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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 3

I’ve been keeping pace with the Iron Maiden “Studio Catalog” Remasters initiative since they began doling out their body of work last November. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been completed and now its onto Phase 3. Read all about it care of the Press Release that I am sharing with you down below.

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the third set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on July 26th.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalog and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.

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Due To Phenomenal Demand: Iron Maiden Adds A 2nd NYC Performance

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It was back in November of 2018 that we shared the news about the return of the mighty Iron Maiden and their “Legacy Of The Beast” World Tour (seen HERE in case you missed it). Suffice it to say, the Metalheads were all the excite about it and now the band has just announced that we residents of New York City (the Big Metal Apple) will get a second performance at the beautiful Barclays Center. Check it out down below.

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The Press Release:
To satisfy fan demand, following a sold-out show in Brooklyn on Friday July 26, IRON MAIDEN have now confirmed a second night at Barclays Center on Saturday July 27 on their Legacy Of The Beast Tour. Tickets go on sale Friday March 1st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. This latest date completes the final tour routing for Maiden in North America and no further shows will be added. As always there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members.

The band’s triumphant first leg of the tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by over three quarters of a million fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (UK) newspaper calling it “..an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics…a masterclass in performance and staging.”
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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 2

Back in October, I shared the news and some visuals about Iron Maiden’s studio albums being remastered and released in digipaks and if you didn’t see that please click HERE. Now its time for the second phase to get underway. Ready, aim, fire…..

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the second set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on March 22nd.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.

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As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the March 22nd batch, this will be Somewhere In Time.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this second batch are available for pre-order now from studiocollection.ironmaiden.com

The first four albums in this collection were released in November 2018: Iron Maiden/ Killers/ The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors box set edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Mar 22nd 2019:
Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch May 2019 date TBC
Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World

4th batch July 2019 date TBC
Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier/ The Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time

IRON MAIDEN will continue their Legacy Of The Beast tour in 2019 across North, South and Central America including a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio in October. See www.ironmaiden.com for details. The tour opened in Europe last year playing to over 750,000 people at sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows and was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, the holidays need for cash found me not getting the first batch of these albums so now I have double the work to do and get them into my collection as well. I loved the first three in this second wave but don’t remember “No Prayer For The Dying” being a favorite of mine. Perhaps its time to give it another go. Since I am tied up with the doings at Toy Fair as you read this, I am going to let you let me know what you think about this news. Will you be adding these to your own collection? Chime in down below because it reminds me that you are out there.

Official Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

Iron Maiden Announces “Legacy Of The Beast” US Tour For 2019

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The Press Release:
IRON MAIDEN will bring the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to North America in 2019 for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows produced by Live Nation, including a first ever headline appearance at the Banc of California Stadium in LA. The tour will cover a total of 33 cities right across the U.S.A. and Canada, including Portland, Oregon where they haven’t played since 1987 on the Somewhere In Time Tour, Hartford, Connecticut where they last played in 2005, and many other places not visited since the Maiden England 2012/13 Tour. The full list of dates is below.

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Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. As always, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members. Go to www.ironmaiden.com for all ticketing details.

The band’s triumphant first leg of the Legacy Of The Beast Touropened in Europe earlier this year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by the 750,000+ fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (UK) newspaper calling it “..an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics…a masterclass in performance and staging.”
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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 1

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original U.K. releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine-month period superseding the previously available studio catalog and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now from https://666.ironmaiden.com/music.

1st batch: November 16th:
Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: My sincere apologies for getting this information to you later than planned but these aren’t coming out for a few weeks yet and you’ll be able to order them with ease and no fear of their running out of the supply. I have had the entire catalog in my collection for as long as I can remember, and well, I mean the older stuff like these releases and I cannot wait to get my hands on the newly mastered set. Who knows, perhaps I will even review them for the website database because having Iron Maiden back catalog can’t be bad for Google searching. What do you think about this initiative? Will you be gifting your old Maiden CD’s to a worthy successor while you add these new ones to your collection? Fill me in down in the comments below. You know you wanna.

Official Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com

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