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Wolfsbane

Formed: 1984
From: Tamworth, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Wolfsbane News

Below is our complete Wolfsbane news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Wolfsbane Posts New Music Video Online

Reunited British heavy metal veterans Wolfsbane has posted their new music video online for the song, "Smoke And Red Light," which comes from their latest studio album, "Saves The World," which is out now in Europe and will be released in North America in January. You can check out the video below. More...

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Wolfsbane Reveals New Album Tracklisting

British heavy metal veterans Wolfsbane have revealed the track listing for their brand new studio album, "Wolfsbane Save The World," which will be out in January. This will be their first full length album of original material since their self-titled release in 1994.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Blue Sky
2. Teacher
3. Buy My Pain
4. Starlight
5. Smoke And Red Light
6. Illusion Of Love
7. Live Before I Die
8. Who Are You Now
9. Everybody's Looking For Something Baby
10. Child Of The Sun
11. Did It For The Money

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Wolfsbane Unveils Album Title And Artwork

Reunited U.K. metal outfit Wolfsbane announced that the much anticipated comeback album will be entitled "Wolfsbane Saves The World" and will be released on April 2012.

The album artwork is shown here:

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Reunited Wolfsbane Finish Recording Of New LP

Reunited U.K. metal outfit Wolfsbane completed work on a new as of yet untitled album. The band posted the following on its website:

"We are pretty much there with all the recording so the next stage is the mixing and mastering. We have 13 tracks "in the can" and will probably end up with 10 or 11 on the finished album.

"The release is scheduled for early November and all being well through Amazon, HMV and i-tunes etc too!!"

Wolfsbane features Ex-Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley.

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More Bands Confirmed For Hard Rock Hell V

Two more bands have been announced for this year's edition of Wales' Hard Rock Hell festival, both of which made their names in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Movement. Cirencester based act Dealer will be performing at the event, as will fellow new confirmations Bronz. The festival boasts a host of other NWOBHM acts as well as others and will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales from December 1st-4th.

The lineup is as follows:

Airrace
Azincourt
Dan Baird
Black Spiders
Black Stone Cherry
Bonafide
Bronz
Dealer
Demon
Girlschool
Hammerhead
Little Caesar
Magnum
Million Dollar Reload
Orange Goblin
Pallus
Praying Mantis
The Quireboys
Raven
Reckless Love
Sahg
Stampede
Therapy?
Tygers Of Pan Tang
Tyketto
Voodoo Johnson
Voodoo Six
Witchfynde
Wolfsbane

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Wolfsbane Gives New Album Update

In a recent interview with Metal-Rules.com, Wolfsbane members Jase Edwards, Jeff Hateley and Steve "Danger" Ellet, shed some light regarding their new studio album and their recent EP, "Did It For The Money." An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Metal-Rules.com: Tell us something about the new Wolfsbane track 'Did It For The Money' which is included on your new EP?

Jase: "It is just one of the new ones that we have written for the album. We have written between 10 and 15 songs and..."

Jeff: "About 10 are finished now."

Jase: "'Did It For The Money' was one of the more recent ones that we wrote and we just felt that it had the spirit. At first we were going to put the EP out with just some reworked and rare tracks but then we decided to make it even better and bring out something brand new as well. You know, we wanted to revisit stuff that hadn’t really been properly recorded. We have gone back to demos and stuff from there old sessions…there are some songs which have only been released on some demos so we wanted to record them properly. And we wanted to redo “Killing Machine” again because we really like it. It is from the first album and it just really sounds…"

Read the full article at Metal-Rules.com.

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Orange Goblin To Play Hard Rock Hell

Orange Goblin announced last month that the band will be entering the studio in August to record a new album. The band also also now been confirmed to appear at the Hard Rock Hell V festival, which takes place at Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales from Thursday 1st of December to Sunday the 4th of December 2011.

Orange Goblin will play on the Main Stage on Saturday, December 3rd and other acts appearing over the weekend include Girlschool, Tygers of Pan Tang, Black Stone Cherry, The Quireboys, Raven, Praying Mantis, Tyketto, Black Spiders, SAHG, Therapy?, Wolfsbane, Witchfynde, an exclusive festival appearance by Ace Frehley and many more.

