Iron Maiden will follow-up the 2012/13 vinyl picture disc reissues of their groundbreaking first eight records, which spanned the 1980s, with brand new pressings of the albums on heavyweight 180g black vinyl. The albums will be cut from the original analogue master tapes and packaged in identical artwork to the initial 1980’s releases. The records will be released chronologically across a two month period starting October 2014 with the first 3 albums Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast.
In conjunction with these premium album releases, a strictly limited one-off run of the 7” singles from each respective album will be made available. These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, they are sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.
The 1988 concept album Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is appropriately Iron Maiden's seventh full-length album, their last in a long line of groundbreaking metal albums from the 1980's. Based in European folklore, the supernatural 8-song set was the band's second to debut at #1 in the U.K. after 1982's The Number of the Beast and produced no less than four Top Ten singles with "Can I Play with Madness," "The Evil That Men Do," "The Clairvoyant," and "Infinite Dreams." Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son marked the end of an era for Iron Maiden, one that the rest of heavy metal and even the band themselves haven't been able to live up to ever since!
The release of these high quality, black vinyl records offers optimum choice to fans who would like to own a piece of Iron Maiden’s authentic 1980’s vinyl sound, or for those simply wanting to rediscover this much loved, iconic format. Coupled with the end of the Maiden England World Tour which began in North America in 2012 and finished in July 2014 at Knebworth Park’s Sonisphere Festival, this now completes Maiden’s 1980’s touring and catalogue reissues cycle, so the band is free to focus on their dynamic future plans.