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Iron Maiden Tops The Charts In 21 Countries With "The Final Frontier"

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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.

The chart positions for the album are as follows:

No. 1 - Arabia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Finland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK
No. 2 - Australia, Belgium, Holland
No. 3 - Ireland, Poland, Turkey
No. 4 - USA
No. 5 - Singapore

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood comments: "On behalf of Bruce, Dave, Adrian, Janick, Steve and Nicko, l would like to thank YOU our Maiden Clan for all for your phenomenal support - without which these chart entries just wouldn't have happened. You are the BEST."

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1. hellrat writes:

what a fvckin trip....never would have bet on this happening in even one country

it can only mean that the world in firmly in the grip of MAIDEN MADNESS!!

seriously, is the goddamned record any good to us hardcore Hellrats, Earthdogs, Rivetheads, and Headbangers??

of that i am not convinced....fvcking pop charts to mean sh!t in the REAL world of METAL

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 11:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. hellrat writes:

"....DON'T mean sh!t"

fvck!

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 11:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

I listened to it online. It's not bad. I liked it more than the last one. It's REALLY melodic. I'll pick it up at some point, but I'm not in any rush.

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 11:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. hellrat writes:

ya Oz, i'm giving it a wide berth for now....maiden's good standing with me shall not be corrupted by potential shab for the sake any 'novelty'

if its worthy, it will find me eventually :)

needless to say, the last one didn't....and i've never gotten through even half a tune that had that outright fvcking hack called Bayley squawking on it

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 11:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Diamond Oz writes:

I like Blaze personally. Took me a while, but I eventually got into his stuff. I don't think he was really right for Maiden in general, but the music they did with him was fine for what it was. Bayley is better off as a solo performer in my opinion.

There was a few songs on MOLAD that I liked, but overall I found it way too long and frankly boring.

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 11:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. hellrat writes:

no mate, NO!!

not that bloody wanker, NO!!

aw shucks...i'll never be able to think the same of my dear ol' Oz ;)

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. onepauly writes:

Some songs with blaze bailey were awesome. Virtual 11 would have been reaaly great if it was Nicko on the drum

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

I thought Nicko did drum on Virtual XI? Who did then?

Haha, well I've got another British heavy metal band coming for this week's Sunday Old School, maybe I'll get your respect back then!

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 2:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. xulbehemoth509 writes:

I got the album the day it came out. Mainly, I was just getting kataklysm and trigger the bloodshed so picked maiden as well. I have a good system in my car and do most of the criticism there. Well... it still sounds like maiden, but far from their best. Bruce still sounds good. More melodic than the rest. Overall, id middle the roa# on this album. Too lengthy though.

I agree with OZ on bayley. Personally id rather listen to eluveitie which I am right now

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

Ha!

ok brother, its a deal...

i just hope its gonna be someone super cheesy! those make me so fvckin jolly, i can't even explain....but its just fvckin great, i tell ya

hail the SOS!!!

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. onepauly writes:

Yeah Oz i think Steve Harris did the drum part

# Aug 26, 2010 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. das writes:

Personally I think the album is great. It's serious stuff and needs to be understood, you can't appreciate it after one listening. You will discover more every time you listen.

# Aug 27, 2010 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. chissy n writes:

just got the new album, i'm loving it. much different from their old stuff but a good change! def worth all the #1s

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 12:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Jackrum writes:

Best band in the world ever

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 4:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. WOLF7 writes:

hellrat, actually Maiden's have quite a few Nro1s here in Finland and in Sweden as well. And I love it! That that, all the f***ing Lady Gagas and Kate Perrys!!

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. WOLF7 writes:

Take that Gaga and Perry... jeez I wonder why my typing becomes crap after midnight... ;)

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Hollow writes:

Canada is Maiden country.

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 6:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. hellrat writes:

ya wolf, that's fvckin cool as hell

i think the last real metal record we had go #1 here in the states was Far Beyond Driven like 18 fvcking years ago!

and i doubt if it stayed there a full week

ah hell....at least many other good countries fvckin RECOGNIZE

that fvckin right yo....word up, METAL!!!

# Aug 28, 2010 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. WOLF7 writes:

rat, wasn't Death Magnetic a nro1 in the US?

Anyway, it's a shame there aren't more Real metal on the charts, apart from the metal imitations like Linkin' Park.

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 7:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Rychemn writes:

Does anyone know how well they have done in the states?..........sure as hell can't find it in my new issue of rolling stone mag.......(It was a gift, personnally, I never did like that co.)....as for looking on the internet...I was busy moving to MD and just got online a few minutes ago...and still have more crap to do....."UP THE IRONS"

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Diamond Oz writes:

They got to number four in the United States.

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 11:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. hellrat writes:

ya, i don't know what Death Pathetic got to here....

whatever it was, it doesn't fvcking count!

that fvcking band hasn't made any real metal since before pantera's no.1 in '92

now how do ya like that?

:)

# Aug 29, 2010 @ 1:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. WOLF7 writes:

LOL! You're awesome, hellrat!

"Death pathetic"... You definitely have a point there...

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 1:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Rychemn writes:

Thanks Oz.....not too shabby considering all things.

# Aug 30, 2010 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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