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LozLovesBonJovi 06-22-2007 01:32 AM

Iron Maiden
 
Who likes them? I don't think i've heard their music before. Which album/song should i listen to first to get a good grounding? :)

Alphavictim 06-22-2007 04:38 AM

I'm no expert, however, I've been on a huge Maiden kick lately, and I gotta say, my fav Maiden tunes right now are Aces High and Prowler. From the newer stuff, Rainmaker and For The Greater Good Of God stand out. Very good band.

yomamasofat 06-22-2007 05:18 AM

I am a big fan but their latest album and tour left a bitter taste in my mouth.

Sugardrops 06-22-2007 05:52 AM

Like Alphavictim, I'm by no means an expert, but my personal favorite Maiden album is Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Their earlier albums (where Paul Di'Anno was the singer) have more of a punk sound, the Bruce Dickinson albums are much more...theatrical, in my opinion at least. And the Blaze Bayley albums are just not that good--again, in my opinion!

Alphavictim 06-23-2007 09:38 PM

...Megadeth, who have a much harder sound & don't sound anything like BJ get more responses & love than Maiden, who are pretty melodic and not THAT far away from the harder edged BJ songs? What the hell? Is it because they're British? ;)

jeb865 06-23-2007 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sugardrops (Post 757386)
my personal favorite Maiden album is Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. !

That's where I would suggest starting. Far and away my fav album. Dance of Death is another good album as is Powerslave. you really can't go wrong with any album that Bruce sings on IMO.

Stut 06-23-2007 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeb865 (Post 758083)
you really can't go wrong with any album that Bruce sings on IMO.

Except No Prayer for the Dying. IMO. But I suggest any other 80´s album that has Bruce singing.

StoneDeaf 06-24-2007 12:22 PM

I'd suggest Powerslave, Fear Of The Dark & Piece Of Mind. Or anything live.

Cross Road 02-03-2008 08:07 PM

I'm a huge Maiden fan. Get Number of the Beast and Powerslave.

born_to_run 02-03-2008 10:53 PM

Great band - at the moment they just started their tour which only features songs until 1985. That's what the people wanna hear not some "new" stuff noone knows. Other bands can learn from them!

Javier 02-04-2008 04:42 AM

I'm going to see them on March 12.

Shit the days closing in.
i'm ****ing psyched!!!

Jonnyfur 02-04-2008 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by born_to_run (Post 802422)
Great band - at the moment they just started their tour which only features songs until 1985. That's what the people wanna hear not some "new" stuff noone knows. Other bands can learn from them!


On their last tour they played the album they were promoting from start to finish every night, and played a selection of hits during the last part of the gig. They are absolutely not a nostalgia band.

Captain Walrus 02-04-2008 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by born_to_run (Post 802422)
Great band - at the moment they just started their tour which only features songs until 1985. That's what the people wanna hear not some "new" stuff noone knows. Other bands can learn from them!

Actually, they're playing material up to 1992 ....

And I personally would much prefer to see a setlist with material from the Brave New World and Dance Of Death albums. Don't presume to speak for everyone

born_to_run 02-04-2008 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Walrus (Post 802533)
Actually, they're playing material up to 1992 ....

And I personally would much prefer to see a setlist with material from the Brave New World and Dance Of Death albums. Don't presume to speak for everyone

I don't like both of the albums. The last one was horrible. The old maiden rule! Fear of the dark is the only 1992 song. The stageset and the songs are mainly "powerslave" aera!

born_to_run 02-05-2008 01:13 AM

Just watched the new "Life after Death" DVD (first disc)!
Awesome is the word! A band that never sold out!

Up you irons! Gonna see them in Prague on August 8th!

yomamasofat 02-05-2008 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonnyfur (Post 802482)
On their last tour they played the album they were promoting from start to finish every night, and played a selection of hits during the last part of the gig. They are absolutely not a nostalgia band.

I was there. It was ****ing horrible. Worse than Bon Jovi playing the entire Lost Highway live.

Note to bands: if your new album is not at the same level as your classic albums, do not play the entire damn thing. It is annoying as ****.

Jonnyfur 02-05-2008 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yomamasofat (Post 802616)
I was there. It was ****ing horrible. Worse than Bon Jovi playing the entire Lost Highway live.

