31 Mar 2013

Beast Over Greece (2012)

Beast Over Greece (2012)
A Tribute to Iron Maiden - Metal Hammer Greece Issue December 2012

This is by far the latest Iron Maiden tribute album, released in December 2012. The band is geographical all Greeks and by far this is also best geographical released compared to what the Scandinavia, Columbia, Argentina, America , Hungary even the Spaniard released year and years ago. Metal Hammer magazine in Greece decided to pay tribute to Iron Maiden, and also the rise of Greece heavy metal scene. That's right,  despite surrounded by economical issue, their heavy metal community is new rising force in the genre.

Veteran band Spitfire open the tribute with Where Eagles Dare. Their version give a rather crispy and raw feel to the song. The drum sound is interesting in there. The guitar solos in the 2nd round is ok, with that funky guitar effect. Then Greek power metal band Wardrum rightfully choose Be Quick Or Be Dead since it's fit their style very much. The singer Yannis Papadopoulus give his takes, right from the screaming intro to the song. The drum bridge between each verse is also improvised, as well the backing vocal, especially in the semi-chorus section. The band is enjoying his 2012 released call "Desolution". Then my favorite track is Firewind keys wizard Bob Katsionis to capture Moonchild spirit in greater spirit. Bob is accompanied by German singer, Peter Ellis, which sing the Moonchild in faithful version, close to Bruce Dickinson. This version emphasized to the synth part, especially additional variation in the chorus section. Stand quite well compared to their original version. Bob and Peter Ellis also just released their 2012 solo album, Rest In KeysRunning Free by Nightstalker is interesting version. Then Mahakala takes on Hallowed Be Thy Name is another good listening. They make it slightly faster and the intro simplified without additional bell ringing as most of the cover done by others.

Most of cover track are faithful to Iron Maiden version. If you are fans of metal band from the region this is a very nice trivial about them. The CD should also a mirror of what the 2012 generation of band can do for Iron Maiden. For it's limited edition of CD this should quickly grab by any Iron Maiden fans. 4.5/5 rating.

Beast Over Greece (2012)
A Tribute to Iron Maiden - Metal Hammer Greece Issue December 2012

1. Where Eagles Dare - Spitfire [LISTEN]
2. Be Quick Or Be Dead - Wardrum [LISTEN]
3. Running Free - Nightstalker [LISTEN]
4. Moonchild - Bob Katsionis featuring Peter Ellis - [LISTEN]
5. Flight Of Icarus - Dream Weaver [LISTEN] [Drummer performing]
6. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Mahakala [LISTEN]
7. Deja Vu - Acid Death [LISTEN]
8. The Clairvoyant - Dark Nova [LISTEN]
9. Sanctuary - Convixion [LISTEN]
10. Children Of The Damned - Marauder [LISTEN]
11. Alexander The Great - Maidenance [LISTEN]

styles : power metal mostly

most recent tribute to Iron Maiden - Beast Over Greece

Maiden United - Across the Seventh Sea (2012)

Across The Seventh Sea (2012)
performed by Maiden UniteD

As previous album review mentioned, Maiden United is a super group specialized in Iron Maiden cover. They are consist of Within Temptation's Ruud Jolie and Marco Kuypers as starter but then join with other musician. The project happening when they were asked by Dutch Iron Maiden communities to come up with more Iron Maiden project. Instead of doing generic cover, Maiden UniteD cleverly choose the acoustic path and this were prove much successful than everybody's initial thought.

After the highly acclaimed Mind the Acoustic Piece, the second release titled Across the Seventh Sea come with a selection of nine Iron Maiden song. This time they were ranging from Paul Di'Anno and Clive Burr era up to The Seventh Son of the Seventh Son era. My favorite tracks happen to be Prowler, which is transcendental acoustic piece that changed the mood dramatically. The sad vocal bring new dimension to the song. Another beautiful re-arranged track are Children of the Damned and 22 Acacia Avenue. Two of lesser recorded (live) by Steve Harris and friends. They surely bring back nostalgic moments in Number of The Beast era. Then interesting to see Maiden UniteD choose Infinite Dreams as their selection on the thematic Seventh Son album. The ballad surely get new life in this re-interpretation. It's also a lesser known song which even rise more attention to me. Only The Good Die Young normally a good song which is also prove beautiful when transformed into acoustic setting.

As with their debut album, Across the Seventh Sea again met the expectation of both Iron Maiden and their respective Within Temptation fans. This is a good continuation from Mind the Acoustic Pieces. Avid fans of Iron Maiden will have a good fill in time when they are 'enough' with Bruce Dickinson and seeking alternate voice for their ears. 5/5 rating.

Across The Seventh Sea (2012)
buy it HERE at Amazon

( Seven Deadly Sins I )
1. Only The Good Die Young
2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
3. Prowler
4. Flash of the Blade
5. Children of the Damned
6. Infinite Dreams *
7. 22 Acacia Avenue
8. The Evil That Men Do *
9. Wasted Years
( Seven Deadly Sins II )

* featuring Perttu Kivilaakso
Vocals: Damian Wilson (Threshold/Ayreon/Headspace)
Guitar: Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation)
Bass: Joey Bruers (Up The Irons)
Piano: Marco Kuypers (Silkstone)
Drums: Mike Coolen (Within Temptation)
Guest cello on Across The Seventh Sea: Perttu Kivilaakso (Apocalyptica)
Guest singer on Mind The Acoustic Pieces: Anneke van Giersbergen (Agua de Annique)



Across the Seventh Sea beautiful cover album graphic design / artwork







Maiden United musicians :
Damian Wilson (Threshold), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Mike Coolen (Within Temptation), Perttu Kivilaakso (Apocalyptica), Joey Bruers (Up the Irons), Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine), Anneke van Giersbergen (solo artist, Gathering / Devin Townsend)
Tour musicians:
Lee Moris (Paradise Lost, drum), Huub van Loon (Dearworld), Stef Broks (Texture), Luke Appleton (Iced Earth), Wudstik (Ayreon), Martijn Balsters (The Dust Connection)

Maiden United - Mind The Acoustic Pieces (2010)

Mind The Acoustic Pieces (2010)
Maiden United

Maiden UniteD is the latest super band that choose to explore Iron Maiden song as their subject. The project  largely worked  by  duo Joey Bruers and Ruud Jolie, when they asked by Dutch Iron Maiden community to produce one more tribute for Iron Maiden. They re-interpreted the whole album of Piece of Mind and acoustically performed them. The instrumentation included full band of drum, bass and piano as well. Singer Anneke van Giersbergen and Damian Wilson of Threshold band join in as singer.

The project was done in high class manner. This is not your random, b-side project of Iron Maiden cover. Instead Maiden UniteD is a serious project that trying to recapture the spirit of Iron Maiden classic album. The opening Where Eagles Dares quickly set the mood and we enter the new world of Piece of Mind. I mostly interest with the less air time tracks such as Quest for Fire, Still Life, Sun and Steel, which is come with fresh arrangement. Especially female voice in Sun and Steel bring back memorable moment when Piece of Mind just being a hit in the market.

