POTN XIII – Band Confirmed – Blaze Bayley
BLAZE BAYLEY is a singer/songwriter born 29th May 1963 in Birmingham, England. Having started his professional music career in WOLFSBANE in 1984, his career elevated to global heights when he joined IRON MAIDEN with whom he released two albums and toured worldwide between 1994 and 1999.
After leaving Iron Maiden, Blaze embarked on a solo career, and by 2017 was rewarded with a high accolade when voted number 67 in Sweden Rock magazine’s readers’ poll of all-time greatest singers.
During 2000-2017 he has released 9 albums and has enjoyed an enviable reputation as one of the hardest working artists touring worldwide.
In 2015 Blaze celebrated the 15th anniversary of his first solo release ‘Silicon Messiah’ and in 2016 saw a significant worldwide resurgence of interest in his career, not least with the release of ‘Infinite Entanglement’, the first in a trilogy of releases following a sci-fi story and concept. The second part of the trilogy, ‘Endure and Survive’ followed in March 2017, and Part III is set for March 2018.
Blaze joined DISTURBED onstage at the 2016 Download Festival for a rendition of ‘Baba O’Riley’ by The Who, and was also recently accompanied on stage in Poland by Swedish metalheads SABATON for a version of Maiden classic ‘Man on The Edge’.
Whilst Classic Rock magazine, Powerplay and more, have provided special features and interviews, the reviews have also been unanimous in hailing ‘Infinite Entanglement’ as a triumph. For example: ‘wonderful moments, great beating brilliance, Maiden riffs, solos that blast off into space, pushy pieces, singalong choruses’ – Powerplay
For writing, recording and touring Blaze is flanked by three musicians from British metal band ABSOLVA – Chris Appleton on guitar, Martin McNee on drums and Karl Schramm on bass. This team has been welcomed by the unwavering support of the die-hard fans of his solo career, whilst he has also seen his work register with a new younger audience, as well as the more established Maiden fanbase re-awakening to his existence and quality.
Fireworks magazine summarised very well in their ‘Infinite Entanglement’ album review: ‘the best thing he has yet to release under his solo banner..look forward to hearing what happens next..the future is indeed bright’
Contact : Mark Appleton (Manager)
Tel: +44 (0)7922942898