Note to bands: if your new album is not at the same level as your classic albums, do not play the entire damn thing. It is annoying as ****.

I agree, it didn't work for me either. Totally dead atmosphere. I wouldn't want to see any band do it in future, including Jovi.

Alphavictim 02-06-2008 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by born_to_run (Post 802539)
I don't like both of the albums. The last one was horrible. The old maiden rule! Fear of the dark is the only 1992 song. The stageset and the songs are mainly "powerslave" aera!

Wrong... stage set yes, but they also played stuff like Moonchild and Wasted Years.

BeExcellent 02-06-2008 06:43 PM

I LOVE A Matter of Life and Death. Love, Love, Love it. My second favourite Maiden album after Seventh Son.

I don't get why people don't like it so much. I honestly don't. Easily the best of the three reunion albums (and therefore the best thing they have pulled off in 20 years). It can't solely be because it's a little more midpaced than the classic era. The music is just too interesting. It really does feel like they've finally got that dark, progressive sound down that they've been working on ever since Fear of the Dark. It's the first time they've managed to keep the arrangements fresh, the sound and melody crisp, the lyrics interesting and exploring a theme in depth. Performance wise, Nicko and Bruce just shine.

The tour was an absolute dream for me - a far, far more satisfying experience than the mixed up setlists in the festival shows later last year. The only dissapointment was the predictable choice of their classics at the end - I could happily never hear 2 Minutes to Midnight again as long as I live.

born_to_run 02-06-2008 07:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alphavictim (Post 802718)
Wrong... stage set yes, but they also played stuff like Moonchild and Wasted Years.

Which makes it even better!

born_to_run 02-06-2008 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeExcellent (Post 802748)
I LOVE A Matter of Life and Death. Love, Love, Love it. My second favourite Maiden album after Seventh Son.

I don't get why people don't like it so much. I honestly don't. Easily the best of the three reunion albums (and therefore the best thing they have pulled off in 20 years). It can't solely be because it's a little more midpaced than the classic era. The music is just too interesting. It really does feel like they've finally got that dark, progressive sound down that they've been working on ever since Fear of the Dark. It's the first time they've managed to keep the arrangements fresh, the sound and melody crisp, the lyrics interesting and exploring a theme in depth. Performance wise, Nicko and Bruce just shine.

The tour was an absolute dream for me - a far, far more satisfying experience than the mixed up setlists in the festival shows later last year. The only dissapointment was the predictable choice of their classics at the end - I could happily never hear 2 Minutes to Midnight again as long as I live.

IMHO a very boring album. Songs are way too long and stretched in length by singing the chorus over and over again. I heard it numerous times and til now I cannot even remember one single song. They sound all the same. I ainÄt too impressed with all of the three Maiden Reunion albums I have to say!!!

Living_on_my_Hair 02-06-2008 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by born_to_run (Post 802753)
IMHO a very boring album. Songs are way too long and stretched in length by singing the chorus over and over again. I heard it numerous times and til now I cannot even remember one single song. They sound all the same. I ainÄt too impressed with all of the three Maiden Reunion albums I have to say!!!

I love Brave New world but Born_to_run has a point which i agree on - the last two albums have had lots of overly long and boring songs, trying to go for this 'prog rock' element but missing the mark completely and just coming across as a bit dull really. The last two albums have been missing the big hooks and choruses of classic Maiden (yes,the sound is still definately there and the musicianship is excellent, but the melodies are not as strong).


just my opinion

andi

born_to_run 02-08-2008 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Living_on_my_Hair (Post 802766)
I love Brave New world but Born_to_run has a point which i agree on - the last two albums have had lots of overly long and boring songs, trying to go for this 'prog rock' element but missing the mark completely and just coming across as a bit dull really. The last two albums have been missing the big hooks and choruses of classic Maiden (yes,the sound is still definately there and the musicianship is excellent, but the melodies are not as strong).


just my opinion

andi

The production on "AMOLAD" is amazing and so is Bruce voice! But the songs just don't hit the nail

Captain Walrus 04-28-2008 02:00 AM

I just won 2 tickets for Twickenham! :D

Living_on_my_Hair 04-28-2008 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Walrus (Post 822393)
I just won 2 tickets for Twickenham! :D

Can I come?

andi

C'monFeet 03-07-2010 02:12 PM

IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM "THE FINAL FRONTIER"
AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

IRON MAIDEN are pleased to announce that their forthcoming new studio album will be called 'THE FINAL FRONTIER', and is expected be released late summer of this year.

