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Iron Maiden: legends

Some total legend has uploaded Iron Maiden‘s entire Maiden England Rock In Rio 2013 show, all in beautiful pro-shot.

Have a look below:

Maiden played three triumphant UK dates this year as part of their immense, multi-year, multi-continent Maiden England tour, with work on a new Maiden album rumoured to begin some time next year.

In the mean time, don’t forget to check out our awesome Monster Rock Charity Auction featuring some exclusive, original and signed Maiden Artwork. Rare doesn’t cover it.

Iron Maiden Rock In Rio 2013 Set List

Moonchild
Can I Play with Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden
Encore:
Churchill’s Speech
Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free
(with Drum Solo)

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Professionally filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN‘s entire September 22 performance at the Rock In Rio fesitval at Cidade do Rock in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Moonchild
02. Can I Play With Madness
03. The Prisoner
04. 2 Minutes To Midnight
05. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
06. The Trooper
07. The Number Of The Beast
08. Phantom Of The Opera
09. Run To The Hills
10. Wasted Years
11. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
12. The Clairvoyant
13. Fear Of The Dark
14. Iron Maiden

Encore:

15. Aces High
16. The Evil That Men Do
17. Running Free

In a recent interview with the Turkish web site Hafifmuzik.org, MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson revealed that there will be no new studio album from the band in 2014. He did, however, assure fans that MAIDEN has plans to release a new CD, although most likely not before 2015.

IRON MAIDEN last month landed at position No. 1 on Billboard.com‘s “Hot Tours” list of top-grossing tours with $8.5 million in ticket sales from six performances on their summer tour of Europe. The shows were attended by a total of 121,280 fans, including a two-night, sold-out stand on August 3-4 at the O2 Arena in Lonon, England, where the band played to 27,000 fans. With totals added from this summer’s Europe dates, overall ticket sales from the tour top $42 million from 45 reported concerts.

MAIDEN‘s 15th studio CD, 2010’s “The Final Frontier”, featured 10 tracks that had an average running time of seven minutes and 40 seconds, with the shortest song, “The Alchemist”, clocking in at four minutes and 29 seconds, and the longest, “When The Wild Wind Blows”, lasting ten minutes and 59 seconds.

“The Final Frontier” sold 63,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 4.

IRON MAIDEN‘s previous album, 2006’s “A Matter Of Life And Death”, opened with 56,000 units to land at No. 9. This was a notable increase from the 40,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, 2003’s “Dance of Death” (which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart), and that of “Brave New World”, which moved 38,000 copies in June 2000 to land at No. 39 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“The Final Frontier” was IRON MAIDEN‘s fourth U.K. No. 1 album. The band previously topped the chart in 1982 with “The Number of the Beast”, in 1988 with “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” and in 1992 with “Fear of the Dark”.

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Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN ‘s entire September 10 perfomance at Austin 360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas can be seen below.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Moonchild
02. Can I Play With Madness
03. The Prisoner
04. 2 Minutes To Midnight
05. Afraid To Shoot Strangers
06. The Trooper
07. The Number Of The Beast
08. Phantom Of The Opera
09. Run To The Hills
10. Wasted Years
11. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
12. The Clairvoyant
13. Fear Of The Dark
14. Iron Maiden

Encore:

15. Aces High
16. The Evil That Men Do
17. Running Free

IRON MAIDEN last month landed at position No. 1 on Billboard.com‘s “Hot Tours” list of top-grossing tours with $8.5 million in ticket sales from six performances on their summer tour of Europe. The shows were attended by a total of 121,280 fans, including a two-night, sold-out stand on August 3-4 at the O2 Arena in Lonon, England, where the band played to 27,000 fans. With totals added from this summer’s Europe dates, overall ticket sales from the tour top $42 million from 45 reported concerts.

MAIDEN‘s 15th studio CD, 2010’s “The Final Frontier”, featured 10 tracks that had an average running time of seven minutes and 40 seconds, with the shortest song, “The Alchemist”, clocking in at four minutes and 29 seconds, and the longest, “When The Wild Wind Blows”, lasting ten minutes and 59 seconds.

“The Final Frontier” sold 63,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 4.

IRON MAIDEN‘s previous album, 2006’s “A Matter Of Life And Death”, opened with 56,000 units to land at No. 9. This was a notable increase from the 40,000 first-week tally registered by its predecessor, 2003’s “Dance of Death” (which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200 chart), and that of “Brave New World”, which moved 38,000 copies in June 2000 to land at No. 39 on The Billboard 200 chart.

