Iron Maiden Greatest Heavy Metal Band
Iron Maiden is a heavy metal band of British origin, was formed on Christmas Day 1975. "Up The Irons" is the nickname for the greatest heavy metal bands in history, Iron Maiden, from his fans around the world. Iron Maiden Name obtained Harrisdari a movie The Man in the Iron Mask adaptation of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne 'by Alexander Dumas, which he watched at the time. Iron Maiden is a set of instruments of torture from the 18th century. The voice of the vocalist (Paul Di'Anno) typical and heartbreaking makes the strong characteristic of this band.
Iron Maiden then play from stage to stage for three years without ever recording their music at all. In the new year, 1978, they recorded a demo, The Soundhouse Tapes. Which contains four songs, but sold five hundred copies in a few weeks. A track that is in the demo, "Prowler", occupies the first number on Heavy Metal Soundhouse charts.
From 1977 to 1978, Murray was the sole guitarist in the band Iron Maiden, until Paul Cairns joined in 1979. But shortly before the band entered the recording studio, Cairns left the band.
The band is very frequent change of personnel, until finally finding new personnel, Dennis Stratton on guitar, Clive Burr on drums. Iron Maiden's first album, released in 1980, was able to occupy the number four in the UK Albums charts in the first week of the album release, Iron Maiden, and with it being one of the movement leading the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
In 1981, Iron Maiden released their second album, entitled Killers. This album contains many songs written for their first album, but did not because it was too much. Iron Maiden also added two more tracks for their second album: "Prodigal Son" and "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (whose title was taken from the short stories of Edgar Allan Poe).
Appearance of the band started to become severe when a huge success in America. At the end of 1981, Iron Maiden fired at Ano and seek a new vocalist (Bruce Dickinson, the band Samson) in September 1981. Dickinson's debut with Iron Maiden in 1982 is The Number of the Beast, an album that brings Maiden first time into the charts at # 1 on the UK Albums and also the Top Ten in many countries. Their American tour became a controversy when Iron Maiden claimed as Satanic by the current political situation in America was conservative, as the title of their album.
In December 1982, drummer Clive Burr ended the relationship work with Iron Maiden for personal problems, was replaced by Nicko McBrain, from the French band, Trust. In 1983, Iron Maiden released the album Piece of Mind, which reached # 3 on the UK charts, and the first time was in the North American charts, with the ranks of the charts to the 70 on the Billboard 200. Piece of Mind success with the singles "Flight of Icarus" and "The Trooper". Shortly after the success of Piece of Mind, Powerslave Iron Maiden released on 9 September 1984.
Iron Maiden adopt different styles studio album in 1986 which they called Somewhere in Time. The album was, for the first time in the history of Iron Maiden, using the synthesizer on bass and guitar to add texture and layers to their sound. The experimental results in Somewhere in Time appears also on the album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son in 1988 which releases later. Adding eksprerimen, Maiden made it into a concept album that tells the story of a mystic, who has the power of clairvoyant (psychic). For the first time, Iron Maiden use the keyboard in the recording, as opposed to guitar synthesisers on the previous album. Music critics claim that the experiment produces a more preferred release. The album became their second album which was ranked 1 in the UK charts.
In 1989, after touring with Iron Maiden, guitarist Adrian Smith released a solo album with his band ASAP, entitled Silver and Gold. Within this break, their lead singer Bruce Dickinson began work on a solo album with Janick Gers, guitarist Gillan (band Ian Gillan, Deep Purple), released the album Tattooed Millionaire in 1990. Then Iron Maiden regrouped to work on a new album, but it was Adrian Smith chose to leave the band due to lack of enthusiasm. Janick Gers was chosen to replace Smith and became the first member of a new Maiden again after 7 years of Iron Maiden at no change of the composition of personnel. Album No Prayer for the Dying, terilis in October 1990. In 1993, Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden chose to pursue a solo career.
In 1994, Iron Maiden auditioned hundreds of vocalists, until finally chose Blaze Bayley, former Wolfsbane vocalist. Bayley had a different vocal character with Bruce Dickinson. But the band had a vacuum for 2 years, back in 1995, they released The X Factor. Iron Maiden obtain the lowest achieving them in order UK charts since 1981, reaching only order 8. Iron Maiden returned to the studio to work on the Virtual XI, which was later released in 1998. The album was recorded as the lowest selling album, failed to reach the total sales one million copies for the first time in the history of Iron Maiden.
February 1999, Bayley left Iron Maiden. At the same time, Iron Maiden shocked fans when they announced that Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith returned to the band, with Janick Gers stay in it. World tour they did after the release of the album, containing 100 dates and culminated on January 19, 2001 at Rock in Rio festival Brazil.
Iron Maiden has sold over 100 million records worldwide. Iron Maiden won Ivon Novello Awards for international achievement in 2002, and listed on the "Hollywood Rock Walk"-a "Hall of Fame" which was made as a tribute to the more than 170 musicians and artists, for their influence on the history of the music industry.
In 2005, Iron Maiden announced a tour to commemorate 25 years since the release of the band's first album, Iron Maiden, and 30 years of the band stand. This tour is also in order to boost sales of their DVD entitled The Early Days. As part of their celebration of the early days, The Number of the Beast re-released and is ranked 3 in the UK charts Chart.
In the spring of 2006, Iron Maiden released A Matter of Life and Death, with the theme of war and religion are repeated in the lyrics, as clearly depicted on the cover of his album. They played in the Middle East for the first time the event Dubai Desert Rock Festival in 2007, in front of 20,000 fans. They perform for the first time appeared in India, Bangalore, in front of 45,000 people at the Bangalore Palace Grounds. First time great heavy metal bands perform there was a milestone for India.
5 September 2007, Iron Maiden announced the "Somewhere Back in Time World Tour. Their tour setlist consisted of their success in the '80s, with emphasis on the Powerslave era for set design and stage. 12 May, Iron Maiden released a new compilation album, titled Somewhere Back in Time. It includes songs from their first album to debut in 1988, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, also including several live versions from Live After Death. With a single concert at Twickenham Stadium, the UK, the tour was to be the first in the history of the Stadium was used for the band's performance.
January 20, 2009, Iron Maiden announced that they will release a documentary film in the cinema-cinema on 21 Apri, titled Iron Maiden: Flight 666. A film that is recorded on the first tour "Somewhere Back in Time" them, from February to March 2008. Flight 666 was produced by Banger Productions and was released by unversal Music Group in the U.S., and by EMI records. And in the next year Iron Maiden in the world, including countries in Asia.