Tag: Powerslave

Riff Police! Pull Over! #126: Riot Vs Iron Maiden!

Origninally formed in 1975 as Riot and then rebranding as Riot V with Todd Michael Hall as their fifth official vocalist and none of the original line up; bassist Don Van Stavern has been in the band since 1986 as the oldest representative with guitarist Mike Flyntz three years behind having joined in 1989. Original

The 12 Days of Christmas #2: “2 Minutes To Midnight” by Iron Maiden!

The festivity of the twelve days of Christmas runs from 25th December to 5th January, based on an English Christmas Carol that sees a lover give gifts cumulatively over the Christmas season starting with Christmas Day. Originally published in 1780, it’s probably French in origin, Skull Island has been conquered many times in it’s rich

Riff Police! Pull Over! #68: Mercyful Fate Vs Iron Maiden!

Danish Heavy Metallers Mercyful Fate formed in Copenhagen in 1981 with influences in Progressive and Hard Rock as well as Black Metal. Their 1983 debut album “Melissa” was recorded and mixed at Easy Sounds Studios in Copenhagen with producer and studio owner Henrik Lund in just 12 days, with the band arranging and rehearsing the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #8: Gojira Vs Iron Maiden!

1984 saw the release of the pretty much timeless “Powerslave” album from Iron Maiden. “Aces High” and “2 Minutes to Midnight” may overshadow it slightly, but “Flash Of The Blade” is a classy song with a memorable riff. Certainly Avenged Sevenfold thought highly enough of it to cover it for Kerrang! Magazine’s Iron Maiden Tribute