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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Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (Album) EMI, EMI Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Killers (Album) EMI, EMI Uruguay 1981 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (Album) EMI, EMI Colombia 1982 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (Album) EMI, EMI Greece 1983 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Powerslave (Album) EMI US 1984 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Live After Death (Album) EMI, EMI Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (Album) EMI Turkey 1986 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Album) EMI US 1988 Sell This Version
CN 5288/S Fields Of The Nephilim / Iron Maiden Fields Of The Nephilim / Iron Maiden - In Concert-451(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5288/S UK 1989 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden No Prayer For The Dying (Album) EMI, EMI Czechoslovakia 1990 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Fear Of The Dark (Album) EMI, EMI Ecuador 1992 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden A Real Live One (Album) EMI, EMI US 1993 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Live At Donington (Album) EMI United Kingdom Spain 1993 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden A Real Dead One (Album) EMI United Kingdom Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden The X Factor (Album) EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom Turkey 1995 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Virtual XI (Album) EMI Europe 1998 Sell This Version
none Iron Maiden Tommy Vance Previews Tracks From Their Forthcoming Album Brave New World(CD, Promo) EMI none Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Brave New World (Album) EMI, EMI South Korea 2000 Sell This Version
CDIN130 Iron Maiden Interview CD(CD, Promo) EMI CDIN130 UK 2000 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Rock In Rio (Album) EMI Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Dance Of Death (Album) EMI Poland 2003 Sell This Version
DODRAD001 Iron Maiden Dance Of Death Interview CD(CD, Promo) EMI DODRAD001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden Death On The Road (Album) EMI Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden A Matter Of Life And Death (Album) EMI, EMI Mexico 2006 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier (Album) EMI Europe 2010 Sell This Version

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tiagop

tiagop

December 23, 2015
edited 9 months 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 month 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 get my hands on a Maiden T-Shirt - these days you can find them in HMV...
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 (Total Eclipse, I think, from the 12 Wasted Years video cassette). I managed to swap a copy of the Maiden England video from a friend at school and would watch it religiously. 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'll probably always hold on to my cassettes, even though I don't listen to metal much these days, Killers is still great.

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