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Encyclopedia > Killers (song)

Killers is the title-track for the second album by Iron Maiden. The song (like much of the album) was written by Steve Harris though Paul Di'Anno created the very earliest version of the song's lyrics that appeared at the famous Live at the Rainbow concert (the band's first Live Video release). This early version sounds very different and the final song was very much rewritten for the album-release. Killers, released in March of 1981 on EMI in the UK, was the second album by Iron Maiden. ... Iron Maiden is a British heavy metal band from East London. ... Steve Harris can refer to several people: Steve Harris - founding member of the band Iron Maiden. ... Paul Andrews (born 17 May 1958, in Chingford, Essex) was the third vocalist in the now legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 1977 to 1981. ...

Paul and Steve admitted in an interview that Killers was originally going to be an instrumental piece (similar to Transylvania, The Ides of March, Genghis Khan and Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)) and the first version of the song was actually penned at the backstage of Rainbow at the last second.

The song is told from the view-point of a psychotic killer, an axe-murderer (as depicted on the album cover), it is often cited as one of the most famous early Maiden songs from the second album (along with Wrathchild and Murders in the Rue Morgue). Murders in the Rue Morgue is a song by Iron Maiden; it is part of their Killers album. ...



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