BLAZE BAYLEY: “Listen To War Within Me And…[it] Will Give You Kind Of Immunity To Stupid People”

Blaze Bayley
Photo: Martin Kusyn

War Has Never Been This Good

Blaze Bayley gained notoriety as the front man of British legends Iron Maiden from 1994-1999. Since then, Bayley has gone on to release 11 studio albums. His 11th album, War Within Me, drops on April 9, 2021. It follows the success of his Infinate Entanglement trilogy that concluded in 2018.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Blaze Bayley prior to the album’s release. It’s always a bonus when an artist can answer all the questions I had ready to ask in just three questions. Blaze is quite the character, possibly quite mad, but more than likely he’s just super-excited about his latest release. He has much to be exited about. War Within Me is a Heavy Metal thrill-ride from beginning to end. It had me seeking out the Blaze Bayley back catalogue I’ve missed since 2002’s Tenth Dimension.

Highlights Include:

  • BLAZE BAYLEY - War Within MeDiscussion of the new album War Within Me
  • Artificial Intelligence taking over our lives and society
  • His lyrics connecting with his fans
  • Enjoying home life vs. the rigors of the road
  • Interacting with fans online
  • How Covid-related show cancellations are similar to his Wolfsbane touring days
  • Why he’s proud to include his Iron Maiden songs into his set list
  • Why he’s not a fan of huge stage productions
  • Anxiety that comes along with releasing a new album
  • … and much, much more!


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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