Hard Rock, Pop/Rock
British Metal, New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Rebellious, Aggressive, Rollicking, Theatrical, Brash, Rousing, Dramatic, Stylish, Rowdy, Confident, Boisterous, Street-Smart, Fiery, Sleazy, Energetic, Irreverent, Party/Celebratory, Indulgent, Swaggering, Intense, Raucous
Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the 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. The band also had numerous singles in the UK Singles Chart and chart success all over Europe and Japan, as well as success in the US. During the 1980s Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts. The band tours regularly and have sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. They are considered one of the classic metal acts and have influenced many bands such as Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Pantera, Sodom, Skid Row, and Megadeth.
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Oliver/Dawson Saxon, Motörhead, Victory, Stratovarius
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Music Genre (Text)
Heavy metal, hard rock
UDR, Militia Guard Music, SPV/Steamhammer, CMC International, Virgin, EMI, Carrere
Biff Byford, Paul Quinn, Nigel Glockler, Nibbs Carter, Doug Scarratt
Past Group Members
Graham Oliver, Steve Dawson, John Walker, Pete Gill, Paul Johnson, Trevor Thornton, Fritz Randow, Jörg Michael, Nigel Durham
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