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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Iron Maiden Premiere “Sign Of The Cross” (Live)

Iron Maiden premiere a live performance of “Sign Of The Cross” from their impending live double album, “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City“, recorded during several shows that took place in Mexico City, in September 2019.


That album will be released on November 20th and features the below track listing: More...

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Iron Maiden Announces New Live Album

Parlophone Records are pleased to announce the release of Iron Maiden’s new double live album on November 20th worldwide [through BMG in the USA.] Containing over 100 minutes of classic Maiden music and available in multiple formats, "Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live in Mexico City" was recorded during the band’s three sold out arena shows there in September 2019 and is a celebration of their Legacy Of The Beast World Tour which began in 2018 and will finish next Summer in Europe.

Iron Maiden founder and bass player Steve Harris comments:
"When the final leg of our 2020 Legacy tour this summer had to be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, the whole band was very disappointed and deflated and we know our fans felt the same. We’d been really looking forward to bringing the show to even more countries and although we’ve been able to reschedule most of our European own-shows for 2021, we thought we’d take a listen to the recordings from the tour so far and see if we could create a definitive live album souvenir that everyone, everywhere could enjoy. I’m very pleased with the results, especially as this set list includes songs which have never made it to a live CD before, such as ‘For The Greater Good Of God’, and other older songs like ‘Where Eagles Dare’, ‘Flight Of Icarus’, ‘The Clansman’ and ‘Sign Of The Cross’ which haven’t been included in our live set releases for many years.

"We’ve never released a live album from Mexico before and I think this recording does justice to the passion and joy of our Mexican fans who always give us such a fantastic welcome whenever we play there."

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds:
"All the shows on the tour so far have been amazing and our fans have loved the whole Legacy extravaganza with the elaborately themed stages, props and drapes, not to mention the killer set-list! When our 2020 tour got cancelled, putting together a live album seemed the obvious thing to do and I think Steve, along with co-producer Tony Newton, has perfectly captured the essence of the 70,000-strong crowd across these three nights in Mexico City. The album serves both as a celebration of this tour, which almost two million fans have already seen, and as a taster for, hopefully, next year’s final run for anyone who hasn’t yet experienced the show." More...

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Legendary Producer Martin Birch Passes Away

Martin Birch, the legendary producer best known for his work with Iron Maiden from 1981 to 1992, as well as Black Sabbath's first two albums with Ronnie James Dio, has sadly died at the age of seventy two. Birch also worked with such bands as Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Fleetwood Mac, Rainbow and Whitesnake, with whom he worked with from 1978 to 1984.

Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale paid tribute to Birch, saying: "It is with a very heavy heart I've just had verified my very dear friend and producer Martin Birch has passed away.

"Martin was a huge part of my life...helping me from the first time we met through until Slide It In... My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and fans... Broken heart."

Other notable people who led tributes included Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, who said: "Really sad to hear of the passing of Martin Birch. Brilliant producer. Had the pleasure of working with him on the Black Sabbath albums Heaven And Hell and Mob Rules. Condolensces to Vera and family."

While Wendy Dio added: "My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Vera and his daughter Haley. He was a genius producer and a very dear friend of Ronnie’s (James Dio). May he RIP."

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74 More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2020

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting have confirmed a further 74 bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed bands joining previously announced headliners Judas Priest and Iron Maiden will be hard rock pioneers Deep Purple, nu metal favourites Korn, Chicago stars Disturbed, the recently reunited Mercyful Fate, California's own, Deftones and pop punk stars The Offspring. The festival will take place across four days from 18th-21st of June.

The lineup (in alphabetical order) is now as follows: More...

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Judas Priest And Iron Maiden To Headline Graspop

The organisers of Belgium's biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed that two of the most legendary names in heavy metal, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, will be headlining the 2020 edition of the event. Iron Maiden will cap off the day on Thursday, while Judas Priest will be headlining the Saturday. More names are expected to be confirmed for the twenty fifth incarnation of the event, which this time will take place across four days from the 18th-21st of June.

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Iron Maiden Announces Australian Tour Dates

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden has announced that they will be embarking on a tour of Australia in May of next year, where they will be joined by metalcore favourites Killswitch Engage. A statement from frontman Bruce Dickinson reads as follows:

"We're immensely proud of this show and we've had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe, North America, Mexico and South America.

"The production for Australia is exactly the same as the other shows on this tour so far and is based on our mobile game the Legacy Of The Beast, which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs.

"It is not that easy designing different worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work, and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We've got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during 'Aces High', tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course, we have Eddie, as you've never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises.

"I've had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage; it's been fantastic. We can't wait to bring this show to you!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Watch Iron Maiden's Entire Rock In Rio Show

Watch Iron Maiden's entire nearly-two-hour performance at this year's edition of the Rock In Rio festival. The band's show took place this past Friday, October 4 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and you can now stream it in pro-shot quality below.

Setlist: More...

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Iron Maiden, Kiss And SOAD To Headline Download

The organisers of the Download festival, the biggest rock and metal event in Great Britain, have announced that the 2020 edition will be headlined by Kiss, Iron Maiden and System Of A Down. A statement from the organisers reads as follows:

"Downloaders, the day is finally here - your first Download Festival 2020 lineup announcement is here! We couldn’t be more stoked to reveal that your headliners will be... KISS, Iron Maiden, and System Of A Down!

"Not only that, but NINE more bands will also be coming to rock the hallowed grounds of Donington Park, including Deftones, Korn, The Offspring, and Disturbed! Download 2020 takes place on 12th-14th June and tickets are on sale now, so make sure you grab em!"

The first batch of bands in full:

Kiss (Headliner)
Iron Maiden (Headliner)
System Of A Down (Headliner)
The Offspring
Deftones
Korn
Disturbed
Gojira
Alestorm
Black Veil Brides
Of Mice And Men
Daughtry

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Iron Maiden Debut “Flight Of Icarus” Live Video

Iron Maiden debut the below official live music video for “Flight Of Icarus“. Footage for the clip was captured during their ‘Legacy Of The Beast Tour‘, which the group will be embarking on another leg of in North America this summer.

Dates for above mentioned upcoming tour can be found below: More...

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Iron Maiden Share New Live Video

Iron Maiden share the below streaming live clip of “Run To The Hills” which was captured during their ‘Legacy Of The Beast Tour‘.

The video arrives to promote the group’s upcoming 2019 tour, which includes this summer North American run: More...

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Iron Maiden Announces World Tour Dates

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden has announced a series of headline shows in both North and South America for the Summer of 2019 as part of their "Legacy Of The Beast" tour. Support on the trek will come from The Raven Age, featuring George Harris (son of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris,) while additional support at the Los Angeles show will come from Fozzy.

Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson comments: "We’re excited to return to North America and share the Legacy Of The Beast Tour with all our friends there! We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game The Legacy Of The Beast which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date.

"We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during ‘Aces High,’ tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!" More...

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Just For Fun

Listen: To Dickinson's Iron Maiden 1981 Audition

If you haven't heard it yet, now you can listen to Bruce Dickinson's 1981 audition tape for Iron Maiden.

A gem for every heavy metal fan...

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Watch: Iron Maiden Drummer's 2018 Video Drum Tour

A five-minute clip showcasing Iron Maiden skinsman Nicko McBrain taking the viewer for a close-up tour of his 2018 kit is streaming below.

In other news Nicko McBrain recently opened his drum store "Nicko McBrain's Drum One" in Manchester. The store boasts "Planet Paiste", U.K.'s largest dedicated Paiste show space and the "Sonorsphere" where drummers can find the biggest selection of Sonor products in the UK. Aside Sonor and Paiste all other major drum and percussion brands are stocked.


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Iron Maiden Launches New Beer

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and independent family brewers Robinsons announce the creation of Light Brigade, a unique golden English ale with a 4.1% ABV. It has been developed in support of Help For Heroes, the British charity that provides recovery and support for the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service.

6p of each pint and 5p of each bottle sold will be donated to help the thousands of Servicemen and women who live with complex wounds and injuries – both physical and mental – and are looking to regain their purpose in life. More...

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Watch: Christmas Tracks Gone Metallica, Ozzy Etc.

There’s a considerable number of metal and hard rock interpretations of holiday songs to be found in the latest edition of "Ten Second Songs". YouTuber Erock helps hammer out some of the tunes in the style of Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, System Of A Down, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson etc..

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"Hellfest Open Air" 2018 Full Lineup Revealed

The full lineup is in for the 2018 ‘Hellfest Open Air‘, which will be held from June 22nd-24th in Clisson, France. Check out the billing below:

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Iron Maiden’s Eddie "M.U.S.C.L.E" Figures Coming

Super 7 have been pairing the "M.U.S.C.L.E" toy franchise with various properties lately, including "Masters Of The Universe", "Mega Man" etc.

Now Iron Maiden's band mascot Eddie looks to be next in line. Some early sculpts of Eddie can be seen below. The new Eddie line is expected to be out in stores this December.


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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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Iron Maiden Premiere Pre-Release Full-DVD Stream

Iron Maiden premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new DVD "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter", which will be out in stores coming Friday, November 17th. The effort features footage shot across their world touring.

Check out now "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter" in its entirety below.

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Iron Maiden Confirmed For Graspop 2018

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has become the latest band to be confirmed for the 2018 edition of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, as part of their "Legacy of the Beast" tour, which will focus primarily on material from the 1980s. The group joins Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N Roses on the bill, which for one year only will be held across four days, in what the festival has dubbed the "XL Edition." The event will be held from June 21st to June 24th and tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday (November 18th.)

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