Royal Mail To Honour Rock Legends, Iron Maiden, with A Set Of 12 Special Stamps


Royal Mail reveals images of 12 stamps being issued as a tribute to one of the most revered and influential bands of all time – Iron Maiden! Eight of the stamps will feature images of some of their legendary performances over the years! A further four stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, pays homage to the band’s long-serving mascot and pop-cultural icon in his own right, Eddie!

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Takes You Behind The Scenes of “The Legacy of The Beast” World Tour in Part 2 of a New Video Series


 

Iron Maiden has shared another behind-the-scenes video from their world tour in 2022. The “Legacy Of The Beast” tour saw the band tour the world over, in support of their great history of Heavy Metal music and their 2021 album Senjutsu (Parlophone). The band will headline more dates and festivals again in 2023. Read our reviews from 2022 here from Greece, and here from North America:

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Watch Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Take You Behind The Scenes of “The Legacy of The Beast” World Tour in a New Video


 

Iron Maiden closed out a huge year in 2022, touring all over the world of the “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. The band will headline more dates and festivals again in 2023. The band have now shared part 1 of a series of “behind the scenes” videos, hosted by frontman Bruce Dickinson. have shared a video message thanking their fans for coming out to see them on the band’s just-completed tour. Read our reviews from 2022 here from Greece, and here from North America:

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Hellfest 2023 Books Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and More


After their biggest year ever this year, Hellfest 2023 has booked headliners Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot! Set to take place June 15-18, 2023 In Clisson, France, the bill also includes Def Leppard, Pantera, Porcupine Tree, Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge And Within Temptation, and more! Headliners for the 2022 edition of Hellfest included Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, Deftones, Ghost, Scorpions, and Korn over two long weekends to make up for the missed pandemic year of 2020.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Green King – Hidden Beyond Time


 

Helsinki-formed outfit Green King’s debut album, Hidden Beyond Time (The Sign) encourages you to Travel Back In Time, to the NWOBHM – in a good way. It’s all expertly done, all great fun, and, as a long-playing calling card, introduces a quality band that obviously have a grasp of several genres while strongly suggesting there is much more still to come.

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ALBUM REVIEWS: Black Sabbath Reissues – Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules


Photo credit: Mark Weiss with permission

Photo credit: Mark Weiss with permission

When Ronnie James Dio joined metal legends Black Sabbath in 1980 the former Rainbow frontman’s appointment couldn’t have come at a better time. Sabbath were a sinking ship. A drowning vessel from which enigmatic frontman Ozzy Osbourne had been trying to escape for some time. However, even though it was painfully clear that new blood had to be added to halt the band’s alarming deterioration the hostility that greeted Dio from some corners was quite shocking.

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Funko to Release POP! Vinyl Figures of Pantera, Dio, Dee Snider, Iron Maiden, and Twiztid


Funko, the global sensation of popular vinyl collectible toys company has teamed is currently holding its Pop! A Palooza as they unveil new pop figures ahead of the holidays. New Funko POP’s already for sale or coming soon include a 4-set of PanterA, the long-teased Dee Snider in his Twisted Sister days, Ronnie James, Black Sabbath, a set of Twizted, Glow in The Dark Iron Maiden,, and more! Check out the awesomeness below! Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past includes Slipknot, N.W.A., Kiss, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Prince, Rob Zombie, FFDP, Alice In Chains and more. The Funko brand, which sells other figures and licensed merchandise, went public with an IPO in 2018.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Iron Maiden – Within Temptation Live at The DCU Center


 

Iron Maiden brought its Legacy of the Beast world tour to the DCU Center in Worcester Massachusetts on October 17th. On this cold, rainy night thousands of Maiden fans were treated to an amazing show. Tour openers Within Temptation started the evening off with a powerful performance as the arena was filling to capacity. Vocalist Sharon den Adel’s phenomenal vocal range and stage presence got the audience amped up. Playing songs off their last album Resist, fans sang along as loud as they could. I had never seen Within Temptation before tonight, but they absolutely gained a new fan.

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Iron Maiden’s Latest Collaboration in Their Legacy of the Beast Game is with Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbats Club


Big news for gamers as Iron Maiden’s free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce another major in-game collaboration, this time with Avenged Sevenfold’s Deathbats Club. Following several successful collaborations last year and several this year (in 2022 Legacy of the Beast have teamed up with Disturbed, Powerwolf, Arch Enemy, Five Finger Death Punch and Within Temptation), Legacy of the Beast is very excited to immortalize Avenged Sevenfold’s iconic logo and NFT project, the Deathbats into the free to play game! This exciting collaboration has culminated in a dungeon event called Nightmare Carnival.

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