On the day before Christmas, Saxonized brought to me……..
17 New Gig Dates
Check out our Gig List to see when we will be in your neck of the woods. And be sure to check back often as new gigs are being added frequently (and can, just occasionally, change).
12 New Lines Of History
Our Band History page has been updated. As those of you who follow us on Facebook will know, a new chapter in the life of Saxonized was started last Saturday (21st December 2013) when, at General Henry’s in Littlehampton, our new frontman, Alex ‘Hannibal’ Balakakis, and new second guitarist, Rob Weller, joined Sy, Nigel, and Al on stage to present the new Saxonized line-up (second guitarist George is still with us but Rob has come aboard to help out when conflicts arise between George’s busy schedule and our own). After 18 busy months, Saxonized had to part company with previous vocalist Luka. Luka has many other projects on-going and we wish him all the best with them. New man Alex is a very experienced rock vocalist with years of performing under his belt, who has almost seamlessly slipped in to the role of Saxonized front-man. He has, in the past, opened for acts like Saxon, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Dokken, Def Leppard, Tarja, Blitzkrieg, and Wasp, and had had a good deal of success with his original project ‘Hannibal’ (with albums released in 2006 and 2012), and his previous band ‘Spitfire’. Alex, a massive Saxon fan, will bring a whole new dimension to the band, and, with his experience and dedication, Saxonized are looking forward to moving on to the next level.
2 New Video Clips
Thanks to fans Richard and Glenn we have been able to add 2 new vids to our Videos page. The first, recorded at Route 44 in Birmingham back in September of this year, features the old line-up performing ‘Dallas 1pm’ (from Saxon’s 1980 release ‘Strong Arm Of The Law’). The second, from General Henry’s in Littlehampton, shows the new line-up at their debut performance on December 21st, performing ‘I’ve Got To Rock (To Stay Alive)’ (from Saxon’s 17th studio album ‘The Inner Sanctum’, released in 2007).
2 New Musician Profiles
With new band members come new musician profiles. Or at least they will be coming soon. No need to rush over to our ‘The Musicians’ page just yet, but check it out in a couple of weeks or so and learn a little more about Alex and Rob and their musical tastes and influences (beyond Saxon that is).
And A Picture Of The Newly Re-vamped Band
Oh, and one other thing: Have a rockin’ good Christmas!