“The Final Frontier” was IRON MAIDEN‘s fourth U.K. No. 1 album. The band previously topped the chart in 1982 with “The Number of the Beast”, in 1988 with “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” and in 1992 with “Fear of the Dark”.

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Where do you start with the greatest heavy metal band all time playing a set like this? You start with an actual, real-life Spitfire flying over the crowd. Obviously. That, ladies and gentlemen, is swagger.

Tonight, Iron Maiden return to Download for the first time in six years to finally bring their Maiden England set to the country that first birthed it, and as the collosal,Seventh Son…-inspired stage is revealed, it’s hard to not break down in sweaty man-tears right here and now. Luckily, we pull ourselves together in time for Moonchild to kick off a flawless selection of songs that span Maiden’s first Golden Age, with the band evidently as fired up as ever and Bruce Dickinson in parfticular showing an extra spring or two in his theatrically extravagant step, even by his showy standards.

Standard bangers like Can I Play With Madness and 2 Minutes To Midnight mix it up with rarer cuts such as The Prisoner and a storming Afraid To Shoot Strangers, with towering walls of flame, video packages and the occasional spurt of pyrotechnics seemingly standard fare for the evening. Dickinson remains the consumate crowd-charmer, be it in his thanking of the RAF for lending them a fucking plane for the evening or his cheeky plugs for Maiden’s new Trooper Beer, and the moment he breaks out his first “Scrrrrrrream for me Donington!” of the evening is, of course, a true goosebump moment.

Windy conditions mean that the sound does occasionally suffer for some of the earlier tracks, but the band power through and hit their stride in true style with a smashing double-header of Run To The Hills (complete with a sword-waving Custer Eddie) and Wasted Years followed by a monolithically huge run through Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son‘s gargantuan title track, which is arguably the finest moment of the whole set (even despite Brucey’s slightly dodgy-looking Misfits hair makeover).

The home stretch includes a spinetingling Fear Of The Dark and a reliably full-throttle Iron Maiden, before an outrageous encore of Aces High, The Evil That Men Do and Running Free brings complete pandemonium, with Bruce’s announcement that the band will return to London later this summer drawing one of the biggest cheers of the whole weekend. Yeah, we reckon we might go to that. Job done, hallowed turd reclaimed. It’s what they do. The’re Iron Fucking Maiden.

Merlin Alderslade

Iron Maiden Download 2013 Setlist

Moonchild
Can I Play with Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden
Encore:
Churchill’s Speech
Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free

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We’re delighted to confirmed that TeamRock Radio – which will include the Metal Hammer Magazine Show – will officially launch at 11.58pm on Sunday, June 16, with Iron Maiden classic 2 Minutes To Midnight (see what we did there?) being picked as the track to give us lift-off.

“This is an exciting time for TeamRock Radio,” says TeamRock Chief Executive Billy Anderson. “After three long years, seeing our dreams eventually coming together will be very special, and to launch at such a prestigious event as Download makes it even more amazing. I will also be taking part in the last leg of the ‘Heavy Metal Truants’ with Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson and the Editors of all three of TeamRock’s stable of magazines – Metal Hammer, Prog and Classic Rock”.”

In the lead up to the Download Festival 2013, TeamRock Radio will be sponsoring the ‘Heavy Metal Truants’ – a 161 mile bicycle ride leaving Alexandra Palace on 12th June and arriving at the Download Festival at midday on 14th. Created by Iron Maiden’s Manager, Rod Smallwood and Editor of Metal Hammer Magazine, Alexander Milas, this charity event will raise money for children’s charities, Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.

 

 

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Heavy Metal TruantsFollowing their hugely successful trip across Morocco last year, Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood and Hammer’s own Alexander Milas will be getting back in the saddle for another epic, three-day bike ride in the name of charity with the Heavy Metal Truants.

Except this one will be just a bit closer to home – and we want you to join them, with bikes provided!

Full details will be available at precisely two minutes to midnight tonight over at www.heavymetaltruants.com.

On June 12 at 9am, Alexander, Rod and a host of metal heavyweights and industry rollers will be riding 155 miles from London’s Alexandra Palace all the way to Donington Park for Download 2013, pulling into the festival around lunchtime on June 14, just in time to see the likes of Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Korn.

All proceeds from the ride will go to three charities: Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.

Rod explains: “The idea of Truants came completely out of the blue when I was having lunch with the old CEO of EMI, and we kept in touch over regular lunches.

