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1) Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, east London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band's discography has grown to thirty-seven albums, including fifteen studio albums, eleven live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations.

Pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden achieved initial success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes Read more on Last.fm

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 025: Download Festival 2013 preview

June 6th, 2013

Thrash Hits Podcast Download Festival 2013

Download Festival 2013 is just around the corner, so for this week’s podcast, Raz and Hugh got together to talk about the bands they’re looking forward to, the worst clashes on the bill, the bits of the festival we’re dreading, and about what Thrash Hits is going to be doing this year at Donington Park: HINT: It’s going to be awesome.

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What is your favourite Iron Maiden album?

June 4th, 2013

Iron Maiden 2010 promo photo Thrash Hits

We were talking about Iron Maiden headlining the Saturday evening of Download Festival 2013 and we were all at odds over what the best Maiden album was. Obviously, with 15 (fifteen!) studio albums in their arsenal, there are a lot of different styles to choose from, not even considering the variation in quality. We figured we’d ask our resident Maiden fan what his favourite was. From the era of record shops [read his wicked article on long-gone Soho dive, Shades], Tony Hampton’s a lot older than the rest of us, so he actually remembers (pretty much, anyway) the release of every single Iron Maiden album. Props.

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Sunday Slaylist: Clive Burr R.I.P

March 17th, 2013

Clive Burr R.I.P Thrash Hits

Clive Burr, former drummer with heavy metal legends Iron Maiden, died in his sleep earlier this week on Tuesday March 12, 2013. He was 56 years old. Although he was fired from the band in 1982, Bur remained friends with his former bandmates, who were longtime supporters Clive Aid, the charity Burr was a patron of which raised funds and awareness for cancer and multiple sclerosis (of which Burr himself suffered) causes around the world. It’s in recognition of his role in the history of one of the world’s biggest metal fans that we’ve put together this week’s Sunday Slaylist as a tribute to Clive Burr.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 020: It’s a question of Britishness

February 15th, 2013

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This week Hugh and Tom Dare sit down to tackle the subject of Britishness in metal, taking care to avoid going on about tedious, tub-thumping, nationalist nonsense, and instead concentrating on some of the more unusual quirks and trends that Britishness has inadvertantly lent to British rock and metal over the years – how it affects not just how bands sound, but how we think about bands, and even how we come to cover certain bands at all in the first place.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 014: Download Festival 2013 and other stories

September 21st, 2012

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Well, Download Festival has announced their first two headline acts for 2013 – not that we knew that when we recorded episode 14 of the Thrash Hits podcast. Hugh and Tom sta down a mere two hours after Iron Maiden were confirmed (and a whole 14 hours before Rammstein were “officially” confirmed) to talk about the first major festival announcements for 2013, as well as a bit of not-so-idle speculation as to the identity of the as-yet-unnamed third Main Stage headliner. And then because they’d had a couple of beers, they took some time to debate why certain trends and cycles keep happening in the world of heavy metal.

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Vintage Video: Iron Maiden – Running Free

April 14th, 2012

Iron Maiden 1990 Vintage Video Thrash Hits

On 14 April 1980, Iron Maiden released their self-titled debut album. It was an album that marked the start of a career that would go on to change – and in some ways define – the very firmament of what we call heavy metal. Since it’s now 14 April 2012, we’re going to use this handy-if-irrelevant anniversary as an excuse to go back and watch the band playing a single from the album on the now-departed BBC institution that was Top Of The Pops.

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Sunday Slaylist: Iron Maiden – LIVE

March 25th, 2012

Iron Maiden Live Spotify Slaylist Thrash Hits

With Iron Maiden set to release their latest live album, En Vivo!, tomorrow, and with it being ten years to the day since the release of their Rock In Rio live album, we figured this week’s Slaylist was the perfect opportunity to showcase the very best of the best live recordings that Iron Maiden – arguably the best in the business when it comes to live albums – have ever released.

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