British heavy metal legends Saxon have released the official music video for the song “The Secret Of Flight”. According to Classic Rock magazine, the track, which appears on the band’s latest album, “Thunderbolt”, retells the story of flight via the medium of heavy metal thunder, taking in all points from Icarus’s disastrous approach to the sun, via the Wright Brothers, to the dropping of the bomb.
“2018 is turning out to be another monumental year for SAXON,” says frontman Biff Byford. “After storming across the North America with the ‘Thunderbolt’ tour, we are releasing ‘The Secret Of Flight’ from the album as the new single and video.
“Being in a touring band, we fly a lot. So I was sat on a plane one day, thinking that — in the big scheme of things — we didn’t discover how to fly until quite recently in man’s history, in 1903. That’s only 115 years ago.
“I thought it would make a good subject, so there you go…. the secret of flight!
“The track has already proven to be a live monster song so as we are half way through the year’s tour schedule,” adds Biff. “It’s apt that we release it now. With that in mind, we would also like to share the following up-to-date stats with you all.”