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BLAZE BAYLEY

- 2000
COUNTRY:
UNITED KINGDOM
GENRE(S):
HEAVY METAL, MELODIC METAL
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Blaze Bayley is a heavy metal singer who played with Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden before embarking on a solo career.
PASCALJ - 21.11.2023
Blaze Bayley is a singer-songwriter born on 29 May 1963 in Birmingham, England.

He began his professional music career with Wolfsbane in 1984. They released three demos, Wolfsbane (1985), Dancin' Dirty (1987) and Wasted but Dangerous (1988), before releasing their Rick Rubin-produced debut album, Live Fast, Die Fast, in 1989.

The EP, All Hell's Breaking Loose Down at Little Kathy Wilson's Place, was released in 1990, followed a year later by the band's second full-length studio album, Down Fall The Good Guys (1991), which saw them reach number 68 in the UK charts with the track 'Ezy'.

In 1994, they released a self-titled album, the limited edition of which included the Everything Else EP.

When Iron Maiden announced that they were looking for a new singer following Bruce Dickinson's departure to pursue a solo career, Blaze Bayley was auditioned and became their new singer, precipitating the break-up of Wolfsbane. As soon as he arrived, he had a motorbike accident and was hospitalised in a serious condition. Despite this, he recorded the band's 10th album, "X-Factor", which was released in autumn 1995 to mixed reviews.

Virtual XI", released in 1998, was even less well received. In February 1999, Iron Maiden announced the return of Bruce Dickinson to the band. Blaze Bailey then devoted himself to his solo career under the name Blaze. Silicon Messiah (2000), Tenth Dimension (2002) and Blood & Belief (2004) were released.

In 2007, the band was made up of guitarists Nicolas Bermudez and Rich Newport, bassist Dave Bermudez and drummer Rico Banderra. They recorded the DVD Alive in Poland. Rich Newport was soon replaced by Jay Walsh. Bayley also announced the arrival of drummer Lawrence Paterson (Chokehold, Shadowkeep).

2008 saw the release of his fourth album, 'The Man Who Would Not Die', under his full name Blaze Bayley. 2009 saw the release of a new live DVD at Z7, 'The Night That Will Not Die', followed by 'Promise and Terror' in 2010.

In 2011, Blaze Bayley presents his new line-up with the title 'Black Country'. The line-up now consists of Claudio Tirincanti (drums), Andrea Neri (guitar), Thomas Zwijsen (guitar) and Matteo Grazzini (bass). March 2012 saw the release of 'The King Of Metal'. At the same time, Blaze Bayley toured Russia with Paul Di'Anno, the start of a partnership between the two former Iron Maiden singers who debuted as 'Blaze VS Paul' and 'Double Trouble Tour' in 2012 and 2013.

In 2013, he founded the band The Foundry with Disturbed bassist John Moyer. They were joined in 2014 by guitarist Rick Plester (Black Symphony) and drummer A. J. Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob) until his death in 2015.

From 2014, Blaze Bayley had a fixed line-up, with Absolva members Christopher Appleton (guitar), Martin Mcnee (drums), Karl Schramm (bass) and Luke Appleton (guitar).

In 2016, he released the first instalment of his 'Infinite Entanglement' trilogy, followed by 'Endure and Survive' (2017) and 'The Redemption of William Black (2018)'. This was followed by the Dvds Live In France (2019), recorded at Chez Paulette, near Nancy on 25 and 26 May 2018, and Live In Czech (2020).

In 2020, Blaze Bayley is writing new material with co-writer/producer Christopher Appleton for a new album, War Within Me, due for release in March 2021.

More informations on http://www.blazebayley.net/
DID YOU KNOW?

Blaze Bayley's real name is Bayley Alexander Cooke

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War Within Me (2021)
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The Redemption Of William Black (2018)
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Silicon Messiah (2000)
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