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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 Cloudcast 004: 29 July – 04 August 2013

July 31st, 2013

Thrash Hits Cloudcast 004

In this week’s Cloudcast, our entire editorial team in on the mic as Hugh is joined by Raz to talk about some of the best (and in fact, also worst) albums getting released this week, as some outright classic tracks from some of the biggest bands playing shows across the UK over the next seven days.

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Sunday Slaylist: The Headliners of Download Festival 2013

June 9th, 2013

Download Festival 2013 main stage headliners Thrash Hits

In last week’s Sunday Slaylist we gave the whole festival line-up a good going over, but this week we’re turning our attention to the festival’s big guns: the main stage headliners. We haven’t just made one Slaylist this week – oh no – we’ve gone and made three, one for Slipknot, one for Iron Maiden, and one for Rammstein.

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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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