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In case you missed yesterday’s big news (where were you?), the mighty Maiden have announced they will be returning to Europe in 2013 to play a number of stadiums, arenas and festivals around the continent. The first date to be announced is at the UK’s Download Festival on Saturday June 15th, when Iron Maiden will return to the hallowed Donington Park to headline for a fifth time! (following 1988,1992, 2003 & 2007).
You can read more about it over at the official Iron Maiden site here.
Image credit: ironmaiden.com
Iron Maiden have released a trailer for their upcoming live album/video release, called En Vivo! En Vivo means ugly hairdo in Spanish, so it’s clear why they’ve called it that.
While it looks good, I couldn’t help but feel cheated. I mean, they taped the thing in Chile. I somehow get the feeling that any band can go to South America and make a killer live DVD. Does using that stereotype make me a douchebag? Sure, but it doesn’t make me wrong. The album comes out March 26/27 (worldwide/North America).
The voice behind the classic intro to ‘The Number of The Beast’ passed away. He was 80.
Barry Clayton, whose voice we shall forever remember because we listen to real music, not that dumb hip-hop crap, was hired by Iron Maiden when the horror actor who was supposed to get the job asked for too much money.
You can read a bit more about him here. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with the words you already know from the song you have loved for years.
“Woe to You Oh Earth and Sea
For the Devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows the time is short
Let him who have understanding
Reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
Its number is six hundred and sixty six.“
We’ve always posted live clips on this site, but we’ve never posted a FULL concert. I guess it’s time.
Iron Maiden live @ Donnngton 2007.
One hour. Forty minutes. Seventeen seconds. All of pure raw metal awesomeness.
You can check out ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, the first video from Six Hour Sundown, the UK band featuring Lauren Harris — daughter of legendary Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris — above.
According to a press release, Six Hour Sundown “blurs the boundaries of musical genres with edgy modern rock riffs, driven by a solid rhythm section and topped off by a contemporary melody lines, delivered by a vocalist who puts her heart on the line with every performance.”
So in other words, they’re a Pop band and they suck. Oh well.
For more on the band, check out Blabbermouth.
After a lackluster weekend in terms of DoM articles, I am delighted to start the week with three consecutive posts about three metal icons that changed music. Whilst the first two are sort of good news, this one isn’t. Poor ol’ Bruce lost his job as an airline pilot… Good thing he’s the lead singer of one of the best metal bands of all time, eh? In this economy, most people who are out of a job don’t have a multi-platinum selling band to fall back on.
“Iron Maiden rocker Bruce Dickinson may have to return to music full-time after the dramatic collapse of the airline where he has worked for years as a senior pilot.
The 53-year-old singer, who works for Astraeus Airlines, was flying 250 holidaymakers from Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia, to Manchester, when he learnt the airline was due to be placed into administration and had been ordered to cease operations with immediate effect.“
Read full article here.
Aww, poor Bruce. If only there was a legendary band he could go back to… Oh wait, there is!
I was actually fortunate enough to be on a flight where Bruce was a pilot, and it was quite the experience. He actually played “Hallowed Be Thy Name” after the plane took off, and we all started second-guessing the song’s title after a bumpy ride.
I’m sorry about his job, but hey, he’ll get to fly ‘Ed Force One’ still, right? Or was that just for that one tour?
Oh well, Bruce, chin up! You’re a music legend, go back to Maiden full time. Oh, and if you’re wondering how I got to be on a Bruce flight, don’t worry — I lied.
Some rich sonnofa bitch spent $3,350 on the item above. It is a Japanese ’2 Minutes To Midnight’ promotional EP, and it’s apparently very rare (only five in existence, apparently).
You can read the full article here.
Who the hell spends that much money on some Japanese EP? I do understand collectors, but 3 grand? In this economy? Jeez. I’d rather use that money to fly to a couple of Maiden gigs, but that’s just me.
Congrats to whoever got it, I guess. Also, go fuck yourself for having more money than me.
Want your child to grow up to be a metalhead, but need a good stock of lullaby tunes? Then look no more.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates lullaby versions of famous artists, has just released lullaby versions of Iron Maiden songs via iTunes. The 12-track collection features classics such as ‘Run To The Hills’, ‘The Trooper’ and ‘Fear Of The Dark’.
The tracklisting, artwork and more information can be viewed at Blabbermouth.
Is that Iron Maiden? Yes it is. Is it Iron Maiden‘s “Iron Maiden’? Yes it is.
Trivium like acoustic guitars now, apparently.
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This Sunday, takin’ on the events of last week, straight from the ghetto — word up.
Sorry guys, just really tired and uninspired, so I went with a ‘street’ approach, just to relate to hip-hop fans who might be magically lost here. Make the jump and see what happened this week.