The announcement comes with news of a North American Tour with Very Special Guests Dream Theater to open in Dallas, Texas, on 9th June and finish in Washington D.C. on 20th July, making it Maiden's most extensive North American tour in many years.

Following these shows in USA and Canada The Final Frontier World Tour will travel back to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011 (full currently confirmed dates below).

The full Live Nation North America press release for the North American Tour is posted here.

An exclusive pre-sale allowing members of the IRON MAIDEN fan club first access to tickets to the North American Maiden Shows will be made available two days prior to them being available to the public.

Tickets for the Canadian shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday 13th March at 10am PST (10am EST for Toronto and 12 noon EST Montreal).
Exclusive first access to the tickets will be available to IM fan club members on Wednesday 10th March at 10am PST through to Thursday 11th March at 6pm PST (EST for Toronto).
Regretfully due to technical reasons an exclusive Pre-Sale in Montreal is not possible.

Tickets for the US Shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday 20th March at 10am EST.
Exclusive first access to the tickets will be available to IM fan club members on Wednesday 17th March at 10am through to Thursday 18th March at 6pm

As IRON MAIDEN are actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have access to the best possible tickets at the fairest possible price, without being subject to scalping for good seats, so many North American shows will operate, at least in part, a paperless ticket policy: More information on Ticketmaster Paperless Ticketing can be found here

To give IRON MAIDEN fan club members a privileged insight to their touring world, IMTV will return to www.ironmaiden.com to cover THE FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR. This exclusive footage includes regular video from the live shows, touring, band interviews, insights into our crew and what they do and much much more. The website will also feature exclusive tour diaries, exclusive photographs and anything else that helps the fans get a real insight into the dynamics of a big tour.

**THE FINAL FRONTIER 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR**
With Very Special Guests Dream Theater

JUNE
Wed 09
Fri 11
Sat 12
Mon 14
Wed 16
Thu 17
Sat 19
Sun 20
Tue 22
Thu 24
Sat 26
Tue 29
Wed 30
Dallas, TX - Superpages.com Center
Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Albuquerque, NM - The Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Wireless Pavilion
San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre
Concord, CA - Sleep Train Pavilion
Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Vancouver, BC - GM Place
Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Center
Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center +
+Dream Theater will not be performing in Winnipeg

JULY
Sat 03
Wed 07
Sun 11
Mon 12
Wed 14
Thu 15
Sat 17
Sun 18
Tue 20



Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Holmdel, NJ - PNC
New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Washington D.C. - Jiffy Lube Live

**THE FINAL FRONTIER 2010 EUROPEAN TOUR**

July 30 -Aug 1

AUGUST
Thur 05
Sat 07
Sun 08
Wed 11 UK - Knebworth Sonisphere Festival



Germany - Wacken Festival
Sweden - Stockholm Stora Skuggan Sonisphere Festival
Finland - Helsinki Pori's Kirjurinluoto Sonisphere Festival
Norway- Bergen Bergenhus Festning - Koengen

Captain Walrus 03-08-2010 12:52 AM

**** yeah, I've been waiting for this for a few years now! :p

Panda 03-08-2010 07:15 AM

wtf do i always gotta travel to ****ing edmonton to see bands live. There are way more people that live in Calgary and they sell way more tickets for gig. WTF are these promoters doing.. Ah well I MAY go see them in edmonton. I saw them in 2008, and they were very good, (played loads of 80s stuff which I loved!!!) so Im looking forward to this tour... if I go.

Panda 03-08-2010 07:54 AM

... Just had a massive text battle with friends. Looks like 5 of us are going on a road trip :D

C'monFeet 06-11-2010 10:12 AM

Final Frontier Tour setlist - 11 post 2000 songs, 5 ultra-predictable classics. All of a sudden it's a little less likely I'll be making the journey to Sonsiphere.

