According to Classic Rock magazine, reunited U.K. rockers WOLFSBANE — featuring former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley — are currently working on both an EP and an album. The former, featuring re-recordings of classic songs, is due out in March, with the latter following next September.
The band — which features Bayley, guitarist Jase Edwards, bassist Jeff Hateley and drummer Steve Danger — will support THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on December 22. They then headline The Borderline in London on April 9. Tickets cost £12.50 and are available now from the venue, HMV and also online at this location.
Commenting on the reunion, Blaze said, "Although we have done other things over the years, we always had WOLFSBANE in our hearts and following our tour with THE QUIREBOYS last year, we had so much fun and have had so much interest that we decided to get back in the studio. We are going to make our first headline show a huge destruction party in London. The support really has been overwhelming! The world clearly needs saving and we're gonna start there."
Formed in 1984 in Tamworth, England, WOLFSBANE signed to Def American Records, and Rick Rubin produced the band's first album, "Live Fast, Die Fast", released in 1989. WOLFSBANE's second release, an EP titled "All Hell's Breaking Loose Down", followed in 1990. The band's second studio album, "Down Fall the Good Guys", was released in 1991, giving WOLFSBANE its only U.K. chart entry, with the single "Ezy" landing at No. 68.
After Def American dropped WOLFSBANE, the band released a live album, "Massive Noise Injection", through the Bronze label in 1993. The group's third studio album, the self-titled "Wolfsbane", followed in 1994.
On September 9, 2007, WOLFSBANE reformed for a one-off short set at the Rock of Ages festival in Tamworth. This was followed by their first U.K. tour in 13 years, with the band playing five dates as support for the THE WILDHEARTS in December 2007. Their next tour came in December 2009 supporting THE QUIREBOYS on the aforementioned "A Little Bit of What You Fancy 20th Anniversary Tour".