This just came in from the Iron Maiden news desk, and we want this so badly. Iron Maiden has always been a visual band, in addition to being a kick ass one, and are no stranger to vinyl picture discs. If you weren’t there or missed out the first time around, now’s your chance to finally get Iron Maiden art in full size – not some little icon on your iPod.
The official statement from Iron Maiden’s Facebook
(silly British spelling has been retained)
A series of special limited edition IRON MAIDEN vinyl picture disc albums are due to be released by EMI starting in October 2012. Comprised of the first eight albums of Maiden’s career, all released in the 1980’s, each picture disc will be packaged in a gatefold sleeve with full colour printed inner bags and the heavyweight vinyl will be cut from the original album master tapes.
The albums will be released chronologically between October and February, starting with Iron Maiden and Killers on 15 October 2012 followed by The Number Of The Beast and Piece Of Mind in November 2012.
To open the new year Powerslave and the double album Live After Death will be released in January, with the final two titles, Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son coming out in February 2013.
These vinyl picture discs are being released to commemorate IRON MAIDEN’s current Maiden England tour which comprises largely 80’s material, in particular focussing on the ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’ album.
Rock Hard \m/