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Old 24th October 2019, 04:27 PM
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Saxon vocalist Biff Byford will release his debut solo album ‘School of Hard Knocks’ on Friday 21st February via Silver Lining Music.

He confirmed the 11-track album was self-produced and it features a solo band consisting of Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth) on guitars, Christian Lundqvist on drums and Gus Macricostas on bass, with Biff himself playing additional bass

‘School of Hard Knocks’ also boasts guest appearances from Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell, Alex Holzwart (Rhapsody of Fire), Nick Barker (Voices), Dave Kemp (Wayward Sons) and Biff’s Saxon band mate Nibbs Carter.

The album was 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 opens with the spoken word track ‘Inquisitor’ and songs include ‘Welcome to the Show’, ‘School of Hard Knocks’, the prog metal ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’ and covers of the Wishbone Ash song ‘Throw Down the Sword’ and Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Scarborough Fair’

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