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‘Fear Of The Dark’: How Iron Maiden Lit A New Path For The 90s
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‘Fear Of The Dark’: How Iron Maiden Lit A New Path For The 90s

Challenged by grunge and other changing trends, Iron Maiden responded with an aggressive ninth album, ‘Fear Of The Dark’.

‘The Number Of The Beast’: How Iron Maiden Figured A Metal Classic
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‘The Number Of The Beast’: How Iron Maiden Figured A Metal Classic

Iron Maiden’s storming third album, ‘The Number Of The Beast’ transformed the group from NWOBHM league leaders to global superstars.

Best Iron Maiden Album Covers: 20 Of Eddie’s Finest Moments
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Best Iron Maiden Album Covers: 20 Of Eddie’s Finest Moments

Gory but glorious, the best Iron Maiden Album covers, starring the band’s undead mascot, Eddie, are among heavy metal’s most iconic images.

Best Iron Maiden Songs: 20 Classics From Heavy Metal’s Super Troopers
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Best Iron Maiden Songs: 20 Classics From Heavy Metal’s Super Troopers

Missives from the most resilient metal band of all, the best Iron Maiden songs took the group from NWOWBHM wannabes to global superstars.

Van Halen Album Covers: All 12 Studio Artworks, Ranked And Reviewed
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Van Halen Album Covers: All 12 Studio Artworks, Ranked And Reviewed

Whether using their iconic winged logo or imaginative illustrations, the best Van Halen album covers define classic rock music.

Fair Warning: Behind Van Halen’s Dark And Stormy Classic
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Fair Warning: Behind Van Halen’s Dark And Stormy Classic

Written amid personal tensions and professional frustrations, ‘Fair Warning’ saw Van Halen deliver their ‘hardest, most muscular album’.

How Van Halen’s Debut Album Invented Hair Metal
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How Van Halen’s Debut Album Invented Hair Metal

Capturing the power of their live shows, Van Halen’s debut album turned a bunch of Pasadena punks into hair-metal pioneers.

How Led Zeppelin’s Debut Album Paved The Way For Heavy Metal
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How Led Zeppelin’s Debut Album Paved The Way For Heavy Metal

Super-charging the blues with a sound as heavy as their name, Led Zeppelin’s debut album continues to send shockwaves around the world.

Overlooked Heavy Metal Album Covers: 10 Mind-Melting Classic Artworks
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Overlooked Heavy Metal Album Covers: 10 Mind-Melting Classic Artworks

From stunning illustrations to mind-melting packaging, these heavy metal album covers deserve to be in every fan’s collection.

Eddie Van Halen: The Only Guitarist To Rival Jimi Hendrix?
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Eddie Van Halen: The Only Guitarist To Rival Jimi Hendrix?

From his two-hand tapping technique to innovations with amps and guitars, here’s how Eddie Van Halen rewrote the guitarist’s rulebook.

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