IRON MAIDEN released a trailer for ther upcoming DVD - EN VIVO. The great show will be available in Blu-Ray, 2DVD Set and Double Soundtrack Album and will be released on Monday March 26th (March 27th Canada and USA (via UMe)).
EMI are proud to announce the release of a new live IRON MAIDEN Blu-Ray, 2DVD Set and Double Soundtrack Album on Monday March 26th (March 27th Canada and USA (via UMe)).
"EN VIVO!" was filmed on 10th April 2011 in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago during the Round The World In 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour, and captures a magnificent performance by the band, ardently embraced by the legendary Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans. With spectacular stage backdrops, dynamic musicianship and a literally jaw-dropping appearance by Eddie, this live show encapsulates to perfection the heart and soul of Iron Maiden 2011.
Bass player and founder member Steve Harris comments "For The Final Frontier Tour it was really important to me that we filmed in South America as we're always so overwhelmed by the fans' reaction when we go to that part of the world and I wanted to reflect that in the filming. After much consideration we chose the Santiago show as we felt it was one of our best performances of the entire Tour and to play at the prestigious Estadio Nacional was a landmark moment for us. For reasons known to our fans, it took a long time before we got to play our first show in Chile, and once we did get to play a show, the response was so phenomenal we just had to keep coming back and it's got better and better each time!
IRON MAIDEN TRIBUTE concerts will be performed on 20 and 28 January - Accordingly, in Varna and Sofia
by the band POWERSLAVE, which is especially formed for the occasion. By well known musicians from: SYMBOLIC (Varna); CASPER (Varna); A-MORAL (Varna).
POWERSLAVE perform over 20 of the most favorite IRON MAIDEN songs.
The first tribute in Varna last November, was attended by over 250 people. Here is complete information for the coming concerts:
01.20.2012 (Friday) - VARNA
"Three Lions Pub" - Slaveikov (Near Train Station)
Entrance: 4 BGN
28.01.2012 (Saturday) - SOFIA
"Rock Bar Fans" - Vasil Levski Blvd 114
Entrance: 7 BGN + 50 ml. JACK DANIEL 'S
Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and former SikTh front-man Mikee Goodman have joined forces for a brand new studio project called Primal Rock Rebellion.
The forthcoming album fuses together two very different approaches to music - Mikee's unique vocal tones and dark, yet colourful lyrics, and Adrian's instantly recognisable guitar melodies and song writing prowess. Adrian also plays bass throughout the album! All songs were co-written by Adrian and Mikee as individual pieces of work and recorded in creative windows of opportunity.
Adrian comments "It was interesting doing this album with Mikee not least because we have quite different influences. I was really pleased with the way it turned out. It has a really fresh feel to it."
Mikee explains "This album takes you on a really deep and colourful journey, lyrically and musically. Adrian and I were both very open to experimenting with each others' musical styles and influences, which we feel created something new and exciting."
Session musicians who also contributed to this forthcoming album include Abi Fry of Bat For Lashes, plus original SikTh member Dan 'Lord' Foord on drums, amongst others. The resulting album, is due for simultaneous worldwide release on Spinefarm Records on 27th February 2012.
To hear the track I SEE LIGHTS from the forthcoming album, just hit the player below. Further announcements will be made soon.
The actor Barry Clayton – whose deep bass voice was behind movie trailers and the introduction to the IRON MAIDEN song, 'The Number Of The Beast' – has died at the age of 80.
An Islington resident for 40 years, Clayton was also a pioneer of black television and radio programming. He produced the Black Londoners radio programme for the BBC – the first black daily radio programme – from its first airing in 1974 until 1988 when he left to join Capital Radio.
According to the official BLAZE BAYLEY Facebook page. The Ex singer of MAIDEN will play in Sofia on 22 March at the RBF Club. Till now there is no official confirmation from Bulgarian promoter but we will inform you for further details as soon as possible.
Following the news earlier this week that Astraeus Airlines has sadly now ceased operations, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has disclosed he is currently working on a number of new aviation-related projects, some of which may involve his former Astraeus colleagues. One of his new ventures, which you will already be familiar with, is the upcoming Bruce Air Flight 666 Experience in the Boeing 737 Simulator.
Bruce's commitment to his aviation career remains as passionate as ever, and he wanted to reassure all MAIDEN fans that this includes the continuation of the Bruce Air fan club trips and more touring with Ed Force One at some point in the future.
Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno has posted five demo tracks — "Can You Hear Me Now?", "Psycho Sniper", "Only Fools Die Laughing", "Black Boots" and a "reworking" of the IRON MAIDEN classic "Running Free" — which may appear on his "soon-to-be-recorded" new album. Check them out in the YouTube clips below.
"Running Free" "reworking" (IRON MAIDEN):
The official IRON MAIDEN photographer John McMurtrie will guest on the "Xfm Rock Show With Ian Camfield" this Saturday night, October 22 between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. U.K. time. For more information, go to this location.
The photographic documentary compiled by McMurtrie entitled "On Board Flight 666" was published in the U.K. on October 20 via Orion Books.
Video footage of John McMurtrie talking about the "On Board Flight 666" can be seen below.
If you want to win an exclusive print signed by John McMurtrie? Check out the On Board Flight 666 competition on the official band website!
On the 27 of October we will celebrate 4 years since our site went online. Four amazing years thanks to you. We can promise you that this is just the beginning. Of course there is no celebration without a party. So you are welcome on 27.10.2011 at 21:00 in Metal Bar The Black Lodge
Premier, the world's leading manufacturer of drums and percussion, is proud to present 'An evening with Nicko – a night of drums, drumming and entertainment with Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain'.
