FUN FACTS: Here is the original Live After Death cover. Scream for me Eddie!

LAD02_zps8fb5f8e5The Live After Death cover as we know it today is one of the most iconic and sinister sleeves in the history of Iron Maiden. But if it weren’t for a number of casual events it would most likely never have seen the light of day. Continue reading

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FUN FACTS: The Soundhouse Tapes recorded as a five piece?

Outside the local pub, The Clarendon Arms Iron Maiden, December 31st 1978, right next to Spaceward Studios were The Soundhouse Tapes were recorded. From left to right: Paul Di'Anno, Paul Cairns with his dog, Nelson, Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Doug Sampson.

Iron Maiden outside The Clarendon Arms, December 31st 1978, right next to Spaceward Studios were The Soundhouse Tapes were recorded. From left to right: Paul Di’Anno, Paul Cairns (with his dog, Nelson), Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Doug Sampson. Photo: Spaceward Studios

The official story is that the legendary Spaceward demo was Iron Maiden‘s only recording as a four piece. Recent information suggest that it isn’t really so.

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