The ever-evolving music industry endured another shift recently when Vivendi SA's Universal Music Group agreed to sell Sanctuary Records, the onetime label of metal giants Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Megadeth, to BMG Rights Management. The Los Angeles Times reports that the deal was part of divestitures required by European Commission regulators.
Arguably the greatest live metal act on the planet, Iron Maiden have just announced the release of a new concert DVD! The band used their 1988 'Maiden England' tour setlist as a basis for their most recent North American tour, but now, those who were unable (or weren't born early enough) to see the tour can relive the heavy metal mastery beginning March 25, when Iron Maiden release their 'Maiden England '88' double-disc DVD.
The boys of Iron Maiden are breaking new ground for rock and metal, as the group will be the first rock band ever to play Stockholm’s Friends Arena. The 50,000-capacity venue is brand new, so Iron Maiden will christen the arena with their pummeling metal tracks on July 13, 2013.
Oh happy day! We are thrilled to report the news that Iron Maiden fans have been eagerly waiting for since their 2010 invasion of North America. Iron Maiden have just announced that the band will extensively tour North America in 2012 for two months from June through August with special guest Alice Cooper until July 21 and special guests Coheed and Cambria from July 21 until the end of the tour.
“If you listen to the radio today, many of these brand new, so-called heavy metal music bands like Black Sabbath, Venom, The WASP and Iron Maiden use satanic imagery to corrupt the minds of young people,” announced Santorum.
Churning out their own brand of iconic metal for 30 years now, Metallica may be one of the most influential bands in the world, but according to drummer Lars Ulrich, “I don’t think Metallica would be where Metallica is today if it wasn’t for Iron Maiden.”
A woman died over the weekend while attending the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark. The accident happened on Sunday and officials report that a woman, aged 25 to 30 fell 98-feet from a tower located in the festival’s camping area
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