Iron Maiden did not merely emulate their success in the 1980s when they entered the new millennium, they surpassed it. In terms of global popularity and touring, Maiden’s second golden age was the peak of their career. Continue reading
Iron Maiden’s 15th studio album saw the band struggling to maintain momentum in the wake of the massive artistic and commercial success of the 2005-2009 period.
All good things must come to an end, and there has never been a better thing in metal than Iron Maiden’s 1980s period. This chapter in our study of Maiden History is a two-part in-depth look at Maiden’s adventures in the late 80s. The first part discusses the turmoil that was the making of Somewhere In Time. Continue reading
Somewhere In Time was Iron Maiden’s ultimate overdog challenge, where expectations of excellence had to be met. The classic line-up faced their fans and critics in a situation of success and stability unlike any they had ever known, and now they had to prove themselves. Continue reading
Who is your favorite guitarist? Stupid question right? The answer has got to be two names: Dave Murray and Adrian Smith. With this chapter in our study of Maiden History we celebrate the guitar playing of Iron Maiden‘s classic era and discuss the band’s conquest of America in the mid-1980s.
The run of classic 1980s Iron Maiden albums continues with Powerslave, the record that really epitomizes the highest high of Maiden’s fortunes around the world. Continue reading
After The Number Of The Beast had given Iron Maiden their well-deserved international breakthrough in 1982, they delivered one of their very best albums just a year later: Piece Of Mind. Continue reading