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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - Danish Iron Maiden competition
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - Iron Maiden Announce New Best Of Details
Iron Maiden have announced the release of "From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010". A double-CD set spanning twenty years this follows the huge success of 2010's studio album "The Final Frontier" which hit the number one spot in 28 countries around the world.

Iron Maiden current phenomenal global success has seen the band not only scale new-found heights aided by their unique method of touring, using a customized Boeing 757 - named Ed Force One by their fans - to transport band, crew and all their equipment round the world to many new places, but has meant their ever-expanding fanbase now encompasses a brand new generation of metal lovers. "From Fear To Eternity" is a chance for these new fans of the band to explore Iron Maiden's rich history, with the highlights of their last eight studio albums distilled into this handy collection, which follows 2009's compilation of their earlier work, the 1980-1990 "Somewhere Back In Time" album.

Perennial favourites to be found on this album include songs also featured in Maiden's current "The Final Frontier World Tour" set list; tracks such as "Fear Of The Dark", "The Wicker Man", "Blood Brothers" and "Dance Of Death" sit alongside recent classics "El Dorado" and the hauntingly evocative "When The Wild Wind Blows". It also includes singles like "Holy Smoke" and "Be Quick Or Be Dead" together with more progressive thought-provoking album tracks like "Afraid To Shoot Strangers" and "For The Greater Good Of God". This new collection charts the musical development of Britain's most successful metal band as they have evolved their sound, producing longer, more complex songs, gaining huge critical acclaim in the process. Featuring many of the epics for which the band has become renowned, it is accordingly released as a double CD, but will retail for the price of a single album.

The full track listing for the CD is as follows:

Disc 1

01. The Wicker Man
02. Holy Smoke
03. El Dorado
04. Paschendale
05. Different World
06. Man On The Edge (live)
07. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
08. Blood Brothers
09. Rainmaker
10. Sign Of The Cross (live)
11. Brave New World
12. Fear Of The Dark (live)

Disc 2

01. Be Quick Or Be Dead
02. Tailgunner
03. No More Lies
04. Coming Home
05. The Clansman (live)
06. For The Greater Good Of God
07. These Colours Don't Run
08. Bring Your Daughter... To The Slaughter
09. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
10. Dance Of Death
11. When The Wild Wind Blows
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Friday, March 11, 2011 - Former Iron Maiden Singer Jailed
Paul Di'Anno, the former Iron Maiden frontman has been jailed for falsely claiming £45,000 in benefits from the UK Government. The singer had claimed that he was suffering nerve damage to his back that prevented him from working but then continued to work in the music industry via touring.

Di'anno was told by the court he would serve at least four and a half months of  the sentence behind bars before being released on conditional bail.

Read more on the story here.
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Monday, February 14, 2011 - Iron Maiden wins "Best Metal Performance"
Iron Maiden was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards last night. Iron Maiden was nominated for the track "El Dorado", from the band's 2010 album "The Final Frontier".

The nominees in this year's "Metal" category were as follows:

IRON MAIDEN - "El Dorado" (from "The Final Frontier")

KORN - "Let The Guilt Go" (from "Korn III: Remember Who You Are")

LAMB OF GOD - "In Your Words" (from "Wrath"

MEGADETH - "Sudden Death" (from "Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock")

SLAYER - "World Painted Blood" (from "World Painted Blood")

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Friday, November 19, 2010 - More Iron Maiden European Tour Dates Confirmed
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have confirmed the following European shows as part of "The Final Frontier World Tour 2011":

May 28 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle
May 29 - Oberhausen, Germany @ Kopi Arena
May 31 - Munich, Germany @ Olympiahalle
Jun. 02 - Hamburg, Germany @ O2 World
Jun. 03 - Berlin, Germany @ O2 World
Jun. 07 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Schleyerhalle
Jun. 08 - Arnhem, The Netherlands @ Gerledome
Jun. 27 - Paris, France @ Bercy
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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - Iron Maiden Confirm UK Tour
Iron Maiden have released the following press statement with regards to their long awaited full UK tour:
 
JULY

Wed 20 Scotland, Glasgow SECC
Thu 21 Scotland, Aberdeen AECC P&J Arena
Sat 23 England, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sun 24 England, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Wed 27 England, Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Thu 28 England, Manchester MEN Arena
Sun 31 England, Birmingham NIA


AUGUST

Mon 1 Wales, Cardiff CIA Arena
Wed 3 Northern Ireland, Belfast Odyssey
Fri 5 England, London O2 Arena
 
This will be an extensive 10 city arena tour for the final run of dates on their FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR 2010/11. For the first time in many years, the band will be playing shows across the full length and breadth of the UK, including places they've not visited for up to three decades! 
 
Steve Harris comments; "Everything in the Maiden camp has been so full on these last five years or so that we haven't travelled around the UK to play for our home fans for almost that long.  These fans  supported us by coming to Twickenham Stadium, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Download and more recently Sonisphere so we thought we should get off our backsides and do the travelling this time and get round the country to see them all. We very much look forward to playing all four home countries and a couple of places we haven't been for a very long time, Aberdeen and Belfast! And playing the O2 gets us as close to the East End of London where Maiden started off than we have been for many a year, probably since the Ruskin Arms! All in all l think this is going to be a very special series of shows and a wonderful way to end this whole world tour.
 
We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year's tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven't seen us before, plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of  course, .Eddie!"
 
The UK shows will be the culmination of The Final Frontier World Tour, which began in June 2010 with a hugely successful 25 date tour throughout North America, followed by selected European stadium and festival shows, including Knebworth Sonisphere in the UK. As recently announced, early next year Ed Force One will fly the band, crew and equipment 50,000 miles around the World visiting thirteen countries before the band take a short break prior to the extensive European Tour (more announcements soon) of which the UK is the final leg.
 
Tickets will go onsale Saturday November 20th with an exculsive pre-sale for fan club members prior to then.
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - Iron Maiden Announce Tour Plans
Metal legends Iron Maiden have released the following statement with regards to their upcoming tour dates:

"IRON MAIDEN, with their crew and many tons of equipment, will once again be boarding Ed Force One in February 2011 to fly 50,000 miles round the globe on their continuing mammoth Final Frontier World Tour, playing 29 shows and visiting 26 cities in thirteen countries across 5 continents with Bruce again in the pilot's seat, and heading into more new Frontiers of uncharted Maiden territory!!!

