Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind (1983) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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Let’s face it. The ’80s were Iron Maiden‘s heyday. Alongside others, like the mighty Dio, this band truly wrote metal history. A decade that delighted us with records like The Number of the Beast, Powerslave, or again the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. All of them friggin’ heavy hitters in their own right. Talk about the creativity of a band totally unchained and in full creative vigor.

Fast forward to modern times, it is now some five years since The Book of Souls hit … [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Album CoverDid you know that music CDs finally outsold vinyl in 1988? The CD hype was a big revolution back then. That was also the year with Ronald Reagan (the actor) in power in the US. Terrorists blowing up jumbo-jets over Scotland and American missiles bringing down a passenger plane. 

1988 also was the year of Iron Maiden‘s seventh (!) full length studio album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. The album marked the 5th record with Bruce Dickinson at the helm for vocals since The Number of the Beast. He jumped [...] Click to raid more!

Take off with Iron Maiden on Ed Force One!

Last updated on 10 July 2020

RockmusicRaider Newsflash - Ed Force One 2016 Feel like joining Bruce Dickinson in the cockpit of their mighty band plane? Check out the attached video!

Sometimes I wonder what Bruce cannot do! Man of many talents and mainly known for his role as lead singer of Iron Maiden, he also pilots the band-owned Boeing 747 Ed Force One that is currently employed on their Book of Souls Tour. The video covers the take-off in Fortaleza (Brazil) for the run down to Sao Paulo, promoting their newest album The Book of Souls released in 2015. Ed Force One was much [...] Click to raid more!

Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls (2015) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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RockmusicRaider Review Iron Maiden Book of Souls - Album CoverAfter the ’90s disasters Iron Maiden got themselves into with weak records all along these years, I grew discouraged and dropped them pretty much from my Metal radar. But now – after some investigation into the 2000s records – decided to give it another try.

And I am mighty glad I did. 

Undoubtedly, The Book of Souls is Iron Maiden at its finest, but their 16th studio album also comes away with a twist.

The style is definitely slower and a little heavier. Are they getting older? A tad too much beer brewing or [...] Click to raid more!