‘BURNING RECORDS… BURNING BOOKS…’
THE ULTIMATE IRON MAIDEN FULL-COLOR, HUGE ENCYCLOPEDIA FOR FANS AND RECORD COLLECTORS!
PART II (Hardcover will be sold out soon)
‘Burning Records… Burning Books’ project is without a doubt the most comprehensive literary work in the history of Iron Maiden discography, bringing fans, collectors and researchers almost 1,000 pages of over 7,000 color photos with the most detailed and accurate descriptions of Iron Maiden single releases. The second (of three books), which covers the period from the ‘Live After Death’ album to the ‘Live at Donington’ album, brings us over 2000 color photos, the most accurate catalog descriptions and accompanying details, which will satisfy the most demanding collectors. The book brings you a large amount of secret info with never-before-discovered details and data from which even Iron Maiden will have something to learn. Swedish author Erik Gustafsön (Geten) has decided to publish only 666 copies of this very special book, and only the fastest 333 customers were received an exclusive hardcover, fullcolor, A4, 1.5kg heavy edition on a price of 66 Euros (tracked shipping in a custom cardboard box is included in this price)! After we sell out the both editions, this book will never be reprinted again. This is exclusive to only 666 customers. This book will be released in September 2021!
Also, in this book you can find a bonus pages with complete recording list from 1978-2020 for all records & videos released; recording dates, release dates, formats, producers, studios, if it was released digitally etc. The first 200 buyers will get a very special certificate. (We already sold 200 books in one week).
‘Burning Records… Burning Books’ project is without a doubt the most comprehensive literary work in the history of Iron Maiden discography, bringing fans, collectors and researchers almost 1,000 pages of over 7,000 color photos with the most detailed and accurate descriptions of Iron Maiden single releases. The first (of three books), which covers the period from the beginning to the ‘Live After Death’ album, brings us over 2100 color photos, the most accurate catalog descriptions and accompanying details, which will satisfy the most demanding collectors. The book brings you the most accurate ‘Early Days’ gigography with never-before-discovered details and data from which even Iron Maiden will have something to learn. Swedish author Erik Gustafsön (Geten) has decided to publish only 666 copies of this very special book, and only the fastest 333 customers were received an exclusive hardcover, fullcolor, A4, 1.5kg heavy edition on a price of 66 Euros (tracked shipping in a custom cardboard box is included in this price)! Hardcover edition is sold out. Paperback edition is available from beginning of July 2021. After we sell out the paperback edition, this book will never be reprinted again. This is exclusive to only 666 customers.
IRON MAIDEN – 40th ANNIVERSARY, LUXURY PACKAGE!
On April 14th 2020, we celebrated 40 years since the release of Iron Maiden’s first album. To mark this occasion, I am announcing an exclusive set of three books, the final set of the trilogy that began with the black leather edition of ‘The Number of the Beast’ and continued with the red leather edition of ‘Killers’. The ‘Iron Maiden’ book will be bound in brown leather with gold leaf print and a wax seal to close out the ‘early days’ trilogy in a spectacular way. ‘The Phantom of the Opera Package’ (brown leather edition of this book, ‘Running Free’ edition of same book with a custom cover page and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ book from the famous ‘Iron Maiden and classic literature’ series will be a fantastic addition to any serious Iron Maiden collection. An additional gift is an old school Iron Maiden lamppost sew-on patch.
RELEASE DATE: August 25th 2021.
‘PHANTOM OF THE OPERA PACKAGE:
– ‘Brown leather’ edition, sealed with golden wax seal
– ‘Running Free’ edition (with your name on the graffiti wall)
– ‘Phantom of the Opera’ book (as additional free gift)
– Iron Maiden lamppost embroidered patch (as additional free gift)
This is a completely new way of writing; to the fans by a fan, just the thing the fans deserve. Author Stjepan Juras has a very special treat for all the Iron Maiden fans; books about their music, members, fans and legacy. Available nowhere else, these hardcover, numbersed, personalized and signed books are a truly collector items and a great source of knowledge. Click below to buy one of the strictly limited books and join community of thousands die hard fans.
