artist INFO
Saxon
Metal
Heavy Metal
Speed metal
Rock
Hard rock

Founded

1976

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1977, in Barnsley. As leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums. They had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan, as well as success in the United States. During the 1980s, Saxon established themselves among Europe's greatest metal acts. The band tour regularly and have sold more than 13 million albums worldwide. They are considered classic metal musicians and have influenced a number of bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Testament, Exodus, Overkill, Mötley Crüe, Pantera, Helloween, Running Wild, Metal Church, Armored Saint, Dream Theater, Dokken, Skid Row, Sodom, Celtic Frost, Bathory, King Diamond and Death Angel.

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