Saxon has released an official clip for the title track of their forthcoming 21st album. Battering Ram, due on Oct. 16 via UDR Music, arrives in conjunction with a U.S. tour that kicks off later this month.

Filmed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, the above video features a no-nonsense performance highlighting the continuing power of these pioneers of New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Battering Ram will be available in a variety of formats, including compact disc, 180-gram vinyl and limited-edition box set with an 18-track bonus disc featuring Saxon performing in Sweden in 2011.

“This one’s a natural progression from (Saxon's 2013 release) Sacrifice,” vocalist Biff Byford says of the Andy Sneap-produced Battering Ram, in pre-release material. “There’s a bit less rock ’n’ roll and a bit more ‘heavy’ on it. We wanted to keep focused on a style rather than moving around too much.”

Saxon is rounded out by Paul Quinn, Doug Scarratt, Nibbs Carter and Nigel Glockler. A complete list of dates and cities for Saxon's U.S. tour, which includes a few dates with Motorhead, can be found below.

Saxon U.S. Tour Dates:
8/19 – Riverside, Calif.
8/20 – San Diego
8/21 – Las Vegas
8/22 – Los Angeles
8/23 – Sacramento
8/24 – San Francisco
8/27 – Salt Lake City
8/28 – Boise, Idaho
9/1 – Austin
9/2 – El Paso
9/4 – Dallas*
9/5 – Houston*
9/6 – St. Louis*
9/9 – Indianapolis*
9/10 – Atlanta
9/12 – Stafford, Conn.
9/13 – Portland
9/15 – Washington, D.C.
9/16 – Westland, Mich.
9/17 – Pittsburgh
9/18 – Cleveland
9/20 – St. Charles, Ill.
*-w/Motörhead

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