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Iron Maiden

Known for such powerful hits as "Two Minutes to Midnight" and "The Trooper," Iron Maiden were and are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre. The often-imitated band has existed for over nearly four decades, pumping out wild rock similar to Judas Priest. Iron Maiden have always been an underground attraction; although failing to ever obtain any real media attention in the U.S. (critics claimed them to be Satanists due to their dark musical themes and their use of grim mascot "Eddie"), they still became well-known throughout the world and have remained consistently popular throughout their career. Iron Maiden were one of the first groups to be classified as "British metal," and, along with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and a host of other bands, set the rock scene for the '80s.

Iron Maiden were first formed in 1976 by bassist Steve Harris, who would soon join up with rhythm guitarist Tony Parsons, drummer Doug Sampson, and vocalist Paul Di'Anno. Before finally obtaining a record deal, the group played in local areas throughout the '70s, receiving a fair amount of London airplay. Parsons replaced Dennis Stratton, and the band made its record debut in 1980 with the self-titled Iron Maiden album. Although the release was recorded in a hurry, it was nonetheless a hit in the U.K. due to the single "Running Free." Iron Maiden's 1981 follow-up, Killers, displayed a harder approach to their music than before, and also saw the replacement of Stratton with Adrian Smith. Due to his uncontrollable alcohol addiction, Di'Anno was forced to part company with the group and would soon be replaced with vocalist Bruce Dickinson in 1982 for the band's groundbreaking Number of the Beast. This album, boasting such songs as the title track and "Hallowed Be Thy Name," would come to be known as one of the greatest rock recordings of all time. Since the unexpected worldwide success of Beast made Iron Maiden international rock superstars, they changed very little of their style for their next album, Piece of Mind. They undertook two major tours before recording 1983's Powerslave, which would go on to be another cult hit. The product of Powerslave's 11-month tour was 1985's Live After Death, a double live album that featured all of their biggest hit singles.

By the release of Live After Death, Iron Maiden had already established themselves as a powerful and unique metal band. Their long-awaited 1986 supplement album, Somewhere in Time, showed a bit of a departure from their past releases, showcasing the use of synthesizer guitars and songs more relevant to the same themes. Released in 1988, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, a concept album like its predecessor, featured the singles "The Evil That Men Do" and "The Clairvoyant," and soon became Iron Maiden's most critically acclaimed album since Number of the Beast. After another exhausting tour, Smith departed and the band took a one-year hiatus. With new guitarist Janick Gers, the band resurfaced with No Prayer for the Dying in 1990, a record that returned to the classic sound the group used when recording its earlier releases. One of the album's singles, "Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter," was granted the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Song of the Year, but it nonetheless gave the band its first number one U.K. hit. By the time the group finished its 1991 tour, Dickinson expressed his desire to leave and promote another band he had founded, the Skunkworks. Fear of the Dark, the band's last album with Dickinson, debuted at number one on the U.K. charts and became one of Iron Maiden's biggest-selling albums to date. After their supporting tour, two live albums were released in 1993: A Real Live One, which contained live versions of their newer hit singles, and A Real Dead One, which featured the more "classic" Maiden songs live.

