Bruce Dickinson, born on 07/08/1958 in Worksop (England): Voice
Dave Murray, born on 12/23/1956 in Edmonton (England): Guitar
Adrian Frederik Smith, born on 02/27/1957 in Hackney (England): Guitar
Janick Gers, born on 01/27/1957 in Hartlepool (England): Guitar
Steve Harris, born on 03/12/1956 in Leytonstone (England): Bass
Michael Henry "Nicko" McBrain, born on 05/06/1952 in Hackney (England): Drums
Former band members:
Singing: Blaze Bayley (1994-1999), Paul Di'Anno (1978-1981), Dennis Wilcock (1976-1977)
Guitar: Dennis Stratton (1980-1981), Tony Parsons (1979), Terry Rance (until 1976), Dave Sullivan (until 1976), Bob Sawyer (1976)
Keyboards: Tony Moore (1977)
Drums: Clive Burr (1979-1983), Doug Sampson (1977-1979), Ron Matthews (until 1977)
The band Iron Maiden (dt .: Iron Maiden) was founded in 1975, released their self-titled debut album but not until 1980. The band is one of the most successful heavy metal formations and has already sold over 70 million records worldwide. The zombie Eddie is mascot of the band.
The early years of Iron Maiden were marked by constant change in the composition. Became famous for the band with a live performance at BBC Top Of The Pops. During this time, the zombie mascot Eddie (Edward the Head) was born. Eddie is integrated in almost every cover of the band and also an integral part of the stage shows the group. The absolute breakthrough was achieved by the Metaler finally with the album "The Number Of The Beast" in 1982nd
After initial skepticism from the fans, the 1988 published LP "seventh son of a seventh son" could yet prevail. The band thus achieving good chart positions. However, grew in this period already tensions within Iron Maiden on what led to the departure of guitarist Adrian Smith. Even singer Bruce Dickinson was involved in the squabbles but worked for some time in the metal band with. The 1992's album "Fear Of The Dark" received mixed reviews, but reached some Top10 placements, such as in Germany, the UK, Switzerland or Norway.
Bruce Dickinson finally gave his farewell show on 28.08.1993 and with Iron Maiden issue in the eyes of the fans down. After three years of hiatus was released in 1995, "The X Factor", which was not really accepted by the audience. This could make friends with Blaze Bayley neither a singer nor the new, dull style of the band. Concerts came to total flop, which was partly due to vocal problems of the singer with older titles as well as to empty halls.
The low point reached the band with the release of "Virtual XI", the eleventh studio album and accompanying tour. Iron Maiden missed in most countries, even in their native Britain, the Top10 of charts and sales fell heavily in the cellar. The following tour had the end of 1998 be canceled due to vocal problems and sensitization by Blaze Bayley. Following the band and the singer parted amicably.
On 10.02.1999 it was finally so far and Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith came surprisingly returned to Iron Maiden. There was a giant reunion tour under the name "The Ed Hunter Tour" in which the band was celebrated by the fans. Also, the following album "Brave New World" was a great success, was praised by critics, reached the British top 10 again and has won several gold records.
The album "A Matter Of Life And Death" helped the band to position one in the German, Swedish, Brazilian, Czech, Croatian and some other album charts. The reviews were generally extremely positive, both Kerrang !, Sputnik Music and Metal Hammer vegaben the highest possible score.
In the years 2008, 2009 and 2010, the band has won several awards. In the Metal Hammer Awards Iron Maiden were 2008 and 2009, chosen as the best UK band. Zumdem they received from the magazine the Golden Gods Award. When BBC Heavy Metal World Cup's men were awarded to Bruce Dickinson as the best metal band of all time. Released in the summer of 2010 album "The Final Frontier" received best reviews and reached in more than two dozen countries already in the release week the head of the respective charts.
In autumn 2015 appeared after a long wait, the new studio album "The Book of Souls".
2015: The Book of Souls
2010: The Final Frontier , El Dorado , Satellite 15 ... The Final Frontier , Coming Home
2009: Flight 666
2008: Somwhere Back In Time - The Best Of 1980-1989
2006: A Matter of Life and Death , The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg , different World
2005: Death On The Road , The Essential (Compilation), The Number Of The Beast 2005 , The Trooper 2005
2003: Dance Of Death , Wildest Dreams , Rainmaker , No More Lies-Dance Of Death A Souvenir
2002: Rock in Rio , The BBC Archives (compilation), Best Of The B-sites (compilation), Beast over Hammersmith (compilation), Edward The Great (compilation), Run To The Hills 2002
2000: Brave New World , The Wicker Man , Out Of The Silent Planet
1999: Ed Hunter (compilation)
1998: Virtual XI , The Angel And The Gambler
1996: Best Of The Beast (Compilation) Virus
1995: The X Factor , man On The Edge
1993 Live At Donington , A Real Dead One , A real live one , Hallowed Be Thy Name , Fear Of The Dark (Live Single)
1992 Fear Of The Dark , From Here To Eternity , Be Quick Or Be Dead
1991: Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
1990: No Prayer For The Dying , Holy Smoke
1989: Maiden England , Infinite Dreams
1988 Seventh son of a seventh son , Can I Play With Madness , The Evil That Men Do , The Clairvoyant
1986: Somewhere In Time , Wasted years , Stranger In A Strange Country
1985: Live After Death , Running Free (Live Single), Run to The Hills (Live Single)
1984: Powerslave , 2 Minutes To Midnight , Aces high
1983 Piece Of Mind , Flight Of Icarus the , The Trooper
1982: The Number Of The Beast , Run To The Hills , The Number Of The Beast
1981: Killers , Maiden Japan (Live EP), Twilight Zone
1980: Iron Maiden , Running Free , Sanctuary , Women In Uniform
1979 The Sound House Tapes
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