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Sunday Old School: Wolfsbane

It’s nice when a band has a pet name for their fan base. For Slipknot, their fans are "Maggots." For Megadeth, it’s "Droogies" and Wolfsbane, it’s "Howling Mad Shitheads." The creators of this delightful tag came together in 1984 in Tamworth, a town situated in Staffordshire, England and rapidly got to work on building up a loyal fan base, releasing a string of demos along the way. Eventually, after five years slogging it out in the underground, they caught the attention of producer extraordinaire Rick Rubin, who signed them to his Def American record label and produced their debut album, "Live Fast, Die Fast: Wicked Tales Of Booze, Birds and Bad Language." The record was released in 1989 and instantly received favourable feedback from critics and heavy metal fans alike, and spawned two music videos for the songs, "Man Hunt" (which was featured on their first demo in 1985) and "I Like It Hot." The success of the album enabled the band to tour their native Britain with heavy metal giants Iron Maiden, who were supporting their "No Prayer For The Dying" album at the time.

The band achieved further praise from their fan base in 1990, when they released the mini album, "All Hell’s Breaking Loose At Kathy Wilson’s Place," a record named after the 1953 sci-fi film, "Invaders From Mars." Their success continued the next year when their second full length studio album, "Down Fall The Good Guys" was released. The record was notable in that it featured the group’s only charting single to date in the form of the track, "Ezy," which reached number 68 in the British Singles Charts. However, their popularity was not up to scratch across the Atlantic and Def American decided to drop the band from the label, citing poor record sales as the primary reason. Despite the setback however, they retained their popularity in the United Kingdom, and were voted the Unsigned Act Of The Year in 1993.

Wolfsbane then appeared to have found a new home with Bronze Company Records, through which they released a live album entitled, "Massive Noise Injection," which was recorded at London’s famous Marquee club in 1993. Following the release of the live album, the group released it’s eponymous third album in 1994, which to this day is hailed by many fans as their greatest work. Despite the perceived commercial revival however, the band were to suffer a serious blow in 1995, when lead singer Blaze Bayley left the group to become the new vocalist of Iron Maiden, who were searching for a new singer following the departure of Bruce Dickinson, resulting in Wolfsbane disbanding shortly afterwards. Though Blaze was only in Maiden for a four year spell, one which featured disappointing record sales and cancelled shows as a result of his allergic reaction to certain stage effects, the band continued to be laid to rest for some time, with Blaze forming a solo band and the other members involved in a new project called Stretch. Eventually however, a reunion of sorts did occur in 2007, in the form of fleeing performances at festivals, but in 2010, the band announced that they had reunited with more long term goals in mind, announcing plans for a new album amongst other targets. The band’s new record, an EP entitled, "Did It For The Money," will finally be released this month, when it hits shelves on April 9th, with a tour of the United Kingdom supporting fellow British metal veterans Saxon to follow. More...

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Wolfsbane Reveals New EP Details

British heavy metal veterans Wolfsbane have revealed that they will be releasing a new EP entitled "Did It For The Money" on April 9th. It will be the band's first release in seventeen years and features the title track, as well as four re-recorded Wolfsbane songs.

The track listing is as follows:

Did It For The Money
Limo
GSB
Killing Machine
Dance My Tune

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Saxon Announces U.K. Tour Dates

English heavy metal legends Saxon has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom in April of next year. Support on the trek will come from the reunited Wolfsbane (featuring former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley) and Fury UK.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Wolfsbane Posts New Album Update

Reunited British heavy metal outfit Wolfsbane, featuring former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley, has posted a new update of sorts regarding their forthcoming new studio album. The message reads as follows:

"From the depths of our souls, from deep within and from plenty of beer and the hottest kebab pizza ever, we are creating!! Creating the music that only we can, creating, forming and nurturing!

"Yes - Summer Solstice sees the conception of the new Wolfsbane album! It just doesnt get any better than this. Until we play it live!"

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Wolfsbane To Release New Album In 2011

British heavy metal veterans Wolfsbane, featuring vocalist Blaze Bayley who also sang for Iron Maiden, has announced that they will be releasing a brand new studio album next year. A brief message from the band reads as follows:

"We are starting the process of putting together a new album. 2011 will be a really exciting year - there will be an album and tour and some select festival dates!

"So stay tuned for more info and keep on Howling!!!!"

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Blaze Bayley To Release New Album Next Year

Former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley has told Swindon Advertiser that he plans on releasing a new solo album next year via his own record label, Blaze Bayley Recordings.

"I have now got a fantastic lineup and the songs and music for the next album are the best I have ever done," he said.

"It has a strong feel of revenge on the record companies who have heaped betrayal, deceit and lies on to me. It is saying that I refuse to lie down and die," he said.