Fans of Iron Maiden will surely enjoy this project very much. The guitar performance are top notch backed by world class musician, such as member of Within Temptation. Maiden UniteD will later produced second album called Across the Seventh Sea, with these two release, Maiden fans eager to fill their time with quality cover will want to buy this one back to home. 5/5 rating.

Maiden United - Mind the Acoustic Pieces (2010)
buy it HERE at Amazon

1. Where Eagles Dare
2. The Trooper
3. Quest for Fire
4. Still Life
5. Revelations
6. Die With Your Boots On
7. Flight of Icarus
8. Sun and Steel **
9. To Tame a Land *

*  Duet with Anneke van Giersbergen
** Alternate version performed by Anneke van Giersbergen on the vinyl edition.


Maiden United musicians :
Damian Wilson (Threshold), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Mike Coolen (Within Temptation), Perttu Kivilaakso (Apocalyptica), Joey Bruers (Up the Irons), Marco Kuypers (Cloudmachine), Anneke van Giersbergen (solo artist, Gathering / Devin Townsend)
Tour musicians:
Lee Moris (Paradise Lost, drum), Huub van Loon (Dearworld), Stef Broks (Texture), Luke Appleton (Iced Earth), Wudstik (Ayreon), Martijn Balsters (The Dust Connection)

Children Of The Damned (1999)

CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED (1999)
a Tribute to Iron Maiden

This is the Iron Maiden tribute album that use the same concept as found in album Maiden America. The first CD contained selection of bands around the world covering the beast and the second CD contained their original materials. Most of the song are a demo-quality but the cover song is okay and enjoyable for Iron Maiden fans.

The album open by Delusion, which is Baltimore (Maryland) based progressive metal band. Their cover of 22, Acacia Avenue is nice with some '80s feel of progressive metal. Their only album was Tragedy of Regret  that include their CD 2 original song, Feel This Way. Seasons Of The Wolf, the United States progressive metal band done an unique version of Flash Of The Blade, all with organ in it. India band Moksha done a combination of Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - The Trooper - Can I Play With Madness medley, quite entertaining. Then a band name Gooseflesh produced an enjoyable version of Killers in industrial metal style. They re arrange a lengthy intro and when the song entered it sound very natural to the industrial metal setting. Gooseflesh will later include this track into their compilation, Digital Debris Pt.1 - Decoding, released in 2012.

CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED (1999)
a Tribute to Iron Maiden - buy it HERE

CD 1
1. 22, Acacia Avenue - Delusion (Maryland, USA)
2. Flight Of Icarus - Aska (Texas, USA)
3. The Prisoner - Mesmerize (Italy)
4. Flash Of The Blade - Seasons Of The Wolf  (Florida, USA)
5. Killers - Gooseflesh (Sweden) - also appear in album Digital Debris Pt.1 - Decoding (2012)
6. The Trooper - Diphtheria (Cyprus)
7. Wrathchild - Cessation Of Life (California, USA)
8. Can I Play With Madness - Moksha (India)
9. Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - Realm (Milwaukee, USA)
10. Where Eagles Dare - Night Conquers Day (NY, USA)
11. Phantom Of The Opera - Last Disciple (Germany)
12. Futureal - Innocent Exile

 CD 2 (original song by each band)
1. Feel This Way - Delusion 
2. The Stalker - Aska 
3. The Werewolf - Mesmerize 
4. October Moon - Seasons Of The Wolf 
5. Suffer Age - Gooseflesh 
6. Living To Die - Diphtheria 
7. Synthetic Suicide - Cessation Of Life 
8. Chasing My Life - Mokhsa 
9. Realm - Realm 
10. The Perseverance Of Ignorance - Night Conquers Day 
11. World Turns - Last Disciple 
12. Strange World - Innocent Exile (Iron Maiden cover)


Children of the Damned - a tribute to Iron Maiden graphic artwork


Anton Gustavsson tolkar Iron Maiden (1999)

Anton Gustavsson tolkar Iron Maiden (1999)
aka Anton MAIDEN

I felt the need to include Anton Maiden's Do It Yourself project into this blog since it was a good dedication to Iron Maiden. Those who never heard the name, this is the source taken from internet worldwide:

Wikipedia:
Anton Gustafsson better known by his stage name Anton Maiden, (born February 24, 1980 in Kinna, Västergötland – died November 1, 2003 in Borås, Västergötland) achieved Internet fame around 1999 by singing over MIDI and MOD-versions of Iron Maiden songs. He became famous as a phenomenon of geek and DIY culture.

He started by publishing some songs on the Internet for a small group of friends. After being encouraged by them, he made some songs available to the public in his album Anton Gustafsson tolkar Iron Maiden, which was distributed under Lunacy and Nihilism record labels. In an interview with the Swedish newspaper Expressen (dated June 2000), he told journalist Martin Carlsson that Iron Maiden fans "think that my interpretations are a disgrace to Iron Maiden. But that was never my intent."

Apparently led by feelings of depression, Anton Gustafsson committed suicide in November, 2003, and was found dead in Borås after having been missing for a week.

Blabbermouth:
A Swedish IRON MAIDEN fan who became a cult figure on the Internet after posting highly original and amusing versions of classic IRON MAIDEN songs on his web site has reportedly been found dead following his disappearance a week earlier from his apartment in Hässleholmen (Borås).

The Swedish daily newspaper Borås Tidning is reporting that no foul play is suspected in the case, leading to speculation that Anton Gustafsson's death was self-inflicted (as a deterrent to publicity-seekers, the Swedish media generally does not report on suicides unless it involves high-profile individuals).

Gustafsson (a.k.a. ANTON MAIDEN), who was 23 years old at the time of his death, found himself one of the very first stars of the international DIY (do-it-yourself) Internet music era four years ago when his unique versions of classic IRON MAIDEN songs landed him appearances on Swedish national TV (view Anton's hilarious 1999 segment on the Swedish TV program "Sajber" here) and in newspapers around the world. A subsequent CD release was made available in a limited edition of 1,000 copies and has since become a much-sought-after collector's item.

The CD, which featured 11 IRON MAIDEN songs sung in Anton's inimitable karaoke style, was recorded on his home computer using free MIDI files of classic IRON MAIDEN songs that he had downloaded from one of Scandinavia's MIDI-module metal web sites, the Iron Maiden Sound Archive.

Not everyone appreciated ANTON MAIDEN, though. In an interview in the Swedish newspaper Expressen published in June 2000, Anton told journalist Martin Carlsson that IRON MAIDEN fans "think that my interpretations are a disgrace to IRON MAIDEN. But that was never my intent."

