Wolfsbane's Blaze Bayley has been a busy boy of late - having reformed his beloved '90s metal band back in 2009 for a tour with The Quireboys, he promptly set about releasing his own solo work and touring with his own separate outfit (nattily titled the Blaze Bayley Band) in 2010. And now?
Despite some internal wrangling in his own band, he's pulled Wolfsbane back together for a headline tour and their first new material for nigh-on 16 years. The UK leg is part of a global jaunt expected to finish at the end of the year - meanwhile you can catch the band as they perform six shows from Sheffield to Oxford in the autumn, including a London show on 1st December and a homecoming in Birmingham on the 3rd.
Tickets are a decent price as well being just a tenner at all venues except, not surprisingly, Islington which is still a reasonable £12. All six gigs will be on sale from 9am tomorrow (Wednesday).
The new, and as yet, untitled album is set for release later this year (it's currently being pieced together, according to Bayley recently), although a new EP did appear a few weeks back, cunningly entitled "Did It For The Money". The new songs are available via the band's website and you can hear the lead tune right here (above). Be warned: it contains some classic Blaze Bayley-style howling...
Talking of which, the man himself will also be touring his own solo acoustic shows during the year, including a rescheduled concert at the Camden Underworld (moved from May to 9th December - tickets still valid).