The singer is currently on a micro tour with his lead guitarist, Nico Bermudez.

The musicians will be performing The Live And Unplugged show in Swindon, UK this month.

"It's my life unplugged. I will be singing different songs than those I sing in the full metal band. I also tell the stories that created the songs and what inspired them," said Blaze.

He also talks about his life as a rock star including the time he met OASIS when they were on tour in Japan.

"They were causing a riot in their hotel at 5am and it reminded me of my song, 'Man On The Edge'. Of course, what was I doing up at 5am?" he laughed.

But the singer is aware how fragile the human voice can be and does watch his drinking and has never touched drugs.

"You can replace a guitar string or drum stick but not get a new voice box and although I don't preach I tell people, if they ask, that I never use drugs," he said. "I know I have an addictive personality."

It doesn't stop him taking the mickey out of his band when they come in with hangovers.

"A hangover is no excuse to miss rehearsal. I have my revenge about going to bed early when I see them playing five tracks of heavy metal with a hangover," he laughed.

The singer says that joining IRON MAIDEN taught him so much about his own voice and about the music business.

"Being number one in the rock charts with a song I wrote, ('Man On The Edge') is an amazing boost to the confidence. And being on 'Top of the Pops', being headbangers devoted to rock and metal — it was great being part of that legend," he said.

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Blazy Bayley Preparing For Tour

Vocalist Blaze Bayley's (ex-IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) web site has been updated with the following message:

"We would like to welcome David and Nico Bermudez, our bass and guitar player, who have flew and moved to UK and are rehearsing with Blaze for the full metal shows.

"For those of you that have seen 'Alive in Poland' [DVD, out now via Metal Mind Productions] you will already know the skill these guys hold. For those who haven't seen it yet, your in for a gig never to forget as they join Rich Newport on lead guitar and, of course, Blaze Bayley."

Upcoming BLAZE BAYLEY shows:

Oct. 27 - Bar Monsta - London, UK
Nov. 23 - Rio's - Leeds, UK
Nov. 25 - Bierkeller - Bristol, UK
Dec. 08 - Z7 - Pratteln, SWI (Big Bash 2007)
Dec. 15 - JBs - Dudley, UK (Big Bash 2007)
Dec. 27 - TBA - Swindon, UK (acoustic date)
Dec. 28 - Club Ifor - Bach, UK
Dec. 30 - Madhouse - Birmingham, UK (acoustic date)

"Alive in Poland" was recorded at the 21st edition of the Metalmania Festival, which took place on March 24 in Katowice, Poland. Blaze Bayley and his band put on a 90-minute show consisting of the best tracks from BLAZE's discography as well as select cuts from IRON MAIDEN ("Man on the Edge", "Futureal"). 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. A limited-edition "Alive in Poland" release includes a two-CD set with songs recorded at the concert.

Bayley's most recent release, "Blood & Belief" (which came out under the BLAZE banner), was issued in Europe in April 2004. The follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY).

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Wolfsbane To Open For The Wildhearts

It is now confirmed that Blaze Bayley (vocals; ex-IRON MAIDEN), Jason Edwards (guitar), Jeff Hateley (bass) and Steve "Danger" Ellett (drums) will reform the mighty WOLFSBANE for their first UK tour in 13 years when they take to the stage as very special guests for THE WILDHEARTS on their forthcoming UK dates in December. Dates with openers DAMONE are as follows:

Dec. 17 - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic
Dec. 18 - Newcastle, UK - Academy 1
Dec. 19 - Manchester, UK - Academy 1
Dec. 20 - Glasgow, UK - Academy
Dec. 21 - London, UK - Astoria

As previously reported, Blaze Bayley will headline the Cliveaid event on October 27 at Bar Monsta in Camden, London, England. Also appearing on the bill are CONSPIRATORS (featuring Robin Guy) and BEHOLDER.

Cliveaid is the organization which was set up in 2004 as a fund-raising event for original IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr.

Burr is suffering from multiple sclerosis — a disease of unknown cause. The disorder is causing him intermittent numbness and can affect his balance. At present there is no known cure for MS, although he is helping test new drugs in the hope that his body response may contribute to a cure.

