Iron Maiden

Tue
13
Jun

ROCK CANDY Issue 2 Out Now: IRON MAIDEN

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The New ‘Old School’ Rock Mag By The Writers Who Were There
We’re back and we’re louder than ever! After the successful launch of Rock Candy Mag in April, Issue 2 (June-July 2017) is here, packed to the rafters with features and photos from rock’s greatest era, including-
MAIDEN ‘84
MAIDEN '84 - Behind The Scenes On Thee Legendary Poland Tour
Foreigner
FOREIGNER - How They Became Radio Rocck Gods
UFO
UFO - The Classic Era By Pete Way
JUDAS PRIEST
JUDAS PRIEST - Rob Versus Ripper
ANGEL
ANGEL - Eight - Yes Eight - Pages
MÖTLEY CRÜE
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Their Lamesst Tour Cancellation Excuse
SAGA
SAGA - One Man And His Moustache
 
AND NOT FORGETTING-
SAGA
TONY IOMMI Meets Apricot Crumble
Rock Candy Magazine is a new bi-monthly physical mag, with a digital download thrown in. Yes, it’s actually printed on actual paper!

It’s the brainchild of Derek Oliver, Howard Johnson and Malcolm Dome, three Kerrang! writers who lived it all in the ’80s.

It’s aimed at the discerning fan who wants to wallow in nostalgia and relive the glory days of classic rock.

Rock Candy Mag isn’t available in the shops. You can only get it through our website at www.rockcandymag.com

It’s 100 pages of the purest classic rock from the ’70s and ’80s, with no room for punk, new wave, skinny tie pop or post-industrial claptrap! And it’s all treated with respect and illustrated with the finest photography of the era.

Please help us spread the word.

 

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Fri
19
Jun

IRON MAIDEN Open Their 'Book Of Souls' September 4

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IRON MAIDEN’s eagerly awaited new studio album The Book Of Souls will be released globally on 4th September through Parlophone Records (BMG in the U.S.A.). It was recorded in Paris with their longstanding producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added earlier this year.  However, the band decided to delay its release so that vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who was recently given the all-clear from a tumour, would have time to recuperate sufficiently to join in the preparations for the album’s launch.
 
The stunning cover art was created by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band previously, and because this 11-track album has a total running time of 92 minutes, it is IRON MAIDEN’s first ever double studio album.  There’s a broader split on the songwriting compared to previous Maiden records, with bassist and founder member Steve Harris contributing to seven of the tracks; 6 of them with Maiden’s guitarists and one sole composition.  This is also the first time since 1984’s Powerslave  that an IRON MAIDEN studio album also features two tracks written solely by Bruce Dickinson,  one of which is the longest song Maiden has ever recorded! And also two Dickinson/Smith collaborations.
 
Steve comments,
 
“We approached this album in a different way to how we’ve recorded previously.  A lot of the songs were actually written while we were there in the studio and we rehearsed and recorded them straight away while they were still fresh, and I think that immediacy really shows in the songs, they have almost a live feel to them, I think. I’m very proud of The Book Of Souls, we all are, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear it, and especially to take it out on the road next year!”
 
Bruce continues,
 
“We’re really excited about The Book Of Souls and had a fantastic time creating it. We started working on the album in late summer 2014 and recorded it at Guillame Tell Studios in Paris, where we’d done the Brave New World album back in 2000 so the studio holds special memories for all of us. We were delighted to discover the same magical vibe is still alive and very much kicking there! So we immediately felt at home and the ideas just started flowing. By the time we’d finished we all agreed that each track was such an integral part of the whole body of work that if it needed to be a double album, then double its going to be!”
 
The full tracklisting is:
 
Disc 1
1. If Eternity Should Fail (Dickinson) 8:28
2. Speed Of Light (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:01
3. The Great Unknown (Smith/ Harris) 6:37
4. The Red And The Black (Harris) 13:33
5. When The River Runs Deep (Smith/ Harris) 5:52
6. The Book Of Souls (Gers/ Harris) 10:27
 
Disc 2
7. Death Or Glory (Smith/ Dickinson) 5:13
8. Shadows Of The Valley (Gers/ Harris) 7:32
9. Tears Of A Clown (Smith/ Harris) 4:59
10. The Man Of Sorrows (Murray/ Harris) 6:28
11. Empire Of The Clouds (Dickinson) 18:01
 
Formats:
2CD deluxe hardbound book limited edition
2CD standard edition
Triple heavyweight black vinyl
High res audio (24-bit Mastered for ITunes and non-Mastered for iTunes)
Standard res audio (16 bit/ 44.1 kHz)
 
The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their eponymous debut in 1980 charted at #4 in the UK, in a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide. Their previous album, 2010’s The Final Frontier  was Maiden’s most successful chart-wise to date, reaching Number One in 28 countries and was their highest chart debut in the U.S reaching #4 in the Billboard 200.
 
Due to Bruce’s illness the band had to delay touring plans but promise to be out on the road again early next year, giving time for Bruce to make a full physical recovery to be ready for the rigours of Maiden live performances.

 

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Wed
29
Apr

MAIDEN UNITED Releases Trailer For New Album 'Remembrance'.

