BMG/Sanctuary Records will follow 2014's reissue of the first eight Iron Maiden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990-2015 on heavyweight 180g black vinyl. Unlike the '80s reissues which were cut from the original analogue master tapes, the audio on these releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded. They will be packaged in identical artwork to the initial vinyl releases and will be issued chronologically across a three month period.
The ‘90s proved to be a difficult time for heavy metal bands in general, but Iron Maiden plowed forward, notching up yet more success with albums like 1990's No Prayer For The Dying, their eighth studio effort overall. Appearing on vinyl for the first time in the U.S. in over 25 years, No Prayer For The Dying was produced by longtime collaborator Martin Birch and marked the debut of new guitarist Janick Gers. A return to basics, the album climbed to No. 17 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the band's last to be certified gold in the U.S. thanks to standouts like "Holy Smoke," "Bring Your Daughter...to the Slaughter" and "Tailgunner."