Iron Maiden - The Prince of Metal

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Iron Maiden - The Prince of Metal

Post  Islangel on Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:16 pm

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from Leyton in the East End of London. The band were formed in 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, formerly a member of Gypsy's Kiss and Smiler. Iron Maiden are one of the most successful and influential bands in the heavy metal genre, having sold over 80 million albums worldwide.The band won the Ivor Novello Awards for international achievement in 2002. The band was also inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk during their tour in the United States in 2005.

The band have headlined several major events in its career, notably Rock in Rio, Ozzfest alongside Black Sabbath, Donington's "Monsters of Rock" and "Download" Festivals and the "Reading and Leeds Festivals."

Iron Maiden are influenced by Thin Lizzy, UFO and Deep Purple amongst others. Iron Maiden's mascot, Eddie, is a perennial fixture in the band's sci-fi and horror-influenced album cover art, as well as in live shows. Eddie was drawn by Derek Riggs until 1992, although there have been various incarnations by numerous artists including Melvyn Grant. Eddie is also featured in a first-person shooter video game from the band, Ed Hunter, as well as numerous books, graphic comics and band-related merchandise.



    Iron Maiden - 1980
    Killers - 1981
    The Number of the Beast - 1982
    Piece of Mind - 1983
    Powerslave - 1984
    Somewhere in Time - 1986
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - 1988
    No Prayer for the Dying - 1990
    Fear of the Dark - 1992
    The X Factor - 1995
    Virtual XI - 1998
    Brave New World - 2000
    Dance of Death - 2003
    A Matter of Life and Death - 2006


Steve Harris
Dave Murray
Nicko McBrain
Bruce Dickinson
Adrian Smith
Janick Gers

Former Members

Clive Burr
Paul Di'Anno
Blaze Bayley
Dennis Stratton
Doug Sampson
Paul Cairns
Paul Todd
Dave Mac
Tony Parsons
Dennis Wilcock
Terry Wapram
Tony Moore
Ron Matthews
Bob Sawyer
Terry Rance
Paul Day
Dave Sullivan


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