Saxon’s Biff Byford released the first music video off his first ever solo album for the titletrack “Book Of Hard Knocks”. The album includes guest appearances by Phil Campbell (Motörhead, Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons), Alex Holzwarth (Rhapsody Of Fire), Nick Barker (Voices), Dave Kemp (Wayward Sons), Nibbs Carter (Saxon), while core band is consisted of Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth) on guitars, Christian Lundqvist on drums and Gus Macricostas on bass. Biff also played some of the bass himself.”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,” says Biff. “Song-wise, it’s more diverse and not just focused on heavy metal. I wanted it to be a slice of the music I like, from metal, to rock ‘n’ roll. I’m a guy who’s just as happy listening to Metallica or Judy Garland, because as long as it’s great and entertains me, then what more do I need?”
The album is out on February 21st.