British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the third single, «The Pilgrimage», from their upcoming album, «Carpe Diem», due on February 4 via Silver Lining Music.

«Pilgrimage is a fantastic word,» says SAXON singer Biff Byford. «People go on pilgrimages all the time, not just in a historical or religious sense, but it’s about going and visiting either a place that you feel is special in your life or somebody that’s meant something in your life. You can go on a pilgrimage to go see your great grandfather who died in the first world war, for instance. They’re journeys of great weight and importance.»

Produced by Andy Sneap (JUDAS PRIESTEXODUSACCEPT) at Backstage Recording Studios in Derbyshire with Byford and Sneap mixing and mastering, «Carpe Diem» strikes the ear as one of the most essential British metal statements of the last few years and not lacking in pace or bite, an album which will ignite the joy in stalwart supporters and attract a whole new legion to the SAXON fold.

«Carpe Diem» track listing:

01. Carpe Diem (Seize The Day)
02. Age Of Steam
03. The Pilgrimage
04. Dambusters
05. Remember The Fallen
06. Super Nova
07. Lady In Gray
08. All For One
09. Black Is The Night
10. Living On The Limit