Killing Ground

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Killing Ground
Killingground.jpg
Cover art by Paul R. Gregory
Studio album by
Released25 September 2001
Recorded2001
StudioKaro Studios, Brackel, Germany
GenreHeavy metal
Length49:26
LabelSPV/Steamhammer
ProducerBiff Byford, Saxon
Saxon chronology
Diamonds and Nuggets
(2000)
Killing Ground
(2001)
Heavy Metal Thunder
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars [1]

Killing Ground is the fifteenth full-length studio album by heavy metal band Saxon. Killing Ground was also released as a special Digi-pack edition with a bonus disc featuring 8 classics re-recorded tracks which would later appear in Heavy Metal Thunder.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Saxon, except "The Court of the Crimson King" by Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield.

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"1:36
2."Killing Ground"5:44
3."The Court of the Crimson King" (King Crimson cover)6:00
4."Coming Home"3:38
5."Hell Freezes Over"4:42
6."Dragons Lair"3:38
7."You Don't Know What You've Got"5:00
8."Deeds of Glory"4:34
9."Running for the Border"4:24
10."Shadows on the Wall"6:15
11."Rock Is Our Life"3:55
12."Backs to the Wall" (Japanese bonus track)3:07

Bonus disc: classics re-recorded[edit]

  1. "Princess of the Night" – 4:10
  2. "Crusader" – 6:38
  3. "Wheels of Steel" – 5:52
  4. "Motorcycle Man" – 3:45
  5. "Strong Arm of the Law" – 4:24
  6. "Denim and Leather" – 5:19
  7. "Dallas 1 PM" – 6:15
  8. "And the Bands Played On" – 2:52

Personnel[edit]

  • Biff Byford - vocals
  • Paul Quinn - guitar
  • Doug Scarratt - guitar
  • Nibbs Carter - bass guitar
  • Fritz Randow - drums
Production
  • Biff Byford – producer
  • Saxon – producer
  • Rainer Hänsel – executive producer
  • KARO Studios, Brackel, Hamburg, Germany – recording location
  • Nikolo Kotzev – audio engineer
  • Charlie Bauerfeind – audio engineer
  • Herman Frank – mixing
  • Rainer Hänsel – mixing
  • Paul R. Gregory Studio 54 – artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Saxon Killing Ground". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 June 2011.