Live Review: Saxon at York Barbican

Saxon were part of the NWOBHM – an acronym standing for New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. The bands that led this charge, following in the footsteps of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, were Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon. The first two bands in this list went on to huge success, and Saxon never matched the same heights, but they did well, with a brace of albums such as Denim and Leather. Their reputation amongst hard rock fans was considerable, and they can still headline large venues around the UK some 40 years on. 

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