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History Of EDDIE The Head

An Illustrated History Of EDDIE The Head

EDDIE The Head The undisputed ultimate heavy metal mascot Eddie The Head has taken many forms throughout Iron Maiden’s expansive career from his appearance as a street hoodlum on their first ever single to the weird, the wonderful and sometimes downright macabre incarnations gracing the cover of record collections across the globe. He’s appeared on every album, helped Maiden sell a fuck load of t-shirts, loomed large at some of the finest concerts you could ever bang your head to and been responsible for getting a hell of a load of people get into metal just because they liked the cover. Eddie The Head, we salute you. This is your life.

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Top Live Albums-III

25 Top Live Albums-III

Top Live Albums 3Ah, the live album. In the days pre-dating the internet, the only way to experience your favorite band live was to hope they’d be playing a city near you so you can attend the concert, bootlegs from private recorders and soundboard audio and, yes, an officially released live album! Capturing the perfect performance is always elusive and partly why so many live albums take recordings from multiple shows. Sometimes it’s done to mask flaws in the set and other times to boost the power of a performance to ensure fans receive the full impact of a lights out performance (and their money’s worth for purchasing the album)...

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Top Live Albums-I

25 Top Live Albums-I

Ah, the live album. In the days pre-dating the internet, the only way to experience your favorite band live was to hope they’d be playing a city near you so you can attend the concert, bootlegs from private recorders and soundboard audio and, yes, an officially released live album! Capturing the perfect performance is always elusive and partly why so many live albums take recordings from multiple shows. Sometimes it’s done to mask flaws in the set and other times to boost the power of a performance to ensure fans receive the full impact of a lights out performance (and their money’s worth for purchasing the album)...

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Best Debut Metal Albums-III

25 Best Debut Metal Albums-III

Best Debut Metal Albums 3A debut album usually acts as a foundation for an act to build upon, but sometimes a band’s first attempt is innovative enough to launch them into the stratosphere of legends. Musicians will often say that you’ve got your whole life to write your first album, and acts such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Death, Metallica and more took that sentiment to its highest level. There are few impacts more exciting than when a metal band gets it right on their first try, becoming overnight sensations who stick around for decades as their introductory work doesn’t age a day. This is a tribute to the 25 metal bands who made the most significant impacts with their debut full-length album. Check out our picks for the 25 Best Debut Metal Albums 3 (from No.5 to No.1) ...

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Songs that Forged Metal-II (1979-1989)

Songs that Forged Metal : Part-II (1979-1989)

Songs that Forged Metal 2As metal entered its third decade, MetalRulz guides you through the Songs that Forged Metal 2 (1979-1989) and bands that shaped it – from AC/DC and Motorhead to Iron Maiden and Guns N’ Roses.


Motörhead – Ace Of Spades (1980)

Steppenwolf might have sung about ‘heavy metal thunder’ first, but the song that illustrates it best has gotta be Lemmy’s relentless ode to cards, dice and dancing with the Devil. Gambling may be for fools, but with a soundtrack like this, it’s the way we like it, baby…


AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

With a riff that launched a thousand identical-riffs, the title track of AC/DC’s first record with Brian Johnson at the helm was a terrifying statement of intent...

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Songs inspired by Literature

Rock & Metal Songs inspired by Literature

Sometimes it isn’t about booze ‘n’ birds. So, what is it that inspires bands to write songs? Yes, we all know that ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll’ comes into the equation. With its preoccupation with evil, dry ice and alternately shrieking and growling vocals, Heavy Metal has come by its goofball image honestly. But wearing leather and spikes doesn’t mean you don’t crack open a book from time to time. There are considerably more examples than you might expect, but just to dip toes in an aqueous solution, here are a few Rock & Metal Songs inspired by Literature.

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1980 : Greatest Year for Heavy Metal

Ten Albums of 1980 that put Metal on Top of the World Again

In October 1979, US rock magazine Creem ran a cover feature asking the provocative question ‘Is Heavy Metal Dead?’ Perhaps the magazine’s editorial team saw KISS doing disco (with I Was Made For Lovin’ You) and Zeppelin embracing synths (on In Through The Out Door), guitarist Joe Perry walking out of Aerosmith and Black Sabbath firing frontman Ozzy Osbourne and concluded that the writing was on the wall for the genre. They couldn’t have been more wrong. In the 12 months that followed, bolstered by the emergence of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, metal was re-born, with the release of a clutch of albums that would come to be viewed as all-time classics...

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10 Best Metal Mascots

10 Best Metal Mascots

Heavy Metal places a huge emphasis on imagery. Music is an art form and does not simply have to stop at just one sense. We’re all aware of the stereotypical denim and leather fashion sense within the genre, but for some bands, the visual aesthetic doesn’t always halt at the band members themselves. Mascots are often employed to assault the visual sense and further the heavy metal imagery. Mascots help to define a band and make them immediately recognizable among the flock. Branding goes beyond a band logo and these figures have helped to serve as an icon to give bands a larger-than-life feel. The figures that represent these groups have taken on their own persona, which fans readily embrace and buy up everything with their favorite mascots on it. Check out the 10...

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10 Best Metal Videos of 2015

10 Best Metal Videos of 2015

10 Best Metal Videos of 2015It feels like metal videos are starting to get better and better, forever attempting to reclaim the halcyon time where the medium dominated the cultural landscape and skyrocketed band popularity. While you may not see metal videos on TV anymore, it’s great to see format has survived through all of these years. Music videos can serve as a litmus test of a band’s true creativity, extending beyond the musical realm. While dozens of bands played in empty warehouses, some took the extra effort to craft immersive experiences for fans to gain a better sense of the music or sometimes just for pure, joyous entertainment. Here, we’ve got a well-balanced mixed bag of strange, through-provoking, funny and emotional videos so watch with us as we count down the 10 Be...

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Iron Maiden

Iron MaidenIron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, east London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The band’s discography has grown to thirty-eight albums, including sixteen studio albums, eleven live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations.

Disc_Iron MaidenPioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden achieved initial success during the early 1980s. After several line-up changes, the band went on to release a series of UK and US platinum and gold albums, including 1982’s The Number of the Beast, 1983’s Piece of Mind, 1984’s Powerslave, 1985’s live release Live After Death, 1986’s Somewhere in Time and 1988’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son...

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