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MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace) and Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), published an album trailer for the upcoming album 'Remembrance'.
 

'Remembrance' will be released on May 22nd on CD, red 12' vinyl and as digital download.
Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Thunderstick (Samson) and Wudstik (Ayreon, For All We Know) have been added to the list of guest musicians on the album.

Contributing musicians:
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace) - Vocals
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) - Guitar
Joey Bruers (Up The Irons) - Bass
Stef Broks (Textures) - Drums
Huub van Loon (Dearworld) - Piano
Thijs Schrijnemakers (Orgel Vreten) ' Hammond

Mike Coolen (Within Temptation) ' Drums on Prowler
Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine) ' Piano on Prowler
Thunderstick (Samson) - Drums on Burning Ambition
Paul Di'Anno (Iron Maiden) ' Vocals on Prowler
Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden) ' Vocals on Futureal
Wudstik (Ayreon) and Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion) - Vocals on Aces High
Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion) - Violin on Still Life '15

Track listing:
1. Strange World
2. Charlotte The Harlot
3. Killers
4. Remember Tomorrow
5. Burning Ambition
6. Futureal (ft. Blaze Bayley)
7. Aces High
8. Prowler (ft. Paul Di'Anno)
9. Still Life '15

Strange World was released as a 2-track single on CD and iTunes on January 30th

Single track listing:
1 Strange World (single edit)
2 The Evil That Men Do (alternate version featuring Wudstik on vocals)
 
Strange World can be streamed in the YouTube video below http://youtu.be/xG-I4LYGe3w

MAIDEN UNITED is an IRON MAIDEN tribute project which performs classic Maiden songs in new acoustic arrangements. 'Remembrance' is the third full-length album released by this project.

The album can be pre-ordered at www.MaidenuniteD.com
  

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Tue
03
Mar

MAIDEN UNITED Release Third Album Of IRON MAIDEN Classics

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MAIDEN UNITED, the acoustic IRON MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), has revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming album, "Remembrance".

'Remembrance' will be released on May 22nd on CD, red 12' vinyl and as digital download.

Track listing:
1. Strange World
2. Charlotte The Harlot
3. Killers
4. Remember Tomorrow
5. Burning Ambition (ft. Bob Verschoyle)
6. Futureal (ft. Blaze Bayley)
7. Aces High
8. Prowler (ft. Paul Di'Anno)
9. Still Life '15

Contributing musicians:
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace) - Vocals
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) - Guitar
Joey Bruers (Up The Irons) - Bass
Stef Broks (Textures) - Drums
Huub van Loon (Dearworld, Barry Hay) - Piano
Thijs Schrijnemakers (Orgel Vreten) ' Hammond

 
Perttu Kivilaakso (Apocalyptica) ' Cello on Still Life
Mike Coolen (Within Temptation) ' Drums on Prowler
Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine) ' Piano on Prowler
Bob Verschoyle (Gypsy's Kiss) ' Vocals on Burning Ambition
Paul Di'Anno ' Vocals on Prowler
Blaze Bayley ' Vocals on Futureal
 
The cover artwork for the album was once again created by BLACKLAKE, who also worked with MAIDEN UNITED on their previous studio albums.

Strange World was released as a 2-track single on CD and iTunes on January 30th

Single track listing:
1 Strange World (album version)
2 The Evil That Men Do (alternate version featuring Wudstik on vocals)
 
Strange World can be streamed in the YouTube video: http://youtu.be/xG-I4LYGe3w
Maiden uniteD is currently streaming the single version of 'The Evil That Men Do' on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/maidenunited/the-evil-that-men-do-featuring-wudstik
MAIDEN UNITED is an IRON MAIDEN tribute project which performs classic MAIDEN songs in new acoustic arrangements. 'Remembrance' is the third full-length album released by this project.

The album can be pre-ordered at www.MaidenuniteD.com

 
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Wed
05
Nov

Talking Metal Episode 502 Featuring Paul DiAnno and Blaze Bayley

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Talking Metal Episode 502 Featuring Paul DiAnno and Blaze Bayley
 
 
Mark is joined by special guest co-host Mitch Lafon for discussion on Kiss and Iron Maiden.  The episode also features interviews with former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul DiAnno and Blaze Bayley.

Paul DiAnno discusses his knee injury, current recording & touring plans, the first two Iron Maiden albums, royalties from his Maiden days, Rod Smallwood, touring with KISS and much more.

Blaze Bayley discusses his upcoming tour dates, his career and of course, IRON MAIDEN.

Both interviews were conducted by Mitch Lafon of the One On One with Mitch Lafon podcast.

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Wed
17
Sep

Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History's Greatest Moments

 
Legendary Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History's Greatest Moments

- Available as Limited Edition Prints via www.BLACKLIGHTNINGGALLERY.com


 
Legendary rock n' roll photographer Gene Kirkland, who is recognized worldwide for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80's and 90's, has opened up his archives for the first time in history! Twelve months ago, Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery (www.BlackLightningGallery.com) to unearth a generous stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days ' many spanning back nearly twenty years!

