Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
1996 / 2000 / 2003 / 2005 / 2007 / 2008 / 2013 / 2016 / 2018 / 2020

Genre

Heavy Metal

Country

United Kingdom

Biography

With nine previous GMM appearances the NWOBHM giants have become something of a fixture in Dessel and they never fail to whip the metal hordes into a frenzy. Formed in 1975, they had their first hit in 1982 with ‘The Number of the Beast’. ‘Piece of Mind (1983)’ and ‘Powerslave’ (1984) followed close behind and solidified their status as one of the world’s leading metal bands; ‘Somewhere in Time’ (1986) and the underrated ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’ kept the momentum going. Bruce Dickinson’s 1993 departure was a major hiccup but the singer’s return just before the turn of the millennium reinvogorated the band. Maiden’s popularity skyrocketed and nowadays captain Bruce Dickinson flies teh Maiden circus around the world aboard Ed Force One. Both ‘The Final Frontier’ (2010) and ‘The Book of Souls’ (2015) topped charts worldwide and their career album sales have meanwhile passed the 100 million mark. So far more than 2 million fans have witnessed their current ‘Legacy of the Beast’ tour and another 50,000 delirious fans are waiting in Dessel. Up the irons! (#GMM20)