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Iron Maiden
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CD Reviews
A Matter of Life and Death
Review by Rick Damigella
The mighty Iron Maiden unleashes its third new studio album of the 21st century and its fourteenth overall with A Matter of Life and Death.
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Brave New World
Review by Brian Angotti
Iron Maiden is back and stronger than ever. With the return of Bruce Dickinson the band is launching the best CD of their careers, Brave New World.
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Death on the Road
Review by Gary Hill
There seems to be a disease going around bands these days. I'm not sure what it's called, but I can tell you that the main symptom is releasing live album after live album.
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Edward the Great
Review by Gary Hill
This compilation of songs by one of the most influential metal bands in history is a bit of a mystery. According to the liner notes the band chose what material to include.
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En Vivo!
Review by Scott Prinzing
Every Iron Maiden tour has a small core of songs that seem to be set in stone. 

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Iron Maiden
Review by Patrick Hennen
As you all are quite aware by now, I'm sure, Iron Maiden are performing alongside of Black Sabbath at Ozzfest 2005.
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Killers
Review by Rick Damigella
Set the way back machine for 1981. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal was on and the brightest stars of the era were Iron Maiden.
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Piece of Mind
Review by Rick Damigella
The year was 1983 and Iron Maiden had just released their fourth studio album, Piece of Mind. More than just another album, it marked the beginning of a new phase for the band.
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Powerslave
Review by Rick Damigella
Just over a year after their previous album, Iron Maiden released what would become in the opinion of many fans, their defining album. Powerslave, like its predecessor, was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, the Bahamas with Martin “Headmaster” Birch at the helm for the fourth straight record.
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Somewhere in Time
Review by Gary Hill
I had been one of the early fans of Iron Maiden, first discovering them when they only had two albums out. By the time Somewhere in Time came out, I had sort of moved on from them.

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The Essential Iron Maiden
Review by Mike Korn
"Essential" is a tricky term to use for a compilation like this. A legendary band like Iron Maiden has a lot of songs that can be considered "essential".
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The Number Of The Beast
Review by Patrick Hennen
Back in the 1980's this was the album that was constantly under fire by Religious Fanatics, Politicians and anyone in general who wanted to try to give rock music a bad name.
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DVD Reviews
Iron Maiden - Death On The Road DVD
Review by Greg Olma
This is the companion DVD to the CD of the same name. Although Iron Maiden is great on their live CD's, somehow something is missing.
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Iron Maiden - Flight 666: The Film DVD
Review by Greg Olma
Iron Maiden has never been a band that rested on their laurels.  They continue to challenge themselves, whether it’s a new CD, tour, video, etc. 
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Iron Maiden - History Of Fear DVD
Review by Greg Olma
I am always cautious about these “unauthorized” biography/interview DVD's. Sometimes they are great additions to a collection, other times they aren’t even worth an initial viewing.
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Iron Maiden - Live After Death DVD
Review by Gary Hill
How many Maiden fans have not owned this on VHS? If you are talking the old school fans, the answer is probably a small number.
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Iron Maiden - Maiden England ’88 DVD
Review by Greg Olma
There is not much I can say about Iron Maiden that hasn’t been said before. 

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Iron Maiden - Rock In Rio DVD
Review by Gary Hill
The year 2001 marked the triumphant return of the classic Iron Maiden lineup. The band undertook a tour to promote the critically acclaimed Brave New World album.

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Concert Reviews
Iron Maiden - Live at Ozzfest, 2005, Alpine Valley, WI
Review by Arnold Hablewitz
Let's just cut to the chase…Iron Maiden Killed! They owned Ozzfest tonight!
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Iron Maiden - Live in Holmdel, New Jersey, July 2010
Review by Julie Knispel
As the sun began to set behind the hills of Holmdel New Jersey, the nearly 20,000 people gathered to see Iron Maiden play were growing restless.  

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Iron Maiden - Live in Los Angeles, February 2008
Review by Rick Damigella
Iron Maiden has just recently wrapped up the first leg of their ambitious “Somewhere Back in Time” world tour. To call a tour where the band’s lead singer pilots the band and its whole entourage and gear in a custom 757 across five continents to play 22 concerts over a 45 day period ambitious is really an understatement.
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Iron Maiden - Live In Milwaukee, 2000
Review by Steve Colombo
One of Heavy Metal's founding fathers played Milwaukee's Marcus Amphitheater in August-and let their presence be felt by a major audience for the first time in almost ten years. As the trends in music have changed from grunge to Latin to boy bands, too many great artists have gotten left in the wayside in favor of what's new and hot.
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Iron Maiden - Live in Tinley Park, Illinois, July 2012
Review by Greg Olma

Let me start off by saying that I have been a Maiden fan since 1981.  


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Blaze Bayley
Review by Larry Toering and Scott Prinzing

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Doro - 20 Years A Warrior Soul DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I've been a fan of Doro since the Warlock days. For my money that band (and Doro solo – which is really the same thing, but that's a long story) have always represented metal perhaps better than just about any act.
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Various Artists - 8 Assassins - Beautiful the Bad & The Ugly Soundtrack
Review by Gary Hill
This new soundtrack album has some cool stuff on it. Personally, I think that it would be stronger if it was just the first disc.

