Saxon brings back the cinematic aesthetic of a bygone age in “Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz)” video.
The denim and leather toting English metalheads Saxon have been rather busy as of late. Last month the band released their 22nd studio album Thunderbolt, to much critical praise.
Furthermore, they are currently on the road with Black Star Riders in the US and the rest of North America as well as Brazil.
To top it all off though, Saxon has just released a rather atmospheric and creepy brand new music video for the track “Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz)”, from the new album.
The video cuts between the band performing on a stage as well as iconic clips from the classic 1922 German silent horror film Nosferatu (where the song gets its name from).
What makes the video a little more interesting and fun to watch though is that occasionally there are moments in the video where it looks as though the band itself is playing in a silent film. Definitely some serious love for a dusty old classic here.
Singer Byff Byford says on the subject of the video:
“It’s dark, it’s gothic, it’s Nosferatu. Hope you like it. Big thanks to the students from the University Of South Wales and Steph Byford for making this video.”
Saxon will be touring North America until May 5, when they will be closing the leg with a date in Mexico City, Mexico.
On June 22 however, Saxon will be picking back up for another leg of the surprisingly lengthy and extensive Thunderbolt tour starting in Nummijarvi, Finland and going until Oct 21 in Manchester, UK.
Saxon will be joined by Wayward Sons and Y&T for the European dates.
Tickets to the tour can be found and purchased here.
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Watch: Saxon Nosferatu (The Vampire’s Waltz)