Review: Best Of The Beast (1996)

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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

MAIDEN HISTORY: The Blaze Era part 1, 1994-1996

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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 Iron Maiden history we take a closer look at the coming of Blaze and the making of The X Factor. Continue reading