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Iron Maiden Likely To Top British Album Chart With "The Final Frontier"

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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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1. Popctrl writes:

Iron Maiden topping charts. This is not news.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Then you're not metal so piss off.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Hollow writes:

On the inside, Popctrl meant "this is not new news".

Iron Maiden always dominates the charts. Fact of the matter.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Now that I can agree with.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Rychemn writes:

Wonder how they will do here in the states.......what I have heard so far is very impressive.....gotta get to the store and get me one...."UP THE IRONS".....

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. deathbringer writes:

In other news, sh** stinks. Except Iron Maiden's. :-)

The day Iron Maiden doesn't top the British charts is the day they should pack it in and call it a day.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 3:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Diamond Oz writes:

Read the article guys, they haven't topped the British album charts in 18 years. They haven't topped the singles chart in 20 years. So no, they don't always top the British album charts.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

*rolls eyes* What are you? Some kind of self proclaimed expert? ;-)

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. deathbringer writes:

Man, they should call it quits then!

That's funny, I'd think they'd top the charts more often over there though.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 4:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Diamond Oz writes:

Nah. Heavy metal really has no impact on the mainstream over here. Maiden get a bit of video airplay on the rock chanells but that's about it.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blackheart*915 writes:

wow thats true.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 7:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Demise writes:

Maiden gets very little mainstream over there? Did Lady gaga invade Britain

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. deathbringer writes:

Well you don't have to be mainstream to sell a lot of albums. I just assumed Iron Maiden was big enough in a smaller country to take the #1 fairly easily. You know it's not like here where you have so many millions of dipsh**s listening to Lady Gaga and Key$ha or whatever that popular rock bands can hardly reach the top anymore.

How many of the new albums that didn't get #1 were Bruce and how many were Blayze though?

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

I bought The Final Frontier today, pretty good album, but definitely not great. I guess this'll be an album that'll grow on me the more I listen to it, but as of so far, it's gotta be one of my least favorite albums (which isn't saying much because I LOVE EVERY Maiden album).

But hey, it's still Maiden and it's still awesome.

# Aug 17, 2010 @ 10:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. wilco writes:

does it say much when you are in the charts
maiden still good afther all these years

wise words like always of oz

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 5:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Diamond Oz writes:

Nope. Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and all that sh**e always top the charts here. Not to mention all the "indie" bands that sell super well here. Metal isn't very big here at all, despite the festivals (I can think of Download, Sonisphere, Bloodstock and Damnation off the top of my head.) There's still 60 million people over here, and not a whole lot of them buy albums anymore, less still buy metal. I think the closest thing the UK has had to a metal album topping the charts was Limp Bizkit ten years ago.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 7:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RTB writes:

^your kidding? ...wow, never would have thought that....we have the same disease here GaGa usher and mariah Carey type crap tops the charts religiously. ...it's a sick world we live in

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Jackrum writes:

LONG LIVE IRON MAIDEN...

that is all

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. pinto_beans writes:

Don't talk sh!t about my GaGa, son!

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. hellrat writes:

iron maiden fvckin sucks....

and bloody goddamned England as well!

:)

seriously, UP THE FVCKING IRONS---and go ahead and wave yer feckin union jack, ya limey

though i trust Yukon Zac's review to be worryingly accurate, based on what i've heard in El Dorito, and the space blaster tune....didn't really sound too hot

to argue 'Bringer's suggestion, them dude's should definitely NOT hang it up, as they are still one of the fvcking best live acts anyone could hope to see, with tremendous energy and stellar musicianship, and great all time classic tunes....but you're right, the new material should be improved---or abandon altogether....maiden don't really NEED to record, eh?

what this sounds like so far is basically a fvcking parody of iron maiden cliches

the final frontier? ah well....perhaps

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. hellrat writes:

well goddamn, its my mutha fukkin Tejas brother!!

que tal Frijoles Pinto?

pinche senora gaga! :)

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 2:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. pinto_beans writes:

Yo hellrat!

I'd gladly rip Lady Gaga in half ;)

That way it benefits both sides! Me especially lol.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. spiral_architect writes:

UP THE IRONS! I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO MAIDEN SINCE THE POWERSLAVE TAPE CAME OUT. MAIDEN ALBUMS SINCE THEN ARE HIT OR MISS, BUT WHEN THEY HIT, THEY HIT HARD.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Diamond Oz writes:

Hellrat, I sadly don't own a Union Jack, though I did buy a St. George's Cross flag for 10p!

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Terminator writes:

I agree with #14. Got it today and its one of my least favorite Maidens too. I still like it though.

# Aug 18, 2010 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

it takes another listen it pretty epic good album. when the wild wind blows, mother of mercy, the tailsmen, coming home r some great tracks

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 2:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. THRASH TILL DEATH writes:

still all maiden fans should get its better and better the more u listen i love it now

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 2:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. WOLF7 writes:

"The Final Frontier" is #1 here in Finland as of yesterday.

"Somewhere back in time" collection is #9. No other metal releases in top10 at the moment, unless you consider Avenged Sevenfold metal, and they're #6 with the quite appropriately titled latest release.

# Aug 20, 2010 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. A writes:

el dorado... i didnt liked it too much

# Aug 22, 2010 @ 2:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. The_Passenger writes:

Sounds like Download, Sonisphere, Bloodstock and Damnation etc should come to the states we will be more then happy to trade you guys maybe Bill Clinton or George Bush or Fred Durst maybe even Cool fest if you play your cards right lol

# Aug 23, 2010 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Diamond Oz writes:

Bill Clinton is actually very popular over here so you can have Download in return for him lol.

# Aug 23, 2010 @ 2:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. The_Passenger writes:

Deal lol

# Aug 23, 2010 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Popctrl writes:

I'd make that deal. Let's make this a package deal and you can have Hilary for Sonisphere.

# Aug 24, 2010 @ 5:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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