Nasty comments in the guestbook on his web site eventually contributed to Anton's decision to put an end to his "career" as ANTON MAIDEN. "It just feels silly to continue," he told Expressen. "There will be no more records, [and] there's no point in trying to convince me [to change my mind]



no rating for amateur project and the song not included in song statistic count

Anton Gustavsson tolkar Iron Maiden (1999)

1. Aces High
2. 2 Minutes To Midnight
3. The Trooper
4. The Evil That Men Do
5. 22 Acacia Avenue
6. Flight Of Icarus
7. Infinite Dreams
8. Lord Of The Flies
9. Can I Play With Madness
10. The Number Of The Beast
11. Run To The Hills
12. Hallowed Be Thy Name
13. Heaven Can Wait
14. Fear Of The Dark


Powerslave - Elektro Tribute to Iron Maiden (2004)

POWERSLAVES 
An Elektro Tribute To Iron Maiden 2004

Fans of electronic and disco music that like to heard some Iron Maiden tunes can listen to this album. I am not familiar with the artist in any case, but their works actually creative and respectable. Iron Maiden riff and Steve Harris bass line prove can made a good electronic pattern and really can made the beat. The highlight is Wasted Years. The minor intro riff is integrated easily into this electronic version. As curious, Wrathchild also make a good adaptation with the intro bass line come in as main theme. The first track Fear Of The Dark is not very successful because the nature of the song is not very good in 'repetition' mode. It is also interesting to see the guy from electro music picked very rare track Mother Russia. The song that very much neglected by the fans, and even no cover version to it.

Not a bad album, especially for Iron Maiden fans that need a disco track to light up the room. Paul Di'Anno appeared in the back cover blurbs, so make it even more 'legitimate'. 3/5 rating.

POWERSLAVES 
An Elektro Tribute To Iron Maiden 2004 - Buy It Here

1. Fear Of The Dark - Alek Stark & The Replicant
2. Wrathchild - Acid Junkies
3. Purgatory - Macondo
4. Aces High - Imatran Voima
5. Flash Of The Blade - Captain Ahab
6. Running Free - Kitbuilders
7. Wasted Years - Ra-X
8. Run To The Hills - Legowelt
9. Die With Your Boots On - Maxx Klaxon
10. Mother Russia - Luke Eargoggle
11. The Trooper - Mr Velcro Fastener
12. Killers - Rude 66
13. Number Of The Beast - Hidari/Plastgumer
14. Powerslave - Pat Benedict Orchestra

styles; hip hop, elektro, disco


Powerslaves An Eletro Tribute to Iron Maiden cover art

A Strange Illusion (2006)

A Strange Illusion - (2006)
A Call To Irons  (Volume 1 - 1998)

This is a re-released of 1998 Iron Maiden tribute album "A Call To Irons (Volume 1).

This compilation served mostly as showcase for most newcomer bands back in 1998. The line up top by Steel Prophet who just released their second album "Into the Void" in 1997. Trivia for this track, in Killers album The Ides Of March is intro to Wrathchild, but Steel Prophet come out with Purgatory which is excellent continuation. Steel Prophet is American heavy metal band that used to do cover to be included in their album. This track was originally included in their "Into the Void" album and again included in A Tribute to the Beast in 2002, again as an intro. Steel Prophet will later covered "Gangland" in A Call To Irons Volume 2. Trivia: Steel Prophet also covered Ride the Sky, Helloween song in album "Dark Hallucination".

The other highlight is of course Swedish prog metal / rock Opeth. Opeth come with track Remember Tomorrow which is close to their style. Again only these two tracks are worth taking serious call, they are to be included in the 2002 Tribute to the Beast album. Rare tracks are Genghis Khan and Strange World.

For all the rest , mostly American doom / death metal bands, only serves as a passing by listening. 3/5 rating.

A Strange Illusion  -  Volume 2
Iron Maiden tribute album - buy it here

1. The Ides Of March / Purgatory - Steel Prophet, album "Into the Void" 1997
2. Powerslave - Ancient Wisdom
3. The Trooper - Vital Remains
4. Genghis Khan - Angel Corpse
5. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Solitude Aeturnus
6. Phantom Of The Opera - New Eden
7. Remember Tomorrow - Opeth, album "My Arms, Your Hears" 1998 re-issue
8. To Tame A Land - Morgion
9. Strange World - Evoken
10. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Opera IX
11. Transylvania - Absu

style : death , doom, black, power metal, heavy metal.



A Strange Illusion - The Tribute to Iron Maiden is the alternate version album name with exactly the same materials in A Call To Irons Vol. 1


Maiden America (1999)

Maiden America (1999)
Iron Maiden Tribute & American Metal Compilation

Some of earlier Iron Maiden tribute album based on geography of the band. This is United States version of Iron Maiden back in 1999. The compilation led by Pharaoh, whom would later become quite success in their career. They cover Aces High. They will later recorded another song 'Revelations' for Slave to The Power album. Unfortunately most of bands following did not rise to more fame. Murders In The Rue Morgue by Omen is another decent track which comes in with interesting intro. Burning Inside covered of Genghis Khan is also enjoyable version and the drum works is somehow extremely fast.

On CD 2, it is a compilation of original song by each band. On this take, most of band come with their best song and make it to a good selection of song. Perhaps this is a better exposure for each band using Iron Maiden fame as their support marketting value. Rate 2.5/5 for this package.

Maiden America (1999)
Iron Maiden Tribute & American Metal Compilation - BUY IT HERE

CD 1
1. Aces High - Pharaoh
2. Murders In The Rue Morgue - Omen
3. Killers - Final Prayer
4. Remember Tomorrow - Born Of Fire
5. Powerslave - Twisted Tower Dire
6. Genghis Khan - Burning Inside
7. Heaven Can Wait - Dawnbringer
8. Wrathchild - Equinox
9. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Edenrot
10. Invaders - Sadus
11. Iron Maiden - Sculptured

 CD 2 (Original song by each band)

1. Solar Flight - Pharaoh 
2. Holy War - Omen 
3. Lambs To The Slaughter - Final Prayer 
4. Fire and Brimstone - Born Of Fire 
5. When All Is Said And Done - Twisted Tower Dire 
6. Chapters Of Youth - Burning Inside 
7. Beggars & Children - Dawnbringer 
8. Come Forth The Haunting - Equinox 
9. Aries Shield - Edenrot 
10. Mask - Sadus 
11. Almond Beauty - Sculptured

styles : power metal, heavy metal




Somewhere in Hungary (2002)

Somewhere In Hungary (2002)
Tribute to Iron Maiden Part. 1

is Iron Maiden made in Hungary kind of tribute album. The compilation lead by real Iron Maiden tribute band, Iron Maidnem  (whose name translates "almost iron") and since they are professionally doing this as a job, the result is above average standard. Their cover in Powerslave, The Number Of The Beast and Hallowed Be Thy Name are flawless with strong professional standard. Another good take is by band Demonlord, which once become Iron Maiden opening act with their version of The Trooper. Then Perfect Symmetry , a progressive rock metal band doing The Evil That Men Do with jazzy piano version in it. Quite a surprised released by the region whom largely not very much known for its metal scene. The package also come with professional artwork of each band in high quality.  4/5 rating.

