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Classic Album: Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden

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Classic Album: Iron Maiden – Powerslave

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Not Forgotten: Iron Maiden – Live After Death

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Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with a fifth set of Digipak CD titles in The Live Collection – Remastered, to be released on June 19th. The albums included in this release are the seminal live recordings Live After Death and Rock In Rio. Live After Death was recorded at Long Beach Arena, California in March 1985 …

You know, I didn’t expect to become an Iron Maiden fan. At first, a compilation of their best work was all I needed. Hell, it didn’t even leave that good an impression, so for a few years I would return to Edward the Great sporadically, occasionally scratching my head as to why the band were held in such …

Few acts in the long and often fractured history of Heavy Metal have been able to achieve the sustained hot-streak that Iron Maiden managed to pull off during the 80s. From 1980 to 1988, Iron Maiden released seven studio albums, as well as a live double, that still stand up to scrutiny today. Thanks to …

How? How can it be possible for you to be nostalgic for something that you didn’t personally encounter in your own youth? How come Live After Death is the fourth Iron Maiden release I had bought since the beginning of 2018, after decades of me being fairly agnostic towards them and the New Wave of …

Although the heyday of the live rock album was the late 60s to the late 70s, there have been many live albums released since then that have captured the public’s imagination, topped the chats, or stood out as absolutely crucial releases within an act’s discography. Here then is the second instalment of what we hope …

As Backseat Mafia’s ongoing series of Buyers and Beginners Guides demonstrate, picking your way around a discography of a well established musical act can be full of pitfalls and delightfully distracting cul-de-sacs. Even those well versed with the vagaries of music fandom can fall foul of not starting off with the right albums, or getting …

Iron Maiden are a band whose name I have always known, but it is only in recent months that I have felt the impulse to actually investigate their work outside of a best of compilation. Crucial to my interest being tweaked has been the ongoing series of documentaries which have been generously provided on the …

1982’s The Number of the Beast is one of Iron Maiden’s best selling albums, and saw the band re-assert their place as one of the prime heavy metal acts of the era. That they did this on the album that saw Bruce Dickinson replace Paul Di’Anno as their vocalist shows just how hard the whole …

Iron Maiden are back with new music in the form of The Book of Souls, a greatly anticipated double- album that’s sent metal fans into a frenzy. OK, it’s sent me into a frenzy.  I may be categorically the wrong person to review this as I am a huge Maiden fan.  For those of you …

Classic metal titans Iron Maiden have announced plans to release their 16th studio album The Book Of Souls on September 4th. Not only is this their first album since 2010’s Final Frontier, it’s also their first ever double album- an absolute leviathan of a release, rolling in at 11 tracks with a running time of …