Motorhead Discography

Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton in east London, formed in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. Since their inception, the band’s discography has grown to include a collective total of thirty-six albums: fifteen studio albums; eleven live albums; four EPs; and six compilations.

Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden achieved success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of platinum and gold albums. These include the US platinum-selling albums The Number of the Beast in 1982, Piece of Mind in 1983, Powerslave in 1984, the live album Live After Death in 1985, Somewhere in Time in 1986, and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son in 1988.

The band are currently undergoing a resurgence in popularity, with their 2006 album A Matter of Life and Death peaking at number nine on the Billboard 200 and at number four in the UK. Their latest studio album, The Final Frontier, was released worldwide on 16/17 August 2010, peaking at number one in 40 different countries. At the 53rd Grammy Awards, the second song of the album, “El Dorado”, won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

Considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, Iron Maiden have reportedly sold over 85 million records worldwide with little radio or television support. The band won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2002, and were also inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk in Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California during their United States tour in 2005. As of October 2009, the band has played over 2000 live shows during their career.

For the past 30 years, the band has been supported by their famous mascot, “Eddie”, who has appeared on almost all of their album and single covers, as well as in their live shows.
On 6 September 2010 The Final Frontier debuted at #1 in a further ten countries. The Final Frontier remained at #1 for 3 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart and three on the European Albums Chart.

The official web site of the band announced a series of upcoming tour dates in Nordic lands, as a part of their Summer European Tour 2011. Iron Maiden booked stadium-sized shows in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. On 11 November, the band confirmed they would end the Final Frontier World tour with a 10 date arena tour of the United Kingdom including shows in all four home countries and finishing at The O2 Arena in London on Saturday 6 August 2011.

At the 53rd Grammy Awards on February 13, 2011, “El Dorado” won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. It is the band’s first win following two previous Grammy nominations. Earlier nominations were: “Fear of the Dark” (at the 1994 Grammys) and “The Wicker Man” (at the 2001 Grammys).

It was announced on March 15 that EMI will release a new compilation album to accompany 2009’s Somewhere Back in Time, to be entitled From Fear to Eternity on May 23. The double disc album will cover the period 1990-2010 and the band’s most recent eight albums. As on Somewhere Back in Time, live versions with Bruce Dickinson on vocals will be included in place of original recordings which featured other vocalists, in this case Blaze Bayley.

In a press release regarding the release of From Fear to Eternity, band manager Rod Smallwood revealed that the band will release a new concert video to DVD in 2011, to be filmed during the shows in Argentina and Chile.

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