The first show will be on Feb 11th in Moscow's Olympic Stadium, after which the Boeing 757, which will have new designs to tie in with the new album and tour, will fly the band to Singapore and Indonesia for Maiden's first ever shows there, before arriving in Australia to headline two arena dates and five Soundwave Festivals. Ed Force One then turns its attention briefly to the Northern Hemisphere with a first show ever in South Korea and two shows in Tokyo, before heading all the way across the Pacific, a journey which (believe it or not!) is 6660 miles for two shows in Mexico. An extensive series of stadium shows through five South American countries follows, including a first visit to Belem, Northern Brazil, and, via Puerto Rico, the band will play the final show on this leg of the tour in Tampa, Florida, USA on April 17th, exactly 66 days after Moscow! (full dates below)

Says Bruce, "We were taken aback by the fantastic reaction from everyone to Ed Force One during the 2008/09 World Tour. As our fans all know from the "Flight 666" film, which documented the trials and tribulations we underwent in order to get the whole project literally off the ground, the end result was well worth all the effort and complex logistics we had to deal with! The band and crew enjoyed themselves so much travelling that way, it seemed only logical to set up this part of The Final Frontier tour in the same way so we could get to see as many fans as possible all over the World, only this time we're pushing the boundaries even further and going to more places Maiden has never been before... in true Frontier style!! We very much look forward to playing in Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea for the first time, as well as revisiting our fans everywhere else.

"The set list will be different to this year's tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we will include a healthy dose of older fan favourites as we will be playing to so many new faces who we know will want to hear those songs live for the first time. We will cram into the plane as much of the production we used this year as is physically possible, including of course Eddie, and intend to replicate the spectacular light show in as many places as we are able. All in all it promises to be a fantastic trip for everyone!! So see you all soon".

FEBRUARY

Fri 11  Moscow, RUSSIA    Olympiski 
Tue 15  Singapore     Singapore Indoor Stadium
Thu 17 Jakarta, INDONESIA   Stadium Utama Gelaro Bung Karno Senayan  
Sun 20 Bali, INDONESIA    Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Wed 23 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA  Hisense Arena
Thu 24 Sydney, AUSTRALIA    Entertainment Centre
Sat 26 Brisbane, AUSTRALIA    Showgrounds (SOUNDWAVE FEST)
Sun 27 Sydney, AUSTRALIA    Eastern Creek Raceway (SOUNDWAVE FEST)

MARCH

Fri 4 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA    Showgrounds (SOUNDWAVE FEST)
Sat 5  Adelaide, AUSTRALIA    Bonython Park (SOUNDWAVE FEST)
Mon 7  Perth, AUSTRALIA    Steel Blue Oval (SOUNDWAVE FEST)
Thu 10 Seoul, KOREA      Chamsil Gymnasium 
Sat 12  Tokyo, JAPAN     Super Arena
Sun 13 Tokyo, JAPAN     Super Arena
Thu 17 Monterrey, MEXICO    Banamex Theatre 
Fri 18 Mexico City, MEXICO    Foro Sol 
Sun 20 Bogota, COLOMBIA    CC Sapo 
Wed 23 Lima, PERU     Estadio San Marcos
Sat 26 Sao Paulo, BRAZIL   Morumbi Stadium 
Sun 27 Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL   HSBC Arena
Wed 30 Brasilia, BRAZIL     Nilson Nelson Parking Lot

APRIL

Fri 1 Belem, BRAZIL    Parque De Exposicoes   
Sun 3 Recife, BRAZIL    Parque De Exposicoes
Tue 5 Curitiba, BRAZIL     Expotrade 
Fri 8 Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA   Velez Sarsfield
Sun 10 Santiago, CHILE     Estadio Nacional 
Wed 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA  Coliseo De Puerto Rico
Sat 16 Sunrise, Florida, USA   Bank Atlantic Center
Sun 17 Tampa, Florida  USA   St Pete Times Forum

JULY

June 30- July 3 Roskilde, DENMARK  Roskilde Festival 
Fri 1 Gothenburg, SWEDEN   Ullevi Stadium
Wed 6 Oslo, NORWAY    Telenor
Fri 8 Helsinki, FINLAND   Olympic Stadium
Sun 10 St Petersburg, RUSSIA   SKK Peterburgskiy


UK fans - don't worry, we most certainly haven't forgotten you... you're next!!"
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Thursday, July 15, 2010 - Iron Maiden The Final Frontier Video Availiable
The new video for the Iron Maiden track "The Final Frontier" can be viewed at this location.
 
The song is taken off the band's forthcoming album "The Final Frontier" which is due for release on Monday, 16th August.
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Friday, July 9, 2010 - Iron Maiden's 'The Final Frontier' video to debut next week
The new video "The Final Frontier" from Iron Maiden, will make its online debut via the band's official web site on tuesday, july 13 at 3 p.m. Bst.

A teaser clip can be viewed here.

Iron Maiden's 15th album, "The Final Frontier", will be released internationally on monday 16th August.

The band reunited with long-time Iron Maiden producer Kevin "Caveman" Shirley in early 2010 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau to record the album and then moved to the Cave Studios in Malibu, California to finish the recording and do the mixing. Compass Point Studio is very familiar to the band, it was where they recorded the "Piece of Mind" (1983), "Powerslave" (1984) and "Somewhere In Time" (1986) albums.

Guitarist Dave Murray says:
"We breezed through the album, really. We actually finished it in six weeks. We were getting down a track a day - all playing together as a band, Bruce singing, all in the same room, so there's a very live-in-the-studio feel to it. Once we finished a track we'd jump straight into doing some extra guitar bits. It was very quick for us."

"The rhythm's a little bit different from what we've done before, and there's lots of melodies. it's a big song (When The Wild Wind Blows). We learned it in sections just because it was such a complex arrangement, but it sounds quite natural."

"The Final Frontier" features artwork illustrated by Melvyn Grant and can be viewed here.
 
The track listing for the album is as follows (total running time 76:35):

01. Satellite 15....The Final Frontier (8:40)
02. El Dorado (6:49)
03. Mother Of Mercy (5:20)
04. Coming Home (5:52)
05. The Alchemist (4:29)
06. Isle Of Avalon (9:06)
07. Starblind (7:48)
08. The Talisman (9:03)
09. The Man Who Would Be King (8:28)
10. When The Wild Wind Blows (10:59)
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Friday, March 5, 2010 - Iron Maiden - Album and Tour News
Iron Maiden are pleased to announce that their forthcoming new studio album will be called 'THE FINAL FRONTIER', and is expected be released late summer of this year.

The announcement comes with news of a North American Tour with Very Special Guests Dream Theater to open in Dallas, Texas, on 9th June and finish in Washington D.C. on 20th July, making it Maiden's most extensive North American tour in many years.

Following these shows in USA and Canada The Final Frontier World Tour will travel back to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011.

