This album was never recorded. In , Di'Anno joined a project that was intended to be a supergroup. The group, called "Gogmagog" see the Biblical book Ezekiel —2 , was put together by DJ and record producer Jonathan King , best known for discovering the group Genesis in the late s.
King assembled a star-studded lineup featuring Di'Anno, drummer Clive Burr , guitarists Janick Gers and Pete Willis and bassist Neil Murray , but the members became increasingly frustrated by a policy that forbade them from writing any original material. Gogmagog released a three-song E. Although reviews were generally positive, the EP did not chart and the group disbanded after King began to lose interest in the project. Di'Anno has been completely dismissive of the short-lived project, referring to it as "nothing" and claiming he only got involved for the money.
The project was eventually named Battlezone, after a name straight from a comic book,  upon the vocalist's return to Britain in The latter had gone under the stage name A.
Dynamite whilst in Aunt May. According to Di'Anno's book The Beast , Hurley had become an "egomaniac" and the drummer Falck a "liability", so they were thrown out the band. Their places were taken by ex- Persian Risk members Graham Bath and Steve Hopgood respectively, following the tour's completion. The second album to be released was entitled Children of Madness and achieved considerable commercial success. The original idea came from a book titled "Clone".
Pete West Peter Vester , the bassist, recommended a replacement Alf Batz, who joined just in time to go to New York for the video shoot. Drugs and infighting again put a strain on the band. Towards the end of the final tour, most members had quit leaving Di'Anno to complete the tour with a backing band in order to fulfil his contract. However, the band were without proper management and disbanded shortly after. Following the breakup of Battlezone, Di'Anno and Hopgood formed the power metal band Killers releasing four albums.
Hurley would later form glam rock band L. Wiggins joined a reformed Tokyo Blade in By , Di'Anno had resurrected the name Battlezone.
Second guitars were supplied by the Brazilian Paulo Turin. Working titles for the album included "Spoon Face" and "Smack", both containing references to heroin use. The album had a heavier edge compared to the first two Battlezone albums. The band undertook a sold-out Brazilian tour in January , with erstwhile Killers colleagues bassist Gavin Cooper and guitarist Nick Burr joining on this South American tour.
The band toured Brazil in the same year playing a three-week tour to sold-out audiences up to fans a night. Being brought back down to earth, Battlezone upon their return home put on a gig at the Walthamstow Royal Standard with an audience of only a hundred or so and a gig at JB's Dudley in the West Midlands attracting fewer than a dozen fans.
A live track from the Walthamstow gig later appeared on a compilation of all three Battlezone albums, entitled Cessation of Hostilities.
Then, in a Spinal Tap -ish twist of fate, Paul Di'Anno called Dennis Stratton in , about the Japanese wanting to have a ten-year anniversary of the new wave of British heavy metal. The band found themselves enjoying a renaissance in Tokyo, Japan, prompting a reformation and tour in April , which yielded the Live at Last LP. Killers was formed back in the summer of Steve Hopgood, who played in Battlezone with Di'Anno previously, called Evans and outlined his plans for a new band.
Within a few days, Killers had hired John Gallagher from Raven to play bass on a short-term basis. However, according to John Gallagher, the South American tour fell thorough so the entire album was recorded on a mobile recording truck in New York. Representatives flew into New York from all over the world to see Killers play.
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The second, A Real Dead One , featured songs from to , and was released after Dickinson had left the band. The tour did not go well, with Steve Harris claiming that Dickinson would only perform properly for high-profile shows, and that at several concerts, he would only mumble into the microphone.
In , the band listened to hundreds of tapes sent in by vocalists before convincing Blaze Bayley , formerly of the band Wolfsbane , who had supported Iron Maiden in , to audition for them. After a two-year hiatus as well as a three-year hiatus from studio releases — a record for the band at the time , Iron Maiden returned in Releasing their next studio album, The X Factor , the band had their lowest chart position since for an album in the UK debuting at No.
After the tour, Iron Maiden released a compilation album, Best of the Beast. The band's first compilation, it included a new single, " Virus ", in which the lyrics attack the critics, who had recently written off the band.
In , Iron Maiden released Virtual XI , whose chart scores were the band's lowest to date, failing to score one million worldwide sales for the first time in the band's history. Bayley's tenure in Iron Maiden ended in January when he was asked to leave during a band meeting. While the group were considering a replacement for Bayley, Rod Smallwood convinced Steve Harris to invite Bruce Dickinson back into the band.
The band entered into talks with Dickinson, who agreed to rejoin during a meeting in Brighton in January ,  along with guitarist Adrian Smith, who was telephoned a few hours later. One of Dickinson's primary concerns on rejoining the group "was whether we would in fact be making a real state-of-the-art record and not just a comeback album,"  which eventually took the form of 's Brave New World. Following their Give Me Ed At the end of , Iron Maiden began work on A Matter of Life and Death , their fourteenth studio album, released in autumn While not a concept album,  war and religion are recurring themes in the lyrics, as well as in the cover artwork.
The release was a critical and commercial success, earning the band their first top ten in the Billboard  and receiving the Album of the Year award at the Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards. The second part of the "A Matter of Life and Death" tour, which took place in , was dubbed "A Matter of the Beast" to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Number of the Beast album, and included appearances at several major festivals worldwide.
