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Encyclopedia > Virus (song)
"Virus"
Single by Iron Maiden
from the album The Best of the Beast
B-side(s) "My Generation"
"Doctor Doctor"
"Prowler"
"Invasion"
"Sanctuary"
"Wrathchild"
Released August 2, 1996
Recorded Summer 1996
Genre Heavy metal
Length 12:32
Label EMI
Chart positions

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Iron Maiden singles chronology
"Lord of the Flies"
(1996)
"Virus"
(1996)
"The Angel and the Gambler"
(1998)

"Virus" is a single from Iron Maiden, released in 1996. It is the first single since 1980's Women in Uniform for a song that does not appear on any official Iron Maiden studio album. It was, however, featured as a brand new track on the band's first ever career retrospective — 1996's double-disc The Best of the Beast. Possibly due to the song's obscurity, it has yet to be performed in Iron Maiden concerts featuring Bruce Dickinson on vocals. Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... Lord of the Flies is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor, released in 1996. ... The Angel and the Gambler is a single from the Iron Maiden album Virtual XI, released in 1998. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Women in Uniform was the third single by Iron Maiden. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In order to celebrate the band's 21 years, the single was released in three different formats. The first format features the same B-sides as the Lord of the Flies single from 1996, which included covers from The Who and UFO. The second features songs from the 1979 compilation album Metal for Muthas, which marks the only studio recordings to feature former guitarist Tony Parsons. The third features two songs from Maiden's legendary 1978 demo recordings, The Soundhouse Tapes. Lord of the Flies is a single from the Iron Maiden album The X Factor, released in 1996. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew in stature to be considered one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time[1][2][3]. Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1995... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ... Metal for Muthas is the name given to two heavy metal compilations made during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Tony Parsons onstage with Iron Maiden, 1979 Tony Parsons was a guitarist for legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden briefly in 1979. ... The Soundhouse Tapes is an EP by Iron Maiden. ...

Contents

Track listing

CD 1

  1. "Virus (Short Version)" (Blaze Bayley, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Steve Harris) - 3:54
  2. "My Generation" (The Who cover) - 3:38
  3. "Doctor Doctor" (UFO cover) - 4:50

Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Cook, on 29 May 1963 in Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the heavy metal band Blaze. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members 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. ... 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. ... The Who are an English rock band who first came to prominence in the 1960s and grew in stature to be considered one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time[1][2][3]. Except for periods of retirement from 1983 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1995... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ...

CD 2

  1. "Virus" (Blaze Bayley, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Steve Harris) - 6:14
  2. "Sanctuary" (from the 1979 compilation album Metal for Muthas) - 3:34
  3. "Wrathchild" (from the 1979 compilation album Metal for Muthas) - 3:07

Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Cook, on 29 May 1963 in Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the heavy metal band Blaze. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members 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. ... 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. ... Metal for Muthas is the name given to two heavy metal compilations made during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Metal for Muthas is the name given to two heavy metal compilations made during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ...

12" disc

  1. "Virus" (Blaze Bayley, Dave Murray, Janick Gers, Steve Harris) - 6:14
  2. "Prowler" (from the 1978 demo The Soundhouse Tapes) - 4:20
  3. "Invasion" (from the 1978 demo The Soundhouse Tapes) - 3:07

Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Cook, on 29 May 1963 in Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the heavy metal band Blaze. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members 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. ... 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. ... The Soundhouse Tapes is an EP by Iron Maiden. ... The Soundhouse Tapes is an EP by Iron Maiden. ...

Credits

"Virus", "My Generation", "Doctor Doctor"

"Prowler", "Invasion" Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Cook, on 29 May 1963 in Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the heavy metal band Blaze. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... 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. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden Michael Henry McBrain (born June 5, 1952 in Hackney, London, England) is the drummer for heavy metal band Iron Maiden, and a songwriter. ... 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. ...

"Sanctuary", "Wrathchild" 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. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Doug Sampson was the third drummer for Iron Maiden. ... 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. ...

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. ... David Michael Murray (born December 23, 1958 in Edmonton, London) is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tony Parsons onstage with Iron Maiden, 1979 Tony Parsons was a guitarist for legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden briefly in 1979. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Doug Sampson was the third drummer for Iron Maiden. ... 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

  • Song Commentary
Iron Maiden
Bruce Dickinson | Dave Murray | Janick Gers | Adrian Smith | 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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