars (1976–present)
  • Graham Oliver – guitar (1976–1996)
  • Steve Dawson – bass (1976–1986)
  • John Walker– drums (1976–1978)
  • Pete Gill – drums (1978–1981)
  • Nigel Glockler – drums (1981–1987, 1988–1999, 2005–present)
  • Paul Johnson – bass (1986–1988)
  • Nigel Durham - drums (1988)
  • Nibbs Carter – bass (1988–present)
  • Doug Scarratt – guitars (1996–present)
  • Fritz Randow – drums (1999–2004)
  • Jörg Michael – drums (2004–2005)


Studio Discography:

  • 1979 - Saxon
  • 1980 - Wheels of Steel
  • 1980 - Strong Arm of the Law
  • 1981 - Denim and Leather
  • 1983 - Power & The Glory
  • 1984 - Crusader
  • 1985 - Innocence is No Excuse
  • 1986 - Rock the Nations
  • 1988 - Destiny
  • 1991 - Solid Ball of Rock
  • 1992 - Forever Free
  • 1995 - Dogs of War
  • 1997 - Unleash the Beast
  • 1999 - Metalhead
  • 2001 - Killing Ground
  • 2004 - Lionheart
  • 2007 - The Inner Sanctum
  • 2009 - Into the Labyrinth
  • 2011 - Call to Arms
  • 2013 - Sacrifice
  • 2015 - Battering Ram

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