The official music video for “Calling You Home”, a new song from British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE), can be seen below. The track is taken from Blaze‘s eighth solo album, “Infinite Entanglement”, which was released on March 1.
In an interview with Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon from Canada’s The Metal Voice, Blaze stated about his new album: “I had this idea to write my own book. I had a story that… kind of coming from the character from ‘Tenth Dimension’ [Blaze‘s 2002 album] that I really wanted to do. And we started work on it, and we had too many songs for one album. And I thought, you know what? When I did ‘Tenth Dimension’, I had to keep that down to a certain amount of time because I was working with a record company; I had deadlines to meet. I thought this time… I think this is a really big story. And so, I started thinking about it like ‘Dune’ and ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ and something like that. I thought if I was gonna do exactly what I wanted to do, then I would do it in three albums. Well, I am my record company, so I can do what I want to do. So I’m doing it in three albums. And this is my first studio album — full metal studio album — for four years, and it’s part one of a trilogy. And the story is told across the three albums. And so far, it’s turned out really, really well. And the first few people now have got their pre-orders delivered, and they’re really enjoying it. The feedback I’ve had is great.”
Blaze also spoke in more detail about the story that is covered on the trilogy. He said: “It’s about a man who does not know if he is human. It’s his personal journey, and he is on a mission to discover one of the new Kepler planets. You know, Kepler discovered all these new planets. It’s set a hundred years in the future, and he’s on a spaceship and it’s how he deals with the fact that he will be one of the first people ever to live for a thousand years because of advances in technology, and how he deals with that. And the question is: is he human or not? And that’s it in a nutshell. And the story expands from there. And we discover a lot of different things — first, his emotions and how he feels, but also why he’s there and how he is reacting to the circumstances. And everything is not what it seems. He’s been chosen for the mission, and we find out why. And that’s part of the overall story. So it’s a kind of mystery horror, in a way, set in space, and this is part one of it. So I’m hoping that you’ll like the rest as well.”