Wolfsbane were formed in 1984 in Tamworth, England. They signed to Def American records, and Rick Rubin produced their first album, Live Fast, Die Fast, released in 1989. Prior to this they had recorded three demos entitled Wolfsbane (1985), Dancin' Dirty (1987) and Wasted but Dangerous (1988). This last one, recorded at Square Dance Studios, Derby, U.K., illustrates the band in its youngest, rawest state. They were the supporting act for Iron Maiden's UK division of their No Prayer on the Road tour in 1990.
Wolfsbane's second release, an EP titled All Hell's Breaking Loose Down at Little Kathy Wilson's Place, was released the same year.
The band's second full studio album Down Fall the Good Guys, was released in 1991, giving them their only UK Chart entry with their single "Ezy" charting at No. 68. Being an English band, signed to an American record label did not work out well for them. Def American dropped Wolfsbane as they felt that the band were not selling well enough. This did not stop the band from being voted as the UK's best unsigned act in 1993. The same year, the band released a live album, Massive Noise Injection, through the Bronze Company label.
The band released their third studio album, often considered to be the band's best work, the self-titled Wolfsbane, in 1994, again on the Bronze Company label. A limited edition of this album included the EP Everything Else.
However, when Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden, Blaze Bayley got the audition as their new singer and left Wolfsbane later on that year. Wolfsbane disbanded as a result.
Jason Edwards, Jeff Hateley, and Steve 'Danger' Ellett, the remaining members of Wolfsbane, joined with Jez Spencer to form the band Stretch in 1995. They released a 6-track mini-album World of Stretch on the Cottage Industry label.
Wolfsbane had a loyal fan base which they referred to as the HMS (Howling Mad Shitheads) which adorned many of the band's t-shirts.

On September 9, 2007, Wolfsbane reformed for a one off short set at the Rock of Ages Festival in Tamworth. This was followed by their first UK tour in 13 years, with the band playing five dates as support for the The Wildhearts in December 2007. Their next tour came in December 2009 supporting The Quireboys on their 'A Little Bit of What You Fancy 20th Anniversary Tour'.

On March 12, 2011, it was announced that Wolfsbane would release their new EP, Did It for the Money, on April 9.They played a headline show at the Borderline in London on the same day the new EP was released (April 9, 2011).This was followed by a tour supporting Saxon, in April 2011.
On October 7, 2011, it was announced that Wolfsbane would release their new album in 2012. Titled Wolfsbane Save the World,it will be available on the band's official website as well as via the merchandise stand on the band's upcoming tour.
On October 24, 2011 the band started their UK tour to promote their new album "Wolfsbane save the world". On sale at the shows was a one off very limited special "The Lost Tapes A Secret History'. A previously unheard (except by members of the band and producer Simon Efemy) live in the studio recording. Only available to buy on this tour and so a very rare and limited edition.

 

Formed: 1984

Bandmembers :

1984-1985:

Jase "the Ace" Edwards - Guitar
Jeff Hateley - Bass Guitar
"Blaze" Bayley Cooke - Vocals
Poo-Poos - Drums

1985-1986:

Jase "the Ace" Edwards - Guitar
Jeff Hateley - Bass Guitar
"Blaze" Bayley Cooke - Vocals
Stakk Smasher - Drums

1986-....:

Jase "the Ace" Edwards - Guitar
Jeff Hateley - Bass Guitar
"Blaze" Bayley Cooke - Vocals
Steve "Danger" Ellett - Drums

Discography :

Studio Albums:
Live Fast, Die Fast [1989]
01. Manhunt (2:54)
02. Shakin' (3:41)
03. Killing Machine (2:55)
04. Fell out of Heaven (3:03)
05. Money to Burn (3:49)
06. Greasy (3:16)
07. I Like It Hot (3:19)
08. All or Nothing (2:02)
09. Tears from a Fool (5:11)
10. Pretty Baby (4:44)
{CD, 12" Vinyl, Cassette}

