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Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden is clearly one of the most recognizable and successful groups to emerge from the NWOBHM scene that came into being in the late seventies, as well as one of the most influential metal bands of all time, with an infinite number of 80's and later bands owing to their style. Like many long-standing group, their early albums really define the band with most feeling that either Killers, Number Of The Beast, or Piece Of Mind are the band's best (BNR favorite: Killers), and there even those who would claim that the early Di'Anno years were the band's best. One could argue that they haven't really changed or broadened their style over their long career, but they have perfected it, churning out album after album with nary a dip in popularity (save perhaps for the Blaze Bayley period, though the stagnation was hardly his fault). With Bruce Dickinson returning in 2000 on Brave New World (along with a three-guitar attack), Iron Maiden proved they still have plenty of life left in them. And they certainly remain a fan favorite, with a stunning 14 albums placing in the Internet Top Ten lists.

Current Members

Bruce Dickinson

vocals (Bruce Dickinson, ex-Samson)

Dave Murray

guitars

Adrian Smith

guitars (Bruce Dickinson)

Janick Gers

guitars (ex-Bruce Dickinson, ex-Gillan, ex-White Spirit)

Steve Harris

bass

Nicko McBrain

drums (ex-Trust)

Former Members/Guests

Paul Di'Anno

vocals (ex-Killers, guest for Praying Mantis)

Blaze Bayley (Bayley Alexander Cooke)

vocals (Blaze, Wolfsbane)

Dennis Stratton

guitars (ex-Praying Mantis)

Clive Burr

drums (ex-Elixir, ex-Praying Mantis, ex-Trust) RIP: March 12, 2013, multiple sclerosis



Discography



Iron Maiden  
1980 EMI
  1. Prowler
  2. Remember Tomorrow
  3. Running Free
  4. Transilvania
  5. Phantom Of The Opera
  6. Strange World
  7. Charlotte The Harlot
  8. Iron Maiden
  • Paul Di'Anno
  • Dave Murray
  • Dennis Stratton
  • Steve Harris
  • Clive Burr
1980 Readers' Album #1





Killers  
1981 EMI
  1. The Ides Of March
  2. Wrathchild
  3. Murders In The Rue Morgue
  4. Another Life
  5. Innocent Exile
  6. Ghengis Khan
  7. Killers
  8. Twilight Zone
  9. Prodigal Son
  10. Purgatory
  11. Drifter
  • Paul Di'Anno
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Clive Burr
1981 Readers' Album #1





Maiden Japan  LIVE EP
1981 EMI
  • Paul Di'Anno
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Clive Burr



Number Of The Beast  
1982 EMI
  1. Invaders
  2. Children Of The Damned
  3. The Prisoner
  4. 22 Acacia Avenue
  5. the number Of The beast
  6. Run To The Hills
  7. Gangland
  8. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Clive Burr
1982 Readers' Album #1





Piece Of Mind  
1983 EMI
  1. Where Eagles Dare
  2. Revelations
  3. Flight Of Icarus
  4. Die With Your Boots On
  5. The Trooper
  6. Still Life
  7. Quest For Fire
  8. Sun And Steel
  9. To Tame A Land
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1983 Readers' Album #2




Powerslave  
1984 EMI
  1. Aces High
  2. 2 Minutes To Midnight
  3. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
  4. Flash Of The Blade
  5. The Duellists
  6. Back In The Village
  7. Powerslave
  8. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1984 Readers' Album #2




Live After Death  LIVE
1985 EMI
  1. Intro: Churchill Speech / Aces High
  2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
  3. The Trooper
  4. Revelations
  5. Flight of Icarus
  6. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
  7. Powerslave
  8. The Number of the Beast
  9. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  10. Iron Maiden
  11. Run to the Hills
  12. Running Free
  13. Wrathchild
  14. 22 Acacia Avenue
  15. Children of the Damned
  16. Die With Your Boots On
  17. Phantom of the Opera
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1985 Readers' Album #3




Somewhere In Time  
1986 EMI
  1. Caught Somewhere In Time
  2. Wasted Years
  3. Sea Of Madness
  4. Heaven Can Wait
  5. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
  6. Stranger In A Strange Land
  7. Deja-Vu
  8. Alexander The Great
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1986 Readers' Album #3




Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son  
1988 EMI
  1. Moonchild
  2. Infinite Dreams
  3. Can I Play With Madness
  4. The Evil That Men Do
  5. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
  6. The Prophecy
  7. The Clairvoyant
  8. Only The Good Die Young
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1988 Readers' Album #2




No Prayer For The Dying  
1990 EMI
  1. Tailgunner
  2. Holy Smoke
  3. No Prayer For The Dying
  4. Public Enema Number One
  5. Fates Warning
  6. The Assassin
  7. Run Silent Run Deep
  8. Hooks In You
  9. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
  10. Mother Russia
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1990 Readers' Album #17




