Iron Maiden’s ‘Number Of The Beast’ 30 Years Old Today!!

It was 30 years ago today that one of the single greatest and most influential metal albums to ever be recorded was first released! On March 22 1982, Iron Maiden released ‘The Number Of The Beast’; an album that has come to be seen by many as not only the definitive Iron Maiden album, but a record that remains as influential, relentlessly epic and flawlessly brilliant as ever. ‘The Number Of The Beast’ of course also served as Maiden’s first album with new singer Bruce Dickinson, whose arrival helped to propel the band to incredible creative heights and saw a subtle shift in sound that led to their eventual world domination as one of the biggest and greatest metal bands of all time. From those spine-tingling opening moments of ‘Invaders’ to the final, crushing, career-defining notes of ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’, each and every song remains as heart-wrenchingly affecting now as they did three decades ago.

30 years, and still an absolute beast. Pun definitely intended. So for you now what is almost certainly my favourite Iron Maiden Track.. ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’…

PDC

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