# The Wicker Man
# Ghost Of The Navigator
# Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
# El Dorado
# Paschendale
# The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
# These Colours Don't Run
# Blood Brothers
# Wildest Dreams
# No More Lies
# Brave New World
# Fear Of The Dark
# Iron Maiden

# Encore:
# The Number of the Beast
# Hallowed Be Thy Name
# Running Free

Captain Walrus 06-14-2010 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C'monFeet (Post 994759)
Final Frontier Tour setlist - 11 post 2000 songs, 5 ultra-predictable classics. All of a sudden it's a little less likely I'll be making the journey to Sonsiphere.

# The Wicker Man
# Ghost Of The Navigator
# Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
# El Dorado
# Paschendale
# The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
# These Colours Don't Run
# Blood Brothers
# Wildest Dreams
# No More Lies
# Brave New World
# Fear Of The Dark
# Iron Maiden

# Encore:
# The Number of the Beast
# Hallowed Be Thy Name
# Running Free

No More Lies and Blood Brothers are two of my absolute favourite Maiden songs, so sounds awesome to me!

C'monFeet 06-15-2010 12:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Walrus (Post 996061)
No More Lies and Blood Brothers are two of my absolute favourite Maiden songs, so sounds awesome to me!

The thing with Maiden, is that an outsider couldn't tell the difference between a good show and a bad show; or a good setlist and a bad setlist, or get *at all* why it matters.

The *worst* Iron Maiden show will be an 8/10 on the general scale of "how good is music"?

As a Maiden fan, it's impossible not to get opinionated.

I would *love* to see this show, am absolutely certain I would have a ball and be blown away by the playing. And yes, Blood Brothers is absolutely the best slow song Maiden have ever recorded and one of the highlights of their recent career.

And I *do* consider AMOLAD do be as good an album as they have ever written. It's just that their later period hasn't been as filled with thril as their best 80's work - doesn't have quite the excitement factor for their very best shows.

But (El Dorado aside) there isn't a single song on the setlist I haven't seen at least once over the past decade - the five "classic" tunes they play are played at everysingle****ingshow when there two dozen more classics every person in the crowd would love to hear just as much.

As a consumer, it's impossible not to judge value for money. A Maiden-by-numbers show is in exactly the same price bracket as a once-in-a-lifetime ticket for Roger Waters performing The Wall.

When Maiden pull out a setlist like this - "we are gonna play the songs that we want to play, and you're gonna bloody well like it*" they make that decision a little easier.



* And then for your patience, we'll reward you with Hallowed be Thy Name. Again.

DevilsSon 06-15-2010 01:29 AM

just read they're playing my hometown this summer. Heh...they're very first gig in Transylvania. \,,/

Haven't listened to Maiden in a very long time. Mindblowing band...it's just that I am either into extreme metal (well, trash, speed, even death) or into waaaaay softer stuff (like beautiful beautiful Maria Gadu from Brazil right now )...so Iron Maiden fall a bit short. Still...haven;t seen them since 2003. It's high time to see them again...

yomamasofat 06-15-2010 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C'monFeet (Post 994759)
Final Frontier Tour setlist - 11 post 2000 songs, 5 ultra-predictable classics. All of a sudden it's a little less likely I'll be making the journey to Sonsiphere.

# The Wicker Man
# Ghost Of The Navigator
# Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
# El Dorado
# Paschendale
# The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
# These Colours Don't Run
# Blood Brothers
# Wildest Dreams
# No More Lies
# Brave New World
# Fear Of The Dark
# Iron Maiden

# Encore:
# The Number of the Beast
# Hallowed Be Thy Name
# Running Free

This section is very weak:
# These Colours Don't Run
# Blood Brothers
# Wildest Dreams
# No More Lies

I'd swap Wildest Dreams with Rainmaker and the other 3 with DOD, Montsegur and maybe one song from Blaze era like Virus. Or play some rarely performed songs prior to X Factor.

I'm not a post FOTD hater, I like BNW and DOD but despise AMOLAD. This is not the greatest setlist ever but it's better than the AMOLAD tour setlist, which was self indulgent and lame.

Panda 06-15-2010 09:19 AM

I know im being a bit of a bitch right now, but you cant have a maiden concert without run to the hills and bruce wavin the union jack during the trooper.

As much as I like this set, and also seing that Pacshendale is rotating through the set (which I really want to see live) I really wish they couldve at least included their (arguably) two most popular songs in the set.

