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Iron Maiden is one of the best and most renowned British heavy metal bands and is popular among listeners of all metal genres. Iron Maiden was formed in East London in 1975 by the bassist Steve Harris, who previously played in other bands such as Gypsy’s Kiss and Smiler. With more than 60 million albums sold worldwide, Iron Maiden is one of the most successful bands in the heavy metal movement; it has also influenced many metal groups with their particular music style. So far, Iron Maiden has released 13 studio albums, 4 compilations of their best songs, 9 live albums, and 4 limited boxed-sets.

Eddie, Iron Maiden’s mascot, is a recurring character in the album covers of the band and live shows. The original drawing of Eddie was by Derek Riggs, but since then, many other incarnations of Eddie have arisen by Melvyn Grant. The character Eddie has even featured in a videogame called “Ed Hunter”.

Iron Maiden’s particular style of melodic metal has earned it international fame. Their music mixes heavy metal with highly melodic riffs, including other elements such as thrash metal. Iron Maiden adds to that their wise lyrics which are easily recognizable, and at the final result is what can only be described as art.

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