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Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth
Review by Gary Hill
You’ve got to love these Bruce Dickinson reissues. When they put them out they give us a whole disc of rare bonuses. You can kind of look at those songs as just the icing on the cake.
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Blaze Bayley - Alive In Poland DVD
Review by Greg Olma
Blaze Bayley has had his name dragged through the mud for no good reason other than the fact he replaced Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden. I think many fans just weren’t ready for the new Maiden sound and of course they blamed Blaze.
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Bruce Dickinson - Balls to Picasso
Review by Lisa Palmeno
Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame released Balls to Picasso in 1994. The front man whose powerful and highly-developed voice provided the inspiration for legions of heavy metal followers proves himself again and again on this massive work.
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Steve Harris - British Lion
Review by Scott Prinzing

First, by way of full disclosure, I should mention that Steve Harris was my personal hero and main musical inspiration, when as an 18-year old bass player I got to meet him backstage. 


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Bruce Dickinson - Chemical Wedding (Remaster)
Review by Gary Hill
This re-release of Bruce Dickinson's Chemical Wedding album has a better sound to me by far than the original, and I guess time has worked on me as I really enjoy the disc this time around. When I first got the original release it didn't sit well with me and I wound up listening to it only a handful of times.
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Doro - Classic Diamonds DVD
Review by Gary Hill
The first thing that's apparent with this DVD is that you get a lot for your money. There are two full concerts one 43 minutes long and one 61 minutes, but that's only the beginning.
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Jon Lord - Concerto for Group & Orchestra
Review by G. W. Hill

The music here is, by definition, a marriage of classical and rock sounds in three extensive pieces.
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Jon Lord - Concerto For Group And Orchestra – Mediabook Edition
Review by Larry Toering

Just weeks before Jon Lord's passing in 2012, he finished work on what he took pride in being his ultimate achievement in the studio. 


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Ian Gillan - Gillan’s Inn
Review by Rick Damigella
Setting convention and professionalism aside for one moment… I am a card carrying Ian Gillan fan. I have seen him live numerous times, have listened to countless hours of his singing from throughout his storied career, from the Javelins through multiple incarnations fronting Deep Purple to his stint as Jesus.
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Various Artists - Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Considered by many to be one of the most important periods in the history of metal, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) saw the rise of groups like Iron Maiden (hence the title), Def Leppard, Samson, Saxon and others.
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Paul Di'Anno - Live in Chicago, IL February 2010
Review by Greg Olma

It had been 17 years since Paul Di’Anno played in the states so there was quite a bit of fanfare surrounding this tour.  


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Various Artists - Metal Evolution DVD
Review by Greg Olma
This DVD set was originally aired on VH-1 as a serie,s but I’m glad they put it out for purchase because I doubt this will ever be replayed.  

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Various Artists - MetalMania 2007 DVD and CD Set
Review by Gary Hill
So, you didn’t make it to Poland last year to check out the MetalMania Festival? Or maybe you did and want a chance to relive the show.
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Various Artists - Nativity In Black
Review by Rick Damigella
  It is safe to say that while there were forces all happening simultaneously in music in the late 60’s, which would later be regarded as the elements from which heavy metal evolved. One band crawled forth, nay, stomped out of, the primordial ooze of the late sixties music scene to single handedly create an entirely new sound heretofore unheard coming from the speakers of stereos of the youth of the world.
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Various Artists - NWOBHM Thunder: New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1978-1986
Review by Gary Hill

This new collection of music from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal is particularly strong. We get three CDs of music along with a nice booklet.


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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Plays Prog Rock Classics
Review by G. W. Hill

I like these Royal Philharmonica Orchestra sets. I


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Various Artists - Re-Machined: A Tribute to Deep Purple's Machine Head
Review by G. W. Hill

I’m a big fan of Deep Purple, particularly the classic stuff.


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Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks
Review by Gary Hill
I love how most of these Bruce Dickinson solo reissues include a full CD of bonus material. I’d have to also say that this might be my favorite of Dickinson’s solo releases. So, put those two together and you just can’t beat it.
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Paul Di'Anno - The Beast In The East DVD
Review by Greg Olma
Poor Paul Di’Anno.  He will forever be remembered for his time in Iron Maiden.  

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Blaze Bayley - The King Of Metal
Review by Larry Toering

Blaze Bayley has been through an awful lot in the last several years, and rather than go through all of that stuff, it's best to key in on what he's done in the studio on this hot new release. There is no denying the metal force that Bayley is, and he makes the point ever so clear that he does


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Dream Theater - The Number Of The Beast
Review by Greg Olma
Dream Theater has never been a band that does things without giving 110% effort and value. To beat the bootleggers, Dream Theater has created its own label to release live shows along with studio demos and assorted material otherwise unavailable to the public.
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Various Artists - Thriller - A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson
Review by G. W. Hill

I know the title says this is a “metal” tribute, but I question whether the person who gave it that title knows what “heavy metal” is.


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Bruce Dickinson - Tyranny of Souls
Review by Gary Hill
This is the sixth solo album from Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson. While it's not perfect, it is one of the stronger discs from his solo repertoire.
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Ian Gillan with Tony Iommi and Friends - Who Cares
Review by Larry Toering

This is the first time Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi have done any recording on the same project since 2006 when Iommi guested on Gillan's Inn, a career retrospective dual disc of re-recorded classics of Gillan's.  


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Ian Gillan with Tony Iommi and Friends - Who Cares
Review by G. W. Hill

An expanded set based on the concept and charity involved with the original single, this double disc set has some great stuff.


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