The full Live Nation North America press release for the North American Tour is posted here.
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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - Iron Maiden announced for Wacken Open Air 2010!
British Heavy Metal legends Iron Maiden will return to play the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany in 2010! Iron Maiden played at the festival in 2008, a tremendous success for both band and festival arrangers.
Other confirmed acts to play at Wacken are:
1349
Arch Enemy
Caliban
Cannibal Corpse
Corvus Corax
Despised Icon
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Edguy
Endstille
Ghost Brigade
Grave Digger
Immortal
Order Ogan
Stratovarius
The Devil's Blood
Torfrock
UDO
WASP
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Sunday, February 10, 2008 - Iron Maiden on Channel 9 news in Australia
Iron Maiden have hit the national news in Australia - You can watch the video clip on the Channel 9 website.
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Monday, November 5, 2007 - Iron Maiden - Scandinavian Tour Dates
EMA Telstar are delighted to announce the return of IRON MAIDEN to Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland next year with what will be the biggest Rock Tour that any band has EVER undertaken in these Nordic regions. Following their record breaking and massively popular sell outs at Ullevi Stadium, in 2005, and the multiple arena shows around the region in 2006, EMA Telstar have put together a concert schedule which will allow the band to play to at least 250,000 fans in the six stadium shows in the Summer of 2008. The full schedule is --

SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME World Tour 08
JULY 2008

Wed 16th - Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Stadium
Fri 18th - Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Tue 22nd - Trondheim, Norway - Lerkendalstadium
Thu 24th - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin
Sat 26th - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
Sun 27th - Horsens, Denmark - Horsens Gods Bane Pladsen


Comments Tour Promoter Thomas Johansson of EMA Telstar "We are all very proud to be making history by giving our rock fans the biggest Nordic Rock Tour there has ever been and certainly one of the most spectacular. Maiden is so hugely popular with the Nordic peoples that we wanted to ensure that as many fans as possible got the opportunity to see this very special show next year as we expect demand for tickets to be enormous."

To allow Iron Maiden fans in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway to get right up close to the band, the Iron Maiden fan club are running a special draw for members whereby 60 winners and a friend at each show will be given first access to the venue and be first to the stage barrier. Full details can be found on www.ironmaiden.com.

Tickets go on sale to the public 9am Monday 12th November, but members of the Iron Maiden fan club will get special and exclusive first access to purchase tickets from 9am -- 6pm on Thursday 8th November.
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Friday, September 7, 2007 - Iron Maiden tour
Iron Maiden announce their most ambitious and extraordinary touring plans ever -- and are very pleased to announce that this will include Australia for the first time in 15 years!

The 'SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME' World Tour 2008 will be in three sections, starting in February and March 2008 with the first leg encompassing major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia, opening in Perth on Feb 4 and continuing through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane:

SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME, AUSTRALIA 2008

February :
Monday 4th, Burswood Dome, Perth
Wednesday 6th, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 9th, Acer Arena, Sydney
Tuesday 12th, Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

The tour then continues with more concerts in North America in late May and June before finishing with a third leg in July and August encompassing major stadiums and festivals all over Europe. During the tour the band is expected to play to well over one and a half million fans and travel close to 100,000 miles.

In an historic first, Iron Maiden, their 60-strong crew and support staff and over 12 tons of equipment will be travelling around the world en masse for the first leg of the tour in a specially commissioned and converted Astraeus Boeing 757 decorated with Maiden and Eddie designs! Vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who is a qualified Airline Captain flying for Astraeus Airlines, will pilot the plane on its epic mission, flying over 50,000 miles.

Comments Bruce Dickinson, "We had the idea last year of converting a jumbo jet into effectively what would be a flying 113 ton 'splitter bus' for touring and we have been working seriously on it ever since. It's pretty complex but in the end we were able, with a lot of help from Astraeus Airlines, to overcome all the technicalities of customising the plane for our purposes. We are taking out the back 10 rows of seats to fit in a customised cargo hold that we can use again in the future if this jaunt works. This is in addition to all the standard storage holds. By taking band, personnel and equipment in one form of transport it makes all the touring so much easier and overcomes the logistical difficulty of people and equipment going in different planes. We can even work out exactly how big our carbon footprint is and take care of that responsibility! We will be packing as much of the show into the plane as we possibly can for this first leg and intend to give the fans something very special to remember. And it allows me to combine 2 of my greatest passions, music and flying!!

To tie in with forthcoming 2008 releases on DVD of the classic 'LIVE AFTER DEATH' and 'MAIDEN ENGLAND' concert videos (more details coming soon) this tour, aptly entitled 'SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME', will revisit the band's history by focusing almost entirely on the 80's in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which will be based around the legendary Egyptian Production of the 1984-85 'Powerslave Tour'. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and will include some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.

Steve Harris comments; "On the last tour we opened the show by playing our new album 'A Matter of Life and Death' in its 80 minute entirety. We thought we needed the challenge and it proved the right thing to do. However, it can be hard on the fans playing so much new material and we really appreciated the superb support they gave us. So now l guess it's payback time. It's tremendous to be able to use the profile of the DVDs to do what is effectively an 80's show. It will be enormous fun and by changing the approach to the songs we play tour by tour it keeps it fresh and interesting for both the band and the fans alike. l think 'Powerslave' was an incredible show with the Egyptian theme and look forward to seeing it all again myself. We have been planning this for a few years and hoping to take it to Australia -- so we are all delighted that it has now worked out. I would also like to say that we are all are very grateful to our loyal fans in Oz who have kept the Maiden flag flying all these years and we are sorry to have disappointed you for so long. Thanks and see you there"

Rod Smallwood, Iron Maiden's Manager, further commented; "Following Bruce's various hints from on stage this last year about our plans for 2008 ("We are taking some time off to build some pyramids!"), fans have been pestering me for details of the tour and especially asking which songs from that era will be played. That may be as easy as a run in the hills but we will keep our aces close to our chest on this issue. I know it would only take a couple of minutes but at this stage of planning, I'd have to be clairvoyant to know what they will do. I'm sure though it will be no revelation for you that we intend to make up for those wasted years by visiting a large number of hallowed metal venues around the world. Historically 'Powerslave' was an incredibly important album for the band and it would be madness if we didn't give the fans a taste of the full on Iron Maiden show from that time. With our jumbo there really is no rime nor reason why the band cannot now visit fans almost everywhere as many have been real troopers to have waited this long. Heaven only knows what the band will choose but if l could and did tell you now l would have to shoot you! You'll all have to be patient and see. But it will be spectacular. No fear!!"

Historically, this will be Maiden's fourth Australian Tour having first toured in 1982 when 'The Number of the Beast' was Australia's number one album, then again in 1985 with the original 'Powerslave' show and most recently in 1992 with 'Fear of the Dark'. However a great deal has happened with the band since then, especially in recent years when ticket sales have continued to explode around the world as the band's loyal fan base continues to flourish. As Maiden have never had airplay or much video channel exposure anywhere in the world their popularity spread mainly by word of mouth on the back of a legacy of many great albums and an awesome live reputation With the ever increasing power of the internet the Maiden legend has fired the imagination of new young fans around the planet, and, although their audience spans two generations, it is now predominantly a young one, inspired by the massive legacy and influence of this unique band (and, of course, Eddie).

