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Maiden A–Z

Maiden A–Z

By Maiden A–Z

An alphabetical journey through the discography of the mighty Iron Maiden, one song at a time!

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Maiden A–Z 58: Setlists of The Beast 2021

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Maiden A-Z 103: Moonchild
Maiden A-Z 103: Moonchild
After the escapists of Fort Montségur went full DRUID, just about everybody did wonder either A, Who were they? or: B, What were they doing? To have this mystery solve they chose to summon the bornless one, the Moonchild... ...Gemini is Rising! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North! maidenazpod@gmail.com
01:02:33
November 25, 2022
Maiden A-Z 102: Montségur
Maiden A-Z 102: Montségur
We finally reunite with Frankstons finest, Mr Ben Webster. Not entirely sure if we ever told any of you about our time machine? Regardless, we set it back to 1244 and made our way to southern France. Objective: Make sense of what went down at Montségur. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North! maidenazpod@gmail.com
41:51
November 10, 2022
Maiden A-Z 101: Halloween shenanigans 2022
Maiden A-Z 101: Halloween shenanigans 2022
It is the spookiest day of the year so we wanted to give you a bit of bonus fun! To help us out  there was of course only one man to call. In other words, Fearghal is back! It should be pointed out this is just a bit of off-topic fun. There is very little Maiden talk. A regular song episode is dropping this Friday. Happy Halloween, up the irons and skål from the north!
58:56
October 31, 2022
Maiden A-Z 100: The Man Who Would Be King + The Mercenary
Maiden A-Z 100: The Man Who Would Be King + The Mercenary
Andy Feehan a.k.a Book of Skulls Boardgame joins in as a brand new guest and helps us thoroughly tackle Maiden A-Z style analysis of these two new-millenia era tracks. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North! maidenazpod@gmail.com
01:26:41
October 27, 2022
Maiden A-Z 99: Man on the Edge
Maiden A-Z 99: Man on the Edge
Right on the edge of tripple digits we fall down with Michael Douglas. With briefcase and lunch we went over to Buffalo's finest: Greg DiPasquale. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North! maidenazpod@gmail.com
01:24:35
October 20, 2022
Maiden A-Z 98: The Man of Sorrows
Maiden A-Z 98: The Man of Sorrows
The one that we let get away. By far one of the least famous pieces of music by Iron Maiden. So, what will we make of this pen ultimate penned by Dave Murray and Mr Steve Harris?! As per usual, there is only one way to find out... We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North! maidenazpod@gmail.com
37:33
October 14, 2022
Maiden A-Z 97: The Future Past Man Predictions 2023!
Maiden A-Z 97: The Future Past Man Predictions 2023!
On what was already to be a terrific October Thursday, Iron Maiden announced the 2023 "The Future Past Tour". A fusion of Senjutsu and Somewhere in Time, Han-Solos & Samurais. Of course this podcast had to get in on the action with some juicy Man Predictions! And for those to be juicy enough, of course we needed our pal Fearghal Traynor back on the panel. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North! maidenazpod@gmail.com
33:50
October 06, 2022
Maiden A-Z 96: Lost in a Lost World
Maiden A-Z 96: Lost in a Lost World
Wait a minute... this is not my world!? DIS-A-PPOIINTEEEED Much like Kevin Sorbo, your A-Z boys get Lost in Lost in a Lost World. But are we equally DISAPPOINTED!? There is one immediate way to find out. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North! maidenazpod@gmail.com
01:06:09
October 03, 2022
Maiden A-Z 95: Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Maiden A-Z 95: Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
We love the instrumentals - and quite frankly: so should you! This is the third out of four to go under the Maiden A-Z blade. Losfer Words, from the mighty Powerslave. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North! maidenazpod@gmail.com
48:48
September 23, 2022
Maiden A-Z 94: Look for the Truth + Lord of Light
Maiden A-Z 94: Look for the Truth + Lord of Light
Strengthened by Mr Erik Arkö and his electric bass we analyse a couple of deeper cuts from the 90s and 00s respectively. Feels good to be back on track with our main game: Analysing every Maiden track in alphabetical order. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:21:12
September 15, 2022
Maiden A-Z 93: Lord of The Flies
Maiden A-Z 93: Lord of The Flies
We are finally back to tackling the song list! To help us get down to business (so we can get back to the business of getting down) we have Henrik and Mattias at our side. The target this week is a somewhat odd bird from the mid 90s. Namely: Lord of The Flies We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:28:35
September 08, 2022
Maiden A-Z 92: Juanita + Kill Me Ce Soir + King of Twilight + Massacre
Maiden A-Z 92: Juanita + Kill Me Ce Soir + King of Twilight + Massacre
Recurring guest hosts Henrik Johansson and Mattias Reinholdsson join Jonatan in embarking into the third part of our series on Maiden recording songs by other bands. This time we head into songs originally by Marshall Fury, Golden Earring, Nektar & Thin Lizzy. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:14:20
September 01, 2022
Maiden A-Z 91: Speak to me, Hammersmith pt.2
Maiden A-Z 91: Speak to me, Hammersmith pt.2
Henrik and Jonatan continue with discovering the legendary Hammersmith Odeon and it's significance to Iron Maiden over the years. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
45:47
August 19, 2022
Maiden A-Z 90: Speak to me, Hammersmith pt. 1
Maiden A-Z 90: Speak to me, Hammersmith pt. 1
[in Seinfeld voice] : What's the deal with Hammersmith? Henrik and Jonatan set out to discover the legendary venue Hammersmith Odeon and it's significance to Iron Maiden over the years. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:06:50
August 12, 2022
Maiden A–Z 89: Scream for me Gothenburg!
Maiden A–Z 89: Scream for me Gothenburg!
This week we do a brief recap of our recent voyage to Gothenburg. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
47:34
August 05, 2022
Maiden A–Z 88: Festival season pt. 2
Maiden A–Z 88: Festival season pt. 2
We pick up right where we left off last time with your badass fantasy festival line-ups! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:12:22
July 29, 2022
Maiden A–Z 87: Festival season pt. 1
Maiden A–Z 87: Festival season pt. 1
We are back! Festival season is in full swing and we're celebrating it by going thru the fantasy lineups you guys sent in! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast!  Up the Irons and skål from the North!
59:43
July 14, 2022
Maiden A–Z 86: School’s out… but not for long!
Maiden A–Z 86: School’s out… but not for long!
We have a quick summer-themed chat before going on summer vacation. But don’t worry! We’ll be back before you know it! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast!  Up the Irons and skål from the North!
