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Iron Maiden Enter Loudwire’s Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame

Iron Maiden
EMI

Rock on! Iron Maiden have entered the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame with their 1980 favorite, 'Phantom of the Opera.' The group did so by winning four Classic Cage Match battles over standout tracks from 1980.

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Black Label Society vs. Alter Bridge – Cage Match

Black Label Society vs Alter Bridge
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Facebook: Alter Bridge

Congrats to Black Label Society's 'My Dying Time,' which is now a three-time winner in the Loudwire Cage Match competition. Zakk Wylde's cool, bluesy vibe seems to be connecting with music fans and the song just bested Black Stone Cherry's 'Me and Mary Jane' for its third victory in a row. But the challenge may be harder this go around.

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Iron Maiden vs. Saxon – Classic Cage Match

Iron Maiden vs Saxon
EMI / Carrere

Iron Maiden just chalked up their third victory in the Classic Cage Match. One more victory for 'Phantom of the Opera' and they will be entering the Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. The song, which came from the band's self-titled debut and features original frontman Paul Di'Anno, has become a fan favorite over the years and managed to put up a significant victory over Diamond Head's 'Am I Evil?'

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Black Label Society vs. Black Stone Cherry – Cage Match

Black Label Society vs Black Stone Cherry
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Roadrunner Records

Black Label Society have made it two-for-two in the Loudwire Cage Match as 'My Dying Time' chalked up a victory over Hellyeah's 'Sangre Por Sangre (Blood for Blood)' in the most recent battle. But do Zakk Wylde and company have what it takes to extend their Cage Match win streak to three?

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Iron Maiden vs. Diamond Head – Classic Cage Match

Iron Maiden vs Diamond Head
EMI / Happy Face

Iron Maiden have begun a run through 1980, as their song 'Phantom of the Opera' just concluded its second straight Classic Cage Match victory. The song, which came from the band's self-titled debut disc while Paul Di'Anno was still their frontman, bested the Ronnie James Dio-led Black Sabbath and their 1980 single 'Heaven and Hell.'

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Black Label Society vs. Hellyeah – Cage Match

Black Label Society vs Hellyeah
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Eleven Seven Music

There's a new Cage Match champ, as Black Label Society's 'My Dying Time' bested Five Finger Death Punch's 'House of the Rising Sun' in a hotly contested battle. With 52 percent of the final tally, the melodic and bluesy rocker 'My Dying Time' moves on to face another opponent.

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Iron Maiden vs. Black Sabbath – Classic Cage Match

Iron Maiden vs Black Sabbath
EMI / Warner Bros.

Iron Maiden have snapped Judas Priest's two-match Classic Cage Match win streak as the fans have voted 'Phantom of the Opera' the victor in he latest Classic Cage Match. The 1980 classic from the band's self-titled debut disc is filled with plenty of riffing and a frenetic drumbeat that's perfect to bang your head to. But does Maiden's 'Phantom of the Opera' have what it takes to continue their Classic Cage Match run?

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Five Finger Death Punch vs. Black Label Society – Cage Match

Five Finger Death Punch vs Black Label Society
Prospect Park / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Five Finger Death Punch have emerged in a battle of fresh Cage Match competitors. The band's cover of the classic 'House of the Rising Son' won out over Lacuna Coil's current single, 'Die & Rise,' to advance into another Cage Match battle.

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Judas Priest vs. Iron Maiden – Classic Cage Match

Judas Priest vs Iron Maiden
Columbia / EMI

Judas Priest have made it two-for-two in their Classic Cage Match competitions. The band's 1980 single, 'Breaking the Law,' just took out Ozzy Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' to see another Classic Cage Match day. The song, with its driving guitar and in-your-face Rob Halford vocals, has become a metal staple over the years and will now move on to face another standout track from 1980.

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Five Finger Death Punch vs Lacuna Coil – Cage Match

Five Finger Death Punch vs Lacuna Coil
Prospect Park / Century Media

First off, congrats to Korn, as their song 'Spike in My Veins' just earned its fifth consecutive victory in the Cage Match to land it in the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With the song retiring from competition, that means we have two new hard rocking heavyweights ready to enter the battle.

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