Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, 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 has undergone a massive resurgence in popularity, with their 2010 studio offering, The Final Frontier, peaking at No. 1 in 28 countries and receiving widespread critical acclaim. Their sixteenth studio album, The Book of Souls, was released on 4 September 2015 and has been peaking at No. 1 in 45 countries including digital charts.

Despite little radio or television support, Iron Maiden are considered one of the most influential and successful heavy metal bands in history, with The Sunday Times reporting in 2017 that the band have sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide. Their releases were nearby 600 times certified silver, gold, platinum worldwide. The band won multiple music awards including (among many others) Brit Awards, Grammy Awards, Emma-Gaala Awards, BPI Awards, Echo Awards, Juno Awards, Silver Cleaf, 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 40 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.
Band Members:

Vocals
Paul Mario Day (1975-1976)
Dennis Willcock (1976-1977)
Paul Di'Anno (1978-1981)
Bruce Dickinson (1981-1993 and 1999-present)
Blaze Bayley (1994-1998)

Guitar
Terry Rance (1975-1976)
Dave Sullivan (1975-1976)
Dave Murray (2) (1976-1977 and 1978-present)
Bob Sawyer (3) (1977)
Terry Wapram (1977-1978)
Paul Cairns (2) (1978-1979)
Paul Todd (1979)
Tony Parsons (3) (1979)
Dennis Stratton (1979-1980)
Adrian Smith (2) (1980-1990 and 1999-present)
Janick Gers (1990-present)

Bass
Steve Harris (1975-present)

Drums
Ron "Rebel" Matthews (1975-1977)
Barry "Thunderstick" Purkis (1977)
Doug Sampson (1977-1979)
Clive Burr (1980-1982)
Nicko McBrain (1982-present)

Keyboards
Tony Hustings-Moore (1977)
Michael Kenney (1986-present) (Live performances only, not a full member)
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1C 064-07 269 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden album art Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (Album) EMI, EMI 1C 064-07 269 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
CLEM-1031, 33C 262-07450 Iron Maiden - Killers album art Iron Maiden Killers (Album) EMI, EMI CLEM-1031, 33C 262-07450 Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
746364-4 Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast album art Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (Album) EMI, EMI 746364-4 Chile 1982 Sell This Version
8156 Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind album art Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (Album) EMI, EMI 8156 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
Series #25 Show #10 Iron Maiden - Innerview album art Iron Maiden Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #25 Show #10 US 1983 Sell This Version
RR-83-49&50 Iron Maiden - Retro-Rock Broadcast Weeks 11-28 & 12-5 album art Quiet Riot / Iron Maiden Quiet Riot / Iron Maiden - Retro-Rock Broadcast Weeks 11-28 & 12-5(2xLP, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation RR-83-49&50 US 1983 Sell This Version
11981 Iron Maiden - Powerslave album art Iron Maiden Powerslave (Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 11981 Colombia 1984 Sell This Version
SCE 501.568 Iron Maiden - Live After Death (Volume Two) album art Iron Maiden Live After Death (Volume Two) (Album) EMI SCE 501.568 Uruguay 1985 Sell This Version
111030 Iron Maiden - Live After Death (Volume One) album art Iron Maiden Live After Death (Volume One) (Album) EMI 111030 Colombia 1985 Sell This Version
TC-ES-240426, TC-ES-240427 Iron Maiden - Live After Death album art Iron Maiden Live After Death (Album) EMI, EMI TC-ES-240426, TC-ES-240427 Malaysia 1985 Sell This Version
Series #32 Show #4 Iron Maiden - Innerview album art Iron Maiden Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #32 Show #4 US 1985 Sell This Version
31C 064 240597 Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time album art Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (Album, Single) EMI 31C 064 240597 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
SLEM- 1520 Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son album art Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Album) EMI, EMI SLEM- 1520 Mexico 1988 Sell This Version
CN 5288/S Iron Maiden - In Concert-451 album art Fields Of The Nephilim / Iron Maiden Fields Of The Nephilim / Iron Maiden - In Concert-451(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5288/S UK 1989 Sell This Version
0777 7 95142 4 3 Iron Maiden - No Prayer For The Dying album art Iron Maiden No Prayer For The Dying (Album) EMI, EMI 0777 7 95142 4 3 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
303-0239 Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark album art Iron Maiden Fear Of The Dark (Album) EMI, EMI 303-0239 Ecuador 1992 Sell This Version
7 89248 4 Iron Maiden - A Real Dead One album art Iron Maiden A Real Dead One (Album) EMI United Kingdom 7 89248 4 Argentina 1993 Sell This Version
142 8275111 Iron Maiden - Live At Donington - August 22nd 1992 album art Iron Maiden Live At Donington - August 22nd 1992 (Album) EMI United Kingdom 142 8275111 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
0777 7 81456 4 6, 7 81456 4 Iron Maiden - A Real Live One album art Iron Maiden A Real Live One (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI 0777 7 81456 4 6, 7 81456 4 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
835819 Iron Maiden - The X Factor album art Iron Maiden The X Factor (Album) EMI United Kingdom 835819 Venezuela 1995 Sell This Version
7243 8 57580 2 7, CDINPROF 001 Iron Maiden - In Profile album art Iron Maiden In Profile EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom 7243 8 57580 2 7, CDINPROF 001 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
none Iron Maiden - Eddie's Head album art Iron Maiden Eddie's Head (Comp, Album) EMI none 1998 Sell This Version
DPRO1705 Iron Maiden - Virtual XI album art Iron Maiden Virtual XI (Album) EMI United Kingdom DPRO1705 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
none Iron Maiden - Brave New World - Advance Radio Selection album art Iron Maiden Brave New World - Advance Radio Selection EMI none Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 26605 2 0 Iron Maiden - Brave New World album art Iron Maiden Brave New World (Album) EMI 7243 5 26605 2 0 Mexico 2000 Sell This Version