41:04
June 16, 2022
Maiden A–Z 85: The Longest Day
Maiden A–Z 85: The Longest Day
We keeping on keeping on as a duo this week to tackle the A Matter of Life and Death tune The Longest Day. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast!  Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:04:08
June 09, 2022
Maiden A–Z 84: Back on the Road 2022
Maiden A–Z 84: Back on the Road 2022
In this rare duo episode, we discuss the opening night of the new tour. It’s hard to believe we are actually finally here! MAJOR SPOILER WARNINGS for the episode if you don’t want to know the new setlist. If you don’t want to know, skip this one. We’ll be back next week with our regularly scheduled programming.  We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter, or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast!  Up the Irons and skål from the North!
35:33
June 02, 2022
Maiden A–Z 83: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Maiden A–Z 83: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
The very impressive Mattias Reinholdsson joins us to discuss the Somewhere in Time track The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner! Also joining us remotely again is Paul Lacayo. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast!  Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:08:16
May 25, 2022
Maiden A–Z 82: Live After Death + Kiss
Maiden A–Z 82: Live After Death + Kiss
We are joined by a whole host of esteemed guests for this mega-sized episode on Live After Death and Kiss. We have the triumphant return of  Greg DiPasquale as well as two first time guests: John Mottola from Deep Purple Podcast and Chris Lathorp from Pod of Thunder! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast!  Up the Irons and skål from the North!
02:27:54
May 13, 2022
Maiden A–Z 81: Lightning Strikes Twice
Maiden A–Z 81: Lightning Strikes Twice
We are joined by Mattias Reinholdsson as we dive back into Virtual XI to tackle Lightning Strikes Twice! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:06:49
May 09, 2022
Maiden A–Z 80: The Legacy
Maiden A–Z 80: The Legacy
Continuing the talk from last week, we trek onwards with Dan Mortimer and Axel Brink at our side. Today’s agenda: The Legacy We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:22:17
April 30, 2022
Maiden A–Z 79: Killers
Maiden A–Z 79: Killers
We are joined by returning guest Dan Mortimer and first time guest Axel Brink (from Maidenpodden) to help us tackle this killer track: Killers! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:31:36
April 23, 2022
Maiden A–Z 78: Judgement of Heaven + Justice of The Peace
Maiden A–Z 78: Judgement of Heaven + Justice of The Peace
This week, we are joined by Fearghal Traynor to help us dissect two X-Factor era tracks: Judgement of Heaven & Justice of The Peace. WARNING: Amidst our usual sillines, this one does get pretty heavy. If talk about suicide is something that is triggering for you, maybe it’s worth skipping this one. Also, anyone reading this who is having bad thoughts of this nature, don’t bottle it up. Talk to someone. Anyone. I don’t know your specific circumstances obviously, but I guarantee you are not alone in this. If you’re located in Sweden, here is an organization that can help you. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:47:09
April 14, 2022
Maiden A–Z 77: Judas Be My Guide + Judgement Day
Maiden A–Z 77: Judas Be My Guide + Judgement Day
This week, we get down to business (so we can get back to the business of getting down!) as we continue onwards through the “Js”. Joining us to help tackle Judas Be My Guide and Judgement Day is perhaps not a familiar voice yet but for sure a familiar name: Paul Corcoran! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:03:01
April 07, 2022
Maiden A–Z 76: Jocular B-sides
Maiden A–Z 76: Jocular B-sides
Since some of you fell for our little joke to the extent that you assumed the whole episode was fake we decided to repost it with a proper description. April 1st seemed like the perfect day to tackle what we henceforth will refer to as “jocular b-sides”! Eight tracks is no laughing matter so we needed back up. Thankfully, we were joined by Henrik and Fearghal! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:40:59
April 04, 2022
Creed A–Z: With Pods Wide Open
Creed A–Z: With Pods Wide Open
Last week, we tackled the thought-provoking track Full Circle from the album of the same name. This week, with special guest Fearghal Traynor from Feckin’ Metal, we continue our alphabetical journey into the diverse and enigmatic discography of Tallahassee's favorite sons: Creed!
01:46:17
March 31, 2022
Maiden A–Z 75: Journeyman
Maiden A–Z 75: Journeyman
We continue our talk with George Silano from Metal Gods Podcast as we journey back to 2003 to revisit a bit of an odd one: Journeyman We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast!  Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:25:53
March 24, 2022
Maiden A–Z 74: Isle of Avalon
Maiden A–Z 74: Isle of Avalon
We are joined this week by George Silano from Metal Gods Podcast for a deep dive into the 2010 track Isle of Avalon. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:08:20
March 18, 2022
Maiden A–Z 73: Iron Maiden
Maiden A–Z 73: Iron Maiden
On this rare occasion when it’s just the two of us, we tackle the title track of title tracks: Iron Maiden! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
49:06
March 10, 2022
Maiden A–Z 72: Invaders + Invasion
Maiden A–Z 72: Invaders + Invasion
Episode 72 has been sighted as it is time for Invaders and Invasion! For this somewhat Viking-heavy episode, we are joined by two new guests. All the way from Boston we have Melissa from Metal Chat with Melissa. Also making his debut on the show is Mattias Reinholdsson. Mattias, together with Henrik made that amazing video featuring all the venues in Stockholm Maiden have played at. If you haven’t already, drop what you are doing and check it now! We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:32:20
March 03, 2022
Maiden A–Z 71: Infinite Dreams
Maiden A–Z 71: Infinite Dreams
The Tri-Continental Tribunal picks up the conversation where we left off last week. The matter at hand today is one I know a lot of you are excited about: Infinite Dreams. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:01:17
February 25, 2022
Maiden A–Z 70: I Live My Way + Innocent Exile
Maiden A–Z 70: I Live My Way + Innocent Exile
The Tri-Continental Tribunal (now featuring Henrik “Famous from last week” Johansson) has reconvened for a very odd song pairing: I Live My Way and Innocent Exile. We always want to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot us an e-mail. We are maidenazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook - Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:14:23
February 17, 2022
Maiden A–Z 69: Hocus Pocus + I Can’t See My Feelings + I’m A Mover + I’ve Got The Fire
Maiden A–Z 69: Hocus Pocus + I Can’t See My Feelings + I’m A Mover + I’ve Got The Fire
We are back under cover with Henrik at our side! This time, we tackle Hocus Pocus (Focus), I Can’t See My Feelings (Budgie), I’m A Mover (Free), and I’ve Got The Fire (Montrose). We always love to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot off an e-mail to our Gmail. We are maideazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook: Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the other North!