Somewhere In Hungary (2002)
Tribute to Iron Maiden Part. 1 - purchased it at Amazon

1. Powerslave - Iron Maidnem
2. 2 Minutes To Midnight - Fahrenheit
3. Flash Of The Blade - Stonehenge [LISTEN]
4. The Trooper - Demonlord
5. To Tame A Land - Age of Nemesis [LISTEN]
6. The Clairvoyant - Obstruction
7. Aces High - Nottingham
8. Prowler - Stainless Steel
9. The Evil That Men Do - Perfect Symmetry
10. Wasted Years - Da Capo
11. The Number Of The Beast - Rudán Joe & Iron Maidnem
12. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maidnem

excellent digital artwork for Iron Maiden tribute album, Somewhere In Hungary

30 Mar 2013

Piece of Madness - En Honor A Iron Maiden (2005 US Edition)

PIECE OF MADNESS (2003) US EDITION
En honor a Iron Maiden 

This is Argentinian bands doing en honor a Iron Maiden, back in 2003. This album proves what the country can give and quite a talented they are. Highlight is Magika in their clean voice of Wasting Love and The power metal version of Be Quick Or Be Dead by Selidor also interesting. Like other regional-base tribute album, most of the band participating didn't make it into much commercial success. 3/5 rating.

to see the Argentina edition click HERE, the different is on track 5, was originally Revelations by Arkanus, and tracks 6, Losfer Word (Big 'Orra) by Daniel Telis Project.

PIECE OF MADNESS (2003) US EDITION - see Original Argentina Version
En honor a Iron Maiden - purchase the abum HERE

1. Stranger In A Strange Land - Humanimal
2. Be Quick Or Be Dead - Selidor
3. Alexander The Great - Carnarium
4. Wasting Love - Magika
5. 2 Minutes To Midnight - Lorihen
6. Flight of Icarus - Jeriko
7. Prowler - Quemar
8. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - Demencia
9. The Evil That Men Do - Jason
10. Afraid To Shoot Strangers - Dösgenh
11. 22, Acacia Avenue - Buffalo
12. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner - Helker

styles: death metal, power metal, heavy metal


Piece of Madness - En Honor A Iron Maiden album review

Piece Of Madness - En Honor A Iron Maiden (2003)

PIECE OF MADNESS (2003)
En honor a Iron Maiden 

This is Argentinian bands doing en honor a Iron Maiden, back in 2003. This album proves what the country can give and quite a talented they are. Highlight is Arkanus takes on Revelations, Magika in their clean voice of Wasting Love and Daniel Telis Project doing shredding Losfer Words (Big 'Orra). The power metal version of Be Quick Or Be Dead by Selidor also interesting. Like other regional-base tribute album, most of the band participating didn't make it into much commercial success. 3/5 rating.

There also exist US Edition, with tracks 5 and 6 replaced by other song.

PIECE OF MADNESS (2003)
En honor a Iron Maiden - purchase the abum HERE

1. Stranger In A Strange Land - Humanimal
2. Be Quick Or Be Dead - Selidor
3. Alexander The Great - Carnarium
4. Wasting Love - Magika
5. Revelations - Arkanus
6. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) - Daniel Telis Project
7. Prowler - Quemar
8. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - Demencia
9. The Evil That Men Do - Jason
10. Afraid To Shoot Strangers - Dösgenh
11. 22, Acacia Avenue - Buffalo
12. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner - Helker


Piece of Madness - En Honor A Iron Maiden album review

Made in Scandinavia (2000)

MADE IN SCANDINAVIA (2000)
A Tribute to Iron Maiden

Although Scandinavia is the land of God and Goddes of metal such as Nightwish , Hammerfall, Children of Bodom and Arch Enemy, this tribute album is without them. Instead minor bands using this opportunity to records a demo-quality Iron Maiden song. Unfortunately these bands also didn't survived well the years and still largely unknown today. Most of the cover are adopted into the band's style, which is oftenly gone too obscure. The highlight of album can be Withering Surface takes on Purgatory, in melodic death metal styles. Withering Surface was disbanded years ago. Then Slip Into Silk version of Charlotte the Harlot with is a rock based style. The album contained two rare cover Iron Maiden song, No Prayer For The Dying by Ofring and The Fugitive by Headquake.

This is unluckily didn't reflect the strength of Scandinavian power in metal. Certainly many major bands from the region did tribute to Iron Maiden, mostly compiled in album A Tribute to the Beast. For Made in Scandinavia, rating is of 2/5.

MADE IN SCANDINAVIA (2000)
A Tribute to Iron Maiden 

1. Can I Play With Madness - Supersilent
2. No Prayer For The Dying - Ofring
3. The Trooper - Frozen Sun
4. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - Infernal Torment
5. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Powerage
6. The Number Of The Beast - Loudmess
7. Purgatory - Withering Surface
8. Charlotte The Harlot - Slip Into Silk
9. Stranger In A Strange Land - Roadkill
10. The Fugitive - Headquake

styles: death metal, heavy metal


The Iron Maidens Root Of All Evil (2008)

The Iron Maidens Root Of All Evil (EP 2008)

from Wikipedia:
The Root of All Evil is a Japan-only EP release by the all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens. It includes three new cover recordings of Iron Maiden songs and a dance remix of "The Trooper." This was the band's last recording to feature lead vocalist Aja Kim and guitarist Heather Baker, who left the band on mid-2008.

This is the last known studio release by self proclaimed World's Only Female Tribute Iron Maiden. This is their 3rd release, although only an EP. They only added three more Iron Maiden song to their catalogue, Transylvania, The Evil That Men Do and acoustic version of Different World. Notes that several years back, After Forever, female fronted gothic metal band, also covered The Evil That Men Do. 3/5 rating.

see their debut album World's Only Female Tribute Iron Maiden and second album Route 666.

The Iron Maidens Root Of All Evil (EP 2008)
buy it HERE

1.    Transylvania - 4:21 [LISTEN]
2.    The Evil That Men Do  - 4:29 [LISTEN]
3.    Different World (Acoustic Version) - 4:02
4.    The Trooper (Dance Remix) - 4:41
        Remixed by Glenn Baren and Lynn Woolever

Personnel
    Aja Kim (a.k.a. Bruce Lee Chickinson) – vocals
    Sara Marsh (a.k.a. Mini Murray) – guitar, acoustic guitar (track 3)
    Heather Baker (a.k.a. Adrienne Smith) – guitar, acoustic guitar (track 3), backing vocals
    Wanda Ortiz (a.k.a. Steph Harris) – bass guitar
    Linda McDonald (a.k.a. Nikki McBurrain) – drums

    Derek Riggs - CD Cover Design



Hot and Sexy, world's only female tribute to Iron Maiden, THE IRON MAIDENS

Route 666 The Iron Maidens (2007)

The World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden: The Iron Maidens
Route 666 (2007 - Powerslave Japan)

Route 666 is the second studio album from self proclaimed world's only female tribute band to Iron Maiden. That is, The Iron Maidens whom previously release their popular debut album, World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden in 2005 as well 2008's Root Of All Evil EP.

