We've made it to the quarterfinals of March Metal Madness 2014, the quest to determine the Best Metal Album of the 21st Century. Now, only eight discs remain. So, without further adieu, let's see who's battling it out in the Mosh Pit Region.
You voted, we tallied and we have 16 great metal albums advancing to the second round of the 2014 March Metal Madness tournament. With 16 discs left in the battle for the Best Metal Album of the 21st Century, the competition is heating up.
Beer connoisseurs and metalheads from all corners of the globe have been pounding back Iron Maiden's 'Trooper' Ale. The beer hasn't even been available for a year yet, but in a new report, Iron Maiden's signature ale has sold 3.5 million pints without its brewer, Robinsons Brewery, spending a single penny on advertising.
In our first head-to-head matchup in the Mosh Pit Region, we've got one of the most iconic metal bands of all-time squaring off against one of the most underrated. But did either of these acts put together a full disc worthy of being deemed the best metal disc of the 21st century? The winner of this battle will have a chance to move on to Round 2 of Loudwire's March Metal Madness 2014.
Is there anything Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson can't do? Yesterday (Feb. 27), it was revealed that Dickinson, whose second love is aviation, has helped launch the world's longest aircraft. From Britain's biggest aircraft hangar, the historic $100 million Airlander was unveiled, with Dickinson playing an integral part in its progression.
Update: Original source CITEworld has retracted their story -- "Due to writer error, an original version of this article stated that Iron Maiden used MusicMetric's analysis to plan its South American tours. MusicMetric did not work directly with Iron Maiden. The analysis described in this article was carried out without the band's participation or knowledge, and we have no confirmation that the band ever saw or used it. CITEworld deeply regrets this error, and we apologize to our readers."
Illegally downloading music is frowned upon, but Iron Maiden have managed to turn the issue into a positive. Instead of filing lawsuits or barraging the media with a list of names who have stolen music, Iron Maiden have instead used file-sharing information to plan their tour itineraries.
Dear Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
For the second year in a row, you nominated, but ultimately denied induction to Deep Purple. Fans of the legendary hard rock / heavy metal act were disappointed by the snub last year, but as Deep Purple were once again passed over for the 2014 ceremony, the Internet has blown up with serious vitriol against your Hall of Fame.
Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris splits his time between Los Angeles and the Bahamas, and a house on his Cable Beach property was recently broken into by armed robbers. The incident happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 29, when a group of men sawed through chains on the front gate of a home on the property that was being used as an office and storage facility.