If you as most major metal bands, they'll tell you that South America has one of the most impassioned fan bases on the planet, and that Santiago, Chile is among the top cities to hit on a tour of the continent. Iron Maiden know this, which is why they brought along a film crew of more than 22 HD cameras and an octocam to capture the magic of their show in Santiago this past April.
Primal Rock Rebellion, the new project from Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and former SikTh frontman Mikee Goodman, have announced more details of their upcoming debut album on their official website.
After eight years of knuckle-hard rockin’, Iron Maiden has released a concept album about ESP and clairvoyance, the very qualities they use to achieve their incredible guitar chemistry. It’s called Seventh Son of a Seventh Son; it’s Iron Maiden’s seventh studio album, their seventh with producer Martin Birch.
After 30-plus years and 15 albums, Iron Maiden have left their mark on heavy metal. The band, which was founded on galloping rhythms, harmonized guitars, dark lyrical themes and operatic vocals, is still going strong today.
This Iron Maiden feature is from the November 1983 issue of Guitar World magazine. The story -- by Tim Bradley -- recounts the history of the band through 1983 and then catches up with guitarists Adrian Smith and Dave Murray, who discuss their new album, Piece of Mind.