Album review: Iron Maiden - 'The Final Frontier'

Album review: Iron Maiden - 'The Final Frontier'

Given that Iron Maiden ’s 15th studio album is, at 77 minutes in length, their longest yet, and containins extended, densely layered meditations on ageing and dying, it certainly won’t win them any new fans. But given that they’re...

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Iron Maiden  : Gothenburg, Ullevi Stadium, Saturday July 9

Iron Maiden : Gothenburg, Ullevi Stadium,...

Gothenburg is under siege. The city is awash with thousands of slightly toasted Swedes, speaking in that strange brand of Swinglish they’re known for. It has the air of a Cup Final, only more drunken. This is underscored by the fact that those...

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Iron Maiden: London Shepherd's Bush Empire

Iron Maiden: London Shepherd's Bush Empire

The touts are not happy. It's the second night of Iron Maiden's surprise two night residency at the Shepherds Bush Empire, and at 8.15 it's becoming clear that the expected walk-up of 'ironic' metal fashionistas and curious nu-metal teens has...

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Manchester Evening News Arena

Manchester Evening News Arena

"Please," reads the adulterated sign on one of Halford's mic stands, "show your ass." How we laugh. Nervously. As the grisly reality of this trip into the dark heart of ye olde heavy medal becomes apparent. Ex-Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford's...

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London Earls Court Arena

London Earls Court Arena

It's that bit at the end of Jurassic Park where the lean, mean killing-machine velociraptors ( Slayer ) rip the fat'n'lumbering bloated ole Tyrannosaurus Rex (the Maiden ) 87 noo assholes, dude. Except that's not what happened - T Rex mashed up...

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Hitler 2000

Hitler 2000

Their aim is true. Their principles, immaculate. Their sound, however, is like the plagues of Egypt throwing an all-nighter in your house. Like Dungeons & Dragons fans who hide their Nigelness behind Thawdor, Wizard Prince, the Digital Hardcore...

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Brave New World

Brave New World

Fashion was never a consideration. Metal always existed outside the realms of time anyway, and Iron Maiden were its prime old-skool sorcery'n'riffs exponents. They survived everything the '80s threw at them, but now, with sports metal...

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