Killing Ground

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Killing Ground
Cover art by Paul R. Gregory
Studio album by
Released25 September 2001
StudioKaro Studios, Brackel, Germany
GenreHeavy metal
ProducerBiff Byford, Saxon
Saxon chronology
Diamonds and Nuggets
Killing Ground
Heavy Metal Thunder
Professional ratings
Review scores
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.

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


  • Biff Byford - vocals
  • Paul Quinn - guitar
  • Doug Scarratt - guitar
  • Nibbs Carter - bass guitar
  • Fritz Randow - drums
  • 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


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