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Iron Maiden “Killers” Album – 42 Years Since Paul Di’Anno

42 years ago today in the UK, Iron Maiden released KILLERS, there studio 2nd  album. This was the last recording with Paul Di’Anno and the first with guitarist Adrianne Smith. All Maiden albums are instant classics but this hold a special place for us here at KnuckleBonz for a couple of reasons. The first being, it has one of our all time Iron Maiden tracks WRATHCHILD ! The 2nd and most enduring reason, is the cover art by Derek Riggs sees Eddie take on the form that we know him today. The original cover for the debut album was created by the very same Derek Riggs before Maiden had come onto the scene, so it was only natural that he would reimagine him for KILLERS. There’s a cool art book out for all the Iron Maiden cover art called Run for Cover: The Art of Derek Riggs, do check that out.

KnuckleBonz® has created (2) Ltd. Edition Statues for our 3D Vinyl® for Iron Maiden Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind. Number of the Beast is shipping now. Piece of Mind just wrapped production and is on the way to our US warehouse to ship to pre-order Iron Maiden Superfans. Next up for us in our officially licensed work with Iron Maiden will be our take on KILLERS for a 3D statue design. Sculpting start next month for  Fall 2023 release. Stay Tuned here for updates.

Check out all the KnuckleBonz Iron Maiden Ltd. Edition Collectibles HERE.

Rock Hard!

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Iron Maiden Senjutsu Album – Highest Charting in the USA

Iron Maiden Senjutsu new album has Maiden fans and critics agreeing; this is a truly amazing recording delivering on the promise Maiden has been keeping since the bands founding while adding some new flair. And of course a new amazing Eddie theme…the Smaurai Eddie is “Killers” if you will excuse the pun.

The word Senjutsu loosely translated from Japanese means, “tactics & strategy”. The Iron Maiden grand plan must have included releasing their first studio record since Book of Souls in 2015. This is the longest span of time between Maiden studio albums since the first recording with frontman Paul Di’Anno in 1977.

Senjutsu is one of Iron Maiden’s most successful studio recordings to date. It topped #1 on the charts in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland. This also includes the highest Billboard charting in the USA. Iron Maiden Senjutsu  peaked at #3 on the US charts 2 weeks ago.

Iron Maiden fans will be happy to know, that at long last, KnuckleBonz® has signed a new agreement with the band and is hard at work on new designs to be launched later this year and thought out 2022…#statuned…UP THE IRONS!

Rock Hard!

 

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Iron Maiden and KnuckleBonz “What if ?”

What if KnuckleBonz were to create something for the Rock Iconz®, 3D Vinyl® or On Tour™ Series with Iron Maiden? What would Maiden Superfans want to see and collect?

So much stuff has been created for Iron Maiden’s “Eddie” over the years, a lot of it really nice. The assumptions are that the band would not OK the use of their image and likenesses for what we do, so that’s off the table. They leave all that work to “Edward the Great.”

Sound off metal Superfans…As always, KnuckleBonz is listening!

Up the Irons!!!

Rock Hard this Monday! Kbonz