Dean Musical Instruments is
proud to profile those that choose to play our instruments. Current Dean
Endorsees can be found playing their Deans' at gigs all over the world and on
their latest recording sessions. In this section we also feature rockers that
just like playing Deans. So without further ado we present to you...
SAXON are an English heavy
metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. As leading lights in the New
Wave of British Heavy Metal they had huge success in the 1980's with 8 UK Top
40 albums including 4 UK Top 10 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the
Top 20 singles chart. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one
of Europe's biggest metal acts, they also had success in Japan and in the USA.
In Japan, the single "Motorcycle Man" stayed in the charts for over 5 months.
They still tour heavily and regularly. Saxon have sold more than 13 million
albums worldwide and heavily influenced bands such as Metallica, Megadeth,
Sodom and Running Wild.
The current line-up is Byford on vocals,
guitarists Quinn and Scarratt, Nibbs Carter on bass and Nigel Glockler on
Saxon are one of
the great hard working band and has played no end of festivals including
Download and Sonisphere headlining Wacken Open Air, Bloodstock and Monsters of
Rock festivals which has cemented the bands 30 year long reputation as one of
metals greatest live acts.
Saxon released a new studio album
entitled "Into the Labyrinth" on 12 January 2009 to fantastic critical acclaim
from which the successful single Live to Rock was taken.
Doug Scarratt (Guitar)
joined Dean Guitars saying he has never been happier with any brand of guitars
than he is using his Deans and has a large collection of Deans to draw from. He
can be seen playing his Dean Hardtails, Dean Custom V's and The New Dean USA 84
Modern Exotic amongst many others in his collection.
(Bass and Keys) prefers a Bass he can get is teeth into so you will find
him playing his awesome Dean Demonator
Basses in both white and black.
New for 2010 Dean
Guitars and Saxon are pleased to announce the release of the
Saxon V79. Designed in conjunction
with Doug Scarratt and the band, it features the new Dean DMT Time Capsule Pickups and a killer graphic
design - it most defiantly lives to rock!!
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