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Encyclopedia > Killers (album)
Killers
Killers cover
Studio album by Iron Maiden
Released March 1981 (U.K.)
June, 1981 (U.S.)
Recorded Battery Studios, 1980
Genre Heavy metal
Length 43:53
Label EMI (U.K.)
Harvest/Capitol (U.S. original)
Sanctuary/Columbia (U.S. reissue)
Producer(s) Martin "Headmaster" Birch
Professional reviews
Iron Maiden chronology
Iron Maiden
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(1981)

Killers, released in March of 1981 on EMI in the UK, was the second album by Iron Maiden. It was the first of their albums to feature guitarist Adrian Smith, and the last to feature vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who left the band mid-tour due to problems with alcohol and narcotics. This was also the first album produced by veteran producer Martin Birch who went on to produce their next eight albums before retiring after Fear of the Dark in 1992. Image File history File links Iron_Maiden_-_Killers. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Iron Maiden is an English heavy metal band from East London. ... Motto:   (the Royal motto3) (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the Queen 4 Capital London Most populous conurbation Greater London Urban Area English (de facto5) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen HM Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP (Labour) Formation    - Union of the Crowns... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which as early as 1968 [1] mixed blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... Harvest Records was a record label, formed by EMI in 1969 to promote progressive rock music and to compete with Philips Vertigo label and Deccas Deram labels. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Sanctuary Records is the largest independent record label in the United Kingdom, and the largest music management company in the world, looking after around 120 acts. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes . ... Martin Birch is a British music producer, who has produced albums for bands such as Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Blue Öyster Cult. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Rolling Stone is an American magazine devoted to music, politics and popular culture. ... Image File history File links 2_stars. ... Sputnikmusic is a Web site archiving user-submitted compact disc reviews and music-related news articles with a membership of around 112,000. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Iron Maiden is an English heavy metal band from East London. ... Iron Maiden, released on April 14, 1980, was the first full-length album by Iron Maiden, reaching number 4 in the UK album charts. ... Maiden Japan, also known as Heavy Metal Army, is a live EP by the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... 33â…“ LP vinyl record for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album from the 1960s. ... Iron Maiden is an English heavy metal band from East London. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... Adrian Frederik H Smith (born February 27, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is a songwriter and one of three guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Paul DiAnno Paul Andrews (born 17 May 1958, in Chingford, Essex), better known as Paul DiAnno, was the first prominent vocalist in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 1978 to 1981. ... Functional group of an alcohol molecule. ... The term narcotic, derived from the Greek word for stupor, originally referred to a variety of substances that induced sleep (such state is narcosis). ... Martin Birch is a British music producer, who has produced albums for bands such as Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Whitesnake and Blue Öyster Cult. ... Fear of the Dark is the ninth studio album released by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ...


The album is an unusual one in it that it features two instrumentals and was written almost exclusively by Steve Harris with only minor assistance from the rest of the band. All of the songs, with the exception of "Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "Killers", were written before the release of their debut album (they could not fit all of them on one album, and the songs were later re-recorded anyway to feature Adrian Smith); an early version of "Wrathchild" was featured on the Metal for Muthas compilation. Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris Stephen Percy Harris or Arry to his fans (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, UK) is the bass player and primary songwriter of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Killers is the title-track for the second album by Iron Maiden. ... Metal for Muthas is the name given to two heavy metal compilations made during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ...


The U.S. edition, which came out a few months after its UK release, was initially released on Harvest Records/Capitol Records and subsequently on Sanctuary Records/Columbia Records. "Twilight Zone" was also added to the album. Harvest Records was a record label, formed by EMI in 1969 to promote progressive rock music and to compete with Philips Vertigo label and Deccas Deram labels. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Sanctuary Records is the largest independent record label in the United Kingdom, and the largest music management company in the world, looking after around 120 acts. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... Twilight Zone was the fourth single by Iron Maiden. ...


The song "Murders in the Rue Morgue" is based on the story of the same name by Edgar Allan Poe. "Rue Morgue" is the name of a fictitious street in Paris, it translates in English as "Mortuary Street". As well as being the origins for the popular Horror Culture magazine Rue Morgue Magazine The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a short story from 1841 by Edgar Allan Poe. ... Hello Steve. ...   City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area...


The song "Wrathchild" was redone on the Iron Maiden all-star tribute album Numbers from the Beast featuring Di'anno on vocals, Alex Skolnick on lead guitar, Chris Traynor on rhythm guitar, Frank Bello on bass, and John Tempesta on drums. Numbers From The Beast is a tribute album to Iron Maiden, performed by some of the leading names in heavy metal music. ... Alex Skolnick Alex Skolnick (born September 29, 1968, grew up in Berkley, Califnornia) is a noted jazz and rock guitarist. ... Chris Traynor (b. ... Frank Bello replaced Dan Lilker on bass guitar in Anthrax, a thrash metal band, on the Spreading the Disease album. ... John Tempesta John Tempesta is a rock drummer, that has worked with a few bands, namely Exodus, Testament, and White Zombie. ...

Contents

Original UK track listing

  1. "The Ides of March" (Harris) – 1:46
  2. "Wrathchild" (Harris) – 2:54
  3. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (Harris) – 4:18
  4. "Another Life" (Harris) – 3:22
  5. "Genghis Khan" (Harris) – 3:06
  6. "Innocent Exile" (Harris) – 3:53
  7. "Killers" (Di'Anno, Harris) – 5:01
  8. "Prodigal Son" (Harris) – 6:11
  9. "Purgatory" (Harris) – 3:20
  10. "Drifter" (Harris) – 4:48

Killers is the title-track for the second album by Iron Maiden. ... Categories: | | ...

