11 Bands For People Who Want To Sell Their Soul To Rock ‘n’ Roll – pt.4

Seems I have a thing for Aussies and Brits… well, who hasn’t? We’re talking about another absolute classic this time; they are heroes for the rock/metal community. So, here you go; more British stuff for you!

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Find the other parts here: pt.1 – Jake Bugg, pt.2 – AC/DC, pt.3 – 5 Seconds of Summer, pt.5 – Bon Jovi, pt.6 – Guns N’ Roses, pt.7 – Nirvana, pt.8 – Alice Cooper, pt.9 – 5 Finger Death Punch, pt.10 – Nickelback, pt.11 – The Pretty Reckless

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Seems I have a thing for Aussies and Brits… well, who hasn’t?

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Part 4/11: Sell Your Soul To Iron Maiden

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The basics

Iron Maiden is a British heavy metal band that released its first record in 1980. The pioneers of NWOBHM (new wave of British heavy metal) played over 2000 live shows throughout their career, most of the time supported by their famous mascot “Eddie” (I simply love that guy).

Funny fact: Their drummer’s name is Nicko McBrain. (If you ever considered changing your last name to literally anything, change it to that!)

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Who should sign up for selling their soul?

These famous classic heavy metal guys are definitely a must for all metalheads. All hard rock, metal and NWOBHM fans will like them.

Fans of Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Tygers of Pan Tang or Diamond Head most likely already are fans of the NWOBHM movement and should also check out this band.

If your a fan of Alpha Tiger, congratulations! You just found the original. (No offence, but Lady Liberty sounds almost exactly like an Iron Maiden song. In a world where Iron Maiden already excists why would I be satisfied with something that’s only pretty close?)

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In a world where Iron Maiden already excists why would I be satisfied with something that’s only pretty close?

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How I signed the contract & a short review

I guess I don’t need to tell all those Maiden fans out there how you happen to have heard of them, you just heard of them. So when I was passing Somewhere Back In Time: Best of 1980-1989 in the local electronic store, I just went with it and bought it. The following days I basically spend barricading myself in my room, listening to Two Minutes to Midnight 24/7. Bruce Dickinson’s vocal range is incredibly awesome and I usually go crazy for Iron Maiden guitar solos (or any guitar solo, but theirs are extraordinary).

Somewhere Back In Time is actually one of the greatest “best of”-albums I’ve ever seen in general. It really does feature their greatest hits of that time, so it’s a very good collection. I actually hinted at their popular song The Number Of The Beast that is also on this album in my facebook sneak peek. (There are sneak peeks for my next post every monday and thursday. Follow me on facebook so you won’t miss them!)

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Iron Maiden: Their guitar solos are extraordinary.

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Must-Have Album: Somewhere Back In Time – Best of 1980-1989 (2008)

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Top 5 songs to get to know Iron Maiden:

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2 Minutes to Midnight (Powerslave)

The Trooper (Piece of Mind)

Fear of the Dark (Fear of the Dark)

The Evil That Men Do (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)

Rainmaker (Dance of Death)

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Hope you enjoyed as always, please get into Iron Maiden before you buy yourself a fan shirt  (platin rule of life) and don’t let them put you in a box. \m/

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11 Bands For People Who Want To Sell Their Soul To Rock 'N' Roll (and those who already did) – Blog post/series by SYSTEM ERROR. Part 4 – Iron Maiden (heavy metal)

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