Fear Of The Dark (2015 Remaster) Iron Maiden

Album info

Album-Release:
1992

HRA-Release:
15.06.2015

Label: Parlophone UK / Warner Music

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Metal

Artist: Iron Maiden

Album including Album cover

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  • 1Be Quick Or Be Dead (2015 Remaster)03:24
  • 2From Here To Eternity (2015 Remaster)03:38
  • 3Afraid To Shoot Strangers (2015 Remaster)06:57
  • 4Fear Is The Key (2015 Remaster)05:35
  • 5Childhood's End (2015 Remaster)04:41
  • 6Wasting Love (2015 Remaster)05:51
  • 7The Fugitive (2015 Remaster)04:54
  • 8Chains Of Misery (2015 Remaster)03:37
  • 9The Apparition (2015 Remaster)03:55
  • 10Judas Be My Guide (2015 Remaster)03:09
  • 11Weekend Warrior (2015 Remaster)05:40
  • 12Fear Of The Dark (2015 Remaster)07:18
  • Total Runtime58:39

Info for Fear Of The Dark (2015 Remaster)

Although alternative rock was burning up the charts in 1992, longtime metallist outfit Iron Maiden admirably stuck to its guns with „Fear Of The Dark“. This effort follows in the path of 1990's „No Prayer for the Dying“, as Maiden again sticks to more simple compositions, avoiding the more ambitious songwriting tendencies that marked the group's late-'80s work. The album-opening 'Be Quick or Be Dead' recalls the work of such younger speed metal bands as Megadeth, while 'From Here to Eternity' is one of Maiden's few forays into tales of sex and sin, a la Guns N' Roses. Unfortunately, Singer Bruce Dickinson quit the band after the ensuing tour (although he and guitarist Adrian Smith would return for a reunion in 1999).

„While 1992's Fear of the Dark was definitely more of a return to form for Iron Maiden, it still wasn't quite on par with their exceptional work from the '80s. Easily an improvement over 1990's lackluster No Prayer for the Dying (both musically and sonically), the album debuted on the U.K. charts at number one. The opening 'Be Quick or Be Dead' proved Maiden could easily hold their own with younger thrash metal bands, 'From Here to Eternity' contained lyrics that seem better fitted for Mötley Crüe, while the expected epic album-closing title track would become a concert staple (all three tracks were released as U.K. singles). While Maiden records of the past would contain an album's worth of first-rate material, Fear of the Dark is again weighed down with too many drab compositions -- 'Childhood's End,' 'Chains of Misery,' 'Judas Be My Guide,' and more. The serene 'Wasting Love' proves to be one of Maiden's better ballads of the '90s, while the rockers 'Fear Is the Key' and 'Afraid to Shoot Strangers' are also standouts. Fear of the Dark would be singer Bruce Dickinson's final studio album with the band (until their late-'90s reunion), as he publicly voiced that he felt the band had run its course.“ (Greg Prato, AMG)

Bruce Dickinson, vocals
Dave Murray, guitar
Janick Gers, guitar
Steve Harris, bass, keyboards
Nicko McBrain, drums
Additional musicians:
Michael Kenney, keyboards

Recorded from 1991 – April 1992 at Barnyard Studios, Essex, England
Engineered and mixed by Martin Birch
Produced by Martin Birch, Steve Harris

Digitally remastered


Iron Maiden
was formed in the year 1976 by bassist Steve Harris. They released their first album in 1980 as a five piece band with Paul Di’Anno on vocals. Later, Bruce Dickinson replaced him in 1981. With several line-up changes Steve Harris would remain the only original member never to have had a hiatus. When Bruce Dickinson quit in 1994 and was replaced by Wolfsbane’s Blaze Bayley, the band lost a lot of their fanbase. They recorded two albums with Blaze before Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to the fold for 2000’s “Brave New World”, and 2003’s “Dance of Death”, making them a six-piece. As of 1999 the line-up hasn’t changed. Here’s the biography of this popular band.

Known for such powerful hits as “Two Minutes to Midnight” and “The Trooper,” Iron Maiden were and are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre. The often-imitated band has existed for over nearly four decades, pumping out wild rock similar to Judas Priest. Iron Maiden have always been an underground attraction; although failing to ever obtain any real media attention in the U.S. (critics claimed them to be Satanists due to their dark musical themes and their use of grim mascot “Eddie”), they still became well-known throughout the world and have remained consistently popular throughout their career. Iron Maiden were one of the first groups to be classified as “British metal,” and, along with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and a host of other bands, set the rock scene for the ’80s.

Band Members:

Vocals:
Paul Mario Day (1975-1976)
Dennis Wilcock (1976-1977)
Paul Di’Anno (1978-1981)
Blaze Bayley (1994-1998)
Bruce Dickinson (1981-1993 and 1999-present)

Drums:
Barry “Thunderstick” Purkis (1977)
Doug Sampson (1977-1979)
Clive Burr (1980-1982)
Nicko McBrain (1982-present)

Guitar:
Dave Murray (2) (1976-present)
Dennis Stratton (1979-1980)
Adrian Smith (2) (1980-1990 and 1999-present)
Janick Gers (1990-present)

Bass:
Steve Harris (1975-present)

Keyboards:
Michael Kenny (1986-present) (Live performances only, not a full member)

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