01:20:18
February 13, 2022
Maiden A–Z 68: If Eternity Should Fail
Maiden A–Z 68: If Eternity Should Fail
We continue our chat with Andrew DuBroy and Gower as we move on to the opening track from The Book of Souls: If Eternity Should Fail. We always love to hear from you lovely people! Drop us a line on Instagram, Twitter or shoot off an e-mail to our Gmail. We are maideazpod pretty much everywhere. Be sure to join our group on Facebook: Maiden A-Z: Friends of The Beast! Up the Irons and skål from the other North!
01:23:51
February 03, 2022
Maiden A–Z 67: The Ides of March
Maiden A–Z 67: The Ides of March
This week we tackle one of Maiden’s few instrumental tracks: The Ides of March. Joining us all the way from Ottawa are first time Maiden A-Z guests Andew DuBroy and Gower! As we mention in the episode, the plan was to do two songs this week. As often is the case with us, there was more to say than we thought. What song is coming up next week you ask? We know it might seem like an eternity from now but you’ll just have to wait! We, however, point out that for us, eternity is nothing but a short while… Up the Irons and skål from the other North!
47:42
January 27, 2022
Maiden A–Z 66:: Holy Smoke + Hooks in You pt. 2
Maiden A–Z 66:: Holy Smoke + Hooks in You pt. 2
We continue right where we left off last time: with Henrik Johansson and Dave Moody at our side, we sink our hooks into Hooks in You! If you haven’t already, make sure to check out Dave’s most excellent Queen podcast In The Lap of The Pods! Up the Irons and skål from the North!
01:02:21
January 20, 2022
Maiden A–Z 65: Holy Smoke + Hooks in You pt. 1
Maiden A–Z 65: Holy Smoke + Hooks in You pt. 1
The stars align and we find ourselves tackling not one but two tracks from No Prayer For The Dying: Holy Smoke and Hooks In You. For this dive into the very beginning of Maiden's slightly odd 90s period we have two guests. Henrik Johansson is back and as if that wasn’t enough we have what we hope will be the first of many appearances of Dave Moody from In The Lap of The Pods! We had way too much to talk about to fit into one episode. Part one focuses mainly on Holy Smoke. What happens in part two? No big deal, no big sin… to be continued!
55:38
January 14, 2022
Maiden A–Z 64: Hell On Earth
Maiden A–Z 64: Hell On Earth
2022 is here and we are kicking the proceedings off with an absolute banger from Senjutsu: Hell On Earth! We have Dan Mortimer back in the house for this one. Besides learning the meaning of thematic elements in movie ratings, someone says something that, more likely than not, will cement itself in our ever growing collection of recurring jokes on the pod. Up the irons and skål from the North!
01:24:01
January 07, 2022
Maiden A–Z 63: Year-end reflections 2021
Maiden A–Z 63: Year-end reflections 2021
We’ve reached the end of 2021! We look back, reminisce, and glance ahead to all the cool stuff we have coming down the pike in 2022. We didn’t know what to expect when we started this podcast. The response we’ve gotten so far has surpassed even our wildest dreams. That’s all on you lovely people. So thank you for an amazing year! Happy new year, and we’ll see you on the other side!
28:29
December 30, 2021
Maiden A–Z 62: Jonatan Saves Christmas 2021
Maiden A–Z 62: Jonatan Saves Christmas 2021
It’s that time of the year again! We had a whole thing planned this year for our special. Unfortunately, due to technical issues, we had to edit out huge chunks of it. But we do have Mr.Bass, a.k.a. Erik Arkö, back in the house for the first time in way too long to talk about his epic new song “No Man’s Land (Christmas Eve 1914)”. If you haven’t already, head on over to youtube and it out! Hope you all have a great Christmas, and if that’s not your jam, have a great weekend! Up the irons, Merry Christmas and skål from the North!
36:50
December 23, 2021
Maiden A–Z 61: Heaven Can Wait
Maiden A–Z 61: Heaven Can Wait
With Henrik at our side we head back in time as we tackle a gem from Somewhere in Time: Heaven Can Wait. We have a few special episodes coming your way but before we get to those we thought it would be nice with a good, old fashioned, business as usual Maiden A-Z episode. But there is nothing business as usual about this week's song! Up the Irons and skål from the north!
59:19
December 16, 2021
Maiden A–Z 60: Hallowed Be Thy Name
Maiden A–Z 60: Hallowed Be Thy Name
It is finally time to tackle a big one. Perhaps not just a big one as much as THE big one. Friends of the beast, it is time for Hallowed Be Thy Name. In this episode you’ll hear many familiar voices and at least one new one. Joining us are Joel Brink Henrik Johansson Philip Trummer Ben Webster Trophy Lovepump Paul Corcoran Fearghal Traynor The segment with Joel and Henrik is taken from our live podcast at the anniversary party. Huge thanks guys for joining us on our big night and of course huge thanks to the rest of our guests for making this already special episode even more special! Shout out to Nate Sumislaski and Patrick who sent in setlists that we missed last time. Sorry! Next year we’ll work out a better system. Most importantly, thank you for listening and for making this strange journey even more special than we could have possibly imagined. Up the Irons and skål from the north!
01:50:17
December 09, 2021
Maiden A–Z 59: Ghost of The Navigator + The Great Unknown
Maiden A–Z 59: Ghost of The Navigator + The Great Unknown
The tri-continental tribunal reconvenes to help round off the Gs with a sleep-deprived Edgy Ben and 5 AM Greg on Buffalo time and sugar cookie ale. We also present a couple of brand new impromptu alter-egos and paint somewhat uncomfortable erotic imagery you’re not likely to forget for a while. Hold on to your hats. This one gets a bit weird!