To allow Iron Maiden fans in Australia to get right up close to the band,the fan club are organising advance booking of tickets for members and running a special draw for them whereby 60 winners and friend at each show will be given first access to the venue and be first to the stage barrier. Full details will be on www.ironmaiden.com

Tickets go on sale to the public 9am Thursday 27th September, but members of the Iron Maiden fan club get exclusive first access to purchase tickets from 12 noon Thursday 20th September through to 12 noon Monday 24th September. More details soon!
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Monday, July 2, 2007 - Iron Maiden To Headline Wacken 2008
Iron Maiden are the confirmed headliners for the Wacken Open Air Festival 2008, scheduled for July 31st-August 2nd in Wacken, Germany. 80 more bands will be announced soon.
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Thursday, May 31, 2007 - Iron Maiden's Download show to be streamed live online
Download Festival are delighted to announce that Iron Maiden's performance at this year's festival will be shown around the world LIVE. 2007 is Iron Maiden's record breaking fourth headline appearance at Donington Park. Having first topped the bill in 1988, playing to over 100.000 fans, and then again in 1992 and 2003, their 30 year career has seen them sell in excess of 70 million albums, and become one of the most important rock bands of all time.

Download Festival and Iron Maiden have teamed up for a live and exclusive streaming of Iron Maiden's fourth Donington Park headline appearance on Sunday 10 June. Available FREE at www.dowloadfestival.co.uk, and with direct links to www.ironmaiden.com, their performance will be shown in full, and will attract a global audience to the festival. This innovative move is the first time Live Nation have streamed from Download, and we expect other acts to follow this shortly.

More info at the official website.
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Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - Iron Maiden announce summer tour and ground breaking show in India
Following their phenomenally successful new album and sold-out tour late last year of arena's around the world, Iron Maiden are announcing a series of headline stadium and festival appearances in March and June of this year.

Always keen to take Metal to new places, Maiden will for the first time ever play in India, on the spectacular grounds of Bangalore's Palace on Saturday 17th March, marking the first time a major metal band has ever played in the subcontinent.

Iron Maiden's new album, 'A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH' reached No 2 in the Indian album charts after debuting at No 4, which is believed to be the highest chart position in India ever for any rock act. Maiden will be the first to bring in a full massive western style stage production - air freighting in almost 20 tons of backline equipment and their huge stage Production for this one show.

Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson commented "To say we're all really looking forward to going to Bangalore is something of an understatement. It's very special to us to be able play to new fans in countries we've never been to before, and we hear the Indian fans are very loud and into their metal. The whole trip will be an exciting time for us and we intend to enjoy every moment there. The fans should know that we are bringing the whole stage show we used in Europe and America and that Eddie will definitely be joining us! We are crafting a special set to include both songs from A Matter of Life and Death and a load of other favorites. It promises to be an absolutely amazing atmosphere playing outdoors in front of the palace."

A spokesman from the promoters DNA Networks explained, "As this is the first show ever in India to feature three other acts in addition to an international headliner, it will be our first ever festival of sorts and as such an historic occasion. As the setting is the beautiful open site in the palace grounds we thought the occasion should be marked with a special name so we are calling the event 'EDD-FEST'. We are confident that Maiden and 'EDD-FEST' will encourage more Western bands in the future to join us and play here in India, something which would greatly please the huge number of Rock fans in this country. The appearance on the bill of Britain's Lauren Harris will also be the first time Indian fans will have seen a rock band fronted by a girl"

Another new territory for the band to visit is Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where they will headline the Desert Rock Festival on Friday 9th March. This is the 4th Desert Rock Festival and is an event which has grown steadily in stature and Iron Maiden will be the biggest act to headline the festival to date. It is expected to be the most succcessful yet. Maiden's new album was Top 5 in Arabia.

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood comments "Going right back to 1985 and tours behind the old Iron Curtain, particularly Poland, Maiden have always enjoyed blazing the trail taking metal to new fans all over the world. We have wanted to play in India for some time and the success of the new album persuaded us to interrupt our break and go there in March. We were also invited to play in Beijing and Shanghai in China but Eddie was concerned about restrictions relating to choice of songs and artwork so we are leaving that to a later time. In June we are going into some Eurpean territories we didn't get chance to play last time and to places like the UK, Germany, Italy and Holland where the late 06 arena shows got nowhere near satisfying the demand for tickets. As most of these dates are outdoors we will adjust the set to include more of the classics suited to an outdoor party atmosphere, along with selected songs from A Matter of Life and Death. We will of course be taking the full stage production with us everywhere along with Eddie who has kindly agreed to delay his holidays!. It promises to be a hugely enjoyable series of dates"

Dates announced so far are as below. Further headline shows will be released first on their website www.ironmaiden.com with full show details and ticket links.

March 2007
Fri 9th - Dubai Desert Rock Festival, UAE
Sun 11th - Faliro Pavilion Arena, Athens, Greece
Wed 14th - Belgrade, Croatia
Sat 17th - Bangalore, Bangalore Palace, India

June 2007
Wed 6th - Ostrava Banik Football Stadium, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri 8th - Sudweststadion , Ludwigshafen, Germany
Sun 10th - Download Festival , Donington Park, England
Thu 14th - Heineken Jammin Festival, Venice, Italy
Sat 16th - Fields of Rock Festival, Zwolle, Holland
Sun 17th - MSV Stadium, Duisburg, Germany
Wed 20th - Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy
Sat 23rd - Graspop Festival, Dessel, Belgium
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - New Iron Maiden song
A new Iron Maiden track from their new album called 'Brighter Than A Thousand Suns' has been posted online at the following locations:

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Monday, July 17, 2006 - New Iron Maiden video
Iron Maiden has posted the video for their first single "The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg" as a taste of their 14th studio album "A Matter Of Life And Death".

The full video for 'The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg' is available in the following streaming formats:

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Please note, there'll be massive demand on the server for these clips so if it's very slow to load, you may want to try again later in the day.