Most of Iron Maiden books below are sold out in just one day. But, because you asked for it, I’ve launched this page where you can order any of the earlier books in case you missed them. Why? Many fans found out about the books later, and while they’ve bought what was available when they came on board, their collections are incomplete. For this reason, I’ve decided to re-print a strictly limited number of copies of every sold out book so far to give the fans who missed them a chance to own them and complete their set. To stay fair to fans who have been with us from day one, these books will be printed with the year of reprint on the rear cover, so the original runs remain exclusive for the fastest and most faithful fans who already own them. This is a unique and limited opportunity, and I hope it will make some of you very happy to finally have a chance to own books that sold out many years ago. Price of each hardcover, numbered and personalized book is 51 Euros. Find titles of all missed books below:
BOOKS ABOUT IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS – VOLUME 1
IRON MAIDEN ALBUMS (BOOK SET) – VOLUME 1
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At the time of writing this book, it has been forty, yes, FORTY years since the release of Iron Maiden’s first album, a cult classic whose final track is the only song the band have played at every single one of their concerts. With indisputable classics like ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Running Free’ and ‘Transylvania’, Iron Maiden weren’t like other bands of the era, who were trying to ‘defeat’ the omnipresent genre of punk music and usurp the movement. Rather, they embraced it wholeheartedly, and injected a dose of punk ‘medicine’ into the veins of the slightly tired hard rock genre, medicine that would turn these leaders of NWOBHM into world famous stars, and reshape heavy metal with new strength. 1980’s album ‘Iron Maiden’ is a true demonstration of this unstoppable force.
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Killers’! The first and only Maiden album with just one word in the title, a word that describes it in every way. A killer album, sound, and tour, the Killer Krew… And a grinning monster beneath the yellow light of a street lamp, a bloody axe in his hand and a dying victim – brutal, clear and unbelievably inviting. A band who had attempted to get their big break into the world of big names, their debut album released just a year earlier, was now heading off on a world tour with a release penned almost in its entirety by Steve Harris. Joined by producer Martin Birch, anyone who understands anything about the history of metal music could clearly see: a metal giant was born!
‘Metal 2000’. This was the slogan Iron Maiden unveiled at the start of the new millennium, made brave by the return of prodigal sons Adrian Smith and Bruce Dickinson and the unexpected reunion of the new (old), upgraded, six-member line-up. Dragging heavy metal kicking and screaming into the new millennium, with five studio releases and five live albums over the course of the next 20 years, they would go on to become the most constant and immutable heavy metal line-up of all time. ‘Smiley Eddie’s’ iconic, sinister usurpation of a beloved symbol told the world that Iron Maiden were ready to step into the digital era.
‘Climb like a monkey’, the phrase used in the song ‘Death or Glory’, had never been in Maiden history, more appropriate to describe their surging growth and expansion than during 1984/85, when following the release of the album ‘Powerslave’ the band left for their ‘World Slavery Tour’ and made their unstoppable march into immortality. Ancient Egypt, mummies, the Sphinx, the pyramids, the curse of the Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings, scarabs and enigmatic hieroglyphics served as a mysterious invitation for the fans to step into the unknown and explore the arcane frontiers, joining Eddie from the ‘Powerslave’ cover in making a mark for all times.
This is a book about an album which represents not only the very pinnacle of British heavy metal, but also whose release marked the last huge impact of British rock on the scene worldwide. This is the last triumphant march of British rock towards the throne with the royal attitude similar to their predecessors such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Queen, Pink Floyd, Genesis and others respectively. British rock music has had its moments later on, mostly heavily supported by the media trying to find new Beatles, but the saga about British rock dominating the worldwide scene ended with this amazing story.