01:47:28
December 03, 2021
Maiden A–Z 58: Setlists of The Beast 2021
Maiden A–Z 58: Setlists of The Beast 2021
It is finally time for the big reveal! Thank you all for sending in your setlists! We had a great time going through them. We decided that, rather than wait until after the live pod drops, we’ll do a quick episode entirely devoted to the setlists. We have a lot on our minds this week leading up to the big night (which is tonight!). So if anyone’s setlist got lost in the mix, we apologize. If we did, we will be doing a part 2 in the next few weeks and we’ll make sure to include it then. Thanks for a great year and hope to see some of you tonight! Here are the setlists: Greg: (Churchill speech intro) -aces high -evil that men do -total eclipse -bring your daughter -purgatory -sea of madness -die with your boots on -22 Acacia avenue -be quick or be dead -Heaven can wait -prodigal son THE MAN TRILOGY -wicker man -clansman -man on the edge (Intermission-Mission From ‘Arry/Holy Smoke video) -fear of the dark -sanctuary -rime of the ancient mariner -Iron Maiden -hallowed be the name Robert Nilsson: 1. Caught somewhere in time 2. Revelations 3. The Prisoner 4. Moonchild 5. Infinite Dreams 6. The Evil That Men Do 7. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son 8. Only The Good Die Young 9. Still Life 10. The Unbeliever 11. Powerslave 12. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner 13. Ghost Of The Navigator 14. Phantom Of The Opera 15. Iron Maiden 16. The Trooper 17. Prowler 18. Hallowed Be Thy Name Paul Corcoran: Senjutsu Stratego 2 Minutes to Midnight Infinite Dreams Still Life Stranger in a Strange Land The Evil that Men Do Days of Future Past Montsegur Powerslave The Trooper Children of the Damned Wrathchild Writing on the Wall Wickerman (the W section of the set) Encores Number of the Beast Hallowed Iron Maiden Erik Bäckwall Moonchild Flash of the blade Purgatory Still Life Monteségur Infinite Dreams The Prisoner The Loneliness of the long distance runner Revelations Run silent run deep Paschendale The Duelists Bring your daughter to the slaughter Wasted Years The Talisman Alexander the Great Only the good die young Christian B Be quick or be dead 3:25 Killers 5:02 Hell on earth 10:19 Sun and steel 3:27 Powerslave 7:12 Moonchild 5:41 Infinite dreams 6:08 22 Acacia Avenue 6:37 Purgatory 3:20 Blood brothers 7:16 Still Life 4:54 Die with your boots on 5:22 Remember tomorrow 5:25 The rime of the ancient mariner 13:38 Caught somewhere in time 7:22 Children of the damned 04:35 Hallowed be thy name 7 Metal Gods Podcast / George 1. Senjutsu 2. Rainmaker 3. The Writing on the Wall 4. Stratego 5. The Longest Day 6. El Dorado 7. Death of the Celts 8. Speed of Light 9. Heaven Can Wait 10. The Clairvoyant 11. Hell on Earth 12. Afraid to Shoot Strangers 13. Iron Maiden Encore: 14. Murders in the Rue Morgue 15. Blood Brothers 16. Number of the Beast Topi Koponen 1 Senjutsu 2 Man on the Edge 3 Afraid to Shoot Strangers 4 Blood on the World's Hands 5 Longest Day 6 Face in the Sand 7 Still Life 8 Brighter Than a Thousand Suns 9 Remember Tomorrow 10 Paschendale 11 Murders in the Rue Morgue 12 Bring Your Daughter 13 Como Estais Amigos 14 Moonchild 15 The Evil That Men Do 16 Hallowed Philip Trummer: 1 Be Quick Or Be Dead 3:24 2 The Wicker Man 4:35 3 Ghost Of The Navigator 6:50 4 Powerslave 6:47 5 The Phantom Of The Opera 7:20 6 Déjà vu 4:56 7 The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg 7:21 8 Revelations 6:48 9 Stratego 4:59 10 Paschendale 8:28 11 The Flight Of Icarus 3:51 12 The Clansman 9:00 13 The Evil That Men Do 4:35 14 22 Acacia Avenue 6:38 15 Still Life 4:57 16 The Number of The Beast 4:51 Charlotta Dahlén 1.Killers 2. Powerslave 3.The Writing on The Wall 4. Dream of Mirrors 5. For The Great Good of God 6. Back to The Village 7. The Thin Line Between Love and Hate 8.The Clansman 9. Rainmaker 10. Hell on Earth Erik Shaw: (Blade Runner intro) Futureal The Evil that men do The Prisoner Stranger in a Strange Land Still Life The Writing on The Wall Senjutsu Sun and Steel The Clairvoyant Hell on Earth Number of The Beast Phantom of
01:09:57
November 19, 2021
Maiden A–Z 57: Gates of Tomorrow + Genghis Khan
Maiden A–Z 57: Gates of Tomorrow + Genghis Khan
This week we are joined by Philipp Trummer to help us with one of the oddest song pairings to date: Gates of Tomorrow and Genghis Khan. The big live podcast is approaching! In fact it’s tomorrow! Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down. If want to come but need directions, drop us a line at maidenazpod@gmail.com
01:53:01
November 19, 2021
Maiden A–Z 56: Gangland
Maiden A–Z 56: Gangland
This week, with Dan Mortimer and Peter Lindqvist at our side, we head into Gangland! A rare bird for many reasons, but chief among them is that it is one of Clive Burr’s few writing credits in the band. The big live podcast is approaching fast! The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down.
01:01:26
November 11, 2021
Maiden A–Z 55: Futureal
Maiden A–Z 55: Futureal
This week we tackle the Blaze era scorcher Futureal! To help us out we have the return of both Dan Mortimer and Peter Lindqvist. The big live podcast is approaching fast! The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down.
55:17
November 05, 2021
Maiden A–Z: Maiden A–Z: Halloween Shenanigans 2021
Maiden A–Z: Maiden A–Z: Halloween Shenanigans 2021
Welcome to our first annual Halloween special, with guest Fearghal Traynor! We discuss metal in horror, horror games, and pretty much just all things horror in general. Mild spoilers for Halloween (2018). This is a Maiden light episode, to say the least. It’s just a bit of Halloween fun. If that sounds like your jam, great! If not, no hard feelings. A normal episode will be dropping on Friday. The big live podcast is approaching fast! The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down.
01:31:32
November 01, 2021
Maiden A–Z 54: Death of The Celts
Maiden A–Z 54: Death of The Celts
Joined by Charlotta and Fearghal, we take on the first of the three Harris penned closing epics on Senjutsu: Death of The Celts. For the rest of October, we are doing a setlist competition! Make your own fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com to join. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October. Also, the big live podcast is approaching fast! The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down.
01:35:27
October 28, 2021
Maiden A–Z 53: From Here To Eternity + The Fugitive
Maiden A–Z 53: From Here To Eternity + The Fugitive
We are joined by Anton Bryvall this week, as we deep dive into two tracks from Fear of the Dark. In the episode, we pose the question: what other tv shows or movies do you think Maiden could tackle in a song? For the rest of October, we are doing a setlist competition! Make your own fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com to join. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October.
54:41
October 23, 2021
Maiden A–Z 52: Days Of Future Past
Maiden A–Z 52: Days Of Future Past
We get back to business this week, tackling another Senjutsu track: Days Of Futures Past. For this one, we have a listener favorite back: our brother from down under, Ben Webster! For the rest of October, we are doing a setlist competition! Make your own fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com to join. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October. Also, the big live podcast is approaching fast! The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down.
01:37:51
October 14, 2021
Maiden A–Z: Bonus shenanigans: Are you there Jon? It’s me Maiden A–Z!
Maiden A–Z: Bonus shenanigans: Are you there Jon? It’s me Maiden A–Z!
