Reunited U.K. rockers WOLFSBANE — featuring former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley— have finished mixing their new album for a January 2012 release.
Commented guitarist Jase Edwards: “I don’t have much of an idea about what ‘people’ want or expect from a WOLFSBANE album. But I can say this: it’s a TRUE through-and-through ‘SBANE record. Full of unashamed ROCK music! (I fuckin’ love rock music!) With an updated sound and some curveballs thrown in, too. I think it’s gonna be a real feast of a listen. It is for me! I hope it is for you, too! [I’m] VERY proud [of] it!”
WOLFSBANE‘s new CD will be available from Wolfsbanehms.com as well as via the merchandise stand on the band’s upcoming tour.
WOLFSBANE — which features Bayley, 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.
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.”
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”.