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On This Day In METAL History – December 23rd… IRON MAIDEN Edition!

Posted in celebrity birthdays, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 23, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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1981 – The great Iron Maiden performed at The Ruskin Arms in London, England. Iron Maiden were touring in support of their second studio album: Killers. Vocalist Paul Di’Anno was fronting Iron Maiden. Man, how time moves quickly by.

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1995 – The iconic Iron Maiden performed at IJsselhallen in Zwolle, Netherlands, during their X Factour. Iron Maiden were touring in support of their tenth studio album: The X Factor. Vocalist Blaze Bayley was fronting Iron Maiden on this tour; he also made his debut on The X Factor studio album from 1995.

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death - promo tour book cover - #2006SHBD

2006 – The powerful Iron Maiden performed Earls Court in London, England; one of many stops on the A Matter Of Life And Death Tour. Iron Maiden’s fourteenth studio album, A Matter Of Life And Death peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart in the United States.

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DAVE MURRAY

On December 23rd, 1956, Dave Murray was born in England. Happy Metal birthday, Dave! Whoa, man! Dave Murray is world-famously known as a guitarist and songwriter for the amazing Iron Maiden. Dave Murray has been a life-long member of Iron Maiden, performing on all 15 Iron Maiden studio albums and all 11 live albums. Long live Dave Murray. Metal be thy name!

Dave Murray - Crate Amplifiers - promo ad - iron maiden

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE THE ROOTS & FAMILY TREE OF METAL.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Infinite Dreams (Live) 12″ Vinyl From November 1989 – A Look Back On A Classic

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 10, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Infinite Dreams - Live - Maiden England - vinyl promo pic - #1989

As told on the IRON MAIDEN Facebook:

This single (Infinite Dreams Live) reached #6 in the UK singles chart and was the band’s fourth Top 10 single from the Seventh Son album, the other positions being 3, 5 and 6. The video for this single was filmed at Birmingham NEC in November 1988 on the final leg of the Seventh Son Tour.

The full concert was also released the same month on longform vhs entitled Maiden England, and reissued for the first time on DVD in 2013. The b-side (Killers ’88) was the first official release of Killers being sung by Bruce.

Use links below to purchase the vinyl reissues:

http://amzn.to/1t7Uo1T

http://www.amazon.com/music/ironmaidenvinyl

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Stone Says: I never owned this 12″ single of Infinite Dreams (Live), however, I did once own the (1989) die-cut picture disc of it! My late sister, Christine, had bought me the picture disc as a Christmas gift. God rest her soul. Sadly, I sold it about a dozen years ago or so, during a time when I was very broke and needed cash for necessities. This cool picture disc was an import from the UK. See photo below, as it is a very rare die-cut picture disc at that! As the late and great Frank Sinatra would sing… That’s Life.

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* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – 2015 Wall Calendar Is Available Now!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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The IRON MAIDEN 2015 wall calendar is available now! Click the links below to buy your copy! Metal be thy name!

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Official-Iron-Maiden-Calendar-2015/dp/1780545355

 Order direct from: http://www.ironmaiden.com

http://www.ironmaiden.com/2015-calendar.html

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - promo pic - February

Above: February – Adrian Smith (pictured above) was born on February 27th, 1957.

Iron Maiden - 2015 Wall Calendar - Back Cover promo - 2015

Above: back cover of 2015 Iron Maiden wall calendar; depicting each month’s page layout.

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – 1980’s Album Catalog On 180g Black Vinyl And 7″ Singles To Be Reissued In Chronological Order, Starting On October 13th, 2014!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the IRON MAIDEN Facebook:

Parlophone Records (BMG/INgrooves Music Group for the USA) will follow the 2012/13 IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc reissues of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they are sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out the first time round.

Iron Maiden - vinyl singles - 1980's - reissues - 2014

The albums will also be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. As a bonus, the first batch of album releases (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) will also be made available in a Collector’s Box sized to house all 8 albums. This package will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.

The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 13th (14th USA) with the first 3 albums (Iron Maiden/Killers/The Number Of The Beast) and the seven corresponding 7” singles:

Running Free b/w Burning Ambition

Sanctuary b/w Drifter (Live) and I’ve Got The Fire (Live)

Women In Uniform b/w Invasion

Twilight Zone/Wrathchild double A side

Purgatory b/w Genghis Khan

Run To The Hills b/w Total Eclipse

The Number Of The Beast b/w Remember Tomorrow (Live)

Followed by:

October 27th (28th USA): Piece Of Mind, Powerslave and Live After Death and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Flight Of Icarus b/w I’ve Got The Fire

The Trooper b/w Cross-Eyed Mary

2 Minutes To Midnight b/w Rainbow’s Gold

Aces High b/w King Of Twilight

Running Free (Live) b/w Sanctuary (Live)

Run To The Hills (Live) b/w Phantom Of The Opera (Live)

November 24th (25th USA): Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and the six corresponding 7” singles:

Wasted Years b/w Reach Out

Stranger In A Strange Land b/w That Girl

Can I Play With Madness b/w Black Bart Blues

The Evil That Men Do b/w Prowler ‘88

The Clairvoyant b/w The Prisoner (Live)

Infinite Dreams (Live) b/w Killers (Live)

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The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished last month at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band are free to focus on their dynamic future plans.

