Saxon announce new single “Witches Of Salem” out today

Author Benedetta Baldin - 23.4.2024

Saxon release the video for “Witches Of Salem”, the forth 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 which 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 victimised 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.”
Listen To/Watch “Witches Of Salem” here
Listen To/Watch “Madame Guillotine” here
Listen To/Watch “There’s Something In Roswell” here
Listen To/Watch “Hell, Fire And Damnation” here
Following the release of the global chart-topping “Hell, Fire And Damnation” albuma successful European tour alongside Judas Priest and Uriah HeepSaxon show no sign of slowing down with the co-headline US tour with Uriah Heep named “Hell, Fire & Chaos – The Best Of British Rock & Metal” which starts tonight in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Co-headline with Uriah Heep
23 April – The Parker, Fort Lauderdale, FL
24 April – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Tampa, FL
25 April – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
27 April – Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta, GA
28 April – Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
30 April – The Metropolitan Theatre, Morgantown, WV
1 May – Roxian Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA 
2 May – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PA
3 May – Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ 
5 May – Citizens House of Blues, Boston, MA
7 May – Patchogue Theatre, Long Island, NY
8 May – Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA
10 May – Paramount Hudson Theatre, Peekskill, NY
11 May – TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic, Cleveland, OH
12 May – The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, IN
13 May – Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
14 May – GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
16 May – People’s Bank Theatre, Marietta, OH 
17 May – Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
18 May – Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL
19 May – Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL
21 May – Brown County Music Center, Nashville, IN
22 May – The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI
24 May – Gillioz Theatre, Springfield, MO
25 May – TempleLive at Scottish Rite Center, Wichita, KS
27 May – Haute Spot, Cedar Park, TX
29 May – House Of Blues, Houston, TX
30 May – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX
31 May – Glass Cactus, Dallas, TX
2 June – Speaking Rock Casino, El Paso, TX
For tickets and more information visit:
Hell, Fire And Damnation” is out now in a variety of formats available at this location
“Hell, Fire And Damnation” Track Listing:
1. The Prophecy
2. Hell, Fire And Damnation
3. Madame Guillotine
4. Fire And Steel
5. There’s Something In Roswell
6. Kubla Khan And The Merchant Of Venice
7. Pirates Of The Airwaves
8. 1066
9. Witches Of Salem
10. Super Charger
Saxon BIFF BYFORD – Vocals