Iron Maiden

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Formed in east London in 1975, Iron Maiden went on to become one of the most successful rock acts in history. With more than 85 million album sales to their credit, the legendary metal band remains hugely popular worldwide: Their 2010 album, The Final Frontier, debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries and received unanimous critical praise.
In this, the first complete illustrated treatment of Iron Maiden, a roster of respected heavy metal journalists including Ian Christe, Martin Popoff, Mick Wall, Daniel Bukszpan, and more relate the band’s history, analyze their recordings, and provide a complete discography. The stories behind the band’s formation, recordings, and tours, are complemented with more than 400 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, as well as memorabilia, gig posters, T-shirts, backstage passes, buttons, and tickets. Exclusive cover art was created by Derek Riggs, the man behind Iron Maiden's iconic mascot, Eddie.
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ISBN-13: 9780760342213
ISBN-10: 0760342210
Pagini: 224
Ilustrații: 250 colour illustrations, 50 black & white illustrations
Dimensiuni: 245 x 286 x 25 mm
Greutate: 1.38 kg
Ediția: First
Editura: Voyageur Press Inc


1 BEGINNINGS OF THE BEAST: The Early Years, 1975ߝ1978
2 RUNNING FREE: Flight to Success and the NWOBHM, 1979ߝ1980
3 666: The Number of Iron Maiden, 1981ߝ1982
4 CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED: World Domination, 1983ߝ1985
5 SOMEWHERE IN TIME: A New Sound, 1986ߝ1989
6 BE QUICK OR BE DEAD: The End of the Road, 1990ߝ1993
7 MEN ON THE EDGE: The Beginnings of the Blaze Bayley Years, 1994ߝ1996
8 LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE: The Release of Virtual XI, 1997ߝ1998
9 WICKER MEN: The Return of Bruce Dickinson, 1999ߝ2002
10 JOURNEYMEN: Dancing Near Death, 2003ߝ2005
11 FLIGHT 666: The Beast Will Not Die, 2006ߝ2009
12 THE 15TH BEAST: The Final Frontier and Maiden’s Enduring Legacy, 2010ߝ2011
Selected Discography
Tourography Methodology
Where Are They Now?
Bibliography & Sources
About the author


"If you are a fan of Iron Maiden, then The Ultimate Unauthorized History Of The Beast is a must own book for your collection. If you are a casual fan wanting to learn more about Iron Maiden and their amazing history, then consider this your Bible." -

“This is quite possibly the most definitive tome on these British godfathers to date, which means you shouldn’t let the “unauthorized” tag throw you.” -

“In all, Daniels has crafted a very high-level and easy read with Iron Maiden - The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast, and top it all off, it's packaged expertly, prime for your coffee table, where Eddie's piercing eyes await.” -
“…when it comes to a combination of biographical information, great photos and useful information, ‘Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized History of the Beast’ can’t be topped.” -

“IRON MAIDEN: THE ULTIMATE UNAUTHORIZED HISTORY OF THE BEAST I believe is that book, the best, most comprehensive look at the band so far. Every Maiden fan should have this in their library.” -

“This is definitely a must-own for any Maiden fan or any fan of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene. For metal-merch fanatics like me, it's like porn. I would do bad things for the Maiden baseball tee on page 81.” - Houston Press

“The book successfully brings together the graphic reproductions in a high-quality format with a hard-cover binding, heavy paper, and a die-cut cover that draws attention and closer scrutiny.” - Vintage Guitar

Notă biografică

Neil Daniels (London, England) has written about classic rock and heavy metal for a wide range of magazines, newspapers, fanzines, and websites. He is also the author of more than ten books about artists including Judas Priest, Robert Plant, Bon Jovi, Linkin Park, and Journey. For more information, please visit

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Formed in 1975 by a young east London bass player named Steve Harris, Iron Maiden has gone on to become one of the most stunningly successful rock acts in history. With more than 85 million album sales to its credit, the band remains hugely popular in every corner of the globe.
In this, the first complete illustrated retrospective of Iron Maiden, music journalist Neil Daniels relates the band’s entire history and provides a complete discography, while respected heavy metal journalists and Iron Maiden experts, including Ian Christe, Martin Popoff, and Mick Wall, analyze the recordings. The stories behind the band’s formation, roster changes, recordings, and tours are complemented with nearly 500 images, including live performance and candid off-stage photographs, as well as memorabilia including handbills, gig posters, concert tees, backstage passes, buttons, ticket stubs, and of course, Eddie, Iron Maiden's iconic Derek Riggsߝcreated mascot.
Few bands have as widespread global appeal as Iron Maiden. Here, finally, is the book that gives the band its just treatment.