Iron Maiden outside The Clarendon Arms, December 31st 1978, right next to Spaceward Studios were The Soundhouse Tapes were recorded. From left to right: Paul Di’Anno, Paul Cairns (with his dog, Nelson), Dave Murray, Steve Harris and Doug Sampson. Photo: Spaceward Studios
The official story is that the legendary Spaceward demo was Iron Maiden‘s only recording as a four-piece. Recent information suggest that it isn’t really so.
With this first chapter in our study of Maiden History, we take a closer look at how the Maiden sound came into being with the recording of Iron Maiden and Killers. These two albums would lay the foundation for everything that was to follow. Continue reading