All Hell's Breaking Loose Down Little Kathy Wilson's Place [1990]
01. Steel (4:57)
02. Paint the Town Red (3:05)
03. Loco (3:19)
04. Hey Babe (4:40)
05. Totally Nude (3:18)
06. Kathy Wilson (3:47)
{CD, 12" Vinyl, Cassette}

Down Fall the Good Guys [1991]
01. Smashed and Blind (4:41)
02. You Load Me Down (3:02)
03. Ezy (3:38)
04. Black Lagoon (4:44)
05. Broken Doll (4:40)
06. Twice As Mean (4:38)
07. Cathode Ray Clinic (5:02)
08. The Loveless (3:57)
09. After Midnight (4:05)
10. Temple Of Rock (2:47)
11. Moonlight (2:18)
12. Dead At Last (2:93)
{CD, 12" Vinyl, Cassette}

Wolfsbane [1994]
01. Wings (4:21)
02. Lifestyles of the Broke and Obscure (3:47)
03. My Face (3:26)
04. Money Talks (4:25)
05. Seen How It's Done (4:36)
06. Beautiful Lies (3:36)
07. Protect and Survive (3:24)
08. Black Machine (3:13)
09. Violence (3:41)
10. Die Again/Say Goodbye (13:23)

Everything Else*
01. Rope and Ride (3:50)
02. Want Me (3:39)
03. For You (2:56)
04. End of the Century (3:07)
05. Hollow Man (3:32)
06. Born to Run (4:12)
{CD, Limited Edition Double CD, Cassette}
*Limited Edition Double CD only

Save The World [2011]
01.Blue Sky (5:10)
02.Teacher (4:05)
03.Buy My Pain (3:47)
04.Starlight (4:00)
05.Smoke and Red Light (3:44)
06.Illusion of Love (6:03)
07.Live Before I Die (5:09)
08.Who Are You Now (3:21)
09.Everybody's Looking For Something Baby (4:06)
10.Child of the Sun (3:39)
11.Did It For the Money (3:34)

 

Live Albums:
Massive Noise Injection [1993]
01. Protect and Survive (3:46)
02. Load Me Down (3:02)
03. Black Lagoon (4:54)
04. Rope and Ride (4:07)
05. Kathy Wilson (4:13)
06. Loco (3:33)
07. End of the Century (4:11)
08. Steel (4:55)
09. Temple of Rock (5:37)
10. Manhunt (3:56)
11. Money to Burn (6:56)
12. Pain the Town Red (3:48)
13. Wild Thing (5:30)
14. Hollow Man (3:32)*
15. Want Me All the Time (3:39)*
{CD, 12" Vinyl, Cassette}
* 12" Vinyl only

Compilation Albums:
Lifestyle of the Broke and Obscure [2001]
Disc 1*
01. Wings (4:21)
02. Lifestyles of the Broke and Obscure (3:47)
03. My Face (3:26)
04. Money Talks (4:25)
05. Seen How It's Done (4:36)
06. Beautiful Lies (3:36)
07. Protect and Survive (3:24)
08. Black Machine (3:13)
09. Violence (3:41)
10. Die Again/Say Goodbye (13:23)

Disc 2:**
01. Protect and Survive (3:46)
02. Load Me Down (3:02)
03. Black Lagoon (4:54)
04. Rope and Ride (4:07)
05. Kathy Wilson (4:13)
06. Loco (3:33)
07. End of the Century (4:11)
08. Steel (4:55)
09. Temple of Rock (5:37)
10. Manhunt (3:56)
11. Money to Burn (6:56)
12. Pain the Town Red (3:48)
13. Wild Thing (5:30)
{CD}
* Entire Wolfsbane album
** Entire Massive Noise injection album

