Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, Iron Maiden achieved initial success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of UK and US platinum and gold albums, including 1982's The Number of the Beast, 1983's Piece of Mind, 1984's Powerslave, 1985's live release Live After Death, 1986's Somewhere in Time and 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Since the return of lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in 1999, the band has undergone a massive resurgence in popularity, with their 2010 studio offering, The Final Frontier, peaking at No. 1 in 28 countries and receiving widespread critical acclaim. Their sixteenth studio album, The Book of Souls, was released on 4 September 2015 and has been peaking at No. 1 in 45 countries including digital charts.

Despite little radio or television support, Iron Maiden are considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, with The Sunday Times reporting in 2017 that the band have sold over 100 million copies of their albums worldwide. Their releases were nearby 600 times certified silver, gold, platinum worldwide. The band won multiple music awards including (among many others) Brit Awards, Grammy Awards, Emma-Gaala Awards, BPI Awards, Echo Awards, Juno Awards, Silver Cleaf, the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2002. As of October 2013, the band have played over 2000 live shows throughout their career. For 40 years the band have been supported by their famous mascot, "Eddie", who has appeared on almost all of their album and single covers, as well as in their live shows.
Band Members:

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

Guitar
Terry Rance (1975-1976)
Dave Sullivan (1975-1976)
Dave Murray (2) (1976-1977 and 1978-present)
Bob Sawyer (3) (1977)
Terry Wapram (1977-1978)
Paul Cairns (2) (1978-1979)
Paul Todd (1979)
Tony Parsons (3) (1979)
Dennis Stratton (1979-1980)
Adrian Smith (2) (1980-1990 and 1999-present)
Janick Gers (1990-present)

Bass
Steve Harris (1975-present)

Drums
Ron "Rebel" Matthews (1975-1977)
Barry "Thunderstick" Purkis (1977)
Doug Sampson (1977-1979)
Clive Burr (1980-1982)
Nicko McBrain (1982-present)

Keyboards
Tony Hustings-Moore (1977)
Michael Kenney (1986-present) (Live performances only, not a full member)
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Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden album art Iron Maiden Iron Maiden (Album) EMI, EMI Sweden 1980 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Killers album art Iron Maiden Killers (Album) EMI, EMI Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast album art Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast (Album) EMI, EMI Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind album art Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind (Album) EMI, EMI Australia 1983 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Powerslave album art Iron Maiden Powerslave (Album) EMI, EMI Mexico 1984 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Live After Death album art Iron Maiden Live After Death (Album) EMI, EMI Spain 1985 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Live After Death (Volume Two) album art Iron Maiden Live After Death (Volume Two) (Album) EMI Uruguay 1985 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Live After Death (Volume One) album art Iron Maiden Live After Death (Volume One) (Album) EMI Colombia 1985 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time album art Iron Maiden Somewhere In Time (Album, Single) EMI Turkey 1986 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son album art Iron Maiden Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (Album) EMI, EMI Italy 1988 Sell This Version
CN 5288/S Iron Maiden - In Concert-451 album art 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 art Iron Maiden No Prayer For The Dying (Album) EMI, EMI Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark album art Iron Maiden Fear Of The Dark (Album) EMI South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - A Real Live One album art Iron Maiden A Real Live One (Album, Comp) EMI, EMI Italy 1993 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Live At Donington - August 22nd 1992 album art Iron Maiden Live At Donington - August 22nd 1992 (Album) EMI United Kingdom Spain 1993 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - A Real Dead One album art Iron Maiden A Real Dead One (Album, Comp) EMI United Kingdom, EMI United Kingdom Bolivia 1993 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - The X Factor album art Iron Maiden The X Factor (Album) EMI United Kingdom Venezuela 1995 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Virtual XI album art Iron Maiden Virtual XI (Album) EMI United Kingdom Canada 1998 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Brave New World album art Iron Maiden Brave New World (Album) EMI Mexico 2000 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Rock In Rio album art Iron Maiden Rock In Rio (Album) EMI Europe 2002 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death album art Iron Maiden Dance Of Death (Album) EMI, EMI Poland 2003 Sell This Version
DODRAD001 Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death Interview CD album art Iron Maiden Dance Of Death Interview CD(CD, Promo) EMI DODRAD001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Death On The Road album art Iron Maiden Death On The Road (Album) EMI Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death album art Iron Maiden A Matter Of Life And Death (Album) EMI, EMI Chile 2006 Sell This Version
Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back In Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989 album art Iron Maiden Somewhere Back In Time - The Best Of: 1980-1989 (Comp) EMI Colombia 2008 Sell This Version

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Police911

Police911

May 10, 2019
Does any one get 5he cd of Iron Maiden world piece tour
mraley

mraley

April 20, 2019
I've got a promo VHS of The Wicker Man. I can't find it listed here. Am I wrong?
Asterixfan

Asterixfan

January 30, 2019
Hey! The live album flight 666 isn't in your list!
ray_from_texas

ray_from_texas

August 24, 2017
Why is the album BBC Archives listed separately (part of the Eddie's Archive box set) but the other two albums, Beast Over Hammersmith and Best Of The B Sides, are not?
edwardpaxman

edwardpaxman

May 8, 2017
Maiden have for me,been at the forefront of NWOBHM.I'd just come out of the punk scene ('79) & was looking as a lot were in the early 'thatcher' days for a new direction.IM did it for me,not quite as raw as a lot of punk bands,but it was there.How they've lasted is really down to two giants of metal,Steve (arry) Harris & Bruce Dickinson.(sorry Blaze).Hope they continue,all down to health,i guess.up the irons!👊👍
Rich.C

Rich.C

January 19, 2017
With or without singer Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden have continued their heavy metal assault for the past twenty years -- brave soldiers for the Euro-Metal they fashioned from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Rhythmic velocity, intense, wailing dual lead guitars, and vocals that soared in concert with the epic imagery of the lyrics made them the lords of Metal throughout the '80s. Weathering the '90s with several lineup changes, Maiden have come full circle (well, sort of) with the 1999 return of Dickinson.
...Looks as if their fierce signature sound will charge into the new millennium.
metalcol

metalcol

October 28, 2016
the album isnt listed here on the discogs iron maiden listings...
metalcol

metalcol

October 28, 2016
I have an ironmaiden greatest hits album..its called edward the great the greatest hits on double picture disc album..16 tracks..emi: 7243543103 1 7...eu...2002..
tiagop

tiagop

December 23, 2015
edited over 4 years 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!!

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