LUXURY ‘EARLY DAYS’ PACKAGES WITH LEATHER COVER PAGE AND GOLDEN PRINT | AUTHOR: STJEPAN JURAS | HARDCOVER | SEALED WITH WAX
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.
‘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!
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.