If you don’t listen to it with an open heart ‘The X-Factor’ is everything the “well informed” media have told you it is. The truth, however, is something else: ‘The X-Factor’ is a classic Maiden album and perhaps the breaking point of the entire genre of 90s heavy metal. It’s an album that gave metal back its dark soul and saved it from the well-travelled paths of 90s mainstream glamour and dazzle. It is for this reason that I feel a responsibility to tell you the story of ‘The X Factor’ in a way the album deserves for it to be told. The story even the band no longer tells, even though I’m not so old as to forget how staunchly they defended it then, as staunchly as I do now.
‘Piece of Mind’ is a masterpiece, not only of Maiden, but a masterpiece of heavy metal. And this despite its release at a most unfortunate time – with the thankless task of being the follow up to ‘TNOTB’ and the precursor to the magnificent ’Powerslave’. To be sandwiched between two such cult albums and yet be able to overpower them in many aspects, that is the mark of the true classics. Many swear by ‘Piece of Mind’, citing it as a textbook example of heavy metal, or metal in its cleanest form, its influence and weight confirmed by the sheer number of covers by some of the biggest bands and performers, including the great Lemmy. It speaks for itself.
When Maiden announced that the album ‘Killers’ is ‘cutting edge of Heavy Metal’ might just be a few people, they knew that the cutting edge would just happen a year later. No one could dream of what would suddenly and permanently change the heavy metal we knew so far. This album is ABC book of metal music and this book is the first insight of this kind into the most hidden secrets of this epic album. From the initial, biblical ‘Woe to you, oh Earth and Sea’, to the diabolic scream, (a homage to the scream in the song ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’), the album’s title song shows us all the strength of the blow this album has been challenged by the music market.
This is in fact a book about an album, yes – an album, which opened a new dimension of space and imagination as far as thirty-four years ago, taking a ten-year-old boy to a never-ending journey. This is also a story of a renegade album, a black sheep, a bastard child, who their creators never gave the credit it deserved. Dear Iron Maiden, you may have forgotten the album ‘Somewhere In Time’ but there are several millions of us who have not. Millions of us who bought it, worshipped it, collected all available merch, and listed numerous petitions asking for a live performance of the album’s long forgotten songs.
‘Fear of the Dark’ record was a turning point for Maiden’s career back in the nineties. Even though many remember it as the last one before Bruce left the band as well as the first album to clearly give way to pointless intros and outros watering down the music, it still presented us with five live hit songs as ‘Be Quick or Be Dead’, ‘Wasting Love’, etc. Despite featuring their first ever album sleeve without Derek Riggs’ illustrations and with Martin Birch not being the one in charge of the whole production process for the first time in over 10 years, this album left a legacy in the form of its title track which still remains the band’s biggest hit up to this day.
‘No Prayer’ may not have lived up to the fan’s expectations, but honestly, which of the previous Maiden albums – apart from the debut one – was ever anything like the fans expected it to be? But in this case, the expectations were reversed: Riggs’s imaginative visuals replaced by a solution so simple he never even bothered to sign it; the extravagant melodic epics Maiden was famous for, replaced by short songs of largely social, political and cynical nature; Smith replaced by Janick Gers, all the lavish concert scenery replaced by walls of Marshall cases. Was this the way Maiden regarded metal music of the nineties? Will give you an answer.
This book isn’t the official biography of Steve Harris nor does it try in any way to describe his work in the music business since the ’70ties, chronologically of factually. This book actually isn’t a biography in the strictest sense. This is a warm and intriguing story about Steve Harris, and it is in reality just a long-awaited tribute from a fan, and speaks about one of the most important people in the history of metal, and of rock in general. It comes from the mouths of his friends, music and business associates, family members and faithful fans worldwide. All of them shared their memories in order to make this book, and to give him recognition he truly deserves.
