Iron Maiden ar an Inglis hivy metal baund frae Leyton in east Lunnon, formed in 1975 bi bassist Steve Harris. Since their inception, the group hae released a collective total o thirty-ane albums: fifteen studio albums; seiven live albums; fower EPs; an five compilations.
Pioneers o the New Wave o Breetish Hivy Metal, Iron Maiden achieved success during the early 1980s an, efter several lineup changes, the baund went on to release a series o platinum an gold albums. These include the US platinum-selling landmarks The Number of the Beast in 1982, Piece of Mind in 1983, Powerslave in 1984, the acclaimed live album Live After Death in 1985, Somewhere in Time in 1986, an Seventh Son of a Seventh Son in 1988. Their seicont maist recent studio effort, A Matter of Life and Death, wis released in 2006 an peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 an at number 4 in the UK an is also ane o the few rock albums to be certified platinum in Indie. Their newest album, The Final Frontier, wis released on August 13, 2010 in some kintras, an warldwide on August 16–17, 2010.
As ane o the maist successful hivy metal baunds in heestory, Iron Maiden haee sold over 80 million records under EMI an a total o over 100 million records warldwide with almost no radio or television support. The baund wan the Ivor Novello Award for internaitional achievement in 2002, an wur also inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk in Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California during their Unitit States tour in 2005. As o October 2009, the baund haes played over 2000 live shows during their career. For the past 30 years, the baund haes been supported bi their famous mascot, "Eddie the Head", who haes appeared on almost all o their album an single covers, as well as their live shows.
- Main airticle: Leet o Iron Maiden baund members
- Main airticle: Iron Maiden discography
- Studio albums
- Iron Maiden (1980)
- Killers (1981)
- The Number of the Beast (1982)
- Piece of Mind (1983)
- Powerslave (1984)
- Somewhere in Time (1986)
- Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (1988)
- No Prayer for the Dying (1990)
- Fear of the Dark (1992)
- The X Factor (1995)
- Virtual XI (1998)
- Brave New World (2000)
- Dance of Death (2003)
- A Matter of Life and Death (2006)
- The Final Frontier (2010)