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Blaze Bayley To Release New Album Next Year

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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.

Source: Blabbermouth

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