The single will be released on August 14th in these formats:

Limited Edition 2 track CD:
01. The reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
02. Hallowed be thy Name (Radio 1 'Legends' Session)

Limited Edition 7" coloured vinyl in picture bag:
A - The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
B - c/w Run To The Hills (Radio 1 'Legends' Session)
B - The Trooper (Radio 1 'Legends' Session)
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Tuesday, July 4, 2006 - Details on the new Maiden album
For the full details on Iron Maiden's upcoming album, including the artwork, go here.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - Iron Maiden finish new album
The new Iron Maiden album entitled "A Matter of Life and Death" is expected out in September with the following tracklisting:

1. Different Worlds (Smith/Harris) 4:17
2. These Colours Don't Run (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 6:52
3. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 8:44
4. The Pilgrim (Gers/Harris) 5:07
5. The Longest Day (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 7:48
6. Out Of the Shadows (Dickinson/Harris) 5:36
7. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (Murray/Harris) 7:21
8. For The Greater Good of God (Harris) 9:24
9. Lord Of Light (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 7:23
10. The Legacy (Gers/Harris) 9:20
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Sunday, March 26, 2006 - Iron Maiden studio report
Producer Kevin Shirley has posted his first full diary about recording Iron Maiden's new studio album at his official website. Here is a direct link.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 - Iron Maiden to record new album
While in Brazil to play with Tribuzy, Bruce Dickinson has confirmed on the national MTV that Iron Maiden was going to record a new album in March 2006.

A tour would then follow in Europe starting October 2006. Latin America should be visited by February 2007 (EMI's last statement hinted for a summer 2006 tour, but it seems the album recording has been pushed back for some months).

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - Iron Maiden concert photos from Ozzfest and Rod Smallwood issues statement
You can see various photos from Iron Maiden's Ozzfest show here.

Here is a statement from Iron Maiden's manager, Rod Smallwood regarding the Ozzfest incident:

Maiden are currently returning from America and preparing for UK festivals this weekend and don't wish to waste time giving Sharon Osbourne's statement the dignity of a reply. Considering the disgraceful nature of the events that occurred they feel it's a pretty dismal effort at self justification and they don't think Metal fans are at all gullible and that they will easily see through it. They want no more to do with this sorry incident and are very much looking forward to headlining Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend.

I would however like to add my own comment on this.

In 30 years in this business and after attending hundreds of gigs l have never seen anything anywhere near as disgusting and unprofessional as what went on that night. I was standing on our sound desk out front as usual but ran to the stage as soon as the hail of missiles began and from then on watched from the front of the stage right next to Bruce's walkway. The scale, viciousness and concentration of the throwing made it obvious that this was a premeditated and co-ordinated attack. Assaulting musicians while performing by throwing bottle tops, lighters and eggs at them from just a few yards away is vile, dangerous, criminal and cowardly. It is incredible that Ozzfest security apparently did nothing about it - aren't they there to protect the bands too? Especially when the band is concentrating on a performance in front of 45,000 people and the missiles are coming out of the glare of the spotlights. And to spit at a band on stage is unforgivable.

Iron Maiden, like all the bands on Ozzfest, had to sign quite onerous legal documents part of which was promising not to throw anything into the audience, even wristbands!!! Ironic isn't it.

It is well documented on the web who was responsible for planning and participating in this attack and for musicians to join in this assault on other musicians is a shocking disgrace akin to treachery. You should all be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves.

We know who authorised the making of the 'ozzy - ozzy' chant tape the day before and how it was played secretly through the PA at the very beginning and end of our set.

We also know who continually turned off the power interrupting our set at crucial moments. It is a good thing that the power was turned back on before there was a riot as you could sense on stage a lot of the huge audience were getting totally pissed off at this continual onslaught on the band.

The great majority of the Ozzfest crew throughout the tour were terrific and we thank them. Those who participated or stood idly by and watched as this all went down should also be ashamed of themselves and l would certainly hope they never come near a tour with which we are involved.

There is little point in my commenting on the chap with the flag or their trying to hold up Eddie or Sharon's speech as the audience made their feelings very clear on each occasion.

And in the end what was all this about?? If l had any sort of problem or misunderstanding with a band working on a tour we were involved in l would go and talk to them or their manager - not wait until the end of a tour and assault and ambush them. Or was that really it?

I find it staggering that this ambush would take place in front of any audience, let alone in San Bernardino, the biggest audience of the tour. Didn't that audience merit any consideration? They pay an awful lot to be there in terms of prices for tickets, parking, food, beer etc. Surely if they spend this sort of money they deserve to watch the bands they paid to see be able to put in a full unhindered performance. Free of danger and intimidation. If I had paid I would ask for my money back!

And this audience really were outstanding, giving the band incredible support and many voting with their feet in disgust after the set and the speech, which to many was the final insult.

I have to say l was immensely proud of Maiden who stood up to it all and showed great courage and just got better and better through the adversity. Their heads never dropped, instead they went on the offensive. It was a truly memorable moment when Bruce went to the very front of the stage during Trooper - something which he never normally does as he is usually on the ramps - waving the flag whilst avoiding the hail of missiles and yelling 'This is a fucking British flag, and these colours don't fucking run!'. The imperturbable attitude and ability of the band shone through and in the end made this a truly remarkable rock and roll event, even if for all the wrong reasons.

We will have no more to say on this matter except that l do think the band deserve an apology from a number of people, and you know who you are.

ROD SMALLWOOD
MANAGER, IRON MAIDEN
CHAIRMAN, SANCTUARY ARTIST MANAGEMENT
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Tuesday, August 23, 2005 - Ozzfest audio online
In connection with the post below I have located three audio files recorded by an audience member at the scandalous Ozzfest. Two of Bruce Dickinson's speeches and one from Sharon Osbourne right after the show. They are packed together in one zip file for your convenience.

You can also find another pretty thorough report of the happenings here.
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Monday, August 22, 2005 - Iron Maiden, Ozzfest & eggs
It seems that things got out of control at Iron Maiden's last Ozzfest concert on August 20 in San Bernardino, California. The concert reportedly included an on-stage appearance following Maiden's set by Sharon Osbourne during which she called vocalist Bruce Dickinson a "prick." The following report was submitted to Blabbermouth.net by David Priest, editor-in-chief of On Track Magazine:

"Last night's [August 20] headlining performance of IRON MAIDEN at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, CA rendered some interesting, if not disturbing, results. Although MAIDEN played one hell of a show, they were under attack from the moment they began their set. From the time they hit the stage, they suffered power loss on at least three occasions and they were continuously pelted with ice, bottle caps, and eggs, among other things. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson was even spit on by one attendee. He seemed to believe these occurrences were not by accident and insinuated that they had been planned from the beginning of the night. He also encouraged the other audience members to break the arm of anyone that they saw throwing things their way. Upon concluding their performance, the emcee for the evening began to chant Ozzy, Ozzy while Bruce was still speaking. Bruce retaliated by chanting MAIDEN. After he left the stage, Sharon Osbourne took over the mic and informed the crowd that they absolutely loved IRON MAIDEN and their crew and stated that they were all wonderful but that their singer Bruce Dickinson was a prick and had disrespected Ozzfest since they began their stint with the touring summer festival . This, of course, came as a shock to those of us in attendance and the there was ample confusion and speculation from audience members there after. As previously announced, last night's show marked the final performance of IRON MAIDEN on this year's Ozzfest. VELVET REVOLVER will be taking over their slot on the last remaining dates."

