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.
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.
The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its list of inductees for 2023, and Iron Maiden have missed out yet again. Should anyone care about this apparently outrageous oversight? Well, The Hawk figured that the subject at least warranted a blog post.
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?
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.
Blaze Bayley, former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane singer and general heavy metal dynamo had a health scare this week when a heart attack left him hospitalized. The Hawk sends Blaze best wishes for his recovery. Here, we take the opportunity to celebrate Blaze’s career – he was, and is, WAY more than Bruce Dickinson’s replacement.
How could any Classic Heavy Metal blog have a ‘songs’ section and not feature Iron Maiden’s ‘Number of the Beast’? From the moment that voiceover kicks in, the hairs start to raise in anticipation – the music, the storyline, the air raid scream. Strap in while The Hawk tells the story of how it came together.
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.
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.