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Encyclopedia > Lord of the Flies (song)
"Lord of the Flies"
"Lord of the Flies" cover
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album The X Factor
Released April 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Heavy metal
Length 78:04
Label EMI
Writer(s) Steve Harris
Janick Gers
Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Man on the Edge"
(1995)
"Lord of the Flies"
(1996)
"Virus"
(1996)

"Lord of the Flies" is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor, released in 1996. The song is based on the book and film of the same name. Additional tracks on the single include covers from UFO and The Who. Image File history File links Lord_of_the_flies. ... 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. ... The X Factor is a heavy metal album released October 2, 1995 by Iron Maiden. ... 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, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock music to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The EMI Group is a music company comprising the major record label, EMI Music, 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. ... Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is one of three current guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and a songwriter for the band too. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... Man on the Edge is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor. ... Virus is a single from Iron Maiden, released in 1996. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... The X Factor is a heavy metal album released October 2, 1995 by Iron Maiden. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Lord of the Flies is an allegorical novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding about a group of young boys who are stranded on a desert island and subsequently attempt to govern themselves, a task at which they fail disastrously. ... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew to be considered one of the greatest and most influential rock n roll bands of all time. ...


The single was only released outside of the UK.


This track is one of the 5 Bayley era songs that has been performed live since Bruce Dickinson's return to the band (The others being Man on the Edge, Sign of the Cross, Futureal, and The Clansman). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Man on the Edge is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor. ... The Sign of the Cross is performed mainly within Latin and Eastern Rite Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Anglicanism, and Lutheranism. ... Futureal is a single from the Iron Maiden album Virtual XI, released in 1998. ... Illustration from The Clansman. ...


Track listing

  1. "Lord of the Flies" (Steve Harris, Janick Gers) – 5:04
  2. "My Generation" (The Who cover) – 3:38
  3. "Doctor Doctor" (UFO cover) – 4:50

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. ... Janick Robert Gers (born January 27, 1957 in Hartlepool, England) is one of three current guitarists in the heavy metal band Iron Maiden and a songwriter for the band too. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew to be considered one of the greatest and most influential rock n roll bands of all time. ... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ...

Credits

Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson | Dave Murray | Adrian Smith | Janick Gers | Steve Harris | Nicko McBrain
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 | The BBC Archives | Beast Over Hammersmith
Death on the Road
Compilations and box-sets: The First Ten Years | Best of the Beast | Ed Hunter | Edward the Great | Eddie's Archive | Best of the B'Sides | 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 '85)" | "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 '01)" | "Wildest Dreams" | "Rainmaker" | "The Number of the Beast (2005)" | "The Trooper (live)" | "The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg" | "Different World"
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