Saxon are true heavy metal heroes. Their story is a classic rock 'n' roll saga: five friends from the backstreets of Yorkshire setting out to take on the world. The resulting chart glory, mixed with band infighting and full-on rock excess, ensures their dramatic tale will become part of heavy metal history. This feature-length documentary film tells the full warts-and-all story of 30 years of heartache, earache, success and excess. Produced by critically acclaimed documentary filmmakers Coolhead, it not only has contributions from Saxon, past and present, but also from the likes of Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Lemmy and 'Fast' Eddie Clarke (Motorhead), Harvey Goldsmith, Airbourne, Amon Amarth, Doro Pesch and many, many others. It also features freshly-uncovered archive material, including the band performing in 1979 on Motor head's Bomber tour, recording sessions and interviews from the Crusader and Innocence is No Excuse albums, a classic concert from 1981, along with stunning headline performances at Wacken in 2009 and the now legendary inaugural St George's Day show in London.
Features: - Heavy Metal Thunder - the Movie!: (The dramatic story of Saxon) - Saxon In Concert, 1981: (A classic concert from the archives of The Beat Club) - St George's Day 2008: (Saxon's inaugural St George's Day gig filmed in London in 2008) - 'Building the Labyrinth': (A mini-doc featuring Biff, Paul and Doug in the studio recording Into The Labyrinth) - 'The Eagle and The Bomber': (A mini-doc featuring behind-the-scenes footage shot on tour with Motorhead in 2009) - 'On a Crusade': (Archive interviews from the recording of Crusader) - 'No Excuses': (A compilation of archive footage from the 'Innocence' recording sessions)