This time the band picked only four additional song selection to the CD version of the album. The DVD version contained live version that already covered in their first album. Japanese label Powerslave was the one distributing the CD. 4/5 rating.

The World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden: The Iron Maidens
Route 666 (2007 - Powerslave Japan) - buy it HERE

CD

1. Die With Your Boots On
2. Fear of the Dark
3. The Prisoner
4. Revelations
5. The Trooper (Live)

DVD
1. The Ides of March
2. Wrathchild
3. The Trooper
4. Powerslave
5. Wasted Years
6. Phantom of the Opera
7. The Clairvoyant
8. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
9.  Run to the Hills

End Credits: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Eric Idle)

Personnel
Aja Kim (a.k.a. Bruce Lee Chickinson) – vocals
Sara Marsh (a.k.a. Mini Murray) – guitar, backing vocals
Heather Baker (a.k.a. Adrienne Smith) – guitar (CD only)
Josephine Soegijanty (a.k.a. Adrienne Smith) - guitar, backing vocals (DVD only)
Wanda Ortiz (a.k.a. Steph Harris) – bass guitar, backing vocals (DVD)
Linda McDonald (a.k.a. Nikki McBurrain) – drums, backing vocals
with Phil Campbell - guitar on The Trooper (CD only)
Michael Kenney - keyboards on The Clairvoyant and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (DVD only)

Female Eddie artwork, now by artist Tommy Pons


Band Photo The Iron Maidens, world only female tribute to Iron Maiden

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World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden (2005)

The Iron Maidens: World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden (2005)

This is by far the hottest grup band to cover Iron Maiden. They are obviously the Iron MaidenS, proclaimed world's only female tribute band to Iron Maiden. Well, certainly they are the most popular one and commercially successful also. The band released three albums so far. In this debut album, World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden, the band choose ten + 1 live classics song to cover. Their choices are a carefully selection of vocal style that match with the singer. As with many commercially Iron Maiden tribute album, the cover artwork was done by Derek Riggs himself, the creator of Eddie. This time it is the female Eddie storming the city of Los Angeles.

I like The Trooper, Phantom Of The Opera and Killers, which provide different feel of Iron Maiden classic with female voices, as well Paul Di'Anno era punkish tracks. This album can serves you well even if you are not really Iron Maiden fans. Later on the band will record two more albums, Route 666 and The Root of All Evil EP4/5 rating. 

Wikipedia article:
The album was recorded by the band's third-generation lineup, which consisted of co-founders Linda McDonald (drums), Sara Marsh (guitar) and Josephine Draven (guitar), along with Wanda Ortiz on bass and Aja Kim on lead vocals. Draven left the band a few months after the album was released.[2] Even though her replacement, Elizabeth Schall, was pictured on the Japanese release version, Draven was still credited as playing all stage left guitars. Schall was released from the band two months before this album was released in Japan.

The Iron Maidens: World's Only Female Tribute to Iron Maiden (2005)
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1. The Number Of The Beast
2. Two Minutes To Midnight
3. Children Of The Damned
4. The Trooper
5. Wasted Years
6. Killers
7. Aces High
8. Phantom Of The Opera
9. Run To The Hills
10. Hallowed Be Thy Name
11. Remember Tomorrow (live) [Hidden Bonus Track]

the Powerslave edition contained two additional tracks:
12. Seventh Son of the Seventh Son (live)
13. Genghis Khan (live rehearsal)

 Aja Kim (a.k.a. Bruce Lee Chickinson) – all vocals
 Sara Marsh (a.k.a. Mini Murray) – guitar; additional backing vocals on "The Number of the Beast"
 Josephine Draven (a.k.a. Adrienne Smith) – guitar
 Elizabeth Schall (a.k.a. Adrianne Smith) - guitar (Credited on the Japanese release version)
 Wanda Ortiz (a.k.a. Steph Harris) – bass guitar
 Linda McDonald (a.k.a. Nikki McBurrain) – drums with
 Michael Kenney - keyboards on "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"
 Derek Riggs - Cover Artwork


the artwork of female Eddie

the sexy and hot Iron Maidens, World's Only Female Tribute band to Iron Maiden

Two Minutes to Midnight (2012)

2 Minutes to Midnight 
A Millennium Tribute to Iron Maiden (2012)

From the official website :

A two-disc set that covers the legendary new wave of the British heavy metal outfit's entire career, from "Killers" and "Number of the Beast" to "Wicker Man" and "Fear of the Dark," Two Minutes to Midnight: A Millennium Tribute to Iron Maiden, features a strong supporting cast of seasoned players, including Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen), original Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di'Anno, Chris Poland (ex Megadeth), Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper), Derrick Lefevre (Lillian Axe), and current/former members of Metal Church, Ratt, L.A. Guns, Fuel, Michael Schenker Group, Lizzy Borden, W.A.S.P., Mountain, and Lita Ford. As well Ratt, Slash's Snakepit, LA Guns, Fuel, Mountain, Michael Schenker Group ~ James Christopher Monger 

This is also one of the latest 2012 Iron Maiden tribute album release. The disc were organized by Versailles record, it is also part of the label's series of  "A Millenium Tribute to ...... " that covered Van Halen, Metallice, and many others.  The line up for our Iron Maiden tribute are pretty solid.

I mostly interested to Run to The Hills which featuring Chris Poland. The drum theme is slightly softer than the original. Lilian Axe former singer sings in clean and high pitches style. Chris Poland solos use a muddier guitar distortion. In Be Quick of Be Dead, band name React put a nice punk style version of it, the singer comes with female duet partner. In the very first track, The Number of the Best, it come with clever idea, a girl to do the spoken intro. Richard Kendrick of former Lilian Axe leads this song. American melodic guitarist Neil Zaza is team up with Tim Ripper Owen in Aces High, one of the highlight of the album. Then Mystic Force give a hard rocker heavy crunchy version in Revelation. Killer as usual is a versatile song to reproduce and Electric Sister modified it into punk-ish screamo version. Same goes to Children of the Damned that easily transformed into '80 slow rock ballad by Fierce Atmospheres, well it is indeed an '80s song. Then Canadian Mind Mechanics cover another good track in the album for a song Moonchild. There were even two version of The Trooper by two different bands, and another two version of Die With Your Boots On and Still Life.