Here are a few more eyewitness accounts, as submitted by Blabbermouth.net readers:

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"Tonight was the last show of IRON MAIDEN's leg of the Ozzfest. Unfortunately the rest of the tour will have that spot filled by VELVET REVOLVER. There has been some sniping and such going on during this tour between Ozzy's camp and Bruce Dickinson, but that had been kept for the most part away from the fans it appears. So, IRON MAIDEN is playing a 55-minute set (though they've played full shows on the nights SABBATH cancelled on this tour because Ozzy can't to back to back nights.)

"MAIDEN is about to come on and right before a voice on the PA starts chanting 'Ozzy, Ozzy.' MAIDEN comes on and starts getting pelted with eggs from one area of the pit. Some dude has three dozen eggs. Bruce calls this out quickly. Next, during 'The Trooper', where Bruce waves a large British flag, some big dude painted red walks out from backstage with an American flag and on his back painted 'Don't f(#$ with Ozzy).' Tackled, he appeared off stage again. Then after Bruce declared 'You'll never hear MAIDEN on U.S. radio, MTV and certainly never see them in a reality show,' he says they will play 60 minutes, not 55. So, during two of their most popular songs (note: they are only playing songs from the first four albums, so 40,000 metalheads and idiots are going nuts), their PA and power goes off. Unbelievable, they handled it fine as almost if they expected it. They then do an encore and Bruce says something about the 'We the People' and nobody is going to stop them, not eggs, a guy spitting on them (until Bruce had him tossed) or a PA hoax and they play two more songs. Then they finish and are bowing and saying goodnight and the Ozzy voice comes on to chant, Bruce tries to change it to MAIDEN chant and then says, 'Are you as sick of this BS 'cause we are.' And they walk off.

"THEN: Sharon [Osbourne] comes on stage and asks for everyone's attention and half ass praises and thanks IRON MAIDEN but say the singer Bruce is a prick and has been slagging the tour. 40,000 are stunned and start to boo and throw stuff, but most were stunned by the surreal moment. SABBATH then came out and did a good set like last year's with a much improved, yet hoarse, Ozzy. They started doing medleys thought, not good. But the rest, eesh."

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"At the final night of their Ozzfest stint at Hyundai Pavillion in Devore, California, IRON MAIDEN were the victim of Sharon Osbourne's megalomania. Firstly, before they went on, Big Dave (or whatever they call the retarded streak of piss hanger-on who introduces Ozzy and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY for a living) tried to get an 'Ozzy' chant just before MAIDEN walked onstage. Then they had 35 eggs and bottles, which were 'planted' in the mosh pit just before showtime, which were then thrown at Bruce and the boys. Then when playing 'The Trooper' at the part when Bruce runs onstage dressed in military attire waving the British flag, 'Big Dave' ran on in a civil war outfit (kinda) and waving a huge U.S. flag. He had to be removed from the stage and then ran around the venue like a five-year-old schoolgirl. Next up was the fact that MAIDEN's sound was cut totally about five times mid-song and at crucial moments, complete power failure forcing them to abandon the songs.

"Bruce was noticeably pissed about this and made a comment about being a true rock band and not a reality show band. Then he let it be known that the power cuts were deliberate sabotage as were the eggs. As MAIDEN finished the set and were taking bows, 'Big Wad Dave' once again starts the 'Ozzy' chants, which the crowd drowned out with MAIDEN chants. Then to top it off, Sharon walks onstage and says, and I quote, 'Look, I really love IRON MAIDEN but I have to tell you their lead singer Bruce Dickinson is a prick.' The crowd went wild with booing and chants and Sharon continued, 'We have done so much for them, let me explain myself.' She was drowned out in a sea of boo's and left the stage.

"It was a debacle and embarrassing and the most unprofessional thing I have ever seen in my 20 years of going to rock shows. To actually of cut the power to the band and throw projectiles at the band in order to ruin their set was truly evil and dangerous and disrespectful to the thousands of fans who were there purely to MAIDEN. Sharon Osbourne is and evil cunt, I only hope she gets another batch of cancer after what she did tonight."

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From IRON MAIDEN's official message board:

"About 10 minutes before MAIDEN came on, I was in the center of the pit a few feet from the front railing when a guy comes barging in from the right escorting 4 or 5 people. At first, I tell him to F-off because I thought he was trying to take my spot, but he said he worked for Ozzfest and showed me his passes. He also told me that Ozzy's daughter was with the entourage he brought with him. There were a few girls with him and one of them looked a little like Kelly Osbourne, but I couldn't tell for sure because all of them were wearing bandanas over their noses and mouths. After I heard her speak, I was pretty sure. At that point, I tapped her on her arm and said, 'I really liked you on the show. You were great,' to which she responded, 'Thank you.' There was no doubt at that point. The bodyguard who came with them starting getting chumy with us because he needed a few of us to help him protect the girls from the moshing that would start when MAIDEN came on. I saw the girls passing eggs, and I said, 'What's that for?' The bodyguard said something to the effect, 'You'll see. Something big is going down. You'll hear about it everywhere after tonight. It's all because Bruce Dickinson made some comments in Detroit dissing the 'Osbournes' reality TV show.' He also said that there were about 60 people in the pit who were going to participate in the mayhem. Most of them were wearing the same Ozzfest shirts. Before MAIDEN came on, they all started chanting, 'Ozzy, Ozzy...' I actually saw Bruce off to the left of the stage before they came on. His mike was on and he said something like, 'What the fuck?' - probably in response to the 'Ozzy' chanting.

"When MAIDEN came on, eggs started flying and all these guys were flipping off the band. Nicko had to stop after one song to clean his set. Bruce was obviously very pissed. Thank God they continued their set. At one point, someone through a cup of corn with milk or something. It got all over Bruce, me, and about a dozen other people. Then the technical problems started. The sound went out on about three songs - 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Hallowed be thy Name', and one other one I can't remember. I could not believe what was going on. I was furious because I didn't want the guys in MAIDEN to think badly of the fans who love them. I do think that Bruce understood because the band continued to play the full set, and Bruce made comments to distinguish the fans there from the guys throwing stuff. Towards the end of the set, Bruce started yelling at a guy in the pit to my left about 10 feet. Bruce said he saw him throwing stuff and wanted the fucker out. It took a long time for security to get him out. The reason why is that one guy from Kelly Osbourne's entourage was holding down the guy security was trying to take out. Eventually security pulled both of them out. After MAIDEN's set, it was obvious that Sharon Osbourne was in on it, because she came out to say that 'Bruce Dickinson is a prick.'

"Needless to say, it was insane. I was really pissed that MAIDEN got treated this way. I wanted to enjoy their set and instead got drama from egg throwing and songs cut short by someone pulling the power. Bruce was obviously pissed and the rest of the band seemed a little irritated. It showed in their playing too because some of the songs were sloppy, but of course you couldn't blame them given the situation."


