Biff Byford's School Of Hard Knocks

Pre-order the new Biff Byford album School Of Hard Knocks across specially-priced bundles exclusively available here.

Pre-order the 'School Of Hard Knocks/Welcome The The Show' 7" single now to receive before Christmas.*

*Album/merch Release Date: 21/02/20

School Of Hard Knocks Products

  • EXCLUSIVE: Silver 12" Vinyl + Scarborough Fair 7"
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  • EXCLUSIVE: School Of Hard Knocks/Welcome To The Show 7" Single (Release Date: December 13th 2019)
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On February 21st 2020, legendary Saxon frontman Biff Byford will step into the spotlight with his first ever solo album, School Of Hard Knocks.

The English North is everything you saw in Game of Thrones and more.  It is the true heart of England, the region where its soul resides, and Biff Byford has earned the right to be considered its true heavy metal bard.

In his first ever solo Album, Biff takes on not just tales and stories from his heart and soul, but also investigates the Middle Ages and Medieval history amongst other subjects.

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. 

Biff worked with Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth) on guitars, Christian Lundqvist on drums and Gus Macricostas on bass.

The album also 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).


TRACKLISTING:

1. Welcome To The Show 
2. School Of Hard Knocks
3. Inquisitor
4. The Pit And The Pendulum
5. Worlds Collide
*6. Scarborough Fair
7. Pedal To The Metal
8. Hearts Of Steel
9. Throw Down The Sword
10. Me And You
11. Black And White

*Not available on 12” Vinyl

Welcome To The Show (Official Lyric Video)