Heavy metal band Saxon films in South Kirkby

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A CHART-TOPPING band has been filming in South Kirkby.

Saxon - a heavy metal group from South Yorkshire - shot the music video for its single, Sacrifice, at the LS-Live Studio on Langthwaite Business Park. The video is set to a stark backdrop where the band members and a ghostly female figure perform from LS-Live’s LiteDeck stage, which they covered in sand.

Saxon spent more than a year writing and recording its 20th studio album, also called Sacrifice, in LS-Live’s new sound-proofed band rehearsal room.

The album - which reached number 14 in the German charts - was produced by frontman Biff Byford, with Andy Sneap mixing and engineering by Jacky Lehmann.

Whilst at the studio, the team also made a documentary feature film about the making of the music video, which is now online on LS-Live’s YouTube channel.