Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

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Founded in Leyton in London's East End in 1975, Iron Maiden released their first album in 1980 as a five-piece with Paul Di'Anno on vocals. Bruce Dickinson would replace him in 1981. With several line-up changes Steve Harris would remain the only original member never to have had a hiatus.

When Bruce Dickinson quit in 1994 and was replaced by Wolfsbane's Blaze Bayley, the band lost a lot of their fanbase. They recorded two albums with Blaze before Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith (2) returned to the fold for 2000's "Brave New World", and 2003's "Dance of Death", making them a six-piece. As of 1999 the line-up hasn't changed

Band Members:

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

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

Guitar
Dave Murray (2) (1976-present)
Dennis Stratton (1979-1980)
Adrian Smith (2) (1980-1990 and 1999-present)
Janick Gers (1990-present)

Bass
Steve Harris (1975-present)

Keyboards
Michael Kenny (1986-present) (Live performances only, not a full member)
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Iron Maiden Discography

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EMC 3330 OC062-07 269 CODE32 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3330 OC062-07 269 CODE32 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
EMC 3357, LSEMI 70946 Iron Maiden Killers (Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3357, LSEMI 70946 Yugoslavia 1981 Sell This Version
11902 Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (Album) EMI, EMI 11902 Colombia 1982 Sell This Version
14C 064-7724, 14C 064-07724 Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (Album) EMI, EMI 14C 064-7724, 14C 064-07724 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
SJ-12321 Iron Maiden Powerslave (Album) EMI SJ-12321 US 1984 Sell This Version
EMC.240426/2 Iron Maiden Live After Death (Album) EMI EMC.240426/2 Australasia 1985 Sell This Version
TCP 2186 Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (Album) EMI TCP 2186 Turkey 1986 Sell This Version
C4-590258 Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Album) EMI C4-590258 US 1988 Sell This Version
EMCJ (L) 5404, 7951421 Iron Maiden No Prayer For The Dying (Album) EMI, EMI EMCJ (L) 5404, 7951421 Zimbabwe 1990 Sell This Version
TCP 2562 Iron Maiden Fear Of The Dark (Album) EMI TCP 2562 Turkey 1992 Sell This Version
142 8275111 Iron Maiden Live At Donington (Album) EMI United Kingdom 142 8275111 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
E4 0 7777 89248 4 5 Iron Maiden A Real DEAD One (Album) EMI United Kingdom E4 0 7777 89248 4 5 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
070 781456 1 Iron Maiden A Real LIVE One (Album) EMI 070 781456 1 Brazil 1993 Sell This Version
16248, TCP 2801 Iron Maiden The X Factor (Album) EMI United Kingdom 16248, TCP 2801 Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
CASTLE 111-2 Iron Maiden Fear Of The Dark(CD) Castle Records CASTLE 111-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
7243 4 93915 2 9, UK 4939152 Iron Maiden Virtual XI (Album) EMI 7243 4 93915 2 9, UK 4939152 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
EKPC-0865 Iron Maiden Brave New World (Album) EMI, EMI EKPC-0865 South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
CDIN130 Iron Maiden Interview CD(CD, Promo) EMI CDIN130 UK 2000 Sell This Version
538643 0 Iron Maiden Rock In Rio (Album) EMI 538643 0 Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
7243 5 923404 5 Iron Maiden Dance Of Death (Album) EMI 7243 5 923404 5 Poland 2003 Sell This Version
DODRAD001 Iron Maiden Dance Of Death - Interview CD(CD, Promo, Int) EMI DODRAD001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
0946 336 4372 7 Iron Maiden Death On The Road (Album) EMI 0946 336 4372 7 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
094637233122 Iron Maiden A Matter Of Life And Death (Album) EMI 094637233122 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
5099968214128 Iron Maiden Flight 666 - The Original Soundtrack (2xCD, Album) EMI Music Mexico, S.A. De C.V. 5099968214128 Mexico 2009 Sell This Version
50999 6477722 1 Iron Maiden The Final Frontier (Album) EMI 50999 6477722 1 Australia 2010 Sell This Version

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tiagop

tiagop

December 23, 2015
edited about 1 month 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!!
STAGEDIVER

STAGEDIVER

August 29, 2015
Bloodbrothers \m/
Necrogeddon

Necrogeddon

March 16, 2015
edited 11 months ago
I spent countless amazing hours followed by Iron Maiden's music. I laughed, cried, got drunk. I will always appreciate them and have a special relation to them
steve009

steve009

March 3, 2015
edited 11 months ago
Iron Maiden were the first band I fell in love with, in the mid 1980's, always had massive respect for this band. Up the Irons.
Nebarious

Nebarious

December 11, 2014
Iron Maiden made me realize when I was 15 that all I wanted to do in life was play in a heavy metal band. I currently play guitar/vocals in a signed black metal band and it is because of Iron Maiden that I never gave up when things weren't going the way I planned. Powerslave, Piece of Mind, and Somewhere in Time are my three favorite records, with Brave New World being right behind. Up the Irons!
jimmyjam69

jimmyjam69

October 25, 2014
i have been a huge iron maiden fan since 1986 and will always be a maiden fan. my favorite albums have always been the first 7, first album - 7th son.
vladoslayer

vladoslayer

February 14, 2014
My first metal band ever! I was 11 when I've got Best of the Beast compilation from my aunt for gift. Since then I'm proud Maiden fan and metal fan though. My favorite 3 albums are: Piece of Mind, The X Factor and A Matter Of Life And Death. Thank you Iron Maiden for yours existence and because you are big part of my life.
We.Have.Explosive

We.Have.Explosive

October 17, 2011
edited about 1 year ago
Iron Maiden were the first band I really listened to. As a thirteen year old the record sleeves made things all the more compelling, which I guess was the point of them. Killers and The Number Of The Beast were the first albums I ever bought, and I got them both at the same time on cassette. After that, I basically spent all of my pocket money on second hand Iron Maiden tapes and records.
At the time (early 1990s) listening to this stuff was considered incredibly uncool and I had to wait until my dad's yearly sojourn to Birmingham NEC bike show just to find a Maiden T-Shirt - these days they sell them in most high-street shops, how things change...
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son was the first LP I got obsessed with (turning the record over and over again when each side finished) and the song that got stuck in my head for the first time was a Maiden one (Moonchild, I think). I managed to grab a copy of the Maiden England video cassette and would watch that most evenings. I finally saw them live touring the X Factor, caught one of Nicko's drum-sticks and weirdly enough, moved away from heavy metal shortly after.
I still hold on to my cassettes and keep a copy of Seventh Son around for nostalgia's sake though.

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