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Oliver Dawson Saxon - 'Blood And Thunder Live' (Angel Air)
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Written by Matt Phelps   
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:00
As founding members of Saxon both Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson helped shape the metal world we love with albums like 'Wheels Of Steel', 'Strong Arm Of The Law' and 'Crusader'.

And although they've been out of the Saxon spotlight for more years than I care to remember the pair left a lasting legacy of big riffs and thundering basslines embedded in the history books of rock.
For 'Blood And Thunder Live' the duo plunder those denim and leather-bound history books with their own Saxon spin-off group Oliver Dawson Saxon and blast their way through some of the old classics we all know and love while mixing in a few others here and there from the 'Victim You' album they released as Son Of A Bitch in '96 and the ODS 'MOTORBIKER' album which came out in 2012.
'Past The Point' from that Son Of A Bitch album gets the set off to a rip roaring start. It's a track bursting with glorious guitar parts that gets those fretboard fires raging early on. Following fast is the upbeat Saxon classic 'Everybody Up', Oliver and his fellow ODS six stringer Haydn Conway really waste no time getting killer riffs out to the die hard headbangers in the crowd. Brian Shaughnessy up front hammers through the tunes with a

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Victim You released on Angel Air Records

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New Release - Angel Air Records SJPCD394Release date September 17th 2012
SON OF A BITCH Victim You (SJPCD394)

Originally formed in 1974 SON OF A BITCH were led by guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve Dawson before they joined up with another band called COAST and together they changed their name to SAXON (the rest is NWOBHM history)

Fast forward to 1996 and Oliver and Dawson had left Saxon and teamed up with another ex Saxon member Pete Gill and Thunderhead singer Ted Bullet and reformed Son Of A Bitch and recorded in Manchester "Victim You", the band's debut concert was headlining at The Isle Of Mann TT plus further festival appearances in Zurich, Holland, Brazil and Spain. The band though folded when Pete Gill had health issues and Ted Bullet had to quit to fulfil his contractual demands for Thunderhead.

The album has now includes a bonus studio track never before released from the original 1996 recording sessions.

Graham Oliver, Steve Dawson, PETE GILL, Haydn Conway, TED BULLET

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