|Iron Maiden are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre. They were one of the first groups to be classified as 'British metal'.
When original vocalist Paul Di'Anno was forced to leave he was replaced with vocalist Bruce Dickinson in 1982
for the band's groundbreaking Number of the Beast. Since the unexpected worldwide success of Beast,
Maiden have changed very little of their style throughout their career. 1988's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son,
a concept album like its predecessor Somewhere In Time, soon became Iron Maiden's most critically acclaimed
album since Number of the Beast. Dickinson left and Blaze Bayley, marked his debut in 1995 with The X Factor.
A year later Blaze was gone and Bruce was back to take Maiden into the new millennium.
With fans constantly clamoring for early and imported vinyl and picture discs they remain one of the most
collectable rock bands.