Release Date: February 21st 2020
- School Of Hard Knocks/Welcome To The Show 7" Single
- Black 12" Vinyl with download card
- CD Digipack
- Digital Audio
- Special D2C bundles
Legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford steped into the spotlight with his first ever solo album, School of Hard Knocks. School of Hard Knocks is OUT NOW! Available on CD, Vinyl, Digital formats and special D2C bundles HERE
School of Hard Knocks was produced by Biff Byford, recorded by Jacky Lehmann at Brighton Electric Studios in Brighton (UK) and mixed at Queen Street Studios in Stockholm (Sweden) by Mats Valentin. The album features guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead/Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire and Turilli / Lione Rhapsody), Nick Barker (Voices), Dave Kemp (Wayward Sons) and Nibbs Carter (Saxon).
On School of Hard Knocks, Byford worked with Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth) on guitars, Christian Lundqvist on drums and Gus Macricostas on bass (Biff himself played a spot of four string thunder too!).
The track‐listing is as follows:
01 - Welcome to the Show 02 - School of Hard Knocks 03 - Inquisitor 04 - The Pit and the Pendulum 05 - Worlds Collide 06 - Scarborough Fair* 07 - Pedal to the Metal 08 - Hearts of Steel 09 - Throw Down the Sword 10 - Me and You 11 - Black and White
[*Black 12" Vinyl includes Download Card including redemption code for “Scarborough Fair"]