Solid Ball of Rock

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Solid Ball of Rock
Studio album by Saxon
Released 4 February 1991 (1991-02-04)
Recorded 1990
Studio Karo Studios, Hamburg, Germany
Genre Heavy metal
Length 44:49
Label CBH/Virgin
Producer Kalle Trapp, Saxon
Saxon chronology
Greatest Hits Live
(1990)Greatest Hits Live1990
Solid Ball of Rock
Forever Free
(1992)Forever Free1992
Singles from Solid Ball of Rock
  1. "Requiem (We Will Remember) / Altar of the Gods"
    Released: March 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 4/10[2]
Rock Hard 9.5/10[3]

Solid Ball of Rock is the tenth studio album by heavy metal band Saxon released in 1991.

Five of the 11 tracks on Solid Ball of Rock were written by new bassist Nibbs Carter, who co-wrote an additional three songs.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Solid Ball of Rock" Bram Tchaikovsky, Micki Broadbent 4:35
2. "Altar of the Gods" Timothy "Nibbs" Carter 3:30
3. "Requiem (We Will Remember)" Biff Byford, Graham Oliver, Carter, Nigel Glockler 5:16
4. "Lights in the Sky" Byford, Paul Quinn, Paul Johnson 4:03
5. "I Just Can't Get Enough" Byford, Oliver, Quinn 4:34
6. "Baptism of Fire" Carter 3:08
7. "Ain't Gonna Take It" Byford, Oliver, Carter, Glockler 4:47
8. "I'm on Fire" Carter 4:24
9. "Overture in B-Minor / Refugee" Byford, Carter 5:42
10. "Bavarian Rhapsody" Carter 1:17
11. "Crash Drive" Carter 4:21
12. "Reeperbahn Stomp" (Japanese only bonus track) Carter 3:26


  • Biff Byford – vocals, engineer
  • Graham Oliver – guitar
  • Paul Quinn – guitar
  • Nibbs Carter – bass guitar
  • Nigel Glockler – drums


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Saxon Solid Ball of Rock". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 384. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  3. ^ Albrecht, Frank (1990). "Review Album: Saxon - Solid Ball Of Rock". Rock Hard (in German). No. 47. Retrieved 2017-02-05.