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Ranked – The 10 Best Iron Maiden Album Covers

Iron Maiden album covers are almost as much a part of the band’s brand and image as the music itself. There are plenty of iconic examples down the years, even right from Maiden’s early days. But which Iron Maiden album covers are the best? The Hawk gives his top 10 ranking here.

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Iron Maiden Future Past Tour Setlist – First Thoughts

Iron Maiden’s just-kicked-off Future Past tour. The Hawk is a bit late to this, granted, but is not at all averse to a bfit of bandwagon jumping. So here we go with this blog’s view of the setlist. SPOLIER ALERT: if you want it to be a surprise, quit the article NOW.

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Classic Heavy Metal Oldies – Cause for Celebration or for Sadness?

Classic Heavy Metal is a term invented by The Hawk to describe a certain subset of heavy metal music – anything from the 1970s to the 1990s. But ‘Classic’ could easily be seen as a euphemism for ‘Old’. What should we fans make of the fact that our favourite performers are, like ourselves, aging rapidly?

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Powertrip Festival – Worst Kept Secrets Revealed

Rumours of a new ‘Heavy Metal Coachella’ have been circulating for ages, alongside names of bands that might appear. Now, the worst kept secret in metal has been revealed – the Powertrip festival. Get your juices flowing before the big event right here on Classic Metal Hawk.

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne Reheat Feud With Bruce Dickinson

When the Hawk recently read about a years-old Classic Heavy Metal feud being reheated in the press, he couldn’t resist a comment piece on it. In this case, it’s Sharon mand Ozzy Osbourne, and their intense dislike of Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson that got a fresh airing. Let’s dive right in.

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Powerslave – How Iron Maiden Defined The Sound of Classic Heavy Metal

There’s probably no better example of the spirit and sound of Classic Heavy Metal in the 1980s than Iron Maiden’s ‘Powerslave’ – both the album itself, and the subsequent ‘World Slavery Tour’. There are adventures galore, not to mention some best ever Maiden songs. Let’s dive into the whole story.


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