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Saxon
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Alternative Name Son of a Bitch (1976-1978)
Group Members 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
Music Genre (Text) Heavy metal
hard rock
Music Genre Hard Rock
Pop/Rock
Origin Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Year(s) Active 1976–present
Record Label UDR
Militia Guard Music
SPV/Steamhammer
CMC International
Virgin
EMI
Carrere
Official Websites saxon747.com
Associated Acts Oliver/Dawson Saxon
Motörhead
Victory
Stratovarius
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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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