BLAZE Frontman: Songwriting For New CD 'Is Going Much Better Than I Had Hoped'

According to, BLAZE frontman Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performed with the Hard Rock Cafe house band PURPLE HAZE in Playa de Engles, Gran Canaria on Saturday, November 4. He has checked in with the following update:

"Yeah, I'm still in Gran Canaria working on the new stuff for next year, and on Saturday night, I will be going to hard rock cafe in Playa de Engles. I know the lads from the house band, PURPLE HAZE, and they have asked me to sing a couple of songs with them, and it's my girlfriend's birthday. I'm in the middle of writing the new album. It's intense, so a night out with a bit of live singing is a great break for me.

"The writing is going much better than I had hoped. I'm really starting to get a feel for the vibe of the whole thing, and I can't wait to start the rehearsals with the rest of the BLAZE band in January."

BLAZE's most recent release, "Blood & Belief", 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).

BLAZE's current lineup consists of the following:

Blaze Bayley – Vocals
Oliver Palotai – Guitar
Luca Priciotta – Guitar
Christian Ammann – Bass
Daniel Schild - Drums


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