The tour led to the release of a new compilation album, entitled Somewhere Back in Time , which included a selection of tracks from their eponymous debut to 's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son , as well as several live versions from Live After Death. The Somewhere Back in Time World Tour continued with two further legs in the US and Europe in the summer of , during which the band used a more expansive stage-set, including further elements of the original Live After Death show.
The last part of the tour took place in February and March , with the band, once again, using "Ed Force One". Overall, the tour reportedly had an attendance of over two million people worldwide over both years. On 20 January , the band announced that they were to release a full-length documentary film in select cinemas on 21 April Following announcements that the band had begun composition of new material and booked studio time in early with Kevin Shirley producing,  The Final Frontier was announced on 4 March.
The album's supporting tour saw the band perform 98 shows across the globe to an estimated audience of over 2 million,  including their first visits to Singapore, Indonesia, and South Korea,  before concluding in London on 6 August On 15 March, a new compilation to accompany 's Somewhere Back in Time was announced.
Entitled From Fear to Eternity , the original release date was set at 23 May, but was later delayed to 6 June.
On 15 February , the band announced the Maiden England World Tour —14, which was based around the video of the same name. Following confirmation from the group that 's The Final Frontier would not be their last album,  Bruce Dickinson revealed plans for a sixteenth studio record in July , with a potential release date in The new record was recorded at Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris, which they had previously used for 's Brave New World , with regular producer Kevin Shirley in late summer In the summer of , the group launched a mobile game , Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast  and a pinball game with the same name in Iron Maiden were ranked No.
Iron Maiden frequently use the slogan "Up the Irons" in their disc liner notes, and the phrase can also be seen on several T-shirts officially licensed by the band. Iron Maiden's mascot , Eddie , is a perennial fixture in the band's science fiction and horror-influenced album cover art, as well as in live shows.
The typeface originates with Vic Fair 's poster design for the science fiction film, The Man Who Fell to Earth ,  also used by Gordon Giltrap , although Steve Harris claims that he designed it himself, using his abilities as an architectural draughtsman. According to Guitar World , Iron Maiden's music has "influenced generations of newer metal acts, from legends like Metallica to current stars like Avenged Sevenfold ,"  with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich commenting that he has "always had an incredible amount of respect and admiration for them.
Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold stated that Iron Maiden "are by far the best live band in the world and their music is timeless", while Trivium singer Matt Heafy comments that "without Iron Maiden, Trivium surely wouldn't exist".
And Bruce Dickinson? To me, he was the quintessential old-school heavy metal singer. He could hit notes that were just sick, and he was a great showman.
Everything made me a fan. The band's name has been mentioned prominently in several songs, such as the singles " Teenage Dirtbag " by Wheatus ,  " Back to the 80's " by Danish dance-pop band Aqua. In , Kerrang! In , the band released one of their most popular, controversial and acclaimed albums, The Number of the Beast. The artwork and title track led to Christian groups in the United States branding the band as Satanists , encouraging people to destroy copies of the release.
Contrary to the accusations, the band have always denied the notion that they are Satanists, with lead vocalist, Bruce Dickinson, doing so on-stage in the Live After Death concert video. They completely got the wrong end of the stick. They obviously hadn't read the lyrics. They just wanted to believe all that rubbish about us being Satanists.
The aircraft, named "Ed Force One" after a competition on the band's website,  was flown by Dickinson, as he was also a commercial airline pilot for Astraeus, and plays a major role in the award-winning documentary,  Iron Maiden: Flight , which was released in cinemas in 42 countries in April Thin Lizzy too, but not as much. And then we wanted to have a bit of a prog thing thrown in as well, because I was really into bands like Genesis and Jethro Tull.
So you combine all that with the heavy riffs and the speed, and you've got it. The band's guitarists, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers, each have their own individual influences and playing style.
Dave Murray is known for his legato technique which, he claims, "evolved naturally. I'd heard Jimi Hendrix using legato when I was growing up, and I liked that style of playing. Singer Bruce Dickinson, who typically works in collaboration with guitarist Adrian Smith,  has an operatic vocal style, inspired by Arthur Brown , Peter Hammill , Ian Anderson and Ian Gillan ,  and is often considered to be one of the best heavy metal vocalists of all time.
Adrian Smith commented, "Steve loves playing with him. Throughout their career, the band's style has remained largely unchanged, in spite of the addition of guitar synthesisers on 's Somewhere in Time ,  keyboards on 's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son ,  and an attempt to return to the "stripped down" production of their earlier material on 's No Prayer for the Dying.
Iron Maiden. Retrieved 4 April From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the band. For their eponymous album, see Iron Maiden album. For other uses, see Iron Maiden disambiguation. English heavy metal band. The band's use of harmonised guitars and usage of "gallop" rhythm remains unchanged as synthesisers are added. Further information: List of Iron Maiden band members. Current members Steve Harris — bass , backing vocals —present , keyboards , —present Dave Murray — guitars —, —present Adrian Smith — guitars, backing vocals —, —present , keyboards Bruce Dickinson — lead vocals —, —present , piano Nicko McBrain — drums —present Janick Gers — guitars —present Touring musicians Michael Kenney — keyboards —present Former members Doug Sampson — drums — Paul Di'Anno — lead vocals — Dennis Stratton — guitars, backing vocals — Clive Burr — drums — Blaze Bayley — lead vocals — Main article: List of Iron Maiden concert tours.
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