STEVE HARRIS – THE CLAIRVOYANT IN STOCK
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This is the first book ever written exclusively about fans of a music band. More than 200 fans from more than 80 countries are included. If anyone deserves to be the subject of this first book of its kind, it is the fans of Iron Maiden. Not because of their 40-year-long allegiance, not because of the constant growth of their numbers, which has always confused music analysts and label executives, not because of the fact that they are to be found on every continent and every country where there isn’t a developed music market. Maiden fans are a family above their own families, a religion above religions, a love above love, a nationality above nationalities!
Hello kids, hello parents, hello to all generations of Iron Maiden fanatics. Welcome to the first ever book for kids based on the works of a heavy metal band. Normally, Iron Maiden! While thinking about how Iron Maiden have, since the late ’70s, brought up generation after generation of fans, some of which are now parents of young kids who also might be Iron Maiden fans, I decided to write a book which would be a cross between a picture book, an ABC book and an encyclopaedia for children between 7 and 15 years of age. I believe that many fans have young children and that this would be an ideal way to introduce them to the world of Iron Maiden.
‘IRON MAIDEN & CLASSIC LITERATURE’ SERIES
From ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to ‘Brave New World’, Iron Maiden and classic literature have always been an integral part of the secret formula that’s fueled the imaginations of millions of people, taking two masterpieces – the musical and the literary – to form ultimate creations as though from the hand of some ‘higher power’. ‘Dune’, ‘Hamlet, ‘Lord of the Flies’, ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’, ‘Name of the Rose’, ‘Julius Caesar’ and many other legendary works of literature are part and parcel of Iron Maiden’s discography. In this series of unique educational books, ‘Iron Maiden and Classic Literature’, for the first time in history I’ll take you on a magical journey where art and the imagination erase all boundaries, merging beautifully into songs that have become part of the soundtrack to our lives.
‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is the song that repeatedly broke all stereotypes in metal music. Not only it was a story narrated in an educational, storytelling way as if someone was recounting a novel but it’s riddled with amazing unexpected plot twists, so sudden it never gives the listener a second of a break while actually using the actual text of Coleridge’s poem. ‘Aces High’ was a killer introduction to the album together with ‘Two Minutes To Midnight’, and ‘Powerslave’ was an oriental touch that went hand in hand with the visual concept of the album, but ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ was the track which left people speechless, gasping for air. It was exactly what the ‘Powerslave’ album needed to become what most people claim it truly is – a legendary record. The first and the last album by Iron Maiden without compromises. A triumph of raw creativity void of any calculations.
‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’ is a literary masterpiece, combining the greatest virtues of legendary American author Edgar Allan Poe in its wondrous tale. It is a fascinating story whose main character, investigator Auguste Dupin, is the precursor to all detective stories and novels, but it is Poe’s unspeakable horror, bordering on the supernatural. For the first time ever, it has taken on a new guise, inspired by the Iron Maiden song of the same name. For Maiden fans this book is a special treat – the role of Inspector Dupin in the illustrations has fallen to Iron Maiden’s legendary mascot Eddie. Not only that, author Stjepan Juras brings you the story of the inception of Poe’s work and the Maiden song, together with a critique and side-by-side analysis. The book also features brief biographies, where you’ll find everything you ever wanted to know about Poe and Iron Maiden.
Beyond any doubt, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ is a literary masterpiece to leave you breathless. The story, first published long ago in 1909, is one that becomes more relevant and fresher with every passing year. Whether through Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s equally famous musical or popular songs with the same name or theme, people will continue to venerate Gaston Leroux’s work. Many actors, musicians, painters, sculptors, directors, authors and poets have paid homage to this masterpiece through films, music, sculptures, theatrical productions and TV series, and in many other ways, and Iron Maiden weren’t the exception, nor could they be. Not only is their management company named ‘Phantom Management’, this Iron Maiden song was critical for their career as a whole, and in this book, you’ll find out why I make this claim.