When 1999 began, Iron Maiden had decided to fire singer Blaze Bayley and reunite with Bruce Dickinson. This was one of the most important turns in the band’s history. The major question is how Steve Harris came to the conclusion, and how the new line-up of Maiden would secure their longevity in the new millennium.
If anyone thought that Iron Maiden’s massive comeback in 2000 had been a one-off cash-in, they were wrong. Dance Of Death was the album that made it much clearer that Maiden were in it for the long haul. Continue reading
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
The first Iron Maiden live album of the new millennium underlined the major changes that the band had gone through at the tail end of the 1990s. Three guitars, a certain duo back in the band, and for the first time since Martin Birch there is a producer at hand that makes it all sound really good.
It is not without flaws, but Brave New World has gained the status of classic album in Iron Maiden’s catalog. The return of Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith marked the start of the band’s second golden age. Continue reading
It is one of the all-time greatest Iron Maiden classics, and there has been no less than seven official live versions. To celebrate Maiden’s new live album, here is the best and worst of 2 Minutes To Midnight. Continue reading
We have all spent this weekend getting to grips with Iron Maiden’s new album. It might be a different story in two years’ time, but here is what Christer thinks about it right now. Continue reading
The hype machine is heating up, at long last. Interviews and reviews that rave about the upcoming Iron Maiden album have been allowed to hit the web. The Quietus carry an interview with two of the three amigos. Continue reading
With last week’s official announcement of the upcoming Iron Maiden studio album, we want to go all nerdy and share our thoughts on the details provided so far. Continue reading
Iron Maiden have just announced the title, album artwork and track listing for their 16th studio album, The Book Of Souls.