There was a plan to tackle the new epic tune Death of The Celts. Alas, the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Jonatan got the date wrong. Seeing as I had Charlotta and Fearghal in the house and ready to go, we decided to record a little something. We talk about Maiden doing a Bond theme, shouty vocals, celebrity net worth, me not getting jokes, Tom Waits, and a bunch of other stuff. DISCLAIMER: This is not this week’s regular episode. This is just a bit of fun. If you guys enjoy it, maybe there will be more bonus content to come, but it’s totally fine if you want to skip this. A regular episode will be dropping on Friday! For the rest of October, we are doing a setlist competition! Make your own fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com to join. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October. Also, the big live podcast is approaching fast! The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down.
01:03:13
October 11, 2021
Maiden A–Z 51: Darkest Hour
Maiden A–Z 51: Darkest Hour
This week, we take our first dive into Senjutsu as we tackle the Dickinson / Smith track Darkest Hour. For the rest of October, we are doing a setlist competition! Make your own fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com to join. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October. Also, the big live podcast is approaching fast! The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down.
01:02:12
October 07, 2021
Maiden A–Z 50: Beer of The Dark
Maiden A–Z 50: Beer of The Dark
Episode 50! To celebrate this milestone we had Peter Iwers (formerly of In Flames) of Odd Island Brewing in the house to talk Maiden and beer. We also give our feelings on the various Trooper beer variations. You might have noticed we have a brand new intro. The all-star line up behind this gem is Jonatan on guitar, the very much alive Erik Arkö on bass, and Dan Mortimer on vocals. Also, shout out to Gareth West for the badass banner for our Facebook group! For the rest of October, we are doing a setlist competition. Make your own fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com to join. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October. Also, the big live podcast is approaching fast. The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down!
01:46:43
September 30, 2021
Maiden A–Z 49: Fortunes of War
Maiden A–Z 49: Fortunes of War
What’s all this then? An extra episode?! On a Sunday?! That is correct! This is the second part of our talk with Dan Mortimer and Barney the parrot. We discuss a potentially room-dividing song: Fortunes of War. For the whole of September and October, we are doing a setlist competition. Make your own fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com to join. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October. Also, the big live podcast is approaching fast. The 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down!
01:18:47
September 26, 2021
Maiden A–Z 48: For the Greater Good of God
Maiden A–Z 48: For the Greater Good of God
We are joined by Dan Mortimer to discuss the behemoth of an epic from 2006: For the Greater Good of God. This episode also features a very special guest: Barney Mortimer the parrot! For the whole of September and October, we are doing a setlist competition. Make up your fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October. Also, the big live pod is approaching fast. 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down!
01:11:44
September 23, 2021
Maiden A–Z 47: Flight of Icarus
Maiden A–Z 47: Flight of Icarus
Welcome to part two of our tri-continental episode! This week we have another big one on the agenda: Flight of Icarus. Huge thanks to Ben Webster & Greg DiPasquale! This one was a lot of fun! The entire month, we are doing a setlist competition. Make up your fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on-air sometime in October. Also, the big live pod is approaching fast. 20th of November at Gula Villan (Haninge) is when and where it’s going down!
01:15:09
September 16, 2021
Maiden A–Z 46: Flash of The Blade
Maiden A–Z 46: Flash of The Blade
Welcome to part one of our tri-continental episode! We are joined by two familiar faces. All the way from Australia we have the triumphant return of Ben Webster! We are also joined by our man in Buffalo, Greg DiPasquale! For this very special episode, we of course have a very special song: Flash of The Blade. The entire month, we are doing a setlist competition. Make up your fantasy setlist and send it to maidenazpod@gmail.com. The only rule is that it should be around 100 minutes in length. We’ll read our top three on air sometime in October.
56:56
September 09, 2021
Maiden A–Z 45: Fear of The Dark
Maiden A–Z 45: Fear of The Dark
This week, we tackle another anthem. Perhaps THE anthem: Fear of The Dark. We have our friend Fearghal Traynor with us to help dissect this one. We recorded this about 24 hours before the new album dropped, so of course we discuss that a bit as well. Hopefully you guys enjoy taking the scenic route, because we do go off on a few tangents in this one.
01:35:56
September 02, 2021
Maiden A–Z 44: Fates Warning + Fear is the Key
Maiden A–Z 44: Fates Warning + Fear is the Key
Henrik is back to help tackle two early 90s tracks! We also discuss Dave and his role in the band during this era, as well as The Black album, Magic Johnson, and time travel. One week left until Senjutsu!
01:11:21
August 26, 2021
Maiden A–Z 43: Stratego early impressions
Maiden A–Z 43: Stratego early impressions
In this last minute mini-episode, we give our first impressions of the brand new single Stratego! Big thanks to Fearghal for joining us on very short notice! What do you guys think of the new song? Let us know
45:15
August 22, 2021
Maiden A–Z 42: Face in the Sand + The Fallen Angel
Maiden A–Z 42: Face in the Sand + The Fallen Angel
This week, we tackle two tracks from the 2000-era! To help us out, our friend Charlotta Dahlén is back! Are these tracks both tales of Armageddon and doom or is there something more there? We attempt to find out! P.S. Arkö is alive and well!
01:04:43
August 19, 2021
Maiden A–Z 41:The Evil That Men Do
Maiden A–Z 41:The Evil That Men Do
This week, we are tackling a big and important song. A song that will live on and on. We are, of course, referring to The Evil That Men Do. This is likely on many of your top 10 lists. Spoiler alert: it’s on ours as well. In order to give this song it’s proper due, we needed to call in reinforcements! Thankfully, our man in Buffalo, Greg DiPasquale, was kind enough to join us. Buckle up, this is a fun one!
01:07:21
August 12, 2021
Maiden A–Z 40: El Dorado + Empire of the Clouds
Maiden A–Z 40: El Dorado + Empire of the Clouds
After a short breather, we are back at it! This week's agenda is El Dorado and Maiden’s longest song, Empire of the Clouds. Erik Arkö was going to join us for this one to help champion Empire, but had to bow out. Although he did send some notes! After all the Senjutsu build-up, it’s nice to get back to doing what we do! It’s been far too long.
01:39:48
August 05, 2021
Maiden A–Z 39: Senjustu: Man predictions!
Maiden A–Z 39: Senjustu: Man predictions!
After the new album announcement, we speculate on what’s to come! With special guests Erik Arkö and Fearghal Traynor, we go through the tracklist and ponder on what wonders await us on September 3rd! Are you excited about the new album? Drop us a line and let us know!