The Best of Wolfsbane [2009]
01. Loco (Wasted But Dangerous Demo)
02. Manhunt
03. I Like it Hot
04. Steel
05. Paint the Town Red (Misprint on CD)
06. Totally Nude (Misprint on CD)
07. Kathy Wilson
08. Cathode Ray Clinic
09. Load Me Down
10. Ezy
11. Broken Doll
12. Temple of Rock
13. Dead at Last
14. Money Talks (Demo)
15. My Face (Dream on)
16. Black Machine
17. Want Me All The Time
18. Born to Run

Save The World

01. Blue Sky
02. Teacher
03. Buy My Pain
04. Starlight
05. Smoke And Red Light
06. Illusion Of Love
07. Live Before I Die
08. Who Are You Now
09. Everybody’s Looking For Something Baby
10. Child Of The Sun
11. Did It For The Money

 

Demos/EPs:
Wolfsbane [1985]
01. Manhunt
02. Clutching at Straws
03. The Follower
04. G.S.B
{Cassette}

Dancin' Dirty [1987]
01. Get Up and Dance
02. Hot Shoe
03. Good Girl
04. Dance My Tune
{Cassette}

Wasted But Dangerous [1988]
01. Loco
02. Dance Dirty
03. Limousine
04. Killer
05. Paint the Town Red (Live)*
06. Money to Burn (Live)*
07. Manhunt (Live)*
{Cassette, 12" Vinyl}
*Cassette only

Wolfsbane [1993]
01. Money Talks
02. Protect and Survive
03. Real Life
04. Hollow Man
{Cassette}

 

VHS:
In Bed with Wolfsbane [1991]
{VHS}

 

CD Singles:
Shakin' [1989]
01. Shakin'
02. Brando
03. Angel
04. Money to Burn
{CD}

I Like it Hot [1989]
01. I Like it Hot
02. Limo (Live)
03. Loco (Live)
04. Manhunt (Live)
{CD}

Ezy [1991]
01. Ezy
02. Black Lagoon
03. Fucked Off
{CD}

After Midnight [1991]
01. After Midnight
02. Idol
03. Win or Lose
04. Hey Babe (Acoustic)
{CD}

Massive Noise EP [1993]
01. End of the Century
02. Born to Run
03. Temple of Rock
04. For You
{CD}

 

7" Vinyl Single:
Clutching at Straws [1988]
01. Clutching At Straws
02. 5 AM
{7" Vinyl}

Shakin' [1989]
01. Shakin'
02. Brando
{7" Vinyl}
Includes sew on patch

I Like it Hot [1989]
01. I Like it Hot
02. Limo (Live)
{7" Vinyl}
Includes tattoo pack

After Midnight [1991]
01. After Midnight (Edit)
02. Idol
{7" Vinyl}

 

12" Vinyl Single:
Shakin' [1989]
01. Shakin'
02. Brando
03. Angel
{12" Vinyl}

Shakin' [1989]
01. Shakin'
02. Brando
03. Angel
{12" Vinyl}
Picture disc

I Like it Hot [1989]
01. I Like it Hot
02. Limo (Live)
03. Loco (Live)
04. Manhunt (Live)
{12" Vinyl}
Red vinyl

I Like it Hot [1989]
01. I Like it Hot
02. Limo (Live)
03. Loco (Live)
{12" Vinyl}
Includes tour poster

Ezy [1991]
01. Ezy
02. Load Me Down
03. Dead at Last
{12" Vinyl}
Etched version

Ezy [1991]
01. Ezy
02. Black Lagoon
03. Fucked Off
{12" Vinyl}
Includes stencil pack

After Midnight [1991]
01. After Midnight
02. Idol
03. Win or Lose
04. Hey Babe (Acoustic)
{12" Vinyl}
Includes Cartoon Biography Part 1 and Part 2

 

Cassette Singles:
After Midnight [1991]
01. After Midnight (Edit)
02. Idol
{Cassette}

 

Promo:
I Like it Hot [1989]
01. I Like it Hot
02. Fell out of Heaven
{12" Vinyl}

Money to Burn [1989]
01. Money to Burn
02. Shakin'
03. Killing Machine
{12" Vinyl}