This bulky double disc album covered almost all essential Iron Maiden songs. The bands range from well known heavy metal/hard rocker band gone into obscured bands. But the quality is quite good, they are all very close to original.  This CD perhaps to be use as Iron Maiden standard cover version. 3.5/5 rating. Styles: heavy metal, hard rock, punk

The song track order of CD are different in some version. They were two CDs, but I split it into three post just for technical reason that I want to label each song for song statistic.

2 Minutes to Midnight 
A Millennium Tribute to Iron Maiden (2012)
buy it here at AMAZON

CD 1
01 The Number of the Beast -  Lisa & Regan Kendrick (intro) Richard Kendrick & Chris Neufeld of Downshifter
02 Still Life - Ronnie Monroe
03 Wasted Years - Martian Honey
04 Killers - Electric Sister
05 Wrathchild - Leaving Eden feat. Tattoo Frank
06 Revelation - Mystic Force [Listen]
07 Die With Your Boots On - Threat Level [Watch Drum Recording]
08 The Evil that Men Do - Hachiman [Listen from REVERBNATION]
09 Rime of the Ancient Mariner - bugBRAIN
10 Children Of The Damned - Fierce Atmospheres
11 Two Minutes to Midnight - American Hellbilly
12 Hallowed Be Thy Name - SoupBone
13 Rainmaker - Devil May Cry / D3vilmaycry
14 Only the Good Die Young - Sonema
15 Running Free - Paul DiAnno
16 Iron Maiden  - Dark the Sky

CD 2
01 The Trooper  - Leaving Eden
02 Aces High - Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens/Neil Zaza/Richard Kendrick
03 Be Quick or Be Dead - React (female singer duet)
04 Moonchild - Mind Mechanics - listen SOUNDCLOUD
05 Remember Tomorrow - Agents of Exile
06 Losfer Words - Noise Disorder
07 Die With Your Boots On Pt2 - Sinful Lilly
08 The Wickerman - Richard Kendrick
09 Run to the Hills - Derrick LeFevre and Chris Poland [LISTEN]
10 The Prisoner - This Time Down
11 Can I Play with Madness - The Curse of Sorrow
12 Still Life Pt.2 - Antiquues
13 Fear of the Dark - Al Solo / Manuri
14 Man on the Edge - The Furnace
15 The Trooper Pt2 - Dimenssion
16 The Clairvoyant - Ravage

appear on promo but not included in the CD
 Caught Somewhere in Time - Power Quest
 Invaders - Antiquus
 22 Acacia Avenue - Satans Host
 Murders in the Rue Morgue - Dawn of the Final Day
 Hallowed be Thy Name - Waterlife Music


New all stars tribute to Iron Maiden from year 2012
A Millenium Tribute to Iron Maiden

28 Mar 2013

String Quartet Tribute to Iron Maiden (2003)

THE STRING QUARTET TRIBUTE TO IRON MAIDEN 
Vitamin Record - Little Emo String Quartet

As with classical instrument ensemble rendition to Iron Maiden, the string quartet is logical choice. With history of string quartet form started as early in Haydn's era, nowdays seen string quartet booming in almost all genre of music. They are well enough repertoire in classical from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Janacek, Bartok etc actually. But this not enough for aspiring musician wanted non classical theme. Then in pop and especially rock/metal genre, the string quartet seems like doing a bridging mission to connected both styles. Many metal songs being transcribed into string quartet playing, so does the Iron Maiden's.

But this rendition of Iron Maiden music didn't go to naive with notes per notes, rather it is good little work in re arrangement and make the music suitable for this chamber ensemble. The Number of the Beast got a nice interpretation, so does Powerslave. But then the song selection didn't use any of Iron Maiden semi-acoustic song, but surprisingly all 'fast' and 'catchy' songs. The Little Emo String Quartet doing this fine. If you can stand the raspy sounds of violins, the elegant viola and melancholic cello, this album can serves you a good Iron Maiden listening, when not wanting to heard any distortion sounds. 3.5/5 rating.

The Official blurbs:
Besides having millions of fans worldwide, Iron Maiden is a metal’s band metal band, having influenced the likes of such other powerhouses as Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and every nu-metal band this side of Godsmack. And, truth be told, this little band from England with the fencing expert singer and creepy Mascot, “Eddie,” have, with their influential riffs and dark flair, shaped and formed rock into a real heavy metal. So out of the vault comes The String Quartet Tribute to Iron Maiden a haunting tribute Iron Maiden. Featuring one of the world’s most innovative and exciting string quartets playing some of Iron Maiden’s most devoured songs (“Two Minutes to Midnight,” “The Trooper,” “Run To The Hills”), this one will be guaranteed to please everyone under heaven… and hell, for that matter 

THE STRING QUARTET TRIBUTE TO IRON MAIDEN (2003)
buy it HERE

1. Run To The Hills
2. The Number Of The Beast
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
4. Wasted Years
5. Hallowed Be Thy Name
6. Powerslave
7. Aces High
8. The Trooper
9. Iron Maiden
10. Anatomy Of Evil (Karl Preusser)


string quartet playing Iron Maiden

The Piano Tribute to Iron Maiden (2005)

The Piano Tribute to Iron Maiden (2005)
by Scott Lavender - Vitamin Records

Compared to other 'classical' rendition (the orchestra, string quartet), this piano tribute sounds better to me. Scott Lavender is professional jazz/classical piano that happened to play this heavy metal Iron Maiden song. He put in some energy to the piano version. Some arrangement stay too close to the original that actually sound too empty with two hands piano. But some are best, such as Wasted Years (the Youtube version got Bruce Dickinson with vocal!). The best part is when it come to the solos, the piano version works great.

The official blurbs:
WOARRRRGGGHHH!!!!!
Whoops. Ahem. Sorry ‘bout that. It’s just that whenever I even hear the name “Iron Maiden”, I get a little crazy. The galloping rhythms, the blitzkrieg guitar onslaught, the air-raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson (and let’s not forget the gutter-sniping of original vocalist Paul Di’anno or his ahead of it’s time punk/metal hybrid style.), and last, but definitely not least, the finger-fracturing bass playing of Steve Harris, the song writing savant behind their music. Oh, yeah, and of course, there’s Eddie.

Digging deeper (careful, not too deep!) it is in the sinewy bass lines of Harris that we find the raw materials for this, our piano tribute to Iron Maiden, for as athletic as his playing is, it is also the melodic core of the band’s material, a logical extension of his being the primary songwriter as well as the bass player. Yes, dig if you will, the simple lines intertwining, the distillation of evil spirits, and enjoy these catchy numbers of the beast!
WOARRRRGGGHHH!!!!!