“He was on the board of Childline, and after we had a couple of bottles of wine I said, ‘I’ll make you some money – let’s do a bike ride.’ We’ve done three: Cuba, Egypt and Morocco. I think we’ve raised about £725,000.”

From a cultural standpoint people might not think about charity when you say “heavy metal.” But the appeal of a charity directed at and cultivated by metal fans is one that’s very close to Rod’s heart.

“It’s clear to anyone who knows that the perception of metal is totally distorted,” he argues. “There have been a number of surveys to say the IQ of the metal fan is equal to or better than classical fans and way ahead of other mainstream genres.

“Our fans are concerned about stuff like this – we’re an active crowd. Metal fans get off their asses and do things. It’s communal, a fraternity, and I hope this opportunity will be appealing to them.”

With the ride open to all members of the public, it’s a great opportunity to raise some hard dosh for some extremely worthy causes. So go polish your helmet, saddle up and come ride with us!

Which leads us to our final point… will Download head honcho Andy Copping be making an appearance? “He says he’s much too busy making everything perfect for the fans, so he has to decline this year,” answers Rod. “And he’s also concerned his hat may blow off.”  Fair enough.

Head to www.heavymetaltruants.com at two minutes to midnight tonight for entry fees, details on the charities, the itinerary, and the full details of the ride, and don’t forget to follow Heavy Metal Truants on Twitter and Facebook.

Please note that Download tickets are not supplied for the ride – this is all for charity!  

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The all-star, all-acoustic Iron Maiden tribute band Maiden United is streaming clips from the forthcoming album “Across the Seventh Sea,” which is set for a September 2012 release on CD/vinyl/digital download formats. Check out “Infinite Dreams,” “Children of the Damned,” “Only the Good Die Young,” “Prowler,” “Two Minutes to Midnight” and “Flash of the Blade” below.

Maiden United sees contributions from the following artists:

Damian Wilson (Threshold, Ayreon): Vocals
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation): Guitar
Joey Bruers (Up The Irons): : Bass
Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine): : Piano
Mike Coolen (Within Temptation): : Drums
Anneke van Giersbergen (formerly The Gathering): Vocals

The track listing for “Across The Seventh Sea” is as follows:

1. Seven Deadly Sins
2. Only The Good Die Young
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
4. Prowler
5. Flash Of The Blade
6. Children Of The Damned
7. Infinite Dreams
8. 22 Acacia Avenue
9. The Evil That Men Do
10. Wasted Years

Check out some samples here:

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Iron Maiden: Legends, Leaders, Lads

Iron Maiden are busy trailblazing their way through the US on the immense ‘Maiden England’ tour, and a special road report of the band’s time in Canada has been posted online.

“The crowd get it,” says frontman Bruce Dickinson, who turned 54 on Tuesday, on the band’s Canadian fans. “They’re really, ‘arghhhh!’, they aren’t busy taking photos of each other.”

Check out the video below:

Iron Maiden Calgary Setlist

Moonchild
Can I Play With Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden

Encore:

Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free

Iron Maiden are currently touring the US with a setlist featuring rarely played tracks and classic material.

“We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue,” says Bruce of the tour. “It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited – with many other surprises!

“Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can’t wait to get started in Charlotte”.

The remaining dates for the Maiden England US Tour are as follows:

Thur 9th August Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 12th August Albuquerque. NM Hard Rock Pavilion
Mon 13th August Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Wed 15th August San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Fri 17th August Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 18th August Houston, TX The Woodlands

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Quality multi-camera fan-filmed video footage of British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN performing the songs “2 Minutes To Midnight” and “Afraid To Shoot Strangers” on June 27 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York can be seen below.

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The all-star, all-acoustic Iron Maiden tribute band Maiden United unveiled the album art and track list for the forthcoming album “Across the Seventh Sea.” The album is set for a September 2012 release on CD/vinyl/digital download formats.

The track listing for “Across The Seventh Sea” is as follows:

1. Seven Deadly Sins
2. Only The Good Die Young
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
4. Prowler
5. Flash Of The Blade
6. Children Of The Damned
7. Infinite Dreams
8. 22 Acacia Avenue
9. The Evil That Men Do
10. Wasted Years

The cover artwork for the CD was once again created by Blacklake, who also worked with Maiden United on the first studio album “Mind The Acoustic Pieces.”

Contributing artists for the album are:

– Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace): vocals
– Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation): guitar
– Joey Bruers (Up The Irons): bass
– Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine): piano
– Mike Coolen (Within Temptation): drums

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