Fan-filmed video footage of British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performing on October 10 performance at the second edition of the Music From The Beast festival at Burgwiesenhalle in Oberursel, Germany can be seen below.
The 52-year-old Bayley, who was born in Birmingham, was the original frontman in WOLFSBANE, but left in 1994 to join MAIDEN, with whom he recorded two studio albums — 1995’s “The X Factor” 1998’s and “Virtual XI” — before Bruce Dickinson returned to the group.
Bayley stated in a recent interview about his time with IRON MAIDEN: “They were great years for me. I loved being a part of IRON MAIDEN, and I had a lot of support and encouragement from the fans as the new man in IRON MAIDEN; I had a lot of support. So I say a huge thank you to all the fans for making me feel so welcome when I was in IRON MAIDEN.”
He continued: “They were great days for me, and, really, I found my true voice and my identity when I was working in IRON MAIDEN with Steve Harris and the other musicians. And then after IRON MAIDEN, my solo work, it really reflects the lessons that I learned when I was in IRON MAIDEN. So they were great days for me, and I look back very fondly, and I’m very, very proud of the work that we did together and the songs that we did.”
As previously reported, Bayley has started to create his eighth, and he hopes, his greatest ever studio album. For the first time he wants to offer his fans an insight into the creative part of this process.
Writing this project started in March 2015. It is an album based on a science fiction story that Blaze is writing. He is still in the early stages of putting together the huge concept for this studio effort, so he felt it would be a right time to give his fans the opportunity to get involved.
More details on the pre-order packages can be found at www.blazebayley.net.
Bayley released a career-spanning double-disc collection, “Soundtracks Of My Life”, on October 31, 2013.
The singer’s latest studio album, “The King Of Metal”, was released in March 2012.