54:44
July 22, 2021
Maiden A–Z 38: WOTW first impressions from the Majestic Porch
Maiden A–Z 38: WOTW first impressions from the Majestic Porch
A special episode recorded in two parts. First part is before the announcement and the second directly afterwards. There is a lot to unpack here. We barely scratch the surface of the song itself. We’ll deep dive into it more when the time comes. “W” is a long way off. I’m sure there will be more news very soon. So you might be getting another bonus episode or two in the not too distant future! What an amazing time to be a Maiden fan!
39:15
July 16, 2021
Maiden A–Z 37: Drums of The Beast pt. 2
Maiden A–Z 37: Drums of The Beast pt. 2
Welcome to the second part of Drums of The Beast! We jump right back in where we left off last week. Hats off to Emil Mickols and Henrik Johansson! They both kicked ass on this one. Is this half as much fun? to listen to as it was to record,you guys are in for a treat! Up the Irons and skål from the north!
44:03
July 15, 2021
Maiden A–Z 36: Drums of the Beast pt. 1
Maiden A–Z 36: Drums of the Beast pt. 1
Joined by two drummer extraordinaire - Emil Mickols and our old friend Henrik Johansson - we attempt to dissect the different playing styles of Clive Burr and Nicko McBrain. Hold on to your hats and set phasers to fun! It might get a bit loud!
01:22:56
July 08, 2021
Maiden A–Z 35: What’s on the wall?!
Maiden A–Z 35: What’s on the wall?!
As you have undoubtedly seen on various social media platforms, something is up behind the scenes at Maiden HQ. We have a full boat on this episode as we attempt to figure out what all the clues mean. Ben Webster and Erik Arkö are back. We also have a first time guest with a very metal sounding name: Fearghal Traynor! I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him soon. Also, we have an announcement! On November 20th we will have our first ever Live podcast! Gula Villan in Haninge is where it’s going down. More info on that soonish but save the date!
59:51
July 05, 2021
Maiden A–Z 34: The Edge of Darkness + The Educated Fool
Maiden A–Z 34: The Edge of Darkness + The Educated Fool
We are back at it! On this week's episode we tackle two Blaze era gems. After a few weeks of specials it’s nice to get back to the song list. We go a bit off-road on this one. Hopefully you enjoy the scenic route we sometimes take as much as we do!
01:32:05
July 02, 2021
Maiden A–Z 33: Midsummer Night Massacre 2021
Maiden A–Z 33: Midsummer Night Massacre 2021
It’s almost Midsummer here in Sweden and what better way to celebrate than hanging out with us? On this week's episode we discuss Maiden's special relationship to the Nordic countries. Henrik is back and we are also joined by Joel Brink from Maidenpodden. It’s fair to say that without Maidenpodden, there would be no Maiden A-Z. If you speak Swedish, be sure to check them out! Happy Midsummer to you, up the Irons and skål from the north!
01:13:18
June 24, 2021
Maiden A–Z 32: Early Days pt. III
Maiden A–Z 32: Early Days pt. III
All good things must come to an end and on that note, welcome to the final part of our Early Days trilogy! Thanks again to Ben for joining us! I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of him in the future. Until then... Up the irons and skål from the North!
01:27:02
June 17, 2021
Maiden A–Z 31: Early Days pt. II
Maiden A–Z 31: Early Days pt. II
Welcome to the second part of our Early Days trilogy! Ben and Henrik are with us, and just like last time there is a ton to talk about! We are working on maybe adding a few new segments to the show. If you have any ideas of stuff you would like to hear, drop us a line! Up the irons and skål from the North!
01:11:18
June 10, 2021
Maiden A–Z 30: Early Days pt. I
Maiden A–Z 30: Early Days pt. I
The first part in our Early Days trilogy! Ben Webster and Henrik are in the house and there was no shortage of fun stuff to talk about! We check out some ancient recordings with past members, discuss firing said past members, being a good cop/smart cop, and going floating in an endless pit! Is there a mirror universe Ben where everything went right? What would that look like? The answer to these questions and more is within your grasp! Up the irons and skål from the North
01:06:51
June 03, 2021
Maiden A–Z 29: Drifter + The Duelists
Maiden A–Z 29: Drifter + The Duelists
Rock and roll, yeah? Yes, rock and roll, yeah! Henrik is back in the house for this somewhat unlikely pairing of songs! First up, we have the song Drifter. Perhaps the Maiden song with the most different live arrangements. Second up, the so far never-played-live The Duelists. We also discuss Disney on Ice. One in our merry band of podcasters is revealed not to know who Harvey Keitel is. Who is it? Let’s find out!
53:29
May 27, 2021
Maiden A–Z 28: Dream of Mirrors + Don’t look to the eyes of a Stranger
Maiden A–Z 28: Dream of Mirrors + Don’t look to the eyes of a Stranger
Greg DiPasquale joins us all the way from Buffalo, USA, to discuss things such as parking lot competition, tape trading with chocolate milk, 84-fold repeating vocal lines, and deceptive song intros. A blast, this one!
01:18:03
May 21, 2021
Maiden A–Z 27: Die With Your Boots On + Different World
Maiden A–Z 27: Die With Your Boots On + Different World
Finally, we enter Piece of Mind! We talk about Eddie’s lobotomy, dying in whatever type of footwear you have on, and air emergency choir singing.
56:17
May 13, 2021
Maiden A–Z 26: Feel like you’ve been here before?
Maiden A–Z 26: Feel like you’ve been here before?
Peter Lindqvist (drummer extraordinaire in Kall and Canopy) joins Jon for a chat about Maiden versus Metallica, Cannibal Corpse, and profillic war legends, among other things.
01:10:22
May 06, 2021
Maiden A–Z 25: Death or Glory + Deja vu
Maiden A–Z 25: Death or Glory + Deja vu
Erik and Jon break the space-time continuum and smash the sonic wall as they experience Deja Vu. Aside from this spectacle we also glance at Mega Man games, Focker Tri-Planes and the clandestine nature of Mr Dave Murray.
01:07:07
April 29, 2021
Maiden A–Z 24: Dance of Death
Maiden A–Z 24: Dance of Death
Okay, Earth Dogs and Maiden Heads, it's time for the Dance of Death. This week Charlotta Dahlén joins us for the second time to discuss this 2003 title-track. Dancing, prancing, Irish jigs, Ingmar Bergman inspiration, Venetian masks and capes. This song is packed with storytelling and drama. So join us in a one-song deep-dive and do the dance macabre!
47:04
April 22, 2021
Maiden A–Z 23: Cross-Eyed Mary + Communication Breakdown + All in Your Mind + Doctor Doctor
Maiden A–Z 23: Cross-Eyed Mary + Communication Breakdown + All in Your Mind + Doctor Doctor
Yet again reinforced by our bonus co-host Henrik we take on four cover songs this time. Ranging from the psych-garage-desert rock that caught Steves' attention in smokey London rock clubs in the early 70s to Schenker-lead shuffle-rock. Actually, all the songs are from the same era, 1969-1974. So, let's let the covers do some talking and have them pick up the pace on where we are in the alphabet.
