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.
Did 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 ship later in 1993, which made … [...] Click to raid more!
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 in the news lately when the … [...] Click to raid more!
After 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 airplane flying in the five years … [...] Click to raid more!