Iron Maiden have posted the following message on their official web site:

"IRON MAIDEN wish to thank all the 45,000 metal fans at Ozzfest in San Bernardino on Saturday night for sticking with us and giving us such a great response at the end of a difficult set. It was obvious to all there that we had a 'series of unfortunate events' throughout! These made it difficult for us to keep our momentum but your incredible support certainly helped us get through it. We guess it all adds up to a pretty memorable gig though!!!

"This is, however, a metal festival. It is supposed to be fun for all. You fans pay very good money to be there and deserve to get a full and unhindered performance from all the bands. This was not the case last night.

"So with this rather bizarre end to a good tour we are returning to the U.K. today for the Leeds and Reading festivals and once again thanks to all of you who came out to see us these last few weeks."


Ozzfest (Sharon Osbourne) has posted the following message on their official web site:

"Iron Maiden were chosen for the Ozzfest tour because the Ozzfest committee felt they were a good band, plus the fact that they had not done shows in the U.S. for some time. From day one, Bruce Dickinson started berating Ozzy and belittling the Ozzfest audience. He stated he"didn't need a reality show to give him credibility"; "we're not just some f*cking reunion band"; and continuously complained about the sound system, saying that when he comes back to America he'll have a better one. I understand he hasn't toured in the U.S.in these size venues in a while and no longer understands the political structure of things. Out of 200-plus bands over the last 10 years, he has been the only person who hasn't had the Ozzfest spirit. He thought he was at a battle of the bands, always making other comments about the other artists.

Might I say, the rest of the band are gentlemen and have a great professional attitude. The crew are absolutely great. But how sad it was, after 10 years, that this little man tried to ruin it for everyone. The bands of Ozzfest don't even look at Ozzfest as touring, but as its heavy metal summer camp. Bruce is in fact a jealous prick and very envious. None of his tirades were directed at Sabbath, only Ozzy. Steve Harris [Iron Maiden's bassist] personally came to Ozzy in San Bernardino and apologized for Bruce's behavior this summer, stating that he and the rest of the band were "embarrassed" by their own singer.
It also offended me every night how he took out the English flag in America. There are American boys going to war alongside the English boys every day. How dare he forget the American troops on their home turf. He has had no respect for the American audience he has been playing for, stating in an interview, "When you do the 'hits' tour here [in the U.S.], the audience is smug, and there's a sense of self-satisfaction, like, 'We got what we wanted.I'm looking at an audience that is self-satisfied and happy and fat, and getting what it wants and isn't prepared to get off its ass.."

Before there was Samson there was SABBATH!

Ozzfest 2005 continues on with our summer of fun with the addition of Velvet Revolver. This is where the fun begins..."
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005 - Iron Maiden single news
Iron Maiden have confirmed they are to release their classic track 'The Trooper' as a single to precede their hugely-anticipated headline appearances at the Reading & Leeds Festivals and their double live album 'Death On The Road'. The single will be released on 15th August as a maxi CD, Limited Edition blue 7' vinyl and 12' picture discs, all featuring a live recording of 'The Trooper', taken from their forthcoming new album/DVD 'Death On The Road', plus previously unavailable live tracks recorded on the 7th June 2005 at Reykjavik Egishorllin Stadium.

'The Trooper', taken from the classic Iron Maiden album 'Piece Of Mind' was originally released as a single in July 1983 and reached number 12. It has long been a live favourite and is a particular highlight of the current tour which is based around the band's first four albums. Iron Maiden's last single 'The Number Of The Beast' entered the UK chart at No 3 when it was released early this year.

The Reading and Leeds appearances will complete Iron Maiden's busy summer touring schedule that includes top billing at major European Festivals and their own headlining stadium dates like their record breaking show in Gothenburg at the 55,000 capacity Ullevi Stadium that sold out in a mere two and a half hours. Just prior to Reading and Leeds the band will be joining Black Sabbath on Ozzfest in North America, plus playing plus playing sold out gigs in Denver, Quebec and Toronto.

On August 29th Iron Maiden release 'Death On The Road', the double live album recorded in Dortmund Germany during their 2003 'Dance Of Death' world tour.

The single 'The Trooper' is released on August 15th in the following three formats:-

7" Limited Edition Blue Vinyl
The Trooper (Live 2003)
C/w 'Another Life (Live 2005)

12" Picture Disc Limited Edition in die cut sleeve
The Trooper (Live 2003)
The Trooper (original version)
C/w Murders in the Rue Morgue

Enhanced Maxi CD
Audio Tracks
Trooper (Live 2003)
Trooper (original version)
Prowler (live 2005)

Videos
Trooper (Live 2003)
Trooper (original promo)

Iron Maiden have also just announced that they are to play a special benefit concert in aid of former drummer Clive Burr MS Trust Fund at London's Hammersmith Carling Apollo on Friday 2nd September with Special Guests PIG IRON and VOODOO SIX.
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Thursday, May 12, 2005 - Iron Maiden DVD news
Iron Maiden have confirmed they are to release a Double DVD and Live Album titled "DEATH ON THE ROAD" through EMI Records on August 29th 2005.

The show was filmed at the Westfalenhalle Arena, Dortmund, Germany during the Dance of Death European Tour in December 2003 and fully captures the magnificent stage production and electricity of the band's performance. Steve Harris once again took weeks personally editing the footage and like Rock in Rio this means thousands of cuts right into the heart of the action.

More info at the official Iron Maiden website.
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Sunday, November 9, 2003 - Iron Maiden cancel Helsinki gig
An update from www.ironmaiden.com:

"Bruce is suffering from flu and severe laryngitis. He saw doctors and specialists this morning and he has been advised he is certainly not well enough to play in Helsinki on Monday. He will see them again on Monday and we hope by then he will be given the all-clear for the forthcoming shows which are of course all sold out.

We are looking at the options to reschedule these concerts in Wroclaw and Helsinki as soon as possible. Please bear with us and we will keep you updated on this site."
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Friday, October 24, 2003 - Iron Maiden - Rainmaker video
Iron Maiden's video for their new single Rainmaker is now available for viewing in the News section at www.ironmaiden.com in several formats.
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Friday, October 17, 2003 - New Iron Maiden single
In celebration of Maiden's forthcoming Dance of Death UK Tour, EMI will release Rainmaker as a single on Monday, November 24th.

The single will be released in three special formats, with exclusive bonus tracks.

