Posts Tagged ‘Iron Maiden’

[Recap] August 2010

September 6, 2010 Leave a comment

It has been quite the month, I must say. The blog has been busy regarding both the writer and the readers. This past month of August has given generously; there had been much to say:

  • Album of the Month
  • Close calls
  • The weaker ones
  • Armoury shipment
  • Unitopia interview
  • My personal favorites of the month

I almost feel like there was no best album for August. There were four albums that were quite good, and it’s hard to choose one over the other. But life is about making decisions, so here’s the Album of the Month:

Album of the Month: The Final Frontier (Iron Maiden)

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Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier: Review

August 13, 2010 7 comments

The legendary and ever-popular heavy metal icons Iron Maiden are releasing their newest album on August 16. The album is entitled The Final Frontier, but hopefully will not be theirs. No doubt, the record shows that Iron Maiden is sticking to their new-age style. For most fans, this is rather unwelcoming. But for the open-minded, it can be quite the treat. There will certainly be many of those who dislike what they have done with this release, but I think they have created yet another solid Iron Maiden album.

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[Recap] June 2010

July 5, 2010 Leave a comment

A lovely June has passed, and The Golden Bird would like give thanks for your comments and views. It has been inconsistent regarding the amount of activity on the site, but hopefully July will see better days. Also, I apologize for the lateness of this recap, for I have been on vacation for the past few days. But I’m back now, ready to blog, ready to reminisce upon this past month. There’s not too much to talk about, but it includes the following:

  • Album of the Month
  • The Contenders
  • Earsplit/Sensory
  • Interviews
  • Iron Maiden
  • My personal favorites of the month

There haven’t been too many great releases this month, but one has definitely stood out to me. The Album of the Month is:

Album of the Month: Irradiance (Canvas Solaris)

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Iron Maiden: Live in Edmonton

June 27, 2010 Leave a comment

June 26 is the long-awaited date for the Edmonton Iron Maiden concert. This is twice as special for me, because I happen to also be a huge fan of the opening band, Dream Theater. Two of my favorite concerts in one; my expectations were extremely high. Though neither of them completely fulfilled my hopes, the concert was far from a disappointment.

Iron Maiden

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New Iron Maiden Track!

June 8, 2010 Leave a comment

A track from the highly anticipated upcoming Iron Maiden album (The Final Frontier) has been released. The track is entitled “El Dorado,” and many are loving it. I too think it’s a wonderful song. It has a healthy mix of classic and new-age Maiden. Bruce’s voice is in top form, as are Steve’s nimble fingers. Nicko’s drumming lives up to what is expected of him, and the guitar trio gives some signature Iron Maiden riffs. I hope the rest of the album is of equal or greater quality. Again, the song is “El Dorado,” check it out:

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Prepare for The Final Frontier (Pt. 2 – Iron Maiden)

March 19, 2010 Leave a comment

I said this yesterday, but I’ll say it again. Iron Maiden is touring with Dream Theater for their upcoming album, The Final Frontier. It could very well be the best concert I will ever see, and it is not one for anyone to miss. Having Dream Theater as an opener is a clear enough statement as to how big the show will be. But I don’t expect any less from the second part of the show: Iron Maiden.


Part 2 - Iron Maiden

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Prepare for The Final Frontier (Pt. 1 – Dream Theater)

March 18, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s been just over a week since I (as well as tens of thousands of others) ordered tickets to the legendary Iron Maiden‘s upcoming “Final Frontier” tour. As you all should know, they have the progressive metal icons Dream Theater opening for them. If you can still get tickets, do so! In reality this is two concerts packed into one night. Part one of this double deal is Dream Theater.

Part 1 - Dream Theater

Part 1 - Dream Theater

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