The follow-up to 2013’s Sacrifice and heavy metal veterans Saxon’s 21st album will be called Battering Ram, says frontman Biff Byford, who expects the album to be released this autumn by October. Byford says that the album is nearing completion with a few last details to take care of.

Byford says of the album: “Some of it is quite brutal – but there’s quite a lot of melodic stuff on there as well. Every Saxon album is different to the one before because we like to entertain people and we don’t really like to write the same song all the time. I have a vocal to do and there’s maybe two more guitars and we’re finished. So I think the album will be out in October, perhaps even September.”