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.
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
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
The 1990s had arrived and Iron Maiden were about to face many years of tough challenges. This chapter in our study of Maiden History discusses the first line-up change since 1983 and the making of No Prayer For The Dying. Continue reading
It was just a question of time, Bruce Dickinson would make a solo album. And Iron Maiden’s year off provided the opportunity. Continue reading
Iron Maiden moved into the big league with the album that ushered in the band’s classic era. Everything took off with the release of The Number Of The Beast. Continue reading
The second Iron Maiden album is the first to feature guitarist Adrian Smith and producer Martin Birch. They would both make one hell of a difference. Continue reading