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* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Facebook: Iron Maiden

Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Are Cover Story For New Issue Of METAL HAMMER

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Metal Hammer - Promo Cover Pic - August 2014

IRON MAIDEN – There’s mascot Eddie, once again representing the iconic IRON MAIDEN, on the cover of Metal Hammer’s newest issue! Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson are both interviewed for this cover story! Metal be thy name! This issue will be releasing next week; in the meantime, click the link below to read more:

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-06-20/nine-things-we-learned-from-the-new-issue-of-metal-hammer

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* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Facebook: Iron Maiden

Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE EDDIE.

LONG LIVE METAL HAMMER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN – Headlining At Arras Main Square Festival In France, On July 3rd, 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on December 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Iron Maiden - Arras Main Square Festival - France - 2014 - promo banner

IRON MAIDEN will headline the opening night of the Arras Main Square Festival in France on July 3rd, 2014. The four-day Festival takes place between July 3rd – 6th.

For further information and details on how to buy tickets: www.mainsquarefestival.fr

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(Source: Iron Maiden Facebook page)

* For more info on IRON MAIDEN:

Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

Facebook: Iron Maiden

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

LONG LIVE THE NWOBHM.

Stone.

IRON MAIDEN “No Prayer For The Dying” From 1990 Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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IRON MAIDEN – Back on October 1st, 1990, the 8th studio album, No Prayer For The Dying, from the iconic IRON MAIDEN was released. I bought this highly underrated IRON MAIDEN release on cassette, somewhere around its release date. It took many years before I upgraded No Prayer For The Dying to CD. Upgrading to CD’s after years of cassette, vinyl and (gulp) 8-track purchases is costly, you know?

Before I go any further in celebrating this IRON MAIDEN classic, (yes, it’s a classic to me), I shall make this Metal declaration:

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IRON MAIDEN

NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING IS:

STONE’S METAL PICK OF THE DAY!

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Over the decades, I’ve read many mixed reviews and comments about this IRON MAIDEN offering. What the hell gives? It’s not like this album can be compared to The Number Of The Beast, Powerslave or even the Paul Di’Anno era IRON MAIDEN. As the legendary Lenny Wolf of Kingdom Come would say: It is what it is.

I honestly feel No Prayer For The Dying is one ROCK SOLID slab of IRON MAIDEN, especially since this album was released back in 1990; when Heavy Metal was supposedly butchered by bands that came out of Seattle. Whatever. That’s for another Metal day and debate I guess.

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My favorite song on this IRON MAIDEN album is: Holy Smoke. Holy shit, does this song actually… SMOKE! I’m telling anyone who wants to listen: this song revs me up like there’s no Metal tomorrow! Holy Smoke is 100% relentless with its guitar driven attack! Whoa. Plus, the infinitely legendary Bruce Dickinson sings his ass off on this song and the entire album for that matter. ‘Nuff said about that, my fellow Metal brethren.

No Prayer For The Dying has the omission of (the also legendary) guitarist Adrian Smith. That did (and still does) super suck to the maximum potential. I gather it’s a long story and who really gives a crap now? Adrian Smith has been back with IRON MAIDEN for years now; since Brave New World was released in 2000. For No Prayer For The Dying, the already Metal seasoned Janick Gers stepped into the guitar slot left vacant by Adrian Smith, joining guitar guru Dave Murray; and Janick Gers hasn’t left IRON MAIDEN since.

Released via Epic Records, No Prayer For The Dying has been certified Gold by the RIAA Gold & Platinum Program (for U.S. sales). Metal be thy name.

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NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING – Track Listing:

Tailgunner                

Holy Smoke               

No Prayer For The Dying                

Public Enema Number One            

Fates Warning                      

The Assassin             

Run Silent Run Deep                       

Hooks In You            

Bring Your Daughter… To The Slaughter            

Mother Russia

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For more info on IRON MAIDEN, click on the links below!

facebook: Iron Maiden

http://www.ironmaiden.com

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LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN.

WHY ISN’T IRON MAIDEN IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME?

Stone.

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