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dedindi

dedindi

November 15, 2020
Their 1983 track 'The Trooper' is written in E Aeolian and shows an advanced musical form that implies separate harmonic progressions for each section:
https://musictales.club/article/8-songs-introduce-aeolian-mode-and-natural-minor-scale
IronMaidenAgui

IronMaidenAgui

October 6, 2020
That list is only missing patches and Neca figures to be a real chaos
Zucchini99

Zucchini99

May 28, 2020
One thing that I do love about Iron is that they do picture pisc records, really dope and I enjoy those better then some plain color with words on it.
ray_from_texas

ray_from_texas

August 24, 2017
Why is the album BBC Archives listed separately (part of the Eddie's Archive box set) but the other two albums, Beast Over Hammersmith and Best Of The B Sides, are not?
edwardpaxman

edwardpaxman

May 8, 2017
Maiden have for me,been at the forefront of NWOBHM.I'd just come out of the punk scene ('79) & was looking as a lot were in the early 'thatcher' days for a new direction.IM did it for me,not quite as raw as a lot of punk bands,but it was there.How they've lasted is really down to two giants of metal,Steve (arry) Harris & Bruce Dickinson.(sorry Blaze).Hope they continue,all down to health,i guess.up the irons!👊👍
Rich.C

Rich.C

January 19, 2017
With or without singer Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden have continued their heavy metal assault for the past twenty years -- brave soldiers for the Euro-Metal they fashioned from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Rhythmic velocity, intense, wailing dual lead guitars, and vocals that soared in concert with the epic imagery of the lyrics made them the lords of Metal throughout the '80s. Weathering the '90s with several lineup changes, Maiden have come full circle (well, sort of) with the 1999 return of Dickinson.
...Looks as if their fierce signature sound will charge into the new millennium.
metalcol

metalcol

October 28, 2016
the album isnt listed here on the discogs iron maiden listings...
metalcol

metalcol

October 28, 2016
I have an ironmaiden greatest hits album..its called edward the great the greatest hits on double picture disc album..16 tracks..emi: 7243543103 1 7...eu...2002..
tiagop

tiagop

December 23, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
I was introduced to heavy metal with "Somewhere in time", back in '86. Unfortunately, slightly too young for my parents to allow me to see them in Lisbon then. But did it in '88, when they came back with "Seventh son..." tour. Seen all their shows in Portugal with Bruce Dickinson (except one). Sorry Blaze: hated your albums.
adamhochfelder

adamhochfelder

November 17, 2015
One of the greatest bands of all times!!

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