Blaze

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After his rude 1999 dismissal from heavy metal legends Iron Maiden following two thankless tours of duty, singer Blaze Bayley (previously of promising Tamsworth, England metal maniacs Wolfsbane) launched…
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Silicon Messiah
After his rude 1999 dismissal from heavy metal legends Iron Maiden following two thankless tours of duty, singer Blaze Bayley (previously of promising Tamsworth, England metal maniacs Wolfsbane) launched a new band bearing his name in the year 2000. Calling upon guitarists Steve Wray and John Slater, bassist Rob Naylor, and drummer Jeff Singer, Blaze -- the band -- signed with Germany's SPV Records and proceeded to unleash a string of solid British metal albums, including 2000's Silicon Messiah, 2002's Tenth Dimension, and 2003's double As Live As It Gets. A new rhythm section in bassist Wayne Banks (ex-Sabbat) and drummer Jason Bowland arrived in 2004, a year that also saw the release of Blaze's third studio effort, Blood & Belief.