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.
It may be called 'The Final Frontier,' but Iron Maiden's new album won't be their last. Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gers talk about making the longest and most ambitious album of the band's career.