Biography

The legendary British heavy-metal band Iron Maiden was formed in 1975 by the bassist Steve Harris. He knew perfectly what kind of music he wanted to play, and, as the result, he started looking for like-minded persons. Pretty soon the very first line-up was established, and the rockers began performing in small clubs. The potential was huge, and the constant shows all around the United Kingdom helped Iron Maiden to gain the popularity. Moreover, the style created by the musicians turned out to be truly revolutionary: Iron Maiden are considered to be the founders of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.

Due to the number of concerts, the rockers managed to save some money and afford recording the first demos. Among them was the composition Prowler that later peaked at number one of metal-chart. Iron Maiden’s bright shows were attracting everyone’s attention, including attention from representatives of various labels, and by 1979 the band signed the contract with EMI. Thus, in 1980 the band’s debut album Iron Maiden was released and it got excellent reviews from the critics. The rockers did not make their fans wait too long for the following studio work: the second long play Killers, that proved to be as interesting and strong as its predecessor, was issued in 1981. Iron Maiden started the professional career in a very confident way, because the musicians managed to gain a huge fan base and also to establish a reputation of one of the most talented and prominent young bands.

Iron Maiden’s members always had plenty of new ideas, and the musicians realized them very well in the studio. Thus, the records The Number Of The Beast (1982) and Piece Of Mind (1983) were certified Platinum in the UK and on the other side of the Atlantic. In 1983 the famous magazine Kerrang! included Piece Of Mind and The Number Of The Beast into the list of The Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Times to the first and second places accordingly. In general eighties became the Golden period for Iron Maiden: the rockers issued their best albums and managed to achieve the world recognition.

Nineties turned out to be a bit less successful for the band: there were rumors about Iron Maiden’s disbandment, which luckily proved to be fake. Maybe the albums of nineties were received in that way because of the fact that the extremely talented vocalist Bruce Dickinson quitted the group. Nevertheless, the band’s fans were satisfied: they got such strong long plays as No Prayer For The Dying (1990), Fear Of The Dark (1992) and many others. In 1993 the founders of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal released the live album A Real Dead One, recorded during the concerts in Europe. A Real Dead One became the real present for all the live sound lovers, as soon as that album could preserve the energy and drive of Iron Maiden’s performances.

Even if someone considers nineties to be not the best period of the band’s creativity, the millennium showed the real potential of the musicians. Iron Maiden’s line-up is worth mentioning: not every band has three guitarists, and of such high level. That helped to achieve the new sound, which turned out to be even more powerful than it used to be. Moreover, the group’s fans were extremely happy because Bruce Dickinson came back. The album Brave New World, released in 2000, debuted at number two in the UK and soon it was certified Gold. Three years later Iron Maiden issued the record Dance Of Death (2003) that had been crated in the band’s best traditions. The studio attempt titled A Matter Of Life And Death appeared in 2006 and it was enjoyed by the fans and it was critically acclaimed.

In 2010 Iron Maiden’s discography was enlarged by the album The Final Frontier that had been waited by fans for four years. The musicians’ skills allowed them to create not only the strong, but also the incredibly difficult from the technical point of view work. Iron Maiden never looked for the easier ways, they always did their best, and The Final Frontier is the bright example of that. That studio work already attracted the attention of millions of fans all around the world, and there is absolutely no doubt that The Final Frontier will be interesting for all the good music lovers.

Studio Albums

Iron Maiden, The Book of Souls mp3The Book of Souls
2015
  • Heavy Metal
  • Progressive Metal
Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier mp3The Final Frontier
The Final Frontier is studio album number fifteen from the heavy-metal icons Iron Maiden. Although it's the longest CD they have, the new record is not boring, but begging to be listened to again and again
2010
  • Heavy Metal
Iron Maiden, Dance of Death mp3Dance of Death
2003
  • Heavy Metal
Iron Maiden, Brave New World mp3Brave New World
2000
  • Heavy Metal
Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden mp3Iron Maiden
1998
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, Killers mp3Killers
1998
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, Virtual XI mp3Virtual XI
1998
  • Heavy Metal
Iron Maiden, The X Factor mp3The X Factor
1995
  • Heavy Metal
Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast mp3The Number of the Beast
1994
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, Fear of the Dark mp3Fear of the Dark
1992
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, No Prayer for the Dying mp3No Prayer for the Dying
1990
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time mp3Somewhere in Time
1986
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, Powerslave mp3Powerslave
1984
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind mp3Piece of Mind
1983
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM

Singles

Iron Maiden, Wildest Dreams mp3Wildest Dreams
2003
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM

EP

Iron Maiden, No More Lies: Dance of Death Souvenir EP mp3No More Lies: Dance of Death Souvenir EP
2004
  • Heavy Metal
  • Progressive Metal

Lives

Iron Maiden, En Vivo! mp3En Vivo!
2012
  • Heavy Metal
  • Progressive Metal
Iron Maiden, Death on the Road mp3Death on the Road
2005
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, Live After Death mp3Live After Death
1998
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, A Real Dead One mp3A Real Dead One
1993
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, A Real Live One mp3A Real Live One
1993
  • Heavy Metal
  • NWOBHM
Iron Maiden, Maiden Japan mp3Maiden Japan
1981
  • NWOBHM
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