Original U.S. track listing

  1. "The Ides of March" (Harris) – 1:45
  2. "Wrathchild" (Harris) – 2:54
  3. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (Harris) – 4:19
  4. "Another Life" (Harris) – 3:22
  5. "Genghis Khan" (Harris) – 3:06
  6. "Innocent Exile" (Harris) – 3:53
  7. "Killers" (Di'Anno, Harris) – 5:01
  8. "Twilight Zone" (Harris, Murray) – 2:34
  9. "Prodigal Son" (Harris) – 6:11
  10. "Purgatory" (Harris) – 3:21
  11. "Drifter" (Harris) – 4:48

Twilight Zone was the fourth single by Iron Maiden. ...

Remaster track listing

  1. "The Ides of March" (Harris) – 1:45
  2. "Wrathchild" (Harris) – 2:54
  3. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (Harris) – 4:19
  4. "Another Life" (Harris) – 3:22
  5. "Genghis Khan" (Harris) – 3:06
  6. "Innocent Exile" (Harris) – 3:53
  7. "Killers" (Di'Anno, Harris) – 5:01
  8. "Prodigal Son" (Harris) – 6:11
  9. "Purgatory" (Harris) – 3:21
  10. "Twilight Zone" (Harris, Murray) – 2:34
  11. "Drifter" (Harris) – 4:48

1995 Reissue Bonus CD

  1. "Women in Uniform"
  2. "Invasion"
  3. "Phantom of the Opera (live)"
  4. "Running Free (live)"
  5. "Remember Tomorrow (live)"
  6. "Wrathchild (live)"
  7. "Killers (live)"
  8. "Innocent Exile (live)"

Credits

  • Martin "Headmaster" Birch – Producer, Engineer
  • Nigel Hewitt – Second Engineer
  • Rod Smallwood – Band Manager
  • Derek Riggs – Cover Illustration

Paul DiAnno Paul Andrews (born 17 May 1958, in Chingford, Essex), better known as Paul DiAnno, was the first prominent vocalist in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 1978 to 1981. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Dave Murray of Iron Maiden David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in England) is a founding guitarist in the legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Adrian Frederik H Smith (born February 27, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is a songwriter and one of three guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Different kinds of guitars The guitar is a fretted and stringed musical instrument, used in a wide variety of musical styles, and is also widely known as a solo classical instrument. ... A backing vocalist is a vocalist who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris Stephen Percy Harris or Arry to his fans (born March 12, 1956 in Leytonstone, London, UK) is the bass player and primary songwriter of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Clive Burr (b. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is mostly a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ...

External links

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List of past and present Iron Maiden members
Discography
Studio albums: Iron Maiden | Killers | The Number of the Beast | Piece of Mind | Powerslave | Somewhere in Time | Seventh Son of a Seventh Son | No Prayer for the Dying | Fear of the Dark | The X Factor | Virtual XI | Brave New World | Dance of Death | A Matter of Life and Death
Live albums: Live After Death | A Real Live One | A Real Dead One | Live at Donington | A Real Live Dead One | Rock in Rio | Beast Over Hammersmith | The BBC Archives | Death on the Road
Compilations and box-sets: The First Ten Years | Best of the Beast | Ed Hunter | Edward the Great | Eddie's Archive | The Essential Iron Maiden
Videos and DVDs: Live at the Rainbow | Video Pieces | Behind the Iron Curtain | Live After Death | 12 Wasted Years | Maiden England | The First Ten Years: The Videos | From There to Eternity | Donington Live 1992 | Raising Hell | Classic Albums: The Number of the Beast | Rock in Rio | Visions of the Beast | The Early Days | Death on the Road
EPs: The Soundhouse Tapes | Live!! +one | Maiden Japan | No More Lies
Singles
"Running Free" | "Sanctuary" | "Women in Uniform" | "Twilight Zone" | "Purgatory" | "Run to the Hills" | "The Number of the Beast" | "Flight of Icarus" | "The Trooper" | "2 Minutes to Midnight" | "Aces High" | "Running Free (live)" | "Run to the Hills (live)" | "Wasted Years" | "Stranger in a Strange Land" | "Can I Play with Madness" | "The Evil That Men Do" | "The Clairvoyant (live)" | "Infinite Dreams" | "Holy Smoke" | "Bring Your Daughter...To the Slaughter" | "Be Quick or Be Dead" | "From Here to Eternity" | "Wasting Love" | "Fear of the Dark (live)" | "Hallowed Be Thy Name (live)" | "Man on the Edge" | "Lord of the Flies" | "Virus" | "The Angel and the Gambler" | "Futureal" | "The Wicker Man" | "Out of the Silent Planet" | "Run to the Hills (live)" | "Wildest Dreams" | "Rainmaker" | "The Number of the Beast (2005)" | "The Trooper (live)" | "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg" | "Different World"
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Killers (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (318 words)
Killers, released in March of 1981 on EMI in the UK, was the second album by Iron Maiden.
It was the first of their albums to feature guitarist Adrian Smith, and the last to feature vocalist Paul Di'Anno, who left the band mid-tour due to problems with alcohol and narcotics.
The album is an unusual one in it that it features two instrumentals and was written almost exclusively by Steve Harris with only minor assistance from the rest of the band.
Iron Maiden : Killers - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect (212 words)
Killers contains a much livelier sound than the debut, while bassist Steve Harris again played a prominent role in the songwriting, penning ten of the album's 11 tracks, while co-writing another.
Another hit album back home in England, Killers also gave the quintet their first taste of U.S. chart success, spurred on by their first stateside tour.
Killers is another bona fide Maiden classic, but would also prove to be vocalist Paul Di'Anno's last with the group.
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