iron maiden

iron maiden

The Ides Of March - Iron Maiden (Killers - 1981)

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Killers is the second album by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 2 February 1981 in the UK, and 6 June 1981 in the US. The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith and their last with vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who was sacked after problems with his stage performance arose due to his alcohol and cocaine use.This was also the first Iron Maiden album made with veteran producer Martin Birch, who went on to produce their next eight albums before retiring after Fear of the Dark in 1992.The song "Wrathchild" is the only regularly played track from the album, appearing in almost all their concert tours. The song was covered in 2003 by British metal band Sikth and featured as a b-side on their single "Scent of the Obscene".The song was also covered in 2005 by female tribute band The Iron Maidens on their 2007 album Route 666 and again in 2008 by Gallows on the tribute CD Maiden Heaven: A Tribute to Iron Maiden released by Kerrang! magazine."Wrathchild" was featured in the PlayStation 2 game Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s. (Intrumental) Members: Guitar: Dave Murray Guitar: Adrian Smith Bass: Steve Harris Drums: Clive Burr Writer(s): Steve Harris Production: Producer, Engineer: Martin "Headmaster" Birch Second Engineer: Nigel Hewitt Cover Illustration: Derek Riggs Cover Concept: Dave Lights Photography: Robert Ellis Band Manager, Photography (1998 Edition): Rod Smallwood Remastering (1998 Edition): Simon Heyworth Photography (1998 Edition): Ross Halfin Photography (1998 Edition): P.G. Brunelli Photography (1998 Edition): Simon Fowler Photography (1998 Edition): Denis O'Regan Photography (1998 Edition): George Chin