SAXON Shares Music Video For “Witches Of Salem”

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Saxon has released the video for “Witches Of Salem”, the fourth single from the band’s critically-acclaimed 24th studio album, “Hell, Fire And Damnation” – out now via Silver Lining Music.

“Hell, Fire And Damnation” is an album that 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 victimized 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.”

“Hell, Fire & Chaos – The Best Of British Rock & Metal” is the title of the upcoming United States tour by two British Legends in the rock and Metal genre: Uriah Heep and Saxon, which starts today in Fort Lauderdale!

With almost 50 studio albums combined and numerous live records, selling multi-millions, this tour will truly be one of the best of British rock & metal. The tour is a 100% co-headline with both bands playing equal set lengths, with some cities Uriah Heep closing and others Saxon.

Saxon were formed in 1979 and became leaders in the NWOBHM movement alongside bands such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard and inspiration to the likes of Metallica, Pantera, etc. Touring to support their 24th studio album “Hell, Fire & Damnation,” released on January 19th, 2024, the band has continued to be at the top of their game throughout the years. Headlining many of the major rock festivals annually in Europe as well as an extensive touring commitment around the world, their massive and loyal fan base continues to grow and the band doesn’t look as though they are slowing down at any point soon. Their setlist will consist of all the classic tracks such as “Wheels Of Steel,” “747 (Strangers in the Night),” “Strong Arm of the Law,” “Power and the Glory,” “Denim and Leather,” and others.

Uriah Heep are currently into their 54th year and has never stopped! With a 25 studio album catalog, the band is touring to support their 2023 release Chaos & Colour which has had rave reviews from both fans and media alike worldwide. As part of the “Big Four” in the 70’s, which also included Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep were pioneers in the hard rock field and an inspiration to many major touring and recording Artists still to this day. The band continues to tour around the world with 63 countries under their belt over the years.  Having sold over 40 million records, fans old and new continue to flock to shows and festival appearances to experience classic hits such as “Easy Livin’,” “Gypsy,” “Stealin’,” “Sweet Lorraine” and “July Morning.”

The tour will take in the following cities with dates as follows:

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