There are multiple artists called Blaze: two British heavy metal bands, an American house band, an American MC, a Japanese hardcore band. 1.) Used by some to mean Blaze Bayley and his current band of the same name with such tracks as The Man Who Would Not Die or for his former band B L A Z E with such albums as Silicon Messiah and Tenth Dimension. Blaze Bayley (Bayley Alexander Cook), is an English heavy metal singer/song writer, born 29th of May, 1963. He is best known for his time in Iron Maiden (1994 - 1999), replacing Bruce Dickinson as lead vocalist.
1.) Used by some to mean Blaze Bayley and his current band of the same name with such tracks as The Man Who Would Not Die or for his former band B L A Z E with such albums as Silicon Messiah and Tenth Dimension.
Blaze Bayley (Bayley Alexander Cook), is an English heavy metal singer/song writer, born 29th of May, 1963. He is best known for his time in Iron Maiden (1994 - 1999), replacing Bruce Dickinson as lead vocalist.
Before he joined Iron Maiden he sang in a rock band by the name of Wolfsbane, a band that had achieved legendary status in their hometown of Tamworth in the early 1990's.
In 1999 Bruce Dickinson rejoined Iron Maiden leaving Blaze out of the band. Since then Blaze has toured and sung in his own solo band. This band was originally known as the moniker B L A Z E, but is currently known as Blaze Bayley.
Five studio albums have been released; Silicon Messiah (2000), Tenth Dimension (2002), Blood and Belief (2004), and The Man Who Would Not Die (2008), Promise and Terror (2010) and two live albums, As Live As It Gets (2004) and Alive in Poland (2007).
The original line-up, next to Blaze Bayley himself, were Steve Wray (guitars, March 1999-September 2004), John Slater (guitars March 1999-September 2004), Rob Naylor (bass March 1999-April 2003), Jeff Singer (drums March 1999-January 2003). Many touring and session members followed after the departure of the original members until the current Blaze Bayley line-up.
Members of today's band are, in addition to Blaze: Nico Berm?dez (guitar), Dave Berm?dez (bass), Jay Walsh (guitar) and Lawrence Paterson (drums).
2.) Blaze (New Jersey, USA) a house band from 1984 onwards.
It was formed by Josh Milan, Kevin Hedge, and Chris Herbert, when Herbert introduced Milan, a member of his church choir, to Hedge, his childhood friend. Ironically, Herbert was the one who left the group in 1991, leaving Milan and Hedge to keep working together.
The group's output consists mainly of house-music tracks with heavy gospel, soul and afrobeat influences (sometimes referred to as gospel house). When the group started, Herbert was the singer, with Milan playing the piano, and Hedge on production. After Herbert left, both Hedge and Milan started to share production duties, vocals, and playing most of the instruments of the group's tracks and albums. The group achieved notoriety with its remix of Lisa Stansfield's "People Hold On" in 1989, after signing with the Motown/MCA Records.
Blaze released its debut album, 25 Years Later, in 1990, after which Herbert decided to move to a more R&B-oriented career, while the two remaining members invested in the emerging club culture, opening a nightclub called Shelter. In 1994, the group scored its first big international production success with De'Lacy's "Hideaway," which was later remixed by Deep Dish.
Since then, Blaze released three more albums, alongside a few scattered compilations of earlier productions and works and countless singles. The group also began working with other well-known names such as "Little" Louie Vega, Barbara Tucker, Jody Watley, and Full Intention. It is best known to modern audiences by its singles featuring Palmer Brown on vocals, the oft-remixed "My Beat," and the tribute anthem "I Remember House." Blaze's most recent album, released in 2005, is a mix compilation title called Found Love.