Iron Maiden are without one of heavy metal's most successful indie bands. From their first album in 1980 they have led the way in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal with Billboard pointing out they have 'always been an underground attraction'. Though other pioneering peers like Metallica have been around on the scene just as long provided their own innovations metal and advanced the genre to a mainstream level, it was Iron Maiden who have been the fans' favourites. Their crossover to chart success showed many bands how it could be done. They were key in getting heavy metal to be accepted as a credible genre. With an impressive catalogue of 15 studio albums spread over 20 years including Iron Maiden (1980), The Number of the Beast (1982), Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and The Final Frontier (2010), their influence speaks for itself. For the first time ever, the writing and recording of such iconic hits as 'The Number of the Beast', 'Flight of Icarus', 'Two Minutes to Midnight', 'Wasted Years', 'Can I Play with Madness' and 'Hallowed Be Thy Name' are explored in-depth. This book takes you into the studio with a band who show no sign of slowing down and whose influence can still be heard in a thousand metal bands today.
About the Author
Nashville-based Jake Brown is the author of 30 books, including Motorhead: In the Studio (co-wrirren with Lemmy Lilmister),founding Guns N' Roses guitarist Tracii Gun's authorised memoir, due in summer 2011, Tom Waits: In the Studio (due June 2011) and AC/DC: In the Studio. He is also a featured author in Memoirs of Rick James: Confessions of a Super Freak and has been featured in such US publications as USA Today, The New York Post, Vibe and Billboard. He was recently nominated alongside Lemmy Kilmister for the 2010 Association for Record Sound Collections Awards in the category of Excellence in Historical Record Sound Research.