The Piano Tribute to Iron Maiden (2005)
by Scott Lavender - Vitamin Records - buy it HERE

1. Two Minutes To Midnight
2. Wasted Years   feat. Bruce Dickinson in Youtube
3. Can I Play with Madness
4. Trooper
5.  Brave New World
6. Run to The Hills feat. Bruce Dickinson in Youtube
7.  Caught Somewhere In Time
8.  Aces High
9.   Hallowed Be Thy Name
10.   Flight of Icarus
11.  Number of The Beast
12.   Eddie’s Lament (Original Composition)



Classical trained pianist Scott Lavender takes on Iron Maiden hit song
cover art / graphic design of the album

THINGFISHY'S World Of Maiden

THINGFISHY'S World Of Maiden
2006 and on going

This may seem a silly and generic random Iron Maiden project, but actually it is quite well done. An internet fanatic but musically talented nickname Thingfishy started a mega project of covering Iron Maiden song, using only acoustic guitar and his voices. Of course this is a do-it-yourself project that give smiles to listener for its clean and good quality.

Try some of their songs to rise your mood if you really a fans of Iron Maiden. The acoustic version is performed up to stage player standard, with solos part also handled well. The only thing that keep this 'amateur' is the vocal that remain obscure, but yes, it still listenable. I downloaded 2 Minutes to Midnight in acoustic version and The Evil That Men Do, and it is enjoyable. Not rated and song not included in statistic count.

Support Thingfishy and visit his dedicated website: http://www.freewebs.com/thingfishy/

Almost all Iron Maiden songs.


Xav and Dani Soundhouse Tapes (2006 - 2008)

Xav and Dani Soundhouse Tapes (2006)
Through the Maiden Mirror (2008)

Both are do-it-yourself Iron Maiden cover from amateur musicians that serious enough accepted by community. The composers are Xav and Dani two Frenchmen that also involved in French's Iron Maiden online forum. These soundhouse tapes are only for fun listening while searching how far technology helped amateur music enthusiast. The 2008 edition was more a spin off of Iron Maiden selection of song. Not rated and not counting in song statistic.

The full description (in French) are available in this website.
http://www.maiden.ch/multimedia/download.php


Xav and Dani Soundhouse Tapes (2006)


1. Flight Of Icarus
2. Blood Brothers
3. Can I Play With Madness
4. Aces High
5. 2 Minutes To Midnight
6. Infinite Dreams
7. Walking With Liryo
8. Wasting Love
9. When Two Worlds Collide
10. The Prisoner/Nodding Donkey Blues
11. Can I Play With Madness (Electric Version)


Through the Maiden Mirror (2008)


1. My Lightning Strikes Twice
2. I'm the Clansman
3. The Breadth of Macedonia
4. Dreams In Mirror






The Hand of Doom Orchestra Piece of Mind (2006)

The Hand Of Doom Orchestra Plays Iron Maiden's Piece Of Mind:
THE ORCHESTRAL TRIBUTE 

Although it was labelled as 'Orchestral' do not expect this as grandiose as Beethoven's Symphony no.5. If that was too far comparison, this is also not that John Williams tasty movie score rendition. The Hand of Doom Orchestra simply just transcribed Iron Maiden all time classic album of Piece of Mind with only minor variation to the score. This is actually more correctly dubbed as "violin" transcription, because most of the song's melody are interpreted with violin, or cello. The quality is too crispy, so again this is not your Sarah Chang or Joshua Bell playing. The Vitamin String Quartet and company worked on this album.

Some of songs can be good and natural in orchestra setting. My favorite is Flight of Icarus and To Tame A Land. Some degrees of Where Eagles Dare and Revelations. But The Trooper suffered from lack of correct improvisation to maintained the character, thus only a string attacks and not very impressive to me.

If you like the instrumentation of Iron Maiden classic with orchestra setting, this album can be your good background music. 3/5 rating.

the official site blurbs:
Amongst the dust and debris of time and trends, Iron Maiden stands alone. Fans readily embrace the band’s impossible-to-copy mixture of intelligent lyrics, complex music, and memorable visuals. While Number of the Beast may receive the critical accolades, the follow up, Piece of Mind, also proves to be an undisputed masterpiece. Between exhilarating yet stark portrayals of battle and clever adaptations of literature, guitars thunder, the rhythm gallops, and Bruce Dickinson’s voice soars. Piece of Mind ultimately bursts with songs critical to Iron Maiden’s career. The Hand of Doom Orchestra triumphantly performs Piece of Mind in its epic entirety. The power of classical music has never been lost on Iron Maiden. On this album, violins, woodwinds, cello, and classical guitar combine to create immense and rich instrumental renditions of “Revelations” and “The Trooper.” The Hand of Doom Orchestra creates a symphonic masterpiece that retains Iron Maiden’s timeless vitality. 

The Hand Of Doom Orchestra Plays Iron Maiden's Piece Of Mind:
THE ORCHESTRAL TRIBUTE - buy it HERE

1. Where Eagles Dare
2. Revelations
3. Flight Of Icarus
4. Die With Your Boots On
5. The Trooper
6. Quest For Fire
7. Sun And Steel
8. To Tame A Land


classical rendition to Iron Maiden classic album Piece of Mind

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The Maiden Story (2011)

666 Number One Beast Volume 2 The Final Chapter (2000)
The Maiden Story - A Tribute to Iron Maiden (2001)

This is the same release as 666 Number One Beast Volume 2.

This is the continuation for Iron Maiden tribute project previously. All same team covering mostly hard rock influences to Iron Maiden hits song. Doogie White shine well in this volume, his The Clairvoyant simply show that he capable of covering Iron Maiden in its character and originality. Uriah Heep's Bernie Shaw also gives the last track Fear Of The Dark in good version. Mean this volume 2 songs also included post- Adrian Smith era tracks, together with Bring Your Daugthter To The Slaugther.

Good followed with the previous edition. If you like then this should entered the collection as well. Well produced and arranged by session guitarist/player Lea Hart. 4/5 rating.

666 Number One Beast Volume 2 The Final Chapter (2000)
get it here at Amazon - SEE VOLUME 1

1. Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - Doogie White
2. Murders In The Rue Morgue - Paul Di'Anno
3. Aces High - Steve Grimmett
4. Flight Of Icarus - Steve Overland
5. Wasted Years - Steve Grimmett
6. Remember Tomorrow - Paul Di'Anno
7. The Clairvoyant - Doogie White
8. The Prisoner - Steve Overland
9. Sanctuary - Paul Di'Anno
10. Powerslave - Steve Grimmett
11. Killers - Paul Di'Anno
12. Fear Of The Dark - Bernie Shaw

