Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Genre: Heavy Metal, NWOBHM
Origin: United Kingdom
Status: Active

Biography:
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, east London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to thirty-eight albums, including sixteen studio albums, eleven live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations.

Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden achieved initial success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of UK and US platinum and gold albums, including 1982's The Number of the Beast, 1983's Piece of Mind, 1984's Powerslave, 1985's live release Live After Death, 1986's Somewhere in Time and 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Since the return of lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in 1999, the band have undergone a resurgence in popularity,[2] with their 2010 studio offering, The Final Frontier, peaking at No. 1 in 28 different countries and receiving widespread critical acclaim. Their sixteenth studio album, The Book of Souls, was released on 4 September 2015.

Despite little radio or television support,[3] Iron Maiden are considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, with The Observer reporting in 2015 that the band have sold over 90 million albums worldwide.[4] The band won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2002. As of October 2013, the band have played over 2000 live shows throughout their career. For the past 35 years, the band have been supported by their famous mascot, "Eddie", who has appeared on almost all of their album and single covers, as well as in their live shows.


Discography:

Studio albums
- Iron Maiden (1980)
- Killers (1981)
- The Number of the Beast (1982)
- Piece of Mind (1983)
- Powerslave (1984)
- Somewhere in Time (1986)
- Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
- No Prayer for the Dying (1990)
- Fear of the Dark (1992)
- The X Factor (1995)
- Virtual XI (1998)
- Brave New World (2000)
- Dance of Death (2003)
- A Matter of Life and Death (2006)
- The Final Frontier (2010)
- The Book of Souls (2015)

EP
- Live!! + One (1980)
- Maiden Japan (1981)
- Running Free - Sanctuary (1990)
- Women in Uniform - Twilight Zone (1990)
- Purgatory - Maiden Japan (1990)
- Run to the Hills - The Number of the Beast (1990)
- Flight of Icarus - The Trooper (1990)
- 2 Minutes to Midnight - Aces High (1990)
- Running Free - Run to the Hills (1990)
- Wasted Years - Stranger in a Strange Land (1990)
- Can I Play with Madness - The Evil That Men Do (1990)
- The Clairvoyant - Infinite Dreams (1990)
- No More Lies (2004)

Demos
- The Soundhouse Tapes (1979)

Singles
- プロ―ラ― / ランニング・フリ― (1980)
- Running Free (1980)
- Sanctuary (1980)
- Women in Uniform (1980)
- Twilight Zone / Wrathchild (1981)
- Run to the Hills (1982)
- The Number of the Beast (1982)
- Flight of Icarus (1983)
- The Trooper (1983)
- 2 Minutes to Midnight (1984)
- Aces High (1984)
- Running Free (1985)
- Run to the Hills (1985)
- Wasted Years (1986)
- Stranger in a Strange Land (1986)
- Can I Play with Madness (1988)
- The Evil That Men Do (1988)
- The Clairvoyant (1988)
- Infinite Dreams (1989)
- Holy Smoke (1990)
- Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter (1990)
- Be Quick or Be Dead (1992)
- From Here to Eternity (1992)
- Wasting Love (1992)
- Fear of the Dark Live (1993)
- Hallowed Be Thy Name (1993)
- Man on the Edge (1995)
- Lord of the Flies (1996)
- Virus (1996)
- The Angel & the Gambler (1998)
- Futureal (1998)
- The Wicker Man (2000)
- Out of the Silent Planet (2000)
- Run to the Hills (2002)
- Wildest Dreams (2003)
- Rainmaker (2003)
- The Trooper (2005)
- The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (2006)
- Different World (2006)
- El Dorado (2010)
- Speed of Light (2015)

Video
- Live at the Rainbow (1981)
- Video Pieces (1983)
- Behind the Iron Curtain (1984)
- Live After Death (World Slavery Tour '85) (1985)
- 12 Wasted Years (1987)
- Maiden England (1989)
- The First Ten Years (1990)
- From There to Eternity (1992)
- Donington Live 1992 (1993)
- Raising Hell (1994)
- Classic Albums: The Number of the Beast (2001)
- Rock in Rio (2002)
- Visions of the Beast (2003)
- The History of Iron Maiden Part 1: The Early Days (2004)
- Death on the Road (2006)
- Flight 666 (2009)
- En Vivo! (2012)

Compilations
- Best of the Beast (1996)
- A Real Live Dead One (1998)
- Ed Hunter (1999)
- Edward the Great - The Greatest Hits (2002)
- Eddie's Archive (2002)
- The Essential Iron Maiden (2005)
- Somewhere Back in Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989 (2008)
- From Fear to Eternity - The Best of 1990-2010 (2011)

Boxed Set
- Maiden Mania 80-87 (1987)
- The Story So Far Part I (1985)
- The Story So Far Part II (1985)
- Eddie Head (1998)
- The Beast Collection (2014)
- The Complete Albums Collection 1980-1988 (2014)

Live Album
- Live After Death (1985)
- A Real Live One (1993)
- A Real Dead One (1993)
- Live at Donington (1993)
- Rock in Rio (2002)
- Death on the Road (2005)
- Flight 666: The Original Soundtrack (2009)
- En Vivo! (2012)
- Maiden England '88 (2013)


Members

Current members:
Steve Harris - Bass, Keyboards (1975-present)
Dave Murray - Guitars (1976-1977, 1977-present)
Adrian Smith - Guitars (1980-1990, 1999-present)
Bruce Dickinson - Vocals (1981-1993, 1999-present)
Nicko McBrain - Drums (1982-present)
Janick Gers - Guitars (1990-present)

Past members:
Ron "Rebel" Matthews - Drums (1975-1977)
Dave Sullivan - Guitars (1975-1976)
Terry Rance - Guitars (1975-1976)
Paul Mario Day - Vocals (1975-1976)
Bobby "Angelo" Sawyer - Guitars (1976)
John Northfield - Guitars (1976)
Dennis Wilcock - Vocals (1976-1978)
Doug Sampson - Drums (1977-1979)
Thunderstick - Drums (1977)
Terry Wapram - Guitars (1977)
Tony Moore - Keyboards (1977)
Paul Di'Anno - Vocals (1978-1981)
Clive Burr - Drums (1979-1982)
Tony Parsons - Guitars (1979)
Paul Cairns - Guitars (1979)
Paul Todd - Guitars (1979)
Dennis Stratton - Guitars (1979-1980)
Blaze Bayley - Vocals (1994-1999)

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