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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.

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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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Charlie Steffens of KNAC.COM recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

KNAC.COM: On this tour you’re playing the quintessential IRON MAIDEN songs, right?

McBrain: Yeah, we dusted off the cobwebs off of a few that haven’t had a showing for a while. Well, it’s been twenty five years since we’ve played “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son”, so you could say there’s that one song and that’s it. We pulled out “Trooper”. The last airing of that, I think, was eight, nine years ago. “Phantom Of The Opera”. Classic. We did “Can I Play with Madness” not so long ago. Yeah, those classics right there. We’ve got “Afraid To Shoot Strangers”, that’s always a great crowd pleaser. “The Prisoner”. I love that track. It’s just a wild song to play. It’s got a great groove to it. It’s the third song in the set. It’s so lovely to be revisiting some of the older stuff as well as that mid-’80s period. People think, “Yeah, you’re doing the ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’ tour,” if you like. But it’s a retrospective look at MAIDEN. You still get the classics: “Number Of The Beast” and “Iron Maiden” always closes the show. We’ve left out “Hallowed Be Thy Name” just because we’ve always played “Hallowed” every tour, although, it’s one of my favorite songs, ever, to play with MAIDEN. So we’re doing a fair chunk of “Seventh Son”, but we’ve got before and after. “Fear Of The Dark”, for instance. “Afraid To Shoot Strangers”. Yeah, we’re really having a good time, mate. It went well for last year in Europe. It most definitely was received so very well in Raleigh the other night. People loved it, and we all came offstage with a smile on our face. You can’t not come off with a smile when you see how many people enjoyed themselves, you know.

KNAC.COM: Are you cruising around in the jet for this tour?

McBrain: No. In a way it would have been nice, but because this leg is just a couple months, or, actually, it’s only four weeks really — it was too cost-prohibitive to a 757 just to do a month out on the tour. That’s kind of the world jet, when we do around the world in a couple of months. You’re self-contained on it. You’ve got all the gear. You’ve got 12 tons of gear and all the crew. Mind you, we got a lot of beer now. [laughs]

KNAC.COM: Well, let’s talk about the most important thing. Beer. Trooper.

McBrain: Exactly. It’s funny, you know. When we were in rehearsals last week, we got to “The Trooper” in the set and before I kicked it off I started out, “All right lads, I think it’s time for a beer.” And they all looked at me and went, “What?” And I said, “It’s Trooper time, isn’t it?” We don’t drink while we play and we don’t drink before. At the very end of a night, we’ve been known to take a pint of Guinness, if we’re in Ireland, and toast the audience with it. But that’s at the end of the night. But yes, this Trooper beer, my lord, it’s so, so delicious. It’s wonderful. For any ale drinkers out there that love to drink a drop of beer. It’s not a lager. It’s like a bitter, extra special bitter, like an ESB. It was designed with Robinsons Brewery and Bruce [Dickinson] actually had a big hand in the design of the beer. When I first joined MAIDEN in 1982, I went out on tour with the band before Bruce. I was supporting the band when I was in TRUST, I went out on the “Killers” tour. All of us then drank ale across the British tour and we all loved our real ale beer in England. So Bruce knew what we wanted to taste in a beer, basically. So with that in the back of his mind, he went in and designed this beer. If you took IRON MAIDEN‘s logo and Eddie off the bottle and had a blindfold test — if you like beer — it’s really, really good. It’s not just IRON MAIDEN selling this beer with our names on it, although a lot of our fans are going to want to buy it because it’s a fantastic bottle. It’s a good souvenir, isn’t it? But it’s a great drop of beer, mate. My preference, by the way, Charlie, is I like it warm. When I say warm, I mean room temperature, not Florida room temperature because that would be 90-odd degrees. [laughs] But it’s funny, because Bruce and Steve [Harris, bass] — out of the bottle — they like it cold. But when you have it out of the cask, you know, the way it’s really brewed to be drank, it should be at room temperature or cellar temperature, which can be anywhere from 57 to 62, 65 degrees. When it’s warmer it has a more firmer taste. It really opens up. There’s a plus and a minus. Some people say, “I prefer it cold and not warm,” and vice versa… I’ve got to be honest with you — I live in Florida — I like ice cold Corona beers, you know. When you go from the hot — outdoors hot — you say, “Oh, I could murder a cold beer.” You do. You’ll have some and you’ll kind of chug it. Trooper beer — you can’t really chug it, even when it’s cold. But the thing is, if you sit down and you kind of take a minute, and you go, “I really want a really tasty beer. I don’t want something to quench me thirst. I’ll take it warm.” And I love my customers in me restaurant in Florida. I actually introduced it there two weeks ago. I was fortunate to actually open the first commercial bottle of beer in America on the Monday. I forget the date of it now. I figure it was the 10th or 12th, oh, anyway. On the next day we had this big launch for the beer and all these folks who came in were having it cold, first of all. Then I passed bottles around and gave them tastes of the room temperature or warm beer. And a lot of the folks said to me, “You know what? We’re American. We don’t like warm beer.” I said, “Just try this. Just for me. Try it and let me know what you think.” Ninety-six percent of the people turned around and said, “The next bottle of beer I’m going to buy in this place is going to be the one that is room temperature. It’s got much more of a fuller taste and I never would have thought I would have liked a warm beer.” So you know, horses for courses, Charlie, end of the day, mate.

Read the entire interview at KNAC.COM.