Dickinson's replacement, Blaze Bayley, marked his debut in 1995 with The X Factor. While the record failed to chart as well as some of its predecessors, it was still a minor success in England. Iron Maiden marked the end of 1996 with Best of the Beast, a double compilation album. In 1998, little interest in the Virtual XI album prompted Bayley's termination; Dickinson and Smith returned to the band for a tour in 1999, and a new album, Brave New World, emerged the following year. The band toured throughout the early 2000s, releasing the live Rock in Rio and the greatest-hits collection Edward the Great in 2002, followed by a new studio album, Dance of Death, in 2003. They followed DOD with the Rainmaker EP, as well as the live DVDs History of Iron Maiden, Pt. 1: The Early Days and Raising Hell in 2004. Sanctuary put out the two-disc The Essential Iron Maiden in 2005 to coincide with the group's co-headlining an Ozzfest tour with Black Sabbath, a tour that found Maiden pulling out due to a series of confrontations with Ozzy's wife/manager, Sharon. They released the live CD/DVD Death on the Road in September of 2005 and a collection of new material, Matter of Life and Death, in 2006. In 2009 the band released the soundtrack for the film Flight 666, a documentary/concert film recorded in 16 different cities during the group's first leg of their 2008 "Somewhere Back in Time World Tour." In 2010 the band released its 15th studio album, The Final Frontier, followed in 2012 by En Vivo!, a live video/album filmed at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile in April 2011. ~ Barry Weber, Rovi
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courtney.smi t h 1 8 3 6
\m/ UP THE IRONS \m/ I listen to Maiden my whole life; then I hear people call them Satanists and other s**t like that. :( Those people are ignorant and probably read the track The Number of the Beast and crapped themselves
Eddy Rules !!!
Up the irons
2 Minutes to Midnight one of my favs. Luv all Maiden. Seen em tear up the stage more than once, nothing like being right there with em. Great concert. Maiden will live in all our hearts always. UP THE IRONS! Rock On Everyone
Sorry dan76, but you pissed me off ! Only cause you say that Kirk's leads and notes are easy to play ! They may be overrated but the fact of the matter is you don't know what it takes to be in there shoes... I would love to see you keep up with any of James f**king crushing guitar and there is a thing called melody .kirks leads are always on time . I guarantee these guys would run circles around you!!!
Trujillo is s good friend of mine and he would say the same ... Ed Force one ! Maiden Rules!!
Amen william odonnell. I really hope u and your wife get to see them.I wish u all the best bro!!
My wife and I have seen Maiden (4) times and if they book a tour within a reasonable distance, we'll see them again and again!!! I say a "reasonable" distance because I'm fighting cancer otherwise anywhere in the Tri-State area would be fine with me!!! *lol*
HELL YEAH MAIDEN. ALL THE WAY!!!!
Saw Maiden 14 times - DICKINSON IS THE ONLY vocalist to NEVER crack on a rise to the 3rd & 4th octaves - Yes Halford AND Tate cracked each time I saw them. Maiden NEVER received radio play in 30 years!!!!
i do all my water boarding to this song
conesta70
UP THE IRONS ! \m/
Hallowed by they name
I love how this song flows right into that sweet a** solo,one after the other.magica l experience musically. Sounds weird,but love it
F**kin iron maiden hell yes
Maiden, Priest, Rainbow,Zepp e l i n , F l o y d , A n g e l Witch, Black Sabbath, Tool, great stuff. If I piss you off sorry but Metallica have always been overated! Why? I'm a guitarist and their riffs and notes where the easiest to play. Lars drumming never grew. I hear so many places he could have filled in some skill. But from start to current still that damn snare drum whack, whack whack, there guitar solos are licks mostly. It's easy to solo from 1st to the 6th string bottom to top. They'll never do bett
The Trooper one of my favorites. ....UP THE IRONS!!!! Rock On Everyone
I hear ya there April, today's music just ain't the same it pretty much died in the 90's... But the 80's will rock on for generations to come!!
F**kin-A Prowler great tune... Luv the guitar in this song. But any Maiden song f**kin rocks. Saw em many years ago one hell of a concert... Not like today's music. I'm so glad my generation of music was this and all the other greats.... ROCK ON EVERYONE
Love it
It's sorta funny that the only iron maiden songs that play on ghost bc station are the ones with the word Satan in the lyrics
Lmao!
F**kin johnny.
Ur gay
Love this song
@mickeymp.77 8 how the f**k is iron maiden old school hardcore? hardcore is punk you idiot fucktard
Id eat my own puddle out of my girlfriends bottom for tickets
Hey hey hey, no need to take that personal. It was a not very well thought out joke. Just like me.
Then I'm the licker man
smortensen11
Put her in the Iron Maiden!
Is a leyend
Live after death. The best metal live album ever. Best concert from beginning to end. Iron Maiden Live after death.
I live in coral springs, florida and Neiko Mcbrain owns a kick a** rib joint here called rock and roll ribs. If you're ever near here, stop in he is frequently there.
Knock with your boots on too... ; )
I never heard this one,but it ain't that bad
saw maiden and priest in new haven,ct 1982 number of the beast and screaming for vengence tour one of the best ever
this song sucked straight a**.

The best music ever. Straight old school hard core
Love these guys.....the y put the metal in METAL!!
IM rocks:-)
IRON MAIDEN!!! First concert in El Paso Texas! Number of the beast!! Group has always stayed true, best group then and always!!!
fordgt.coope r
Run to the hills
Love it
msilvermerli n
SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS! INFINATE DREAMS...... . . . . . . . :)
Metal Club Tonight: Gypsy's Kiss
Iron maiden is one of the best bands ever!
One shot one kill!! Be quick,or be dead.semper fidelis!!
this s**t puts me in a time warp
UP THE IRONS! !
My opinion any song by Maiden is awesome. Glad I grew up with all the greats, especially Maiden, Priest, Dio. List goes on.. ROCK ON EVERYONE
Two, minutes, to midnight, to kill, the unborn in the woods!!!!
Hallowed be the name!!
The trooper! BRING THE IRONS!!
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