Back in March 2015, he began writing the science fiction story that will form the basis for this concept album. As he begins the work of putting everything together, he will be giving fans the opportunity to get involved.
Pre-orders will be starting on the 1st of September, and the fans will be able to opt in on an exclusive membership package. Members will receive exclusive items and monthly email updates on the new album, which will contain information on the development of the artwork, the album and song titles, videos of writing and recording sessions and rehearsals and interviews with the musicians involved. When the album is released, members will also receive an exclusive printed magazine and a making of DVD.
For a few hours each month, Blaze will be available for personal calls with the members to discuss the progress of the album and any other questions those fans may have. Ultimate members will be able to take part in an exclusive competition, with the winners voices being part of the dream song on the album.
“ I’ve always had a strong interest in science and cosmology and A.I. and those subjects have featured in a lot of my songs on past albums. Now I’m taking this to the next level by having a complete concept album set 100 years into the future. This is a story that follows on from the ideas and songs I had on my first two solo albums, Silicon Messiah and Tenth Dimension. I’m really excited about being able to have some of my fans involved so much at this stage of the process. There are always struggles, great moments, little bits of magic and some kind of crisis that happens during the process of making every one of my albums so far. I’m sure this one will be no different. I can’t wait to share these moments with the fans. I want to say a massive thank you to all my fans. Your support has made it possible for me to be independent and to continue making music. Now I will attempt make the best record I have ever made.”