CD Single
Rainmaker
Dance of Death (Orchestral Version)
More Tea Vicar

DVD Single
Rainmaker Promotional video (5.1 & DTS)
The Wicker Man (Live)
Children of The Damned (Live)
Video stills slide show

7" coloured vinyl
Rainmaker / Dance of Death (Orchestral Version)

More info is available at the official Maiden Website
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Monday, September 8, 2003 - Iron Maiden confirms support band for European tour
Iron Maiden have confirmed that rising new UK talent - Funeral For A Friend - will be supporting them on a large part of their upcoming Dance Of Death European Tour support starting in Frankfurt on November 4th through to Nancy on Oct 29 except in Paris and Poland. More info available at http://www.ironmaiden.com/
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Saturday, August 16, 2003 - Iron Maiden - Wildest dreams video
The finished version of Iron Maiden's 'Wildest Dreams' can be downloaded from the Official website. The video directed by Howard Greenhalph, will appear on Maiden's first DVD single in full 5.1 audio. Release date for the single is September 1st.

The single will be released in the following three limited edition formats:

CD Single - 'Wildest Dreams', 'Pass The Jam', and 'Blood Brothers' (Orchestral Mix)
DVD Single - 'Wildest Dreams' (Promo Video - 5.1 and PCM stereo), 'The Nomad' (Rock Mix), 'Blood Brother' (Rock Mix)
7' Coloured Vinyl - 'Wildest Dreams', 'Pass The Jam'.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 - Iron Maiden - New song online
Iron Maiden's first single Wildest Dreams from the upcoming album Dance Of Death due on September 9, can be heard on the bands website
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - Iron Maiden announce European tour dates
Having just played 28 shows to 600,000 fans on the "Give me Ed.til I'm Dead" European Tour, Iron Maiden announce their forthcoming DANCE OF DEATH WORLD TOUR to follow close on the release of their new studio album, Dance of Death, which is scheduled for worldwide release on 8th September.

The European leg of the tour starts in Prague on 22nd October and will finish in the UK just before Christmas. Details of the UK dates will be announced shortly and the rest of the European schedule is as follows -

Wed 22 Oct - CZE Prague T-Mobile Arena
Fri 24 Oct - GER Munich Olympiahalle
Sat 25 Oct - GER Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Mon 27 Oct - ITA Milan Filaforum
Tue 28 Oct - ITA Firenze Palasport
Thu 30 Oct - SWI Zurich Hallenstadion
Sat 1 Nov - SPA Barcelona Pavello Olympic Badolona
Sun 2 Nov - SPA Madrid Palacio Vistalegre
Tue 4 Nov - GER Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle
Wed 5 Nov - HOL Rotterdam Ahoy
Fri 7 Nov - POL Katowice Spodek Mystic Festival
Mon 10 Nov - FIN Helsinki Hartwall Arena
Wed 12 Nov - DEN Copenhagen Valby Hallen
Fri 14 Nov - SWE Stockholm Globen
Sat 15 Nov - SWE Gothenburg Scandinavium
Mon 17 Nov - GER Hannover Eilenriedehalle
Tue 18 Nov - GER Berlin Arena Treptow
Thu 20 Nov - BEL Leuven Brabenthal
Sat 22 Nov - FRA Paris Palais Omnisports de Bercy

More info at the Official Iron Maiden Website
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Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - Iron Maiden - Dance of Death Preview
Iron Maiden have posted a sneak preview description of each track on their forthcoming album Dance of Death at http://www.ironmaiden.com
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Monday, June 30, 2003 - Iron Maiden - Roskilde show set to be webcast
An uncut audio recording of Iron Maiden's performance at this year's Roskilde Festival in Denmark will be broadcast this Sunday, July 6, between 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. on the "Stahlwerk" show on Radio Fritz in Germany. Listen to it online at this location. (German website)

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Sunday, June 1, 2003 - Iron Maiden news
The new Iron Maiden album, entitled 'Dance Of Death', is the band's thirteenth studio album and is due for release in September 2003. Work began on the album late in 2002 when Iron Maiden reconvened from a break to start putting the album together. They teamed up again with producer Kevin Shirley who co-produced their last album, 'Brave New World' with Steve Harris. The album was recorded and mixed at Sarm Studios in West London during the spring.

The full track listing is

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

The 11 tracks represent the work from all band members including for the first time drummer Nicko McBrain on the track 'New Frontier'.

More information is available at The Official Maiden Web Site
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Sunday, April 13, 2003 - Iron Maiden Documentary DVD
Iron Maiden will release their "Visions Of The Beast" DVD, on May 26th. The double-disc DVD, will have a running time of over 240 minutes, and features the complete video history, from 1980 up to their performance at Rock in Rio 2001. The set offers over 40 minutes bonus material and hidden features, including never-before-seen animated versions of six legendary tracks, interactive menus and a discography.
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Sunday, February 23, 2003 - Iron Maiden news
Iron Maiden have confirmed they will be headlining the Download Festival at
the famous Donington Park on Saturday 31st May, 2003.

This will be their only appearance in the UK this summer, as part of their
Give Me Ed...'Til I'm Dead World Tour 2003.

Read more on www.ironmaiden.com
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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 - Iron Maiden - Studio-bound this month
According to producer Kevin Shirley, Maiden will start recording their new album this month.

For more info Click here
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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 - New band project
Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain and ex-Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz have formed together a new project. The musical direction will be very heavy although no more details are available. The project joined David Ellefson on bass guitar.

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Thursday, November 28, 2002 - Iron Maiden - Announce plans for 2003 - Tour dates and new studio album
Iron Maiden are preparing for a 2003 assault on the world's stage by announcing a few advance dates in what will be a spectacular tour next year. The global success of their last Brave New World tour saw them play to over 1.5 million fans across the globe finishing with a sold out show in Rio in front of 250,000 fans and leading the way to put Heavy Metal back on the map.

For more information check out www.ironmaiden.com
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Thursday, November 28, 2002 - Maiden Playing at Roskilde Festival
According to www.roskilde-festival.dk Iron Maiden is to play in 2003.
For further details check this link.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - Iron Maiden boxset
Iron Maiden will release a new boxset on November 4th. It will contain the band's earliest live recordings from 1979 through to their headlining performance at Donington in 1988. Check out http://www.ironmaiden.com for more information.
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Album Review - Piece of mind
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Powerslave
(Ulrick)

Album Review - No prayer for the dying
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
(Ulrick)

Album Review - A Real Live Dead One
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Live At Donington
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Fear of the dark
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Virtual XI
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Best Of The Beast
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Rock In Rio
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Brave New World
(Tommy)

Album Review - The X Factor
(Tommy)

Album Review - Edward The Great - The Greatest Hits
(Ulrick)

Album Review - Somewhere In Time
(Tommy)

DVD Review - Visions of the Beast
(Hashman)

Album Review - Dance of Death
(Hashman)

Album Review - Dance Of Death
(Tommy)

Event - Live At Valbyhallen, Copenhagen - 12th November, 2003
(Tommy)

Event - Live At Godsbanepladsen, Horsens - July 27th, 2008
(Tommy)

Album Review - The Final Frontier
(Stuart)



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