BLAZE BAYLEY Goes Acoustic: Interview, Performance Footage Available

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) was joined by Jase Edwards (WOLFSBANE, THE WILDHEARTS) in late August/early September for a series of “unplugged” shows in the U.K., playing acoustic versions of their favorite songs from WOLFSBANE, IRON MAIDEN and BLAZE BAYLEY.

A video interview with Bayley and Edwards conducted by PurpleChicken.TV on September 2 as well as fan-filmed video footage of their September 6 performance in Manchester can be seen below.

When asked about his “unplugged” tour and the possibility of recording an acoustic album, Blaze said in a recent interview, “I did an acoustic show a few years ago and I really enjoyed it. And I wanted to start again. I need to get myself into that vibe. It’s an expressive thing. Right now I want to hear how my voice sounds with the guitar and seeing what it feels like. That is the first step before I think about recording [an acoustic CD] and putting it together. I think it is going to be like most of the albums I do. It is going to be an experience from start to finish.”

WOLFSBANE recently finished recording its new album for a tentative early November release.

The reunited band — which features Bayley, guitarist Jase Edwards, bassist Jeff Hateley and drummer Steve Danger — released its first record in 17 years in April. Entitled “Did It For The Money”, it contained the brand new title track along with re-recordings of four old WOLFSBANE numbers.

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