Arranged By – Lea Hart
Backing Vocals – Bernie Shaw ( CD2), Doogie White ( CD2), Ian McKenzie (5), Lea Hart, Paul Di'Anno ( CD2), Paul Quinn (2), Pete Jupp ( CD2), Steve Grimmett, Steve Overland
Bass – Dean Moraity* ( CD1), Tim "Nibbs" Carter* ( CD1), Steve Parry (4) ( CD2)
Drums – Craig Simcox ( CD2), Steve Bennett (4) ( CD1), Steve Clarke (11) ( CD1)
Engineer – John Burns, Nick Smith (11) ( CD2)
Guitar – Andy Barnett ( CD1), Bernie Tormé, Bill Evans (11) ( CD2), Bill Liesegang* ( CD2), Dave "Bucket" Colwell* ( CD1), Ian Nash ( CD2), Lea Hart, Paul Quinn (2) ( CD1), Phil Campbell ( CD2), Rob Page* ( CD1), Steve Parry (4), Todd Campbell ( CD2)
Keyboards – Jem Davis
Mastered By – John Burns ( CD1), Lea Hart, Nick Smith (11) ( CD2)
Producer – Lea Hart



UK (2001)

Malaysia (2001)

666 Number One Beast Volume 2 (2000)

666 Number One Beast Volume 2 The Final Chapter (2000)
The Maiden Story - A Tribute to Iron Maiden (2001)

This is the continuation for Iron Maiden tribute project previously. All same team covering mostly hard rock influences to Iron Maiden hits song. Doogie White shine well in this volume, his The Clairvoyant simply show that he capable of covering Iron Maiden in its character and originality. Uriah Heep's Bernie Shaw also gives the last track Fear Of The Dark in good version. Mean this volume 2 songs also included post- Adrian Smith era tracks, together with Bring Your Daugthter To The Slaugther.

Good followed with the previous edition. If you like then this should entered the collection as well. Well produced and arranged by session guitarist/player Lea Hart. 4/5 rating.

666 Number One Beast Volume 2 The Final Chapter (2000)
get it here at Amazon  - SEE VOLUME 1

1. Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter - Doogie White
2. Murders In The Rue Morgue - Paul Di'Anno
3. Aces High - Steve Grimmett
4. Flight Of Icarus - Steve Overland
5. Wasted Years - Steve Grimmett
6. Remember Tomorrow - Paul Di'Anno
7. The Clairvoyant - Doogie White
8. The Prisoner - Steve Overland
9. Sanctuary - Paul Di'Anno
10. Powerslave - Steve Grimmett
11. Killers - Paul Di'Anno
12. Fear Of The Dark - Bernie Shaw

Arranged By – Lea Hart
Backing Vocals – Bernie Shaw ( CD2), Doogie White ( CD2), Ian McKenzie (5), Lea Hart, Paul Di'Anno ( CD2), Paul Quinn (2), Pete Jupp ( CD2), Steve Grimmett, Steve Overland
Bass – Dean Moraity* ( CD1), Tim "Nibbs" Carter* ( CD1), Steve Parry (4) ( CD2)
Drums – Craig Simcox ( CD2), Steve Bennett (4) ( CD1), Steve Clarke (11) ( CD1)
Engineer – John Burns, Nick Smith (11) ( CD2)
Guitar – Andy Barnett ( CD1), Bernie Tormé, Bill Evans (11) ( CD2), Bill Liesegang* ( CD2), Dave "Bucket" Colwell* ( CD1), Ian Nash ( CD2), Lea Hart, Paul Quinn (2) ( CD1), Phil Campbell ( CD2), Rob Page* ( CD1), Steve Parry (4), Todd Campbell ( CD2)
Keyboards – Jem Davis
Mastered By – John Burns ( CD1), Lea Hart, Nick Smith (11) ( CD2)
Producer – Lea Hart



UK (2001)

Malaysia (2001)

The Soldier Has Returned (2011)

666 - The Number One Beast A Tribute to Iron Maiden (1999)
The Maiden Years: A Tribute to Iron Maiden (2000)
All Stars Tribute to Iron Maiden No Sanctuary to Madness (2011)
The Soldier Has Returned Iron Maiden Tribute (2011)

This yet another important all stars tribute album to Iron Maiden. It is formed by all UK musicians and actually got along with Iron Maiden members also. Nicko McBrain and some of FM band member formed jamming band together back in 1985. This lead to creation of  The Entire Population of Hackney which can read the full story in Wikipedia.

With Paul Di'Anno joins in his song, this is half cover project for Iron Maiden. The rest of song close to originality with a twist of hard rock singing style, mostly with Steve Overland's song, Can I Play With Madness and Run to the Hills. Doogie White will later on join Yngwie Malmsteen and several other projects, his version are Hallowed Be Thy Name and The Evil That Men Do, come in clean heavy metal style.

Most of the songs are well arranged and performed. Making this a nice addition to Iron Maiden tribute album with a twist of UK hard rock / hair metal styles. The album will continued to be released, leading to total confusion because the label choose to tricks the market with many different title. 4/5 rating.

They also come with volume 2 of this line up of musician , check it HERE

666 - The Number One Beast: A Tribute to Iron Maiden (1999) - BUY
The Maiden Years: A Tribute to Iron Maiden (2000)
All Stars Tribute to Iron Maiden No Sanctuary to Madness (2011) - BUY
The Soldier Has Returned Iron Maiden Tribute (2011) - BUY

1. Can I Play With Madness - Steve Overland
2. 2 Minutes To Midnight - Steve Grimmett
3. Wrathchild - Paul Di'Anno
4. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Doogie White
5. Running Free - Paul Di'Anno
6. The Evil That Men Do - Doogie White
7. Phantom Of The Opera - Paul Di'Anno
8. The Number Of The Beast - Steve Grimmett
9. Iron Maiden - Paul Di'Anno
10. Run To The Hills - Steve Overland
11. The Trooper - Gary Barden

Arranged By – Lea Hart
Backing Vocals – Bernie Shaw ( CD2), Doogie White ( CD2), Ian McKenzie (5), Lea Hart, Paul Di'Anno ( CD2), Paul Quinn (2), Pete Jupp ( CD2), Steve Grimmett, Steve Overland
Bass – Dean Moraity* ( CD1), Tim "Nibbs" Carter* ( CD1), Steve Parry (4) ( CD2)
Drums – Craig Simcox ( CD2), Steve Bennett (4) ( CD1), Steve Clarke (11) ( CD1)
Engineer – John Burns, Nick Smith (11) ( CD2)
Guitar – Andy Barnett ( CD1), Bernie Tormé, Bill Evans (11) ( CD2), Bill Liesegang* ( CD2), Dave "Bucket" Colwell* ( CD1), Ian Nash ( CD2), Lea Hart, Paul Quinn (2) ( CD1), Phil Campbell ( CD2), Rob Page* ( CD1), Steve Parry (4), Todd Campbell ( CD2)
Keyboards – Jem Davis
Mastered By – John Burns ( CD1), Lea Hart, Nick Smith (11) ( CD2)
Producer – Lea Hart


Swizterland Release

Malaysia Release

UK (2011)


2011
Iron Maiden tribute The Soldier Has Returned 2011

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