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Former BLAZE Guitarist STEVE WRAY Explains His Departure

Former BLAZE guitarist Steve Wray has commented on his decision to leave the group. Writing to the band's official forum, Steve said, "My decision to leave BLAZE has not been one taken lightly and it is with a 'heavy heart,' in some respects, that I leave. There are many reasons for my departure too many ...

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BLAZE To Film Live DVD In December

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will be filming their BLAZE Big Bash performance at JBs in Dudley, U.K. on Saturday, December 18 for an upcoming DVD, tentatively due in 2005. No further information is available at this time. As previously reported, BLAZE recently cancelled several European gigs in ...

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BLAZE: Lineup Changes Force Show Cancellations

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have cancelled several European gigs in early September "due to late changes in the band line up resulting in insufficient time to prepare for these shows," according to a posting on the group's web site. The affected dates are as follows: Sep. 04 ...

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BLAZE Set Japanese Release Date For 'Blood & Belief'

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have set an August 25 Japanese release date through Nippon Crown for their third album, "Blood & Belief". A Japanese tour is also currently in the works. The follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension", "Blood & Belief" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, ...

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BLAZE To Headline Italy's BADIA ROCKS Festival

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will be headlining this year's Badia Rocks Festival in Italy on Saturday, July 17. As this is the first time the band have been asked to headline a festival, Blaze offered the following comment: "We are really honored that we have been asked ...

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BLAZE: Dates In Czech, Slovak Republics Postponed

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have been forced to cancel their previously announced dates in the Czech and Slovak Republics "due to circumstances beyond our control," according to a posting on the group's web site. "Ticket holders should contact their ticket outlet for more information. We are sorry ...

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BLAZE: Summer Tour Dates Announced

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have announced the following summer appearances: Jun. 25 - Ballingen, GER - Bang Your Head Festival Jun. 26 - Ingolstadt, GER - Ohrakel * Jun. 27 - Berlin, GER - Knaack * Jun. 28 - Bochum, GER - Zeche * Jun. 29 - ...

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BLAZE Perform In Belgium: Photos Available

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, performed at Ten Weyngaert in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday (April 24). Check out pictures from Datapix Designs. BLAZE have just released their third album, "Blood and Belief" through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension" was recorded at Backstage Studios ...

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BLAZE Finalize Track Listing For 'Blood And Belief'

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have finalized the track listing for their new album, "Blood and Belief", tentatively due in March through SPV Records. As previously reported, BLAZE utilized the services of former PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld during the recording sessions for follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension", which ...

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BLAZE Name New Album

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have set "Blood and Belief" as the title of their third studio album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. The group, who finished recording the CD on December 20, performed the album's projected title track Saturday night (December 27) at the ...

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BLAZE: Video Diary Posted Online

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have posted a three-minute video update from the recording sessions for the group's third full-length album, tentatively due in March 2004 through SPV Records. Check it out here (Windows Media). As previously reported, BLAZE are utilizing the services of former PITCHSHIFTER ...

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Former PITCHSHIFTER Drummer To Appear On New BLAZE CD

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of former PITCHSHIFTER drummer Jason Bowld during the recording sessions for their third full-length album, which are taking place at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire together with producer Andy Sneap. Also recording with the group is bassist Wayne Banks (SABBAT, ...

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BLAZE To Begin Recording Third Album

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, will enter Backstage Studios in Ripley, England on Monday (Dec. 8) to begin recording their third album, tentatively due in early 2004 through SPV Records. According to producer Andy Sneap, who worked with the band on their previous two offerings, the tracking for ...

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DORO: DVD Trailer Available Online

A trailer for DORO's first-ever DVD, "Für Immer", has been posted online at this location. Released on December 1, the two-disc set (view cover here) contains a complete show recorded in October 2002 in Balve, Germany and loads of extra special highlights and bonus material: backstage footage, a 35-minute documentary, bootleg ...

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DORO's First-Ever DVD To Be Released In December

DORO's (full name: Doro Pesch) first-ever DVD, entitled "Für Immer", is scheduled for release on December 1. A two-disc set, "Für Immer" (view cover here) contains a complete show recorded in October 2002 in Balve, Germany and loads of extra special highlights and bonus material: backstage footage, a 35-minute documentary, bootleg stuff and ...