50:23
April 15, 2021
Maiden A–Z 22: Blaze Bayley
Maiden A–Z 22: Blaze Bayley
Our conversation with Blaze Bayley! We cover things such as his first time attending an Iron Maiden show, escaping reality, how Chris Appleton is a hero, and Blaze’s upcoming book project! Blaze’s new album “War Within Me” is out now! Check it out here!
01:30:19
April 08, 2021
Maiden A–Z 21: Como Estais Amigos with Blaze Bayley
Maiden A–Z 21: Como Estais Amigos with Blaze Bayley
Como Estais Amigos is an underrated gem according to Maiden A-Z. In this episode we are joined by Blaze Bayley to really get an all-encompassing look at the tune. Blaze’s new album “War Within Me” is out now! Check it out here
51:10
April 08, 2021
Maiden A–Z 20: The Clansman + Coming Home
Maiden A–Z 20: The Clansman + Coming Home
This week we head into medieval Scotland, reinforced by our brand new guest: Charlotta Dahlén! Blaze Bayley also tells us about Serbian army fans and stage crashing/diving. Additionally, we touch down on the runway in “Coming Home.” Enjoy!
01:15:50
April 01, 2021
Maiden A–Z 19: Children of the Damned + The Clairvoyant
Maiden A–Z 19: Children of the Damned + The Clairvoyant
Our resident bass beast, Erik Arkö, joins the Maiden A-Z headquarters again to discuss and dissect these two awesome songs. We find paths to Tony Iommi's Black Sabbath, leading onward to James Hetfield with Metallica, and then somehow back and around again. Join us for the ride and up those irons!
01:08:17
March 25, 2021
Maiden A–Z 18: Charlotte The Harlot + Childhood’s End
Maiden A–Z 18: Charlotte The Harlot + Childhood’s End
The first chapter of the Charlotte saga, a strange little punky number with a Led Zeppelinesque breakdown and lyrics of a misfortunate love affair - comes around as the first number of the self-titled debut. With the drums in the chorus basically only snare-hits it does have a type of link to this week’s other tune - "Childhood's End" - in which the chorus’s foundation is a smattering tom-pattern. Henrik is with us again to help get things right and orderly.
59:49
March 18, 2021
Maiden A–Z 17: Caught Somewhere in Time + Chains of Misery
Maiden A–Z 17: Caught Somewhere in Time + Chains of Misery
Caught Somewhere in Time & Space! This week we team up with Fateme Khodayari to discuss this massive opening track. This soul-selling time-traveling deal, what does it entail? Is Adrian's solo what makes the song what it is? How does it hold up live? We also take a peek into Murray's shuffle-based, dare-we-say sleaze rocker, Chains of Misery, and discuss Maiden adapting to the Chinese regime. Enjoy!
01:26:49
March 11, 2021
Maiden A–Z 16: Burning Ambition + Can I Play With Madness + Listener e-mails
Maiden A–Z 16: Burning Ambition + Can I Play With Madness + Listener e-mails
Steve Harris' very first fully composed song, what about that? We couldn't have rounded off the Bs without it so let's get a healthy dose of proper 70s Maiden. Bookending the Burning Ambition segment we take the opportunity to read and discuss some listeners’ e-mails. We also make a big entrance into the Cs as well as the mighty Seventh Son of a Seventh Son by discussing the banger of a single that is Can I Play With Madness. Other topics of discussion include Steve’s enthusiastic' backing vocal abilities and the joy to be heard in Nicko's drumbeats when he is well in his element.
01:23:19
March 04, 2021
Maiden A–Z 15: Brighter Than a Thousand Suns + Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
Maiden A–Z 15: Brighter Than a Thousand Suns + Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter
This week we (almost) round off the B's. We take a first peek into the 2006 slugger "A Matter of Life and Death" by turning the lights up to nuclear proportions. We also touch on full album performances in a live-set. Aside from this, we dig into Maiden's only number-one single: Dickinson’s rowdy rocker entitled: "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter." Henrik joins us to make sure we don't mess up our facts too gravely. E = mc2 and nerding out on Maiden equals awesome.
58:49
February 25, 2021
Maiden A–Z 14: The Book of Souls + Brave New World
Maiden A–Z 14: The Book of Souls + Brave New World
Brave New World. Aldous Huxley wrote the book. Dave, Steve & Bruce penned the track. Jon & Erik recorded the pod. Joining the ranks with this book-inspired track, we have yet another tome: The Book of Souls. We discuss the daunting task of accepting brand new material into your Maiden-world andhow neither the future nor progress, in general, can be stopped. We also get into how to compose a chorus, coupling Maiden albums by elemental habitat, and pyramid-building sky-gods.
01:13:52
February 18, 2021
Maiden A–Z 13: Blood Brothers + Blood on the World’s Hands
Maiden A–Z 13: Blood Brothers + Blood on the World’s Hands
This week we tackle two very different, yet strangely alike songs, from the latter half of the band’s discography. Just like last week, we talk a lot about Steve as well – such as family, the smell of the Piece of Mind 1998 CD reissue booklet, the catholic church, and "happy baby burning". Erik Arkö and his bass joins in once again to beef things up.
01:27:32
February 11, 2021
Maiden A–Z 12: Bass of the Beast
Maiden A–Z 12: Bass of the Beast
No Steve – no Iron Maiden! We take the opportunity to focus on the basslines of Iron Maiden's unrivaled center pillar, Mr. Steve Harris. To aid us, bass player extraordinaire Erik Arkö joins to perform and discuss The Bass of the Beast.
01:20:45
February 04, 2021
Maiden A–Z 11: Back in the village + Be quick or be dead
Maiden A–Z 11: Back in the village + Be quick or be dead
The three amigos are back in the village! Two of the most energetic Maiden bangers to date constitutes today's topic. Henrik joins us again, sharing his memories and expertise as we dive headfirst into the B’s. We also touch on some of Bruce's final shows in his first run with the band, the lack of guitar harmonies, and the possible identity crisis of 1990s Iron Maiden. It's not likely to happen, but we also discuss the prospects of a 1990s retrospective tour set.
52:48
January 28, 2021
Maiden A–Z 10: The Apparition + The Assassin
Maiden A–Z 10: The Apparition + The Assassin
Better watch out! ’Cause this is episode 10. Tackling one of Maiden's all time worst songs The Apparition after which The Assassin sneaks onto the scene. We look back at Henrik’s first live experience with Maiden, which took place pretty much exactly 30 years prior to this episode being recorded. And remember – I hear your telephone talk!
