Fan-filmed video footage of reunited U.K. rockers WOLFSBANE — featuring former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley — performing at U.K.’s Hard Rock Hell V festival, which took place December 1-4, 2011 at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales, can be seen below.
WOLFSBANE has set “Wolfsbane Save The World” as the title of its new album. The CD will be available from Wolfsbanehms.com as well as via the merchandise stand on the band’s upcoming tour.
“Wolfsbane Save The World” track listing:
01. Blue Sky
03. Buy My Pain
05. Smoke And Red Light
06. Illusion Of Love
07. Live Before I Die
08. Who Are You Now
09. Everybody’s Looking For Something Baby
10. Child Of The Sun
11. Did It For The Money
WOLFSBANE guitarist Jase Edwards previously stated about the band’s new album title, “It’s a suitably modest title… self-effacing, not too ambitious!!!! But the world does need saving and we are gonna start doing it with the help of our fantastic Howling Mad Shitheads. So spread the word and let’s get this record out there to the people who NEED to hear it! They dont know they need to hear it, but they do!! So we can infect and affect the unknowing masses with our Howlingmad optimism and who gives a fuckery!!”
The “Wolfsbane Save The World” cover artwork can be seen below.
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”.