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Encyclopedia > Hallowed Be Thy Name
"Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)"
"Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)" cover
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album A Real Live Dead One
B-side(s) "The Trooper (live)"
"Wasted Years (live)"
"Wrathchild (live)"
Released October 4, 1993
Format Picture Disc
Recorded Ishall, Helsinki, Finland
5 June 1992
Genre Heavy metal
Length 7:11
Label EMI
Writer(s) Steve Harris
Peak chart positions
  • 9 (UK charts)
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Fear of the Dark (live)"
(1993)
"Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)"
(1993)
"Man on the Edge"
(1995)

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" is a song written by Steve Harris for the 1982 Iron Maiden album The Number of The Beast. Image File history File links Hallowed_Be_Thy_Name. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... A Real Live Dead One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1998. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Stephen Percy Harris or Arry to his fans (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... The single Fear of the Dark Live is the 26th single released by the band. ... Man on the Edge is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor. ... Stephen Percy Harris or Arry to his fans (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, England) is the bassist and primary composer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... The Number of the Beast is a heavy metal album released in 1982 (see 1982 in music) by Iron Maiden on EMI in the UK and originally Harvest Records/Capitol Records in the U.S. (now on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records), and is widely considered to be one of the...


The song describes a man's thoughts just before being sent to the gallows. At first he feels terror but then he comes to realise that he is not afraid to die …tears they flow but why am I crying, after all I am not afraid of dying. This is one of Iron Maiden's most popular songs, and some believe that it may be the greatest metal song of all time.[1] Hallowed Be Thy Name begins with a slow tempo and builds up later in the song. Bruce Dickinson showcases his wide vocal range and power at both slow and fast tempo. This song is considered an Iron Maiden classic, and it is played at almost every live appearance they make. The first guitar solo is played by Dave Murray, and the second by Adrian Smith. After Smith left the band and was replaced by Janick Gers. Gers has played Smith's solo, even after Smith returned to the band. These gallows in Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park are maintained by Arizona State Parks. ...


The song has also been released as a live single from the 1993 album "A Real Live Dead One" and on The Best of the Beast, and has become a live staple for Iron Maiden. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... A Real Live Dead One is a live album by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1998. ... Best of the Beast was Iron Maidens first best of album, released in 1996 in three formats: a 34 track vinyl, a 27 track CD and a 16 track CD. The vinyl edition is nowadays quite rare and has become a collectors item. ...


Single track listing

  1. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (recorded live in Moscow, Russia, on June 4 1993) (Harris) – 7:26
  2. "The Trooper" (recorded live in Helsinki, Finland, on June 5 1992) (Harris) – 3:53
  3. "Wasted Years" (recorded live in Bremen, Germany, on April 16 1993) (Smith) – 4:42
  4. "Wrathchild" (recorded live in Helsinki, Finland, on June 5 1992) (Harris) – 2:57

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The song was covered in the following years:

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