Nicko first endorsed Premier back in 1993 choosing the company's Signia kit, mounted upon a custom-built Falicon rack from America. Since then, Premier has supplied Nicko with a number of iconic custom kits to support Maiden's world tours, most recently for 'The Final Frontier World Tour'.
The evening promises entertainment from start to finish, appealing to players of all abilities and ages. Nicko will provide an insight into drumming for one of the world's greatest rock bands, showcasing his technique and driven along by his larger than life personality. He will also be launching a series of Premier products, officially licensed by Iron Maiden and designed in collaboration with Nicko himself including drumsets, snare drums and authentic replicas of his tour kits. More information on this to follow.
Fan-club "IRON MAIDEN BULGARIA" and metal bar and "The Black Lodge" are inviting you to a night dedicated to the solo career of BRUCE DICKINSON. The party will take place on Thursday, September 22-nd and the palylist will be fully concentrated on Bruce's projects outside of IRON MAIDEN. Attendees will have the opportunity to win the latest Bruce Dickinson album - Tyranny of Souls, and the Anthology DVD compilation. The party starts at 21:00. Entrance free.
In our campaign with interviews with musicians and fans you can now find an interview with Gabriele Bernasconi – singer for the Italian tribute band The Clairvoyants . They visited Bulgaria in February 2010 and the second visit for Gabriele was in Stara Zagora for special show with Dennis Stratton on Aero Rock Starz Festival.
According to The Press Association, IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will fly around 200 passengers from Newark, New Jersey to Reykjavik for budget airline Iceland Express in what will mark one of the first flights out of New York following Hurricane Irene.
The singer is a qualified pilot and recently-appointed marketing director with aircraft leasing firm Astraeus Airlines.
Bruce Dickinson will join JETHRO TULL frontman Ian Anderson and Justin Hayward of the MOODY BLUES on Saturday, December 10 for what is being billed as "Canterbury Rocks At Christmas" in the nave at the famed Canterbury Cathedral in Kent, England in support of The Canterbury Gift, which raises money for renovation work on the cathedral.
Last year Ian Anderson and friends performed a Christmas show with special guest Greg Lake, and it was a resounding success, and this year, Dickinson has been invited to perform along with Hayward.
The 900-year-old Canterbury Cathedral, which is said to be one of the most important sites in Britain's Christian heritage, remains in need of urgent repairs, particularly to its 235-foot-high central tower, known as Bell Harry tower, its medieval stained glass windows, and its 19th-century lead roof tiles. More than £10 million has been raised in recent years but another £3 million a year must be found over the next decade.
Reunited U.K. rockers WOLFSBANE — featuring former IRON MAIDEN frontman Blaze Bayley — have finished recording their new CD for a tentative early November release. The band states, "We have 13 tracks 'in the can' and will probably end up with 10 or 11 on the finished album."
Commenting on the reunion, Blaze said, "Although we have done other things over the years, we always had WOLFSBANE in our hearts and following our tour with THE QUIREBOYS last year, we had so much fun and have had so much interest that we decided to get back in the studio."
"See The Bodies", the first of two new tracks former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno co-wrote and recorded with the Greek band PRASSEIN ALOGA, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track will appear on PRASSEIN ALOGA's new album, "Midas Touch", due later in the year.
Di'Anno in 2006 re-released his 2000 effort, "Nomad", with a few tracklist alterations, under the title "The Living Dead" (Cleopatra Records). The package came with a bonus DVD that contained the music video for "The Living Dead" and an exclusive in-depth, tell-all interview in which Di'Anno discussed his days with IRON MAIDEN.
Di'Anno upcoming tour will be his first since being jailed in March after he falsely collected U.K. government benefits by claiming he suffered nerve damage to his back that prevented him from working.
Di'Anno was sentenced to nine months for swindling £45,000 (approximately $72,000) in benefits. He was told he would serve at least four and a half months of the sentence behind bars before being released on conditional bail.
Di'Anno completed his first North American tour in early 2010, 17 years after he was deported following a prison term for guns and drug offenses
Stipe Juras, one of the founders of the Croatian IRON MAIDEN fan site and a long-time music journalist and writer, has announced plans to publish two new books — a book about MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith and a special book about the band's fans.
According to Juras, the Smith book will "surpass" his previously published book on IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris and will be made available no earlier than on Smith's birthday in February 2012. Those who order the Smith book will get it in a personalized form, with their name printed on one of the first pages, just like the fan book.
For more information, go to this location.
IRON MAIDEN did not perform its classic song "The Trooper" during its headlining concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland on August 3. Although no official explanation was given by the group for its decision to omit the track from the setlist, MAIDEN fans are speculating that this is because the band's mascot, Eddie, has been an inspiration for several Irish loyalist paramilitaries who have used its image from "The Trooper" single on wall murals throughout the North of Ireland.
Back in 2003, MAIDEN's Irish fans erupted in fury when Dickinson provocatively waved two giant Union Jacks during the band's first concert in Ireland in almost 10 years.
In our campaign with interviews with musicians and fans you can now find an interview with Dennis Stratton. For those who are not familiar Dennis participated played on guitar the debut Iron Maiden album. Dennis did a brilliant show in Stara Zagoda on Aero Rock Starz festival. Coming soon also is an interview with Gabriele Bernasconi – The singer of the Italian tribute band The Clairvoyants.