Iron Maiden’s first proper box set is a mixed bag, or box, as it should be. It runs the gamut from throwaway B-sides to essential live recordings, and a long lost concert from 1982 is the most precious jewel in the package. When Maiden opened their vault there was much to enjoy. Continue reading →
By the mid-1990s Iron Maiden had clearly become a diminished force, but they would gamely take another crack at rebuilding their house. With this chapter in our study of Maiden History we take a look at the making of Virtual XI and the events that led to the end of the Blaze era.
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In trying to build the new Iron Maiden with their second Blaze Bayley album, the band unfortunately reaches the nadir of their recording history. Continue reading →
Iron Maiden released their first compilation album in 1996. But did Best Of The Beast serve to capture new fans, or did it simply shed a harsh light on the state of the band in the mid-1990s? Continue reading →
For five years in the 1990s Iron Maiden would sound and look different, lose old fans and make new ones, as they struggled to reestablish themselves with a new frontman: Blaze Bayley. With this chapter in our study of Maiden History we discuss the coming of Blaze and the making of The X Factor. Continue reading →
Two years after the departure of Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden finally returned with Blaze Bayley and The X Factor. How did Maiden adapt to one of the biggest changes and challenges of their career? Continue reading →
Believe it or not, the current line-up of Iron Maiden has been together for 16 years this month! Continue reading →
Greg Prato of Songfacts recently sat down for an in-depth conversation with Blaze Bayley about his new DVD and the ideas behind his Iron Maiden lyrics, among other things. Continue reading →
Here is the full schedule for the Iron Maiden show at Koengen in Bergen. And don’t miss out on Maiden Fans Unite events at Garage.
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Besides Steve Harris, only two members in the history of Iron Maiden have never left the band. Do you know who? Read on for a guide to Maiden’s numerous line-up changes: From Doug Sampson to Blaze Bayley, here are the “Maiden Exits”, and why they happened. Continue reading →