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LEMMY, JON OLIVA, BLAZE BAYLEY To Perform With DORO PESCH At 20-Year Anniversary Concert

MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy, SAVATAGE's Jon Oliva, and Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE) are among the special guests confirmed to appear with Doro Pesch at the veteran German metal singer's 20-year anniversary show on December 13 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Pesch is expected to perform material spanning her entire career, including a couple of early WARLOCK numbers featuring a ...

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BLAZE Officially Confirm Bassist's Departure

BLAZE, the British band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley, have finally officially confirmed the departure of bassist Rob Naylor (as first reported here on April 4). According to the group's official web site, "Rob informed the band he wanted to leave shortly after returning from the U.S. [following their appearance ...

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BLAZE Confirm Pennsylvania In-Store Appearance

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will make an in-store appearance on Thursday, March 6 at Vyagra music store at 1619 West Washington Street in Allentown Pennsylvania. For more information, call (610) 433-7884. BLAZE will perform at the upcoming March Metal Meltdown V festival, set to take place Mar. ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's installment of Bang Your Head festival, scheduled to take place Jun. 27-28 in Balingen, Germany. The list of artists currently set to perform at Bang Your Head 2003 looks like this: TWISTED ...

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BLAZE Announce U.K. Dates

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have lined up the following U.K. dates during April/May: Apr. 25 - London, UK @ Garage Apr. 26 - Bradford, UK @ Rios Apr. 27 - Cardiff, UK @ MS1 May 02 - Plymouth, UK @ Cooperage May 03 - Stoke, UK @ ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Britain's BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2003

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are the second major act to be announced for this year's Bloodstock Festival, a two-day event set to take place Aug. 29-30, 2003 at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, U.K. Also scheduled to appear at the festival are Finland's NIGHTWISH, who will be ...

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BLAZE Split With Drummer

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have parted ways with drummer Jeff Singer. The group have already invited several candidates to audition for the position and will make their next live appearance as the headliners of Total Fest 5 Festival at the Kings Head, Fulham, London on Saturday, Jan. ...

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BLAZE To Headline TOTALFEST 5

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will headline Totalfest 5 on Saturday Jan. 18, 2003 at the King's Head Live in Fulham, U.K. Also set to appear at the event are ORANGE GOBLIN, AREA 54 and REACTOR. BLAZE will release a double live album, "As Live As It Gets", ...

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BLAZE Name Live Album

Britain's BLAZE, the band led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have set "As Live As It Gets" as the title for their forthcoming double live album, due on Mar. 24, 2003 via SPV Records. The CD will feature material from the band's first two studio albums as well as songs from WOLFSBANE and ...

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Former PAUL DI'ANNO'S BATTLEZONE Drummer Looking For Work

Former PAUL DI'ANNO'S BATTLEZONE drummer Pauly Tsarion is currently looking to join a professional rock/metal band. Aged 31, Tsarion has over 20 years experience in rock drumming (both studio and live), and has previously played with former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley and an ALICE COOPER tribute band. Now based in London/Birmingham, UK, Pauly can ...

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BLAZE To Appear At UK's METAL MANIA Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have reportedly been confirmed for the Metal Mania festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Newcastle University on Saturday, September 7th. Other artists scheduled to appear at the event include TYGERS OF PAN TANG, BLITZKRIEG, EARTHROD, NUFUTURECOWBOYS, ALIVE UNDEAD (tribute to SLAYER's Reign In ...

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BLAZE Confirmed For Russia's LONG LIVE ROCK'N'ROLL Festival

Britain's BLAZE, featuring former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, have been confirmed for the rescheduled Long Live Rock 'n' Roll open-air festival, which is set to take place at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre in Moscow, Russia on August 23-24. BLAZE will reportedly headline the first night, with three other acts scheduled to perform beforehand. Doors ...

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ROSE TATTOO Announce European Dates

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO have lined up the following European gigs during July/August: Jul. 27 – Derby, UK - Rock & Blues Festival Jul. 29 – London, UK - Garage Aug. 01 – Wacken, GER - Open Air Aug. 02 – Pratteln, SWI - Z7 Metal Days The opening act at the July 29th ...

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