Fear Of The Dark  
1992 EMI
  1. Be Quick Or Be Dead
  2. From Here To Eternity
  3. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
  4. Fear Is The Key
  5. Childhood's End
  6. Wasting Love
  7. The Fugitive
  8. Chains Of Misery
  9. The Apparition
  10. Judas Be My Guide
  11. Weekend Warrior
  12. Fear Of The Dark
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1992 Readers' Album #3




A Real Live One  LIVE
1993 EMI
  1. Be Quick Or Be Dead
  2. From Here To Eternity
  3. Can I Play With Madness
  4. Wasting Love
  5. Tailgunner
  6. The Evil That Men Can Do
  7. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
  8. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
  9. Heaven Can Wait
  10. The Clairvoyant
  11. Fear Of The Dark
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain



A Real Dead One  LIVE
1993 EMI
  1. The Number Of The Beast
  2. The Trooper
  3. Prowler
  4. Transylvania
  5. Remember Tomorrow
  6. Where Eagles Dare
  7. Sanctuary
  8. Running Free
  9. Run To The Hills
  10. 2 Minutes To Midnight
  11. Iron Maiden
  12. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1993 Readers' Album #41




The X-Factor  
1995 CMC
  1. Sign Of The Cross
  2. Lord Of The Flies
  3. Man On The Edge
  4. Fortunes Of War
  5. Look For The Truth
  6. The Aftermath
  7. Judgement Of Heaven
  8. Blood On The World's Hands
  9. The Edge Of Darkness
  10. 2 A.M.
  11. The Unbeliever
  • Blaze Bayley
  • Dave Murray
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
1995 Readers' Album #16




Best Of The Beast  COMPILATION
1996
  1. Virus (previously unreleased)
  2. Sign of the Cross
  3. Man on the Edge
  4. Afraid to Shoot Strangers (live, previously unreleased))
  5. Be Quick or Be Dead
  6. Fear of the Dark (live)
  7. Bring Your Daughter... To the Slaughter
  8. Holy Smoke
  9. The Clairvoyant
  10. Can I Play With Madness?
  11. The Evil That Men Do
  12. Heaven Can Wait
  13. Wasted Years
  14. Rime of the Ancient Mariner (live)
  15. Running Free (live)
  16. 2 Minutes to Midnight
  17. Aces High
  18. Where Eagles Dare
  19. The Trooper
  20. The Number of the Beast
  21. Run to the Hills
  22. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  23. Wrathchild
  24. Phantom of the Opera
  25. Sanctuary
  26. Strange World (The Soundhouse Tapes)
  27. Iron Maiden (The Soundhouse Tapes)



Virtual XI  
1998 CMC
  1. Futureal
  2. The Angel And The Gambler
  3. Lightning Strikes Twice
  4. The Clansman
  5. When Two Worlds Collide
  6. The Educated Fool
  7. Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger
  8. Como Estais Amigos
  • Blaze Bayley
  • Dave Murray
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain



Live At Donnington  LIVE
1998 Raw Power
1998 Readers' Album #10




Brave New World  
2000 Columbia
  1. The Wicker Man
  2. Ghost Of The Navigator
  3. Brave New World
  4. Blood Brothers
  5. The Mercenary
  6. Dream Of Mirrors
  7. The Fallen Angel
  8. The Nomad
  9. Out Of The Silent Planet
  10. The Thin Line Between Love And Hate
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
2000 Readers' Album #1




Classic Albums: The Number Of The Beast  VIDEO
2001



Rock In Rio  LIVE
2002 EMI
  1. Intro
  2. The Wicker Man
  3. Ghost of the Navigator
  4. Brave New World
  5. Wrathchild
  6. 2 Minutes to Midnight
  7. Blood Brothers
  8. Sign of the Cross
  9. The Mercenary
  10. The Trooper
  11. Brave New World
  12. Dream of Mirrors
  13. The Clansman
  14. The Evil That Men Do
  15. Fear of the Dark
  16. Iron Maiden
  17. The Number of the Beast
  18. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  19. Sanctuary
  20. Run to the Hills
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
2002 Readers' Album #5




Rock In Rio  VIDEO
2002



Edward The Great  COMPILATION
2002 EMI
  1. Run to the Hills
  2. The Number of the Beast
  3. Flight of Icarus
  4. The Trooper
  5. 2 Minutes to Midnight
  6. Wasted Years
  7. Can I Play With Madness?
  8. The Evil That Men Do
  9. The Clairvoyant
  10. Infinite Dreams
  11. Holy Smoke
  12. Bring Your Daughter... To the Slaughter
  13. Man on the Edge
  14. Futureal
  15. The Wicker Man
  16. Fear of the Dark (live)



Visions Of The Beast  VIDEO
2003



Dance Of Death  
2003 Columbia
  1. Wildest Dreams
  2. Rainmaker
  3. No More Lies
  4. Montsegur
  5. Dance Of Death
  6. Gates Of Tomorrow
  7. New Frontier
  8. Paschendale
  9. Face In The Sand
  10. Age Of Innocence
  11. Journeyman
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
2003 Readers' Album #1




No More Lies  EP
2004 EMI
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain



The Early Days  VIDEO
2004



Death On The Road  LIVE
2005 EMI
  1. Wildest Dreams
  2. Wrathchild
  3. Can I Play With Madness
  4. The Trooper
  5. Dance of Death
  6. Rainmaker
  7. Brave New World
  8. Paschendale
  9. Lord of the Flies
  10. No More Lies
  11. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  12. Fear of the Dark
  13. Iron Maiden
  14. Journeyman
  15. The Number of the Beast
  16. Run to the Hills
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
2005 Readers' Album #17




Death On The Road  VIDEO
2005



The Essential Iron Maiden  COMPILATION
2005 EMI



A Matter Of Life And Death  
2006 EMI
  1. Different World
  2. These Colours Don't Run
  3. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
  4. The Pilgrim
  5. The Longest Day
  6. Out of the Shadows
  7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
  8. For the Greater Good of God
  9. Lord of Light
  10. The Legacy
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
2006 Readers' Album #1




Somewhere Back In Time: The Best Of 1980-1989  COMPILATION
2008 EMI
  1. Churchill's Speech
  2. Aces High (Live)
  3. 2 Minutes to Midnight
  4. The Trooper
  5. Wasted Years
  6. Children of the Damned
  7. The Number of the Beast
  8. Run to the Hills
  9. Phantom of the Opera (Live)
  10. The Evil That Men Do
  11. Wrathchild (Live)
  12. Can I Play with Madness
  13. Powerslave
  14. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  15. Iron Maiden (live)



The Final Frontier  
2010 EMI
  1. Satellite ...The Final Frontier
  2. El Dorado
  3. Mother Of Mercy
  4. Coming Home
  5. The Alchemist
  6. Isle Of Avalon
  7. Starblind
  8. The Talisman
  9. The Man Who Would Be King
  10. When The Wild Wind Blows
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
2010 Readers' Album #1




From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010  COMPILATION
2011 EMI
  1. The Wickerman
  2. Holy Smoke
  3. El Dorado
  4. Paschendale
  5. Different World
  6. Man On The Edge (Live)
  7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
  8. Blood Brothers
  9. Rainmaker
  10. Sign of the Cross (Live)
  11. Brave New World
  12. Fear of the Dark
  13. Be Quick or Be Dead
  14. Tailgunner
  15. No More Lies
  16. Coming Home
  17. The Clansman (Live)
  18. For the Greater Good of God
  19. These Colours Don't Run
  20. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
  21. Afraid to Shoot Strangers
  22. Dance of Death
  23. When the Wild Wind Blows



En Vivo!  VIDEO
2012 EMI



Maiden England '88  LIVE
2013 EMI
  1. Moonchild
  2. The Evil That Men Do
  3. The Prisoner
  4. Still Life
  5. Die With Your Boots On
  6. Infinite Dreams
  7. Killers
  8. Can I Play With Madness
  9. Heaven Can Wait
  10. Wasted Years
  11. The Clairvoyant
  12. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  13. The Number of the Beast
  14. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  15. Iron Maiden
  16. Run To The Hills
  17. Running Free
  18. Sanctuary
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
2013 Readers' Album #28




Maiden England '88  VIDEO
2013 EMI



The Book Of Souls  
2015 Parlophone
  1. If Eternity Should Fail
  2. Speed Of Light
  3. The Great Unknown
  4. The Red And The Black
  5. When The River Runs Deep
  6. The Book Of Souls
  7. Death Or Glory
  8. Shadows Of The Valley
  9. Tears Of A Clown
  10. The Man Of Sorrows
  11. Empire Of The Clouds
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Dave Murray
  • Adrian Smith
  • Janick Gers
  • Steve Harris
  • Nicko McBrain
2015 Readers' Album #1




The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter  LIVE
2017 BMG
  1. If Eternity Should Fail
  2. Speed of Light
  3. Wrathchild
  4. Children of the Damned
  5. Death or Glory
  6. The Red and the Black
  7. The Trooper
  8. Powerslave
  9. The Great Unknown
  10. The Book of Souls
  11. Fear of the Dark
  12. Iron Maiden
  13. Number of the Beast
  14. Blood Brothers
  15. Wasted Years




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