As a Maiden fan for 20 years, I can't believe it took me this long, but I finally checked out Adrian's old band Urchin (didn't like it so much), then I listened to A.S.A.P. (really didn't like it), now I'm listening to Psycho Motel, 'State of Mind' and I'm blown away. This is awesome!!
[artist]Blaze Bayley[/artist] is releasing his 5th solo album in february. This will be his second release under the Blaze Bayley moniker (formerly BLAZE). The new album will be called Promise and Terror and will be released on February 1st 2010! For the new - awesome- artwork, have a look at the blazebayley.net forum and feel free to subscribe! Promise and Terror will be available to pre-order from December 1st with every pre-order signed by the whole band!
The guitar work in this is so much bluesier than what he did in Maiden, I'm glad he made these records. When (if, rather) Maiden eventually call it quits I hope he does another Psycho Motel record. Adrian Smith is so brilliant.
Is there any place where I can give some of these songs a proper listen to find out if they are actually any good? Because it's kind of a big leap of faith to online order super rare CD's that you can't find anywhere else for a band you've never heard. I love Adrian's work with Maiden, but it would be nice to at least try before you buy and not just 30 seconds of a single song...