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Blaze Bayley Announces Further Tour Dates

Former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley has scheduled the following dates:

Sep. 09 - Rock Of Ages Festival at The Palace - Tamworth, UK
Sep. 13 - The Rigger - Stoke, UK (acoustic)
Sep. 14 - The Twist - Colchester, UK
Sep. 15 - Little Civic - Wolverhampton, UK (acoustic)
Sep. 16 - Toms Bar - Pontypridd, UK (acoustic)
Sep. 17 - Wrexham Station - Wrexham, UK (acoustic)
Sep. 18 - CC Club - London, UK (acoustic)
Sep. 22 - Sawyers - Kettering, UK
Sep. 28 - The Junktion7 - Nottingham, UK
Sep. 29 - Night Owl - Cheltenham, UK (acoustic)
Sep. 30 - TBA - Cardiff, UK (acoustic)
Oct. 18 - Sweden Rock Cruise - Sweden
Nov. 23 - Rio - Leeds, UK
Nov. 25 - Bierkeller - Bristol, UK
Dec. 08 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland (Big Bash 2007)
Dec. 15 - JBs - Dudley, UK (Big Bash 2007)
Dec. 27 - [to be announced] - Swindon, UK (acoustic)
Dec. 30 - Madhouse - Birmingham, UK (acoustic)

Metal Mind Productions has just released Blaze Bayley's DVD. Entitled "Alive in Poland", the disc was recorded at the 21st edition of the Metalmania Festival, which took place on March 24 in Katowice, Poland. Blaze Bayley and his band put on a 90-minute show consisting of the best tracks from BLAZE's discography as well as select cuts from IRON MAIDEN ("Man on the Edge", "Futureal"). 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. A limited-edition "Alive in Poland" release includes a two-CD set with songs recorded at the concert.


Bayley's most recent release, "Blood & Belief" (which came out under the BLAZE banner), was issued in Europe in April 2004. The follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY).

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Blaze Bayley Schedules UK Signings

Former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley has scheduled a signing session at Musicmania in Milton Keynes, England on July 28-29.

For more information, visit www.musicmanialive.com.

Metal Mind Productions released Blaze Bayley's DVD last month. Entitled "Alive in Poland", the disc was recorded at the 21st edition of the Metalmania Festival, which took place on March 24 in Katowice, Poland. Blaze Bayley and his band put on a 90-minute show consisting of the best tracks from BLAZE's discography as well as select cuts from IRON MAIDEN ("Man on the Edge", "Futureal"). 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. A limited-edition "Alive in Poland" release includes a two-CD set with songs recorded at the concert.

Bayley's most recent release, "Blood & Belief" (which came out under the BLAZE banner), was issued in Europe in April 2004. The follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY).

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Blaze Bayley Postpones U.K. Shows

Former IRON MAIDEN / WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley's previously announced shows in Bristol and Bradford (both England) - originally scheduled for this month - will be postponed. Bristol Bierkeller will now take place on September 6, and Bradford Rios will happen on September 8.

According to a posting on Blaze's web site, "The band is working on the upcoming DVD release, and the schedule for this makes it necessary to postpone these gigs to ensure the highest quality possible of the material. We apologize for the inconvenience caused, but at the same time we hope you still look forward to being indoors with your friends in a warm and cosy athmosphere, surrounded by the best music possible, when the autumn weather outside is terrible."

Metal Mind Productions has set a June 11 release date for Blaze Bayley's DVD. Entitled "Alive in Poland", the disc was recorded at the 21st edition of the Metalmania Festival, which took place on March 24 in Katowice, Poland. Blaze Bayley and his band put on a 90-minute show consisting of the best tracks from BLAZE's discography as well as select cuts from IRON MAIDEN ("Man on the Edge", "Futureal"). 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. A limited edition "Alive in Poland" release will include a CD with songs recorded at the concert.

Blaze Bayley will reunite with his first band WOLFSBANE for three songs after his solo set at the Rock of Ages Festival in Tamworth, England on September 9. Blaze Bayley will release his new solo album in late October. The record will contain 14 new songs and will be supported by "a massive tour 2008/2009, covering over 150 concerts all over the world," according to Blaze's management.

Bayley's new band, now called simply BLAZE BAYLEY, is as follows:
Rico Banderra - Drums
Nick Bermudez (UNDER THREAT) - Guitar
David Bermudez (UNDER THREAT) - Bass
Rich Newport - Guitar
Blaze Bayley - Vocals

Bayley's most recent release, "Blood & Belief" (which came out under the BLAZE banner), was issued in Europe in April 2004. The follow-up to 2002's "Tenth Dimension" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap (SABBAT, NEVERMORE, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY).

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