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(book review) Paul Stenning: IRON MAIDEN 30 Years Of The Beast-the complete unauthorised biography

I love Iron Maiden. That was the first band I heard from metal and so called harder scene when I was a 14 year old kid. I got my hands on No Prayer For The Dying tape and discovered the whole new world and listened to it until it got so worn out that it hardly played. Then I discovered that this band has more albums that came out before this one and even better albums than No Prayer…Nothing was the same anymore for me. Later on, my friend made me a tape, side A was Slayer, side B was Kreator and that is how I got into more harder side of metal and nothing was the same anymore, later discovering punk rock through Bad Religion, Gorilla Biscuits but that is another story.

This is great book, telling Maiden story from the early start and ending after Dance Of Death was released so couple of years are missing because this book is a bit older. It is an interesting story, through line up changes, victories and setbacks caused by departure of Bruce Dickinson from the band and triumphant return, ups and downs and never giving up thus becoming one of the most famous metal bands in the world. Through story there are also interesting interviews with contemporaries, former band members, caterers, roadies, cover artists, so it is really worth reading. But, I feel like a little bit is missing, don´t really know what, but this book did not hit me in the eye like some do. So, it is an interesting read, good one, but only 4/5.

SATANIC SURFERS release new single SANCTUARY(Iron Maiden cover) for SEA SHEPHERD COMPILATION Vol.3

SATANIC SURFERS made a cover of the metal-classic SANTUARY from Iron Maiden!

The song is the second presingle of the upcoming Sea Shepherd Compiltation Vol.3 which will be release as a limited vinyl-edition on 29.03.2019 by Uncle M Music.
It´s contains a bunch of famous interational and national bands from the Punk/Indie-Scene covering a song of their own choise – Metal-Classics, cheesy 90´s anthems or current pop-hits. Some with a litlle wink and some in an quite emotional style. But all in a unique new version.
The whole project works in cooperation and for the support of Sea Shepherd and all proceeds will also be donated to Sea Shepherd Germany.
Here is a little qoute of what the Satanic Surfers think about this project and Sea Shepherd in general: “There’s no meat in our backstage, and there should be no nets in our seas, let alone dumped trash nets that pollute the earth and trap fishes leaving them to die for no good at all. We respect Sea Shepherd’s tremendous work and do what we can to support them as a band.”

TRACKLIST – SEA SHEPHERD COMPILATION Vol.3
1. Satanic Surfers – Santuary
2. Smile and Burn – Alles Cool
3. The Bunny Gang – Problem what Problem
4. Spanish Love Songs – Funeral
5. Rogers – L´Amour Toujours
6. Hightower – Luka
7. Tequila & the Sunrise Gang – Angels
8. Shoreline – Budapest
9. Endless Hights – Head over Heels