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IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain spoke to The Press-Enterprise ahead of the band’s September 13 concert in San Bernardino, California. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

On playing in California again:

McBrain: “We love San Bernardino. Mainly, [we] just [remember playing] fantastic gigs [there in front of] fantastic crowds. I think 2005 was a little bit rough for us, but that was something that’s been very well documented and we shan’t talk about now.” [Referring to the band’s final gig on the 2005 Ozzfest in which they ended up with power cut off during the set and eggs thrown at them.]

“It’s always nice playing in California. We always used to stay uptown around the Sunset Strip area … we’ve calmed down from the party days. It’s a nicer pace of life in Santa Monica. It’s lovely being next to the ocean and the pier.”

On the “Maiden England” tour, which went worldwide in 2012 and brought back some of the band’s classics that haven’t been performed live in a while:

McBrain: “We dusted the cobwebs off of ‘Phantom Of The Opera’; we hadn’t played that in about five or six years. The one that really gets me is ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’. It’s a very tricky song to play. It’s got a lot of different moves and moods in it. That one I find really hard but challenging, and it’s really great to play because it’s a stunning piece of music.”

On support act MEGADETH:

McBrain: “They’ve got a great show. They’ve got these wonderful Jumbotron tellies and screens and they’re sounding really, really good.”

On the possibility of IRON MAIDEN staging its own festival:

McBrain: “You never know, you just never know in this game. I think it would be great to do a Maiden Fest.”

Read the entire interview at The Press-Enterprise.

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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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Italian metal act Hollow Haze announced that the band will support Tarja in Germany on October 25th at Festhalle Durlach in Karlsruhe, Germany. According to the band, vocalist Fabio Lione will also perform a duet of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” (which was covered by Nightwish in Tarja’s tenure).

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Ghost, featuring some Nameless Ghouls.

We spoke to one of the Nameless Ghouls from Ghost about why they worked with Dave Grohl, why their frontman Papa Emeritus II doesn’t exist, what happened to his predecessor Papa Emeritus, Darth Vader, and the possibility of a Ghost musical. Yes, really.

Why did you choose to work with Dave Grohl? He can’t have been the first guy who wanted to work with you.

“We were bringing him into the band, not the opposite way around. Most of the time people suggest [a collaboration] they want Papa in their context, which won’t work. I’m not saying for the rest of our career we will never ever do that, but in most other bands and contexts, Papa does not work. Sometimes people have a hard time understanding that Papa does not really exist. He exists in the same way Darth Vader exists, or Don Corleone.”

In that case, what other contexts might Papa work in?

“The only sort of non-Ghost context that we have been toying around with is going into a musical. Where we can adapt the story. Let’s say, just for example, that we would do Dracula. Take that whole story, we come up with the music and play, and Papa could obviously be Dracula. He would be the character as Dracula, but you know it’s Papa. He can come in many forms. That would be the narrative of the show. Papa could easily be the Phantom [of the Opera]. He’s basically that sort of character. To understand what Papa is, you have to look at Phantom Of The Opera, Dracula and Don Corleone.”

Papa Emeritus has been replaced for your second album with Papa Emerius II. Will there be a new Papa for every record?

“Yes.”

What are the old Papas going to do?

“The old Papas are retiring. He’s so decrepit anyway, so he’s not going anywhere. We’re just keeping him in the ministry. Then we’re going to put him up on display.”

What have you made of the rise of the occult rock scene?

“We aren’t really doing a lot to participate in the scene, because we have our agenda. Our agenda was to become a big theatrical rock act; it wasn’t to bring back doom to the people. But we were positioned there. I read somewhere that some people take offence because they hold the doom scene so dearly, and they see the new bands, and they talk about us coming in and destroying that. We’re just trying to do our thing.”

Interview by Tom Dare

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Argentina’s Helker is happy to announce the band just singed a worldwide recording deal with AFM Records for new album “Somewhere In The Circle,” along with a management & booking deal with Level 10 Music & ITM Agency.

”Somewhere In The Circle” will be released on February 15th, 2013 through AFM and a video clip for the track “Wake Up” can be viewed below.

The new album includes 11 tracks and was produced & co-written by Mat Sinner and mixed by Achim Koehler at Indiscreet Audio studios. Tim ”Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest) and Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) are featured as guests on the album, sharing the lead vocals with Diego Valdez on the epic “Begging For Forgiveness.” European audiences might know Diego Valdez from his appearance on the latest Tarja Live DVD/CD as guest vocalist on the song “Phantom Of The Opera.”

The band states: “We are excited and grateful to have the opportunity to work with AFM Records and Level 10 / ITM. This is the beginning of a new era full of new challenges and growth for HELKER! Thank you all!”

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European Horrorpunk band The Other is now back with a new album called “The Devils You Know,” and the band once again worked with producer Waldemar Sorychta for this release.

Recently The Other also completed work on a music video for the song “Puppet on a String,” directed by Valerie Götz and receiving its exclusive North American premiere courtesy of Bloody Disgusting. Watch the video clip at Bloody Disgusting or in the player below.

“The Devils You Know” is available now in North America and has the following track listing:

1. The Devils You Know
2. My Home Is My Casket
3. Take You Down
4. Skeletons In The Closet
5. Fright Night
6. Puppet On A String
7. In My Veins
8. Nice Day For A Funeral
9. Nightmare On Halloween
10. The Phantom Of The Opera
11. Fire From Outer Space
12. Where Is Your Saviour Now
13. Hell Is A Place On Earth
14. In The Shadows
15. Ewigkeit

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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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