- and we KNOW you played all 80s classics last tour, but that doesnt mean you cant play them again this tour. The setlist I got for the somewhere in time tour was simply amazing. I would pay double the money to see it again. Now Im kinda (maybe, not judging yet) regretting the $100 I spent on a ticket.


Anyway Im seing them in a couple weeks for the 2nd time so it should be fun.

C'monFeet 06-15-2010 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yomamasofat (Post 996156)
maybe one song from Blaze era like Virus.

Then it would *have* to be the Clansman!!!!

steel_horse75 06-15-2010 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LozLovesBonJovi (Post 757337)
Who likes them? I don't think i've heard their music before. Which album/song should i listen to first to get a good grounding? :)

Number of the Beast.
I have all 11 studio albums (but I dont have the blaze bayley ones).
Good band.

Captain Walrus 06-15-2010 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by C'monFeet (Post 996101)
The thing with Maiden, is that an outsider couldn't tell the difference between a good show and a bad show; or a good setlist and a bad setlist, or get *at all* why it matters.

The *worst* Iron Maiden show will be an 8/10 on the general scale of "how good is music"?

As a Maiden fan, it's impossible not to get opinionated.

I would *love* to see this show, am absolutely certain I would have a ball and be blown away by the playing. And yes, Blood Brothers is absolutely the best slow song Maiden have ever recorded and one of the highlights of their recent career.

And I *do* consider AMOLAD do be as good an album as they have ever written. It's just that their later period hasn't been as filled with thril as their best 80's work - doesn't have quite the excitement factor for their very best shows.

But (El Dorado aside) there isn't a single song on the setlist I haven't seen at least once over the past decade - the five "classic" tunes they play are played at everysingle****ingshow when there two dozen more classics every person in the crowd would love to hear just as much.

As a consumer, it's impossible not to judge value for money. A Maiden-by-numbers show is in exactly the same price bracket as a once-in-a-lifetime ticket for Roger Waters performing The Wall.

When Maiden pull out a setlist like this - "we are gonna play the songs that we want to play, and you're gonna bloody well like it*" they make that decision a little easier.



* And then for your patience, we'll reward you with Hallowed be Thy Name. Again.

I got into Maiden a little before they released Dance Of Death (which is my favourite of their albums), and first saw them on the Early Days tour in 2005, so despite having seen them four times live, I still have yet to see them play any songs from albums after Fear Of The Dark and before A Matter Of Life and Death. So I'd be quite happy to get this set, IMO they've been focussed too much on their early stuff in recent years.

Although that said, something different from the 80s would be cool ... very much enjoyed them doing Children Of The Damned in 2007. And Rainmaker should be on there too.

C'monFeet 06-16-2010 01:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Walrus (Post 996339)
despite having seen them four times live, I still have yet to see them play any songs from albums after Fear Of The Dark and before A Matter Of Life and Death.

You just *have* to accept frustrations with the setlist being an Iron Maiden fan. They are uniquely bloody minded about it. I actually think they've managed this phase of their career ****ing well, but that's a different post.

Would just love them to be a bit more free with their setlists rather than driving the "we're still relevant" point across so heavily every other tour. Even to see them widen up the setlist as far back as Fear of the Dark (wish they would play more than that one song!) with a couple of choices, maybe add one rarely-played classic in the encore, could have just added a little colour.

Say

# Be Quick or Be Dead (HOW ****ING AWESOME WOULD THIS BE?!)
# Ghost Of The Navigator
# Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
# El Dorado
# Paschendale
# The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
# These Colours Don't Run
# Blood Brothers
# Wildest Dreams
# The Clansman
# Sign of the Cross (LOVE the Bruce version of this from Rio)
# Fear Of The Dark
# Iron Maiden

# Encore:
# Infinte Dreams (HOW ****ING AWESOME WOULD THIS BE? No one needs to hear Running Free again. Hardly anyone has been lucky enough to get Infinite Dreams!)
# The Number of the Beast
# Hallowed Be Thy Name



Also just a moment to say how amazing has Nicko's playing been in recent years. He's ****ing phenomenal.

C'monFeet 06-16-2010 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bang A Drum (Post 977019)
... Just had a massive text battle with friends. Looks like 5 of us are going on a road trip :D

Awesome!!!


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