Black Lightning Gallery undertook what can only be described as a painstaking labor of love to curate, restore and unveil these rare images. In addition, they worked to select iconic, renowned shots to be released as limited edition fine art prints (see below for more info).

Kirkland, in association with Los Angeles' Black Lightning Gallery, has unveiled the first selection of images from the collection, including Guns N' Roses during the 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' video shoot, Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove, Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985, Motley Crue during the 'Girls, Girls, Girls' video shoot, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff Burton, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen and many more.

MAKE THESE PRINTS YOUR OWN!

Visit Black Lightning Gallery now via BlackLightningGallery.Com and experience their brand new online presence! The new site features many exclusive images, hand signed by Gene Kirkland himself, which are all available to the public for purchase as limited numbered editions. The website has many fan bonuses including exclusive looks at images of backstage passes from the shows, personal memories from Gene Kirkland and many more.

***Once the numbered limited editions sell out, there will not be reprints! More historic images will be added over time.

'I hope you enjoy looking back at these amazing memories as much as I enjoyed capturing them. These photographs hold very dear memories of a glorious time and I am proud to have them available to fans worldwide.' - Gene Kirkland, Photographer

'Black Lightning Gallery is honored to be working with Gene in releasing these seminal works in the history of Rock and Roll. As huge music fans ourselves it's incredible to see these frames and just as exciting for us to know fans would have a chance to own one.' ' Rohan Ocean, Black Lightning Gallery
 
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Guns N' Roses at the 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' Video Shoot
 
 
 


 
Motley Crue on the set of 'Girls, Girls, Girls'

 

 

Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985

 
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Thu
11
Sep

METAL WRAPS Episode 2


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In episode 2 of METAL WRAPS, hosts Mark Strigl (of Talking Metal), Mitch Joel (of Six Pixels of Separation) and Mitch Lafon (of One On One With Mitch Lafon) discuss Iron Maiden with a special focus on Paul DiAnno who guested on Episode 41 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

METAL WRAPS is a show that takes a look back at recent One On One With Mitch Lafon and Talking Metal episodes with added insight, commentary, discussion and analysis. The length of each episode will be kept to a flexible fifteen minutes. The show is available via iHeartradio, Spreaker, Stitcher, TuneIn and iTunes as well as the Talking Metal and One On One With Mitch Lafon feeds on those very same digital distribution systems.

We cordially invite you to join us on METAL WRAPS with Mitch Joel, Mark Strigl and Mitch Lafon.

Follow Mitch Joel on TWITTER: @mitchjoel

Follow Mark Strigl on TWITTER: @Strigl and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

For more visit:http://www.talkingmetal.com

This Episode of Metal Wraps is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit:http://www.melodicrockfest.com

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

and the recently released: A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329

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Fri
11
Jul

PAUL DI'ANNO LIVE DVD/CD/LP DUE OCTOBER 6

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Paul Di'Anno, a legendary vocalist, returned to Poland in April to play a string of live shows. One of the shows - at Lizard Club in Krak'w on April, 9th - was recorded for the purposes of a live DVD release and today we reveal its title and release date. 'The Beast Arises' DVD has been set for release on October, 6th in Europe and October, 7th in North America (via MVD). Other formats available: CD DG and 2LP.
 
The material from the DVD captures a sensational live show in a club full of audience that would not let Di'Anno leave the stage for a long time. The setlist included the best Iron Maiden's tracks (from the period when Di'Anno was the band's lead singer), as well as Killers' and Paul Di'Anno's solo tracks. The DVD also includes bonus features such as an interview with the Artist, a photo gallery and more! Full details to be revealed soon!
 
You can now see a short preview of the DVD on Metal Mind Productions' YouTube channel at THIS location.

This English singer is best known as the first vocalist to record with the iconic band Iron Maiden, from 1978 to 1981. Despite world-wide success lurking just around the corner, Di'Anno departed from the band by the fall of 1981 (he's since admitted that he was partying a bit too hard around the time of his departure from Maiden). However, Di'Anno's unique and extremely powerful voice had made a huge impression on rock music fans the world over, and also gained him an army of fans due to the sales of more than 20 million copies of the first two Iron Maiden albums ('Iron Maiden' & 'Killers') featuring Paul's unique vocal talent.
In his post-Maiden career, Di'Anno has issued numerous albums, both as a solo artist and as a member of such bands as Gogmagog, Battlezone and Killers, and he has been featured (either as the artist or as a guest) on more than 60 albums released world-wide.
As a confirmed icon of the metal genre Di'Anno is constantly gigging (with his various bands) throughout all of Europe, USA, Canada, Central & South America, Australia, Asia etc.
Di'Anno has even had time to have his first full sized and highly acclaimed Book/Autobiography released entitled 'The Beast', which is a no holds barred journey through his turbulent and often disturbing car crash lifestyle, throughout the last two decades.
Although he only appeared on the first two Maiden albums, Maiden's work with Paul Di'Anno remains among metal's all-time finest, and to this day those two albums are idolized and thought of as 'The All Time Classics' by most Metal fans and musicians alike throughout the World.

 
Full details of the forthcoming Paul Di'Anno DVD release to be revealed soon.

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