Former IRON MAIDEN and current WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley will celebrate his 30th anniversary as singer with the release of a "best-of" album in November. According to Blaze, the collection "will feature songs from previous albums that will be remastered by Rick Plester" and will be supported by a tour in 2014. Blaze will also continue to write his next heavy metal album which he plans to release in 2015.
Blaze released a collaborative acoustic EP with Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen, "Russian Holiday" on February 5. The effort features four re-arranged songs from previous albums and one brand new song written by Bayley and Zwijsen.
"Russian Holiday" includes a "full classical guitar arrangement" of the IRON MAIDEN song "Sign Of The Cross", which the duo performed on their 2012 U.K. acoustic tour.
Bayley's latest studio album, "The King Of Metal", was released in March 2012. The CD was recorded at Fear Studio in Ravenna, Italy.
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The 49-year-old Bayley, who was born in Birmingham, was the original frontman in WOLFSBANE, but left in 1994 to replace Bruce Dickinson as the lead singer of IRON MAIDEN.
Professionally filmed video footage of Bayley's November 7, 2012 performance at the Citadel festival in Lviv, Ukraine can be seen below.
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