43:24
January 21, 2021
Maiden A–Z 9: AOR-Maiden with Dan Swanö
Maiden A–Z 9: AOR-Maiden with Dan Swanö
One of our metal heroes, Mr Dan Swanö, joins us for a detailed discussion about his Maiden experience as well as career at large. How much can you invent within three chords? What is Pop-Death? AOR-Maiden? What's the weight of a killer hook? Hope you all enjoy this discussion as much as we did
02:20:01
January 15, 2021
Maiden A–Z 8: Alexander the Great + The Angel and the Gambler + Another Life
Maiden A–Z 8: Alexander the Great + The Angel and the Gambler + Another Life
Triple threat! What happens when Maiden A–Z tackle three songs, with a commentary panel of three nerds, about Iron Maiden with three different vocalists? In this episode we get into The Angel & The Gambler, Alexander the Great, and Another Life. Aside from this very serious task, we spend time dissecting the different tempos at which you can ride a horse, drumming, and the inclusion (or rather non-inclusion) of the Killers album in Maiden's live sets.
01:20:26
January 08, 2021
Maiden A–Z 7: Age of innocence + The Alchemist
Maiden A–Z 7: Age of innocence + The Alchemist
As we head into 2021 – perhaps the Age of Alchemy? – on this official world hangover day, we try to tackle a couple of fairly anonymous or – dare we say – lukewarm Maiden songs. We also discuss self-repetition, a grumpy grandpa Steve, and some flavorless cake-works.
44:12
January 01, 2021
Maiden A–Z 6: Holiday special 2020
Maiden A–Z 6: Holiday special 2020
In this holiday special we take the opportunity to go through some of the listener feedback we've had so far. Aside from that, we peek into the future a little bit and listen to some quick samples of Christmas metal (big 'orra!). Skål
45:58
December 26, 2020
Maiden A–Z 5: Afraid to shoot strangers + The Aftermath
Maiden A–Z 5: Afraid to shoot strangers + The Aftermath
Are you afraid of the aftermath? If so, too bad because it’s time to talk about Afraid to shoot strangers and The Aftermath! In this episode we wander the Woodland Cemetery outside Jon's house as well as discuss which particular songs prompted us to start playing guitar. Other points of discussion include dissecting what would've happened to Maiden if there was no Blaze-era and pondering if the less than thousand capacity Gothenburgian club "Kåren" was in fact turned into a museum as on-stage Blaze claimed it would be. Suffice to say, this episode has a bit of everything and indeed fits the darker seasons we are amidst. As always we love to hear from you guys! You can find us on facebook, instagram, and at maidenazpod@gmail.com!
57:59
December 16, 2020
Maiden A–Z 4: Adrian’s solos featuring Kristian Niemann
Maiden A–Z 4: Adrian’s solos featuring Kristian Niemann
This week, guitar maestro Kristian Niemann (Sorcerer, ex-Therion), joins forces with Maiden A–Z discussing, as well as performing (!), some of his favorite guitar solos by Adrian Smith. We also talk early 80s Maiden memories ranging from drop kicking pillows with Running Free on cassette to attending Caught Somewhere on Tour in Stockholm 1986! What is your favorite Adrian solo? Let us know! You can find us on facebook, instagram, and at maidenazpod@gmail.com!
01:13:36
December 11, 2020
Maiden A–Z 3: Aces High
Maiden A–Z 3: Aces High
When you think about concert openers, one of the first songs you’ll probably think of is the 1984 classic Aces High. The song opens the infamous live album Live After Death — which happened to turn 35 just a few days before we recorded this episode. Is the version that appears on this classic album the best one? Our opinions might be somewhat controversial! We also discuss Jonatan's first Maiden t-shirt. Which was your first one? If you’re anything like us you probably have more than a few! Which one is your favorite? Let us know! You can find us on facebook, instagram, and at maidenazpod@gmail.com! Up the Irons!
44:33
December 04, 2020
Maiden A–Z 2: 2 Minutes to Midnight
Maiden A–Z 2: 2 Minutes to Midnight
The hand of the doomsday clock is moving and its finger is pointing at you! In this episode we tackle the renowned classic 2 Minutes to Midnight with minutious precision in detail. Is there an epic and dynamic piece of music hidden in this saturated rocker? How can Nicko’s drums sound so great on Powerslave? Which live version of the song kicks the most ass? It's a good one, folks. Let us know what you think! You can find us on facebook, instagram, and at maidenazpod@gmail.com! Up the irons!
52:36
November 27, 2020
Maiden A–Z Bonus Episode: Nights of the Dead
Maiden A–Z Bonus Episode: Nights of the Dead
The brand new live album Nights of the Dead has been out for about a week. We felt we wouldn’t be doing our jobs properly if we didn’t record a bonus episode with some of our thoughts so far. We discuss the production, what we liked, a few things we didn’t like, and the tour in general. Have you guys heard it yet? If so, what do you think?  We would love to hear from you! You can find us on facebook, instagram, and at maidenazpod@gmail.com! Up the irons!
30:46
November 26, 2020
Maiden A–Z 1: 22 Acacia Avenue + 2 A.M.
Maiden A–Z 1: 22 Acacia Avenue + 2 A.M.
On our maiden voyage (pun very much intended), we tackle two very different songs. First up from the 1982 album The Number of the Beast we have the song 22 Acacia Avenue. Second we have 2 A.M. from 1995’s The X Factor. We discuss being shocked by “dangerous” songs as kids, political correctness in metal lyrics, strange production choices, and, of course, tons of guitar nerd stuff! We are, after all, both guitarists. We have also created a playlist. A Maiden A–Z Top-50 list. During the course of this podcast, after discussing songs, we will decide if they make the illustrious list or not. That list can be found here. We would love to hear from you guys at home. You can find us on facebook, instagram, and at maidenazpod@gmail.com! Up the irons!
41:40
November 20, 2020
Maiden A–Z: The introduction of the Beast
Maiden A–Z: The introduction of the Beast
Meet Jonatan and Erik! We are two huge Iron Maiden nerds who have taken it upon ourselves to go on a journey through the band's entire discography. In alphabetical order. One song at a time! Neither one of us are what we would call Iron Maiden experts but both of us are seasoned podcasters, so in that regard we are hardly strangers in a strange land. It doesn’t require help from a clairvoyant to see that the road ahead is a long one. We hope you will join us on our journey into this brave new world and that you will not consider the time you spend with us… wasted years. Intro and outro music composed and performed by Jonatan Hedlin.
14:13
November 19, 2020