British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane) has released not one but two new videos. One is for "Hatred" and the other one is for "Eating Children", the two new songs that are featured on Blaze's career-spanning double-disc collection, Soundtracks Of My Life, which is due for release on October 31st. Watch the videos for "Hatred" as well as for "Eating Children" below.
As already reported recently, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley will release a career-spanning double-disc collection, Soundtracks Of My Life, this October 31st. Now he is also presenting us the cover artwork of the compilation, which can be seen below. Other details about this release were previously posted at this location.
Blaze Bayley has revealed more about his new compilation that will be entitled Soundtracks Of My Life. The compilation will feature 30 songs of the singer's career and two new songs, "Hatred" and "Eating Children". You can now see the tracks that will be included in the release and they have all been remastered by Rick Plester.
Blaze Bayley is gearing up for the release of his new compilation that will be entitled Soundtracks Of My Life. The compilation will feature 30 songs of the singer's career and two new songs. The set will also come with a 28 page booklet and slipcase with artwork by Andreas Sandberg who also did the artwork for The King Of Metal. The release date is set for the 31st of October, 2013 but pre-orders will be available on the 4th of August.
Blaze Bayley (Wolfsbane, ex-Iron Maiden) will release a booklet with career information, albums, personal comments and stories, tour dates and pictures to celebrate his 30 years as a singer next year. The singer is also asking fans to share fan pictures to be included in the booklet.
British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley has issued the following message:
"Due to financial and medical reasons I've been forced to part ways with the band. I will give a full statement in the next few days about my future plans. I hope that all my fans will keep on supporting me in my further projects. The English dates will be postponed to December but the festivals in Germany, Sweden, Lithuania and the show in Istanbul will definitely proceed!"
Blaze Bayley has released the following lengthy statement explaining his decision of going solo:
"First of all thanks again for all the wonderful messages of support I have received in the last few days. The mental, financial and emotional strain of keeping the Blaze Bayley Band together has proven to be too much for me and has taken a terrible toll on my mental health. As a result of that, I have had to split with the Blaze Bayley Band, now I am just Blaze Bayley, a soloartist and also the lead singer of Wolfsbane. Since Anna and Larry left the Blaze Bayley Band, we've tried to do everything ourselves and for me it has been too much. Without a proper manager coordinating concerts, touring, festivals, promotion, record releases and all the finances, it's too much to cope with.
Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley has issued the following update:
"As you all probably know, Anna Di Laurenzio (manager) and drummer Larry Paterson have decided to leave the band. This is for reasons we will not go into to respect their privacy. We wish them well in the future.
First of all our apologies for not coming out with this news first, but we are on road and didn't have the opportunity to do so. This will only be a short statement as we are facing a 12-hour drive today to Moscow.
We would like to reassure you that this will not change anything for the band. We are going on with finishing the gigs that are booked and new bookings are still coming through. All recording plans for the next album stay on as well as all other plans for the future.
"Watching The Night Sky", a new song from Blaze Bayley, has been made available online.
"Watching The Night Sky" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Promise And Terror, which is scheduled for release on February 1, 2010.
Promise And Terror cover art] tracklist:
01. Watching The Night Sky
02. Madness And Sorrow
04. God Of Speed
05. City Of Bones
07. Time To Dare
08. Surrounded By Sadness
09. The Trace Of Things That Have No Words
10. Letting Go Of The World
11. Comfortable In Darkness
The new promotional video for "Robot" - from the latest Blaze Bayley album "The Man Who Would Not Die" has been made available on YouTube. The clip was directed by Kris McManus and serves as a little preview for the upcoming live Blaze Bayley DVD "Live In Z7".
This is an update from Blaze Bayley to get you all up to speed on what's happening in the band:
"As already reported on our website and at blazefans.de, we are filming a live DVD at Z7 in Switzerland on 13 December 2008. The show will be the full "The Tour That Will Not Die" set with plenty of new tracks from the latest album, some old favourites and also some brand new previously unreleased tracks.
The first 500 DVD's sold through this website will be strictly limited edition double disc sets, with T-Shirt and commemorative wristband available only with this packaged, signed and numbered (in purchasing order) by the band.
The DVD will also feature extras and highlights from the warm up shows that stretch to The Big Bash. Both Dudley and Z7 are also being recorded for, not only the DVD, but a live album. Jase Edwards will once again be handling production duties. Filming will be done by Kris McManus of Animus Pictures.
"The Man Who Would Not Die", the title track of Blaze Bayley's new album, is available for streaming on Blaze's MySpace page.
Due on July 7 via Blaze Bayley's own independent label, "The Man Who Would Not Die" was engineered by James Dunkley and produced by Blaze Bayley.
According to the band, the album promises to take Blaze in new song writing directions, ushering in a new phase of an already renowned career. It is also the first recorded showcase for the line-up that comprises Nico & Dave Bermudez (guitar and bass from Under Threat), Jay Walsh (guitar from Anger Management/Fourwaykill) and Lawrence Paterson (Chokehold/Arbitrator)on drums.
Also Blaze Bayley will play a series of shows in the UK, Norway and Finland prior the album release in May 2008, full tour dates are available at this location.
The following message was posted on the Metal Mind website:
"Metal Mind Productions is proud to present a veritable treat for fans of melodic heavy-metal: legendary Blaze Bayley (ex-Wolfsbane, ex-Iron Maiden) on his first live DVD - "Alive in Poland"! Recorded during the 21st edition of the Metalmania Festival in Katowice (Poland), the footage documents a fantastic, over 1,5 hour show during which he presented the best tracks taken from Blaze's discography as well as selected tracks of his previous band - Iron Maiden ('Man on the Edge', 'Futureal'). This energetic performance was one of the highlights of the festival. The DVD also includes many great bonus features such as an interview with Blaze Bayley, an interview with all members of Blaze's band (featuring footage filmed during their visit to Poland) and more. The title is also available in a limited edition - including a CD with songs recorded at the concert!."
As announced before, Metal Mind Productions will be releasing the first Blaze Bayley's DVD. The material entitled "Alive In Poland" was recorded during the 21st edition of the Metalmania Festival, which took place on 24th April 2007 in Katowice (Poland).
Blaze Bayley and his band gave a fantastic, over 1,5 hour show during which he presented the best tracks taken from Blaze's discography as well as selected tracks of his previous band - Iron Maiden ("Man On The Edge", "Futureal"). This very energetic performance was one of the highlights of the festival.
The DVD will also include many great bonus features such as an interview with Blaze Bayley, an interview with all members of Blaze's band (featuring footage filmed during their visit to Poland) and more. The title will also be available in a limited edition including a CD with songs recorded at the concert!
"We proudly announce, that after the gig at Rock of Ages Festival the 9th of September Blaze Bayley will go back on stage for a special event. He will perform a 3 Song Reunion with his friends in his first Band "Wolfsbane". This is something highly unusual, so do not miss this one."
Rock Of Ages Festival will take place in Tamworth, England on September 9.