Saxon frontman Biff Byford has unveiled a new video for “School of Hard Knocks.” The song is the title track for his first-ever solo album, which will be released on February 21st via Silver Lining Music.
“The title track to the album is basically biographical about my early years…” says Biff. “Have a listen to the lyrics – hope you all like it!”
The Saxon singer’s debut solo album will be an exploration of his personal experiences mixed with his own interests such as the Middle Ages. With the collection of passions, the record will also showcase a variety of genres including the Yorkshire folk classic Scarborough Fair.
“With this album I’m singing about my past, of course, and about things I like, but mostly I wanted it to reflect me, my personality and my life.”
School of Hard Knocks consists of Byford on vocals, Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth) on guitar, Christian Lundqvist on drums, and Gus Macricostas on bass. Additionally, the album will feature guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody of Fire and Turilli/Lione Rhapsody), Nick Barker, Dave Kemp (Wayward Sons) and Nibbs Carter (Saxon). School of Hard Knocks was produced by Byford, recorded by Jacky Lehmann at Brighton Electric Studios in Brighton UK and mixed at Queen Street Studios in Stockholm, Sweden by Mats Valentin.
Check out the video below and pre-order the album here: