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Formed: 1975
From: London, United Kingdom
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Iron Maiden Announces U.K. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom next summer. This will be the final leg of the band's "Final Frontier" world tour.

Speaking on the tour, bassist and founder Steve Harris commented: "Everything in the Maiden camp has been so full on these last five years or so that we haven't travelled around the UK to play for our home fans for almost that long. These fans supported us by coming to Twickenham Stadium, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Download and more recently Sonisphere so we thought we should get off our backsides and do the travelling this time and get round the country to see them all. We very much look forward to playing all four home countries and a couple of places we haven’t been for a very long time, Aberdeen and Belfast! And playing the O2 gets us as close to the East End of London where Maiden started off than we have been for many a year, probably since the Ruskin Arms! All in all l think this is going to be a very special series of shows and a wonderful way to end this whole world tour. We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year’s tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven’t seen us before, plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of course, …Eddie!"

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Iron Maiden Announces Unique World Tour

Legendary British heavy metal act Iron Maiden has revealed the dates for its forthcoming "Round The World Trip" as part of the "The Final Frontier World Tour." The new dates will see Iron Maiden play 29 shows and visiting 26 cities in thirteen countries, across five continents. The band's entire journey will be piloted by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson in Ed Force One and will traverse over 50,000 miles. You can view the tour dates below:

Feb. 11 - Moscow, Russia - Olympiski
Feb. 15 - Singapore - Singapore Indoor Stadium
Feb. 17 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Stadium Utama Gelaro Bung Karno Senayan
Feb. 20 - Bali, Indonesia - Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Feb. 23 - Melbourne, Australia - Hisense Arena
Feb. 24 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Feb. 26 - Brisbane, Australia - Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
Feb. 27 - Sydney, Australia - Eastern Creek Raceway (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 04 - Melbourne, Australia - Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 05 - Adelaide, Australia - Bonython Park (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 07 - Perth, Australia - Steel Blue Oval (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 10 - Seoul, Korea - Chamsil Gymnasium
Mar. 12 - Tokyo, Japan - Super Arena
Mar. 13 - Tokyo, Japan - Super Arena
Mar. 17 - Monterrey, Mexico - Banamex Theatre
Mar. 18 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol
Mar. 20 - Bogota, Columbia - CC Sapo
Mar. 23 - Lima, Peru - Estadio San Marcos
Mar. 26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium
Mar. 27 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - HSBC Arena
Mar. 30 - Brasilia, Brazil - Nilson Nelson Parking Lot
Apr. 01 - Belem, Brazil - Parque De Exposicoes
Apr. 03 - Recife, Brazil - Parque De Exposicoes
Apr. 05 - Curitiba, Brazil - Expotrade
Apr. 08 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Velez Sarsfield
Apr. 10 - Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional
Apr. 14 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo De Puerto Rico
Apr. 16 - Sunrise, Florida - Bank Atlantic Center
Apr. 17 - Tampa, Florida - St Pete Times Forum
Jun. 30 - July 3 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
Jul. 01 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
Jul. 06 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor
Jul. 08 - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium
Jul. 10 - St Petersburg, Russia - SKK Peterburgskiy

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Top Ten Halloween Metal Songs

Its no secret that heavy metal and Halloween go together like a hockey mask and a machete. While there are numerous songs you can list under the hallowed category, here are ten terrifying tracks to bleed your ears dry.

10. Moonspell - "I'll See You In My Dreams"

Who knew such a soft jazz song from 1924 could be recreated over 80 years later as a wickedly heavy and haunting track from Portugal's biggest metal export. It was recorded for a film of the same title, and the video features clips from the movie along with an amazing array of starving Zombies who seem to have a craving for Portuguese flesh.

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Sabbath/Deep Purple/Maiden Supergroup To Record

Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan will be recording together again along with Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain and Deep Purple's Jon Lord to benefit an Armenian music school. Recording under the moniker WHOCARES, the first charity single will be titled "Out of my Mind."

In 1989 Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan were involved in the recording of the Deep Purple track "Smoke on The Water." This song was re-recorded to raise money for those affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988.

In October of last year both Tony and Ian travelled to Armenia to see how the funds raised had helped the local community. On their trip they visited a music school only to find it being run out of temporary accommodation, it was only location not to have been rebuilt 20 years after the earthquake had struck.

Tony and Ian will be heading back into the studio, joined by Jon Lord (ex Deep Purple / Whitesnake) and Nicko McBrain (drummer of Iron Maiden) to record a new track to raise money to rebuild the Armenian music school.

More recently bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica, Flotsam & Jetsam, Voivod, etc.) and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström (H.I.M.), have added their parts to the track "Out Of My Mind" from the all-star charity project.

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Iron Maiden Singer Flies Liverpool F.C. To Naples

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is also a commercial pilot for Astraeus Airlines, will be flying English football team Liverpool F.C. to their match in Naples against Napoli, according to BBC News. The struggling English side will kick off against Napoli at 1800 BST on Thursday as part of the Europa League.

Although Dickinson said he does not follow any football team specifically, he is wishing the Reds luck and stated: "I was originally supposed to be going to Iceland and flying down to Las Palmas and Tenerife, but this looked a lot more interesting so I'm flying the team down to Naples."

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Iron Maiden Announces European Mini-Tour

Legendary British heavy metal act Iron Maiden has confirmed the first dates for it's forthcoming European tour. The tour is a part of the "The Final Frontier World Tour," in support of their 2010 release "The Final Frontier."

The confirmed dates as as follows:

Jul. 01 - Gothenburg, SWE - Ullevi Stadium
Jul. 06 - Oslo, NOR - Telenor
Jul. 08 - Helsinki, FIN - Olympic Stadium
Jun. 30 - Jul. 3 - Roskild,e DEN - Roskilde Festival

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Iron Maiden Tops The Charts In 21 Countries

British heavy metal titans Iron Maiden announced recently that they had topped the charts in their native country for the first time in eighteen years, as well as in Sweden and Finland. As of today however, the band can add a further eighteen countries to that list, as their new album, "The Final Frontier" has been sweeping the globe. In addition to the previously revealed counries, "The Final Frontier" is currently number one in such countries as Canada, France, Germany, Japan and New Zealand.

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Iron Maiden Tops The Chart In Two More Countries

British heavy metal veterans Iron Maiden has entered the albums chart in the United Kingdom at number one withe their new studio album, "The Final Frontier," making it their first album to reach the top spot in their native country since 1992's "Fear Of The Dark." The album has also reached the number one spot in Finland, making it the second country in Scandinavia for the album to reach such a position, after it was announced yesterday that the album had topped the Swedish album charts, going Gold in the process. "The Final Frontier" has also done well in other European countries, reaching the number three spot in the Republic Of Ireland, and the number six placement in Belgium, as well reaching the number two spot in Australia.

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Iron Maiden Tops Swedish Album Charts

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have topped the Swedish album charts with their latest studio album, "The Final Frontier," after it sold over 20,000 copies. As a result of the sales figures, the album has already been certified Gold in Sweden. The album is the band's first in four years and is expected to do well in other countries, including a predicted top 5 position in the United States and possibly becoming their first record since 1992 to clinch the top spot in their home country.

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Iron Maiden Likely To Top British Album Chart

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden look set to top the album charts in their native country with their latest studio album, "The Final Frontier," which was released on August 16th through EMI and has already sold 22,000 copies, over three times more than their closest competitor Eminem. Should the album come out on top, it will be the band's first album to reach the number one position in Great Britain since 1992's "Fear Of The Dark."

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Finland's Sonisphere Festival Ruined By Storm

AFP reports: A severe thunderstorm hit the Sonisphere heavy metal music festival in southwestern Finland Sunday, injuring dozens and damaging the equipment of several bands including Motley Crue, organisers said.

"A severe thunderstorm hit (the) Sonisphere Festival in Pori, Finland this afternoon at approximately 4:00 pm (1300 GMT)," the organisers said in a statement.

"Strong freak wind gusts damaged the stages and knocked down tents and fences. Approximately 40 people were injured, two of them seriously," the statement said, adding that those hurt had been taken to hospital for treatment. More...

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Iron Maiden To Headline Soundwave 2011

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have been confirmed as the headlining act for next year's edition of Australia's Soundwave festival. Also on the bill will be American thrash metal legends Slayer, shock rocker Rob Zombie, hardcore outfit Terror and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash amongst others. Iron Maiden will also perform two arena shows in February.

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Download Enforcer's New Album For Free

Swedish heavy metal band ENFORCER has been confirmed to appear at the SONISPHERE FESTIVAL on Saturday July 31st in Knebworth, England, sharing the stage with the likes of IRON MAIDEN, SLAYER, MOTLEY CRUE and ALICE COOPER amongst many others. To celebrate ENFORCER’s appearance at the festival, HEAVY ARTILLERY RECORDS is offering a free download of the band’s recently released sophomore album "Diamonds" (reviewed here) for one day only from 5:00pm EST Wednesday, July 28th to 5:00 pm EST Thursday July 29th. "Diamonds" can be downloaded for free at this location.

Catch ENFORCER live on the following tour dates:

July 31st Knebworth, United Kingdom @ Sonisphere UK
August 13th Catton Hall, United Kingdom @ Bloodstock Open Air
August 26th Bergen, Norway @ Hole in the Sky

Supporting Blind Guardian:

September 24th Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
September 25th Deinze, Belgium @ Brielport
September 26th London, United Kingdom @ Sheperd's Bush
September 28th Paris, France @ Elysee Montmartre
October 1st Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Arena
October 2nd Trier, Germany @ Arena
October 3rd Langen, Germany @ Stadhalle
October 5th Bremen, Germany @ Pier 2
October 6th Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
October 8th Bamberg, Germany @ Jako Arena
October 9th Dusseldorf, Germany @ Philippshalle
October 10th Munchen, Germany @ Zenith
October 12th Rome, Italy @ Atlantico
October 13th Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
October 15th Pratteln, Czech Republic @ 27
October 16th Wien, Austria @ Gasometer
October 17th Brno, Czech Republic @ Fleda
October 19th Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola
October 20th Berlin, Germany @ Huxley's
October 21st Osnabruck, Germany @ Halle Gartlage
October 22nd Goteborg, Sweden @ Brew House
October 23rd Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben

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Iron Maiden Posts New Music Video Online

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has posted their new music video online for the song, "The Final Frontier." You can check it out below. The song is the title track from the band's forthcoming fifteenth studio album, which will be released on August 16th.

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Iron Maiden Posts New Video Teaser Online

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has posted a teaser trailer online for their forthcoming new music video, "The Final Frontier," which is the title track to their fifteenth studio album, which will be released through EMI Records on August 16th. You can check out the teaser below. The full video itself will premeire on the band's official website next tuesday (July 13th) at 3PM BST. More...

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Iron Maiden Visits NASA Space Center in Houston

Astronaut Michael J. Massimino gave four members of Iron Maiden a comprehensive tour of the world-famous NASA Space Center. Massimino comments, "Having a visit from Iron Maiden was great fun. It was a pleasure to meet them and they are big fans of the space program. It was an honor for NASA to host them and a big morale boost for the entire NASA team to have Iron Maiden at the Space Center."

Says vocalist Bruce Dickinson, "We appear to have a lot of fans at NASA, and it was a real pleasure to meet some of them, especially, of course, a bona fide astronaut who has made a number of space walks. Hearing first hand of Michael's experiences was fascinating. He took us round the Space Station and Shuttle and up close to the incredible Saturn V rocket. Fans working in the Mission Control room had even put up pictures of the band on the huge screens where you would normally see the rockets taking off! The highlight was unquestionably the Apollo Room, from where the moon landings were coordinated, this was to step back into history. Looking at the relative simplicity of the equipment compared to today, it is amazing how they managed to pull it off. Each of us even got to take off, fly and land the Space Shuttle on the simulator, a real thrill. We felt very privileged and hope that Michael and our NASA fans enjoyed our Houston show as much as we enjoyed our visit with them." More...

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Iron Maiden Reveals New Album Cover Art

British metal legends Iron Maiden have just released the artwork to their much anticipated 15th studio album titled, "The Final Frontier". The artwork, created by long-time Iron Maiden artist Melvyn Grant, has been posted over on Iron Maiden's official website. "The Final Frontier" has a confirmed release date of August, 17th, 2010.

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Iron Maiden Announces New Album Release Date

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has announced that their forthcoming new studio album, "The Final Frontier," will be released on August 16th through EMI Records. In addition to this, the band has also posted a new song online entitled, "El Dorado," which can be downloaded for free at their official website, where the cover art for the album can also be seen. Alternatively you can view a clip of the song below.

Singer Bruce Dickinson said about "El Dorado": "'El Dorado' is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour (which opens in Dallas On 9th June - full dates below) we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release."

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Angelus Apatrida Reveals New Album Details Online

Spanish thrash metallers ANGELUS APATRIDA are set to release their Century Media Records debut album, "Clockwork," on June 29th. This release was produced by Daniel Cardoso at Ultrasound Studios in Braga, Portugal. The cover artwork for the album was created by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, God Forbid, Krisiun). The band has posted a new track, “Blast Off,” on their MySpace page.

In its limited first edition pressing, "Clockwork" will come with packaged in an O-Card and will include a cover version of Iron Maiden’s “Be Quick Or Be Dead” as an exclusive bonus-track. The album’s full track listing is as follows:

01. The Manhattan Project
02. Blast Off
03. Of Men And Tyrants
04. Clockwork
05. Devil Take The Hindmost
06. The Misanthropist
07. Legally Brainwashed
08. Get Out Of My Way
09. My Insanity
10. One Side War
11. Into The Storm
12. National Disgrace
13. Be Quick Or Be Dead (Bonus Track) More...

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Iron Maiden And More Pay Tribute To Ronnie Dio

Like so many others in the hard rock and heavy metal community, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and others have posted messages online paying their respects to heavy metal icon Ronnie James Dio, who sadly passed away yesterday morning in Los Angeles from stomach cancer. The tributes read as follows:

Iron Maiden: "It is with huge sadness we hear that Ronnie has lost his battle against stomach cancer, and our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Wendy and family at this terrible time. From his earlier years in Elf, Black Sabbath and Dio, right through to his most recent days fronting Heaven and Hell, Ronnie, time and again, proved his genius as a frontman, always giving his all to his fans and his music. Ronnie was not only an incredibly gifted singer but also a wonderfully warm, intelligent and generous person and this shone through both on and off stage leaving a positive mark on everyone he came into contact with. A longstanding friend of Maiden, we played many shows together over the years and we will all miss him greatly. The world has lost an irreplaceable talent and, first and foremost, one of the finest human beings you could ever wish to meet."

Whitesnake's David Coverdale: "So very sad to